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  1. Recieved today PanzerShops brand new kit of the AH-IV-Hb tankette. "Hb" indicates "Abyssinia" in Czech, which is nowadays Ethiopia. These family of Czech tankettes were made before the war and sold to Romania (participating in WW2 at the Eastern front), Sweden and Persia (nowadays Iran). After WW2 (and the Italian invasion before) the Ethiopians felt the urgent to modernize their armed forces. The Negus Haile Selaisse resisted the urge to buy medium tanks and followed the advice of his Swedish army advisers to buy Czech tankettes to start with the establishment of Ethiopian tank forces. This w
  2. Last batch of Fw-189 photos: That was the Fw-189 replica. Next images: He-162 and mixed WW2 stuff. Regards - dutik
  3. A reasonable fast car and pure joy to drive when you are used to the concept. Best car I ever had. My daily driver. I enjoy it every day It's a pleasure to share my photos and to contribute to this wonderful place named LSP - dutik
  4. Some more Do-335 images before we switch to the FW-189 cockpit: Please remember: The original Do-335 front undercarriage had only ONE fork. The replica has two. Maybe this is was to maintain longtime rigidity of the UC. The bomb bay doors are salvaged parts: One more original part of the replica: Check the skin segment at the top: Another original part. Also the main fuel tank. This is another one, not the tank shown above in the exhibition rooms. And now for something c
  5. Your build made it into the German "ModellFan" magazine this month (September 2020 issue) First I thought: "Oh, another one ", then I had a deja-vu and realized that it was yours Regards - dutik
  6. Inside the sturdy box are: - two bags of resin parts for the trolley and the core of the KT-03 - two bags of metal and styren rods, some string ans a decal sheet - four massive PE frets - instructions (not at the photo) The first task is to build up the inner framework from resin parts, then to clad them with large PE parts that also need to be bent somewhat... Interesting times Regards - dutik
  7. Do-335 B replica using original parts: Left wing landing light: Main fuel tank: All bare metal parts are original parts salvaged from elsewhere. There are two details that are of an A instead of the B variant: The canopy lacks the side blisters abd the front wheel has a double- instead of a singlesided fork. Enjoy! - dutik
  8. Good hint. But it is still a long way to go till i can paint the prop. Building and detailling the engine is a sort of a small challenge. More to com. - dutik
  9. Conversion of a G-6 fuselage from Spain, using original parts of both a G-6 and G-12. Spanish airframe was from 1954. Rolls-Royce Merlin 500 engine. So it's more or less what the Germans did in wartime, minus the british engine of course There are also a G-6 (original), G-14 (original), Bf-108 (original), Fw-190 A-8 (original), Fiesel Storch (original), B├╝cker 131 + 133, Po-2 (polish license), P-51 (original) , Piper Super Cub (original) Spitfire Mk.18 (original), Pilatus P-2 (original) and a Yak-3 (replica). Note that "original" by the german fighters means: shot down and rebuil
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    Nice Have this kit in the stash too. Will be watching this As far as I remember reports from previous builds there are to overcome some fit issues around the intakes and the fit of the seats into the tub. Keep rolling! - dutik
  11. How did you do these excellent b/w checkers? Decals or masks? Regards - dutik
  12. BTW, if you want to know why for Gods sake I've been driving through the middle of nowhere: The dream of troy started right here, in the deepest province of Germany. That is the place (less the Trojan horse back than ) where Heinrich Schliemann lived in his childhood, before he made it as a selfmade millionaire and excavated both Troy and Mykene. Our US friends will love this story: From one of nine childs of a poor German Lutherian pastor, always struggling with bad health, he made it from a merchantmans clerk in Amsterdam to the wealthiest merchant- and business man
  13. Been there, done this. Twice A whole new lot of Rechlin photos incoming More 335, more 109, more 162, added on request Fw-189 cockpit photos (replica) and put on top some Mig-21 internals. How I managed this? Just had a field day driving my pony car through the prairie Jepp, this is an ordinary road here in Mecklenburg/Germany. Just pray there is no oncoming bus... (he did, some miles down the road ) The navigation system told me this was an official road and shortcut on the way to Rechlin Stay tuned! - dutik
  14. An aircraft that wasn't: Gotha Go-60.C One of the German latewar projects and paperplanes. Someone with enough money in his wallet had this project build as a lifesize replica. Neat Now it's here at Rechlin to enjoy us. To be honest: I've been totally flashed when I saw it That's really something special you would never expect to see Call it 1:1 scale modelling There are crew stations for the navigator and the radar operator build into the wingroots. Odd chois but it helped to keep cross section of
  15. Yes, I think so. I had the question at the "tips'n tricks" section too and they recommende also the use of sponges. We shall see how it works. At least is there no controlstick that could get broken off Regards - dutik
  16. This is what we have at the moment: Fit of the fuselage around the cockpit scaffolding was very tight. I guess it is for the same reason as at WNW kits: A coat of color is thick enough to interfere with the parts fit. First I've sanded down the outside of the scaffolding somewhat and glued it into the right fuselage half. Then I glued on the left fuselage half step by step, using rubber bands to hold them tight, waiting long enough to have the glue cured before glueing on the next section. After the fuselage halfes were in place I drilled a hole into the lower front bu
  17. Oh, nice! Great choice Regards - dutik
  18. I am coming close to start painting the fuselage, but I need some help: How to seal the open cockpits for painting? There is also an open side door at one cockpit. Any suggestions? - dutik
  19. I'm in (again ) This was the WARPAC aerial tow target during Mig-15 times. Some kind of small aircraft to be towed behind a Mig-15 with specialized towing equipment (winch, emergency wire cutter and that stuff). No electronics, just a metal body to shoot at (the drone, not the Mig ). Hits got simply counted by hand after recovery of the target. This aerial target was surprisingly large, so it had to be replaced by a new type (the KT-04) when the L-39 stepped in after retirement of the Mig-15s. Technical data provided by Profimodeller: Constructed in
  20. It's just about this: How to seal open cockpits (WW1 and prewar era) the best way? Save from using primer and airbrush colors as well as save against damaging of all the fine interior details (control sticks, knobs, levers, ...) when removing the sealant? BTW, there is a large open entry hatch at the side of this cockpit which adds some more trouble to the task... What works well for you? Regards - dutik
  21. BTW, did I show this before? Me-109 G-14, airworthy, from "Hangar 10" museum at Usedom island/Germany. Not sure if I posted photos from there before. There are also other airworthy warbirds like a G-12, Mustang, Spitfire, Yak-3 and more wonderful stuff... Regards - dutik
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