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  1. Hello Fulcrum1, Thank you for your kind words, have a nice day Pat
  2. Hi Bounce, Nice progress so far. Speaking of the rear bulkhead, the two "boxes" you removed are not ammo boxes, they are poooor representations of the two rear seats in folded position against the bulkhead. The bulkhead has another problem. The kit part is flat but there should be an angle. In fact this line of rivets highlighted in red gives the exact shape of the bulkhead. So I made it completely out of plastic card : About the floor. The floor of the kit is flat from the cockpit to the cargo compartment but there should be an angle as on the red line : It is important to respect this angle otherwise the front part of the cabin will be too thin and the first bulkhead will not be high enough to install the anti torque pedals : Of course, it will be necessary to add a triangular piece of plastic card to the front door step to arrive at the same level and inclination as the cockpit floor : I also redone the central bulkhead which lacked détails : Another problem is that the red and green position lights on the sides of the fuselage are positioned too low. They should be positioned just in the middle of two horizontal lines starting from the two hinges of the engine covers: The wrong position of the right navigation light resulted in the wrong position of the fuel cap which is engraved much too low : Once repositioned, it will be possible to represent the pipe connecting the fuel cap to the fuel cell located under the floor of the cargo compartment : At the end, after wasting a lot of time correcting flaws here and there, I ended up completely redoing the interior of the fuselage. It seemed a lot easier : For the moment I am stuck in my build because I need to order Archer embossed rivets decals. The interior of the cabin is as riveted as the outer surface of the fuselage! Happy modeling Pat
  3. Hello Tracy, thank you for your kind words. Yes, I think the new owner will take care of my Jeep. When he came to see the vehicle he was accompanied by two friends who were themselves collectors of military vehicles. It was obvious that they knew the Jeeps perfectly well. They promised him that they would help him get her back to perfect condition. Here are the lasts photos shortly before the sale Afficher plus Afficher moins
  4. Hello Bounce Have you ever read this book? If you are interested in aeroscouts in Vietnam this book is fascinating. As soon as I started reading it I couldn't put it down!
  5. Pink team refueling Here is a complete view of the dio Yes, I know, the helipads are much too close but if I had respected the scale the dio would have been much too big
  6. Hello Tim, The hose? Guess you're talking about pipe running on the floor of the dio? Until recently I was the owner of a Jeep. On the front left fender I had installed an original blackout headlight made in USA from 1943. But here in France it is strictly forbidden to have operational military blackout lights on a vehicle. So I had to cut the power cable. Of course, in 1943 the electric cables were not plastic but were braided in wire. I kept this cable in my spare box and I used it for the kerozen power system on this dio. It's probably not accurate but I liked the aspect of the cable. The valve is made in scratch with sections of brass tubes and washers
  7. Hello Steve, hello everyone, Sorry to have taken so long to respond, but these past few days have been "complicated". My wife was hospitalized in an emergency and spent a week in the hospital. She has been at home for a few days now and her condition is gradually improving. Oh yes, many memories in 35 years, sometimes sad, sometimes funny. One day, I met a veteran who told me with tears in his eyes how he lost good friends when their vehicle exploded on a mine right in front of him. Another day, we were returning from a trip with my wife. We decided to stop at a drive in for a meal. A beautiful young lady came to serve us. It was a beautiful and warm summer day, the windshield was lying on the engine cowling. Seeing the Jeep the waitress said to us: Wow nice car! Then, while preparing our order, she asked me a question, looking me straight in the eye, which left me speechless for a few seconds: I soon finished my service, would it be possible to wait in the parking lot for a little trip? It was then that I heard a voice coming from my right, the French equivalent of: what the f..k! I turned my head to my wife, she was staring at the waitress with eyes like ... a terminator! To avoid a murder I quickly replied: sorry miss, it will not be possible She replied with a big smile: it's a shame! We left the drive in in a heavy silence but a few minutes later my wife yelled at me: stop smiling, it's not funny !!!! Oh sorry honey, but yes, it was really funny My Jeep, not my Sherman. I'm the guy on the far left. Oh my god, I was so young! My Jeep, not my P-51 My Jeep, not my T-6
  8. Hello Steve, My Jeep spent a few years in the French army. In 1962 it was completely refurbished and received a new identity, new documents, new frame number. Impossible to know the history of the vehicle before this date. Yes, I participated in historical events like WW2 During one of these events, a town very close to my home had invited Mr. Bill Millin, the piper of D Day. Mr. Millin walked in front of the convoy of vehicles playing the bagpipes. It was incredible. After the official ceremony I found Mr Millin relaxing at a table with a cold drink. I was a very young Jeep driver and this real hero intimidated me a lot. But I said to myself it's now or never. I greeted him, he stood up and we started a long conversation about the war, the Jeep, my work, life etc ... Despite my poor English, Mr Millin made the effort to understand me and to communicate with me. I will never forget this conversation This scout car belonged to a friend. I loved the look of the vehicle but not driving it. Heavy steering, huge turning radius, very poor visibility in town, I was afraid of crushing someone without even noticing. Oh, and the machine gun rail was very low and very hard. At first, every time I got on board I hit my head. It took me several bumps to "catch the thing" but at least my friends had a good laugh! My Jeep is hidden somewhere in the middle of this group
  9. Hello friends, Recently I sold my Jeep. I never thought it would be so painful! I have owned this vehicle for 35 years, more than half of my life !! Now every time I enter the garage and see the empty space I have a pinch in my heart .......
  10. have you ever noticed that? Three manufacturers, three kits, and almost similar box art with a Skyraider, flames and the jungle. The background is almost a copied paste!
  11. Hello Dekon 70, I built this kit years ago. I was 16 to 17 years old and I had just discovered the Squadron Signal In Action books in particular the N ° fourteen, Gunslinger In Action and for the first time I added scratch build details based on the photos of the book. At the time I was very proud of the result but since I discovered ARC and I learned some tricks and it would really be necessary that I re build one. Here is the result
  12. Sorry Olivier, you will be disappointed. The vehicles and the splinter walls are at 1/72. The vehicles are from Hasegawa and the walls from Verlinden. I cheated by making a forced perspective by taking the photo near ground level but if I raise the camera too high it does not work anymore
  13. Hi C2J, Yes, I know this kit but it is very difficult to find ..... at a reasonable price. And since I already have another kit without an engine in my stash, I will be satisfied with what I have. But thanks for the information Patrick
  14. http://www.scale-rotors.com/galerie/1-utility-helicopters/94-kaman-hh-43b-huskie-italeri.html A few other pictures The day I build another H-43 I will install an electric motor to slowly rotate the rotors. Not to simulate the real, I know it would be totally unrealistic but just to explain to visitors on the exhibitions how geared rotors work Many people are skeptical and cannot understand the system During the two .... or three years that come I will follow your progress daily with great interest. Good luck and have fun Patrick
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