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JeffreyK

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  1. JeffreyK

    1/48 Hobbycraft T-33

    Well, I'm not sure...where would your three straight sections be, or their intersections? Here is an isometric view if the scanned tail and with a straight line in red below. I cannot identify straight cone sections here. The pink verticals indicate the cross sections for which I had actual construction data. The red vertical indicates the fuselage split line. When lofted, only the last four cross sections indeed form a straight cone shape. Of course you can loft all cross sections straight individually, but the scan indicates a continuous curve. Here is the connected fuselage outline, created from the cross sections, without the scan in the way (or course without the whole empennage section). The red line at the top indicates the last four sections in a straight line: Cheers, J
  2. JeffreyK

    1/48 Hobbycraft T-33

    Not only do I have the original cross section data from the structural manual, I also have a 3D scan of a 1:1 article and can say with some confidence that it’s curved. J
  3. JeffreyK

    1/48 Hobbycraft T-33

    The GWH aft fuselage is a dead straight cone, but on the real aircraft it’s curved. The bottom of the intake area is not defined enough I think. Intakes and fuselage form a sort of “UUU” shape, but as far as I remember when checking this at the time, it doesn’t quite capture the shape. But this may be down to tooling restrictions as the area is really difficult to break down into producible parts that then assemble together well. J
  4. JeffreyK

    1/48 Hobbycraft T-33

    The most striking issues are the length of the fuselage and the shape of the area aft of the cockpit. The spine is too "hunchbacked" and the aft canopy fairing is off. For a more comprehensive list, see here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974215-uruguay-lockheed-t-33-148-conversion-from-monogram-f-80/& http://hsfeatures.com/features04/ct133silverstarda_1.htm Note that the GWH kit is a massive improvement over both the Hobbycraft/Academy and the older Hawk/Testors kits. But there are still a few issues with the GWH kit, like the fuselage/tail cone and the belly in the intakes area... Jeffrey
  5. Yes, I would have thought it's painted, in keeping with other USSR machines of the era. Just the box art suggests NMF, and it looks so good... J
  6. JeffreyK

    Not a jet as such, but the next best thing...

    I'm working on it!! However, it is a very complex design. After all the exterior shapes were done, all the internals need to be designed and many areas require a lot of "out of the box" planning and thinking in order too keep it mouldable with steel tooling yet retain accuracy. But great progress is being made. As for the other requests: there is a boarding gantry by AIM: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page214.html I don't think this item can be made in a different way than by PE. And there are seated pilots by these guys: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/grueter?section=1%3A48&s=0 and standing pilots by Plusmodel: http://www.plusmodel.cz/karta_en.php?id=550 Cheers, J
  7. Were IL-28's NMF? Or were they painted silver/aluminum lacquer? I'd love to do a NMF, but of course only if it actually existed... J
  8. Folks, I wanted to draw your attention to a new product development at Hypersonic Models. While the SR-71 design continues, I have taken a small detour and created this AG-330 start cart. This will be produced as a complete injection moulded plastic kit, with PE details and some stencil decals. You'll be able to build both the early Nailhead version and the later Chevy powered version from the kit. A part to build the starter probe extended is included as well. Note that in order too keep the kit simple and affordable, the underside is relatively plain with only generic shape references to the engines, more or less just a place to mount the exhausts to. CAD work is complete and the design is currently being prepared for tooling at the tooling company. I hope to be able to check test shots before the summer and aim for a release before the end of the year....(famous last words...). Cheers, Jeffrey
  9. JeffreyK

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Someone's joy had been stolen... But I do still miss CE stuff.
  10. JeffreyK

    Academy F-4J Main Gear Legs

    This is an F-4N build with the thin wing, but the wheel well housing is built up in a very similar way to the thick wing. http://www.themodellingnews.com/2015/05/bretts-build-of-eduard-bicentennial.html J
  11. JeffreyK

    EA-6A wild weasel walkways

    Ok, thank you. J
  12. JeffreyK

    EA-6A wild weasel walkways

    Hi Peri, I watched your videos, you did a really nice job on the cockpit and tail conversion! However, I'm not sure whether I missed it, but did you change the nose? Tthe EA-6B had a longer, differently shaped nose to the standard Intruder... Also, I wonder why you glued the exhausts in so deep inside the fuselage - the ends protrude beyond the fuselage... Cheers, Jeffrey
  13. JeffreyK

    Wolfpack 1/48 T-38C Talon

    ...well, it has C type intakes and exhausts as well as MB seats, so you’d need the C kit, seats plus a separate source of decals.
  14. JeffreyK

    Wolfpack 1/48 T-38C Talon

    Wolfpack make a Mk.16K resin seat (for Korean T-50) which does look similar. Perhaps they will make some tweaks and issue a US16T soon? J
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