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  1. OK, Proof of concept is complete. I have the patience and skill to build large scale planes from scratch. So without pause, I'm back at it with the Bearcat. It's not exactly starting today but it has now moved into #1 in the queue , so let's "Get it on". There is some history in other threads, some of which crashed due to the Photobucket hosting issues, but I'm just going to start fresh here with this thread and take it from here. To recap: I have done a considerable amount of work on the engine and landing gear using 3D designs I made so much of that is already behind me. I'm actually
  2. Cheers everybody, it's bee a while since I finished my big Prowler - buying a new background for my photo booth was a good opportunity to finally take some photos of the finished model. For those who haven't followed the build, here's the link to the WIP thread: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/57040-how-to-destroy-an-expensive-kit-with-just-a-few-cuts-or-prowler33/ Photo quality is not ideal, I've been playing around with the photo settings but I am obviously not a good photographer... Anyway, comments, questions and critique are welcome
  3. Hello, I have decided that, with all the great builds emerging here, it's time to get on the wave... But I warn you - this is a long-term project and the progress here will be sloooow... My obsession with this Bristol's beast has started some 6 years ago (Thanks to HlavaXXII, a friend of mine...). It was few years after I had returned to modelling after many years of doing other things. First goal was to make a 1/33 paper model of this plane. But as I have started to look for the references, this happened to be a challenge in itself. And a lot fun too. So after years of researching, with
  4. Ok, I know what you are saying..they do not make a 1/24th scale Hawker Fury.. and that's true. So, let's see if I can make one. This is a dare of sorts because I've not done a scratch project of this size ever, though I have done a series of five 1/144th scale planes this past year all from scratch and with reasonable success across a wide range of planes from a tiny Bf-109 the size of a butterfly to a sizable 8" long P-3C Orion. I think I meet the basic prerequisites, though honestly anyone can do this (kindergartners with clay and wood are remarkably fearless artists). That said, there
  5. After Photobucket tried to ransom $300 out of me to save my build thread history, I was pretty pissed off to say the least! I do not think I have it as bad as others, and you all have my sympathy for those who lost more in "the fire". I'm cooled off now and decided to let a new day dawn, this time with Imageshack whose reasonable $20 annual fee is so much in synch with my needs. (IMGUR testing failed: I did not like the social media side of it, yuch). I want to preserve the history of the build here but will only reach as far as a "best of" pictorial review of the work. No stories of m
  6. I waited for the Roden 1/32 O-1 Bird Dog with much anticipation. When it finally arrived, I wasn't disappointed: a simple, no-nonsense, accurate, well-moulded kit albeit a little scarce in interior details. This latter point didn't bother me a bit because I like to detail cockpits and interiors. IMO the one thing the kit lacks is an M-16/ AR-15 assault rifle which is closely associated with the Bird Dog and the FAC missions it was renowned for in the Vietnam conflict. The O-1 is a little bare without it. The problem is that M-16's can be easily found in armor modelling in 1/35 but none in 1/3
  7. Dear fellow modellers, yes, me too. After Derek decided to do three (now four) swedish fighters... The Viggen is one of my all time favourite fighters (coming to think about it, there are quite a few "all time favourites"...) and back in the late seventies I built one in 1/96 scale (odd, isn't it?) and with the splinter camo. Hmm. This GB got me thinking and I'll dive into very deep waters here (I will probably drown, but hey, life is short and then you die...). My (hopeful) contribution to this GB will be a 1/24 JA-37 D(I) Jaktviggen. I started reserching the subject and here is w
  8. Cheers everyone! Since the Prowler is finished, I've been working on several projects in parallel. The carrier deck diorama is still in progress, I am working on my carrier deck vehicles, I am trying to finish Trumpeter's Super Hornet before the new Revell kit hits the market and the Hawkeye is back on the bench. The Viking has to wait until after Easter to get its milled wing center section. As I was planning to build the Hawkeye's closest relative since quite some time, I thought this could be the moment to start the Greyhound while finishing the E-2C. Thanks to
  9. I know, I know - far too easily sidetracked but... One of my flying buddies asked me to build him a model of an aeroplane he owned a few years ago - lovely little pre-war single-seater - the Dart Kitten. Have been pulling together photos and drawings and have finally started cutting plastic - great fun - and very therapeutic after hacking up far too many plastic kits, This is where we're at: Hopefully to end up looking like this. Have fun! Iain
  10. OK, As I mentioned in another forum I have been inspired by some of the scratch builds I see. So, here we go! This is my first attempt. It combines many of the skills I've collected over the years. However, never to this level. I toyed with Rhino. I didn't see any benefit over SolidWorks. I'm going to be learning enough anyway. I don't need to add a new software package to the mix. I found some plans, photos and one card model on the internet. I've combined them in the CAD file. It's a little messy at the moment. I'll post pix once I get the fuse roughed in. Here we go! ß!
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