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  1. Hey Guys, just checked and the entire series of books (13 so far, soon 15) is now available in the US and Canada from Casemate Publishing. It took some time for the boat to arrive across the pond, but they finally arrived! Youhou !! Nic (Sorry was just excited, it won't happen again...)
  2. That sound exciting, Red Dog! I've started on a A-4 AR myself, but I'll build it in a maintenance diorama. The Trumpeter kit is a fantastic basis to do just that, it's just a shame about the nose wheel moulded on the gear strut. Here's a sample of the AF-1 on the Sao Paulo: Plenty more where that came from! Hope you like it!
  3. Hey guys, Just to clarify: the team joked not wanting a book nr. 13 in the series, so that's the reason why the Mirage is DH-012+. DH-012 is on the MiG-31. So: DH-011 - Harrier II DH-012 - MiG-31 DH-012+ - Mirage III DH-014 - Skyhawk. A big shipment of books was sent to our US distributor - Casemate - about 7 weeks ago, so they should have arrived by now, unless if they are blocked somewhere due to the virus. I really hope they can be in shops in the US and Canada soon! Michael, yes yes! The Recce version is in the book with plenty
  4. With the book on the Spanish Aircraft Carrier Juan Carlos I released this week, it is time to announce our next two books in the aircraft series! Release date is September 15 and these are two books we've been working on for quite some time! The first one is with reference DH-012+. This is a 116 page book on the Mirage III/5/50. This is the first of the famous French supersonic deltas, which remains operational to this date (nearly 70 years already!) with the Pakistan Air Force. This book is filled with details, action, cockpit, maintenance of the Mi
  5. Again?? Last year was the same thing! Happy birthday Jack! And get the glue and paint out ! Nic
  6. Another little bit of progress, albeit slow... I've started to do the rivets on the wing, aft fuselage and vertical tail. Still a lot more to do, but hey, it's an update, right? The rivets that aren't deep enough after sanding, are done again one by one. The wing isn't glued to the fuselage yet, neither are the trailing edge flaps. First set of rivets on the vertical tail. Still struggling what to do with the rudder though... I don't like the two connecting points so clearly visible. Have to think about that. The added tube needs a bit of cle
  7. Hi Pete, I'm building a Trumpeter Harrier too and I was looking at the detonation cord problem for some time. I was talking about it with my friend François and while trying to find a solution, he asked me: "Is it engraved from the inside?" We we did a little check and it is! So, I did a wash with light grey gouache paint and the result was great! Problem solved ! And the advantage is, you can give it a few tries, because the paint can be washed out with water if you don't like the colour (my first try was with pure white gouache, which was too bright). I'll try to make a phot
  8. Our next book is currently at the printers and it is the first one in a new series on aircraft carriers. When we worked on the Harrier book, we had the opportunity to stay for some time on board the Spanish carrier Juan Carlos I and made so much photos that we decided to make a book on the ship. More books are planned, but unfortunately, some visits have been cancelled due to the Corona virus. Anyway, here are the cover and some samples of the new book for you: Lots and lots of Harriers: but also helicopter action:
  9. It's been a few months, but finally there's some progress. Not a lot, but slowly, I'm getting there. This is the forward part of the engine painted. Part of the details is on top of the engine, while another part is on the inside of the wing. I also added a Master angle-of-attack probe to the forward part of the fuselage and made the reinforcements around the FLIR housing. By adding the seat and the canopy to the cockpit, a lot of detail will be hidden, so I'm thinking of scratching a crane next to the jet, with the seat attached to it; a bit l
  10. Hello Chuck, The entire range is leaving this week on a ship towards the US, where they will be distributed by Casemate Publishing. I guess in a few weeks, they will be available for shops in the US and Canada. If you have a preferred shop, they can contact them to get them books. Hope this helps! Nic
  11. That photo is of the real jet, Alain! Taken with a drone! Nic
  12. You did a fantastic job painting painting that jet, Mike. I like the detail that you put into it, like the logo on the back of the helmet! I hope to be doing one as well, I've bought the Tamiya Thunderbirds kit for it - which was waaaaayyy too expensive - and the resin sets by PWMP. Not many people will see the Dark Falcon this year I'm afraid, with close to all European airshows cancelled, but here are a few photos of what she looks like now with her new tail (and repainted after have been into maintenance): The designs of the vertical tail are different
  13. Thank you all! Sorry about the bad photography, I should invest in a little studio... This F-5 really is a great kit to build. I've got a two-seater in the stash too, but haven't started it yet. Nic
  14. I keep putting off the work on the Harrier II I'm building, so I built Revell's very nice Rammjäger. It isn't completely done (I'm waiting for some seatbelts and easy wire for the antenna I've ordered), but wanted it to show here already. It is built out-of-box, except I riveted the kit. Took me about 6 days to build it. Decals are also from the box and I have to say; some of the best I've used! Very impressive! In all, there are 4 canopies in the kit, This is the 'open' one with the armour side windows. This kit is ideal for when you like to b
  15. While I'm working on the Spanish Harrier II, I finished an F-5E from Kitty Hawk. Bad at photographing models, I should buy a new camera and get some lessons... Anyway, here it is. This is the 6th Kitty Hawk kit I've made and this is the easiest by far. The T-28 and Kingfisher were really good, the Bronco, Sabre Dog and T-6 took more work. I've added a little detail to the cockpit, canopy and gun bay, I painted the tail. The blade antenna on the spine was replaced by the black GPS receiver. On the centreline is a external fuel tank, adopted from a brown aggressor.
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