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Suresh Nathan

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  1. Suresh Nathan

    Boulton Paul Defiant kit possible?

    Yes. This was discussed..... I've given Chris the link to this discussion so show him some Defiant love and who knows......
  2. Suresh Nathan

    Boulton Paul Defiant kit possible?

    Hey Dan, Do you have a detail picture of the top of the Defiant? Especially the engine cowling area.
  3. Suresh Nathan

    Boulton Paul Defiant kit possible?

    Welcome to the dark side!
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    Boulton Paul Defiant kit possible?

    That's true. The undercarriage is also being designed. I scratchbuilt mine mainly because I needed to meet a dateline. Also, because its an early war design, the undercarriage is actually quite fun to build out of brass bits. The props are quite easy to cut out and shape. I have a friend at the club who does it all the time. I used resin just to use up some old stock. The main thing is the spinner which is provided. Here's Chris designing the thing at HPM. Lol. Early test shots: Suresh
  5. Suresh Nathan

    Boulton Paul Defiant kit possible?

    Hi Dan, I built the Tigger (ID) model a few months ago and am even now constantly tinkering with it. HPM is making a detail set for the turret, cockpit and undercarriage which I helped fabricate. Its featured in this build: https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3289 Honestly with not that much effort you get a pretty decent model of this highly historical but neglected plane! Suresh
  6. Suresh Nathan

    Post-war JV44 Clean-up

    I considered something like that but showing a fighter being treated like trash was more than I could bear. Lol.
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    Post-war JV44 Clean-up

    And here it is, the article on this diorama: https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3307 Thanks Kev!
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    Post-war JV44 Clean-up

    Hiya Mike, I thought someone might bring that up. But you know.... Having served in an Artillery and Engineering unit, I've seen some pretty outrageous behaviour amongst tired servicemen. Lol.
  9. Suresh Nathan

    Post-war JV44 Clean-up

    Did some weathering and detailing with cables and hoses. The chains go together with magnets so it can be disassembled for transport. Also I cut off and repositioned the rudder and stabilizers to make it more organic. The mud shows how the Dora was dragged over the side of the hill. And you can see the bunker better now. Just have a few figures and some small odds and ends left but its essentially done. Will post the link to the full article (with proper pictures) here when I'm done. Thanks for tuning in!
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    Post-war JV44 Clean-up

    Thanks Brian, I try to imagine what it must be like to behold a bright red plane in the middle of the war and nothing really prepares you for that. Regards.
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    Post-war JV44 Clean-up

    Did the crush last night. I had to be suitably tired not to care how it turned out. This morning it appears ok. Also initial weathering, the tree and just general busy work.
  12. Suresh Nathan

    Post-war JV44 Clean-up

    Thanks! You really get it!
  13. Suresh Nathan

    Post-war JV44 Clean-up

    Thanks Thomas. I feel that way about figures too. I was recently in the Tamiya factory in Japan and saw some of Shep Paines work close-up. Virtually all his figures were kit figures so you're in good company. I'm wondering how to crush this wing too, TBH. Lol.
  14. Suresh Nathan

    Post-war JV44 Clean-up

    Thanks Kevin! Minor snafu's aside it's progressing reasonably well I think.
  15. Suresh Nathan

    Post-war JV44 Clean-up

    Did some work....... One of the few shots of the freely standing model. Note the portside wing is an aluminium foil scratchbuild and will be CRUSHED at the end of this. (GULP!) Panels on but not on. Adds to the effect I'm looking for. Took me a while to figure out how to showcase the stunning red and white under side of the Papagei Staffel. You almost forget the truck is there! I added a tree to effectively pin the model to the base. I've had instances in the past where aircraft models fall off and shatter and I'm constantly paranoid about it.LOL.
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