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Everything posted by Radders

  1. Got to be this 110%, would seem very odd to have them in plastic loose if that's the final product. While I think it does look basic, it's ripe for a Privateer conversion, and some general AM for it (wheels, engines, cockpit etc). I am really looking forward to seeing some built up though, one of my favourite from the WW2 period.
  2. I'd get one for sure..... no iffs or buts, just take my money.
  3. Would be more than happy to share ideas but I can't see me joining the GB as I can't commit fully at the moment, work has gone mentally busy and as it's our own business all my times goes into that... plus having the B-17 on the bench really takes up a lot of room. I'm hoping that enlarging a Matchbox kit, and the Koster stuff I have is going to be my way forward with this..... unless Titan below brings out a conversion... Sell this as a conversion and you'll have that $1000 in no time...
  4. I want to build one Iain, currently working on a HK B-17 into a fire bomber and want to do the same for a Privateer. Would be amazing having both on the Fire Bomber table at SMW. I also have a built Koster vac converted B-24 that I shall be finishing as a fire bomber, maybe the drawings from that might help also..?
  5. I have finally bought another 1/32nd kit! Something I have been trying to find for ages.... - Shenyang FT-6 Trumpeter 1/32nd.
  6. Under the Red Star without a doubt, gutted it's not had many votes though... but looking at the one leading, I can build something for that.
  7. This is back on the bench, I never posted about it but after painting the cockpit, somehow I 'lost' a side wall... which really P'd me off! Nearly a year on, and honestly don't ask me how.. I found the said sidewall in my camera bag, hidden within a crease at the bottom... and i'm baffled how it got there as my camera bag don't go into my garage, and my camera bag is very rarely opened fully to show the bottom (it's like a giant rucksack camera bag...) So finding that the other day, I got it all back out, and got cracking.... fuselage should all be butted up very soon.. photos to follow!
  8. What a lovely model, well done!
  9. Would of loved a UB, but I *need* this conversion.
  10. What's the problems with the FLY kit? Always fancied one being a Luftwaffe Jet..
  11. That SEAT!!!!! Sorry, I'm only just catching up..... WOW!! Peter, you are insanely good at this. Regardless of it being a larger scale, your work is flawless.
  12. Thanks all for the replies, I've been away all week and my minds been drifiting at other B-17's, (fire bombers still) so the Bat Plane isn't final, but will have a good think as the build progresses.. I've plenty to get on with before I can make up my mind. I have done some work on it while I've been away, I just haven't had time to get any decent photos which I shall hopefully tonight. Thanks for looking in!
  13. And update from today..... departure for the display validation over RAF Cosford and arrival back into RAF Shawbury.
  14. Thanks everyone.... can't wait to get cracking... found out early this morning that i'm going away next week now instead of my b'day week, so no updates for a bit sadly! I did think about this, not to worried about the waist gun positions, but the stinger tail I had thought about drawing around the Revell B-17F parts and upscaling, then scratch building my own... but I now wonder if I can buy the tail parts... Food for thought. Cheers mate for the input!
  15. The HKM B-17's come with a wall mount, not an option no? Regarding the B-17G.... a WIP up - https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=75376&hl=
  16. I have been after this B-17G since it got released, and now finally the time has come. I would never build it as a bomber, as good and how great they look war torn... it's 'just not me'. I love Fire Bombers, people know me to love Russian stuff and I do, but Fire Bombers are my second passion. Enter the HKM B-17G, and the bat plane, N66573. Photo/Artwork by Boeing (obviously) And the boxart & contents. It's going to be a long road, so bare with me... I have a vacform Tracker on the bench, Two Flankers (48th), a P-3, DC-6 & CL-215 in 1/72nd. ......But boy i'm excited.
  17. I mentioned a few pages back about ordering the B-17G from HKM, well that fell through as the price with postage was £300+... and as much as I wanted this kit, I need to draw a line having already got a few kits over £300-400.. so I carried on looking, then I popped into Kingkit to pick up something else and what does he have on the floor.. a 1/32nd HKM B-17G... so I asked "is that second hand and for sale" Yeah he says, interested...? "YEP!" (By the way, it's as good as brand new inside, all in sealed bags still so i'm well happy with that) I paid £240, which i'm happy with... and it's huge and bloody lovely!
  18. Seen today..... Video (make sure you click on the HD option...) and a photo, luckily and surprisingly, we had 4 passes from this MiG today on it's arrival into RAF Shawbury.
  19. I have one of these, but sadly some of the frame work is broke in several places... which is really annoying given how fragile it is... look forward to seeing one built anyway!
  20. Being the Russian/Soviet addict that I am, I have lots of Russian kits in 1/144th, 1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd... however, my 1/32nd kits are only two seaters, so the Su-25UB, MiG-21UM, Su-30MKK etc.... I would love single seaters, but space would become an issue... I would love the Su-33 and Su-57 however, i'd break my rule for them! I'm currently building two 1/48th Su-30MKK's at the moment, once I have some photos I'll get a WIP thread up...
  21. Looks to me the wings are together and will be sold like that? You can see clear resin between the joins and i'm guessing it's not been thrown together like that for the photos, like my 1/72nd Modelsvit An-124 fuselage and wings... same thing, minimal clean up and a bit of car filler. The only difference being is the 124 has scribed detail and the C-47/DC-3 has raised... so a little bit of extra work, but, as others have said, it's the nature of the beast. Enjoy it.....
  22. Yeah I don't care about accuracy, mines going to get chopped anyway..
  23. I'm thinking I could upscale the Matchbox kit as a guide if I can't get any drawings, I really want a 1/32nd Privateer..
  24. I'll ask him but I don't think he does, I know he has photos of several aircraft/helicopters used within films and some Bonds, but I don't think he does of the BD5... would be great if he does.
  25. I still want one and I still want a Privateer conversion. I may attempt to do the conversion myself....
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