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  • Birthday 06/07/1982

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    Adelaide
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    Aviation (real and model aeroplanes), weather watching, computers and photography.

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  1. Ryan Hothersall

    Civilian Airport Aircraft Displays

    We have the Vickers Vimy G-EAOU here in Adelaide. Although not in the terminal, it’s on airport grounds and with the terminal expansion that’s about to start, there has been talk of it being moved into the terminal. https://flic.kr/p/UBEdEi
  2. Photos from the 2018 Props, Jets & Rotors model display held over the weekend of August 11-12 at the South Australian Aviation Museum. Model Show Photos
  3. Ryan Hothersall

    1:72 KP L-29 Delfin Czechoslovakia

    The old KP kit of the L-29 built in Czechoslovak markings. This boxing dates from about 2010. This is an old kit, so the fit isn't the best. Overall Tamiya XF-16 Aluminium. Decals are the kit decals and went on without any issues. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video L-29-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr L-29-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr L-29-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr L-29-51 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr L-29-52 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
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    1:72 KP MiG-15UTI Midget Albania

    The 1:72 KP kit of the two seater MiG-15UTI built in Albanian markings. A fellow member of the South Australian Plastic Modellers Association gave me this kit in a half built condition, Fuselage and wing were already assembled. All the bits were in the box. Since the fuselage was already assembled, there wasn't much I could do about painting it as the previous owner of the kit didn't bother to paint it. No real issues with assembly and at least the previous owner had put plenty of weight in the nose, so this one is not a tail sitter. Overall Tamiya X-11 Silver. Decals are from Blue Rider Decals sheet No BR-219 Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video MiG-15UTI-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  5. Ryan Hothersall

    Aviation podcasts?

    Airplane Geeks, plane Talking Uk or Aviation Xtended.
  6. The 1:72 ICM kit of the MiG-25PD built in the markings of Turkmenistan. Since some of the fuselahe parts are quite big, they had warped, so making it all fit wasn;t easy and needed quite a bit of filler in places. Used the metal undercarriage made be SAC as the kit parts did not look strong enough to support a big model like a MiG-25. Plus the big lump of weight needed in the radome to stop it being a tail sitter. Colour is overall Model master 1730 grey. Decals are Linden Hill Decals sheet No LHD72022. No issues with the decals. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video MiG-25PD-61 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-25PD-62 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-25PD-63 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-25PD-64 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-25PD-65 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  7. Ryan Hothersall

    1:72 Hobbyboss He-162 Soviet Union

    The 1:72 scale Hobbybiss kit if the Heinkel 162 Salamander built as Red 02, a captured example flown by the Russians in 1946.. A very simple build, as it's one of the easy assembly kits. One this to be aware of is that there is no space in the forward fuselage for weight as this one will tail sit. I jad to prop it up with wire. Overall Model Master 1730 grey. Decals are kit decals. No issues with them. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video He-162-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr He-162-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr He-162-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr He-162-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr He-162-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  8. Ryan Hothersall

    Iraqi Armed Forces MIL Mi-17 Helicopter.

    Nice build.
  9. The 1:72 Condor kit of the MiG-25 built as an Azeri Air force MiG-25P, one of the various MiG-25P/PD etc aircraft inherited by Azerbaijan after the break up of the Soviet Union. Bit of a rough kit this one as mine some of the parts that make up the rear fuselage were a bit warped, so many large gaps needed filling. The exhaust parts were not a good fit either. Used metal undercarriage legs from SAC as the kit legs did not look strong enough to support the weight of the model. Even in 1:72, the MiG-25 is big and needs a big chunk of something heavy in the radome to stop it being a tail sitter. Overall Model Master 1730 grey. Decals are from Linden Hill Decals. Sheet No LHD72021 Post Soviet Air Forces Series: Azerbaijan. No issues with these decals, but since they are multi layer decals, I took my time letting the decals dry thoroughly before putting another gloss coat over the decals before putting the next layer on, as I did not want the decal underneath to move. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video MiG-25P-67 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-25P-68 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-25P-69 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-25P-70 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-25P-71 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  10. Ryan Hothersall

    1:72 Airfix MiG-23MF Flogger B Poland

    The 1:72 Airfix kit of the MiG-23 built as a Polish MiG-23MF in the overall grey scheme. No issues with the Airfix kit, Missiles and pylons are a mix of kit and parts from the spares box. Colour used was Model Master 1730 grey. Decals are from RV Aircraft MiG-23MF sheet. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video MiG-23MF-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-23MF-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr The missing missile has since been reattached. MiG-23MF-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-23MF-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-23MF-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Prebiously built Airfix/Heller MiG-23s. Left to right Hungarian MiG-23MF, Polish MiG-23MF, Romanian MiG-23MF and Soviet MiG-23M. MiG-23MF-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  11. Ryan Hothersall

    1:72 Hobbyboss Su-47 Berkut

    The 1:72 hobbyboss kit of the Su-47 Berkut built in standard markings. Build of the Hobbyboss kit is great, not to complicated. My issues were purely paint related. I had issues with white bits appearing after the clear coat was sprayed and not being able to find aftermarket decals, meant I could not fully rub it back and do a proper repaint. I started out using Tamiya XF-1 black, but after the issues, I ended up brush painting it with Model Master 1749 black. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video Su-47-63 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-47-64 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-47-65 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-47-66 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-47-67 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  12. Ryan Hothersall

    Revell 1/144 AN-124

    Nice build. Seen that very aircraft at my local airport last year.
  13. The Airfix kit of the MiG-23 built as a an early Soviet MiG-23M Flogger B in the overall grey scheme, These early aircraft quite often were armed with AA+2 Atoll as there were early problems with the new AA-7 Apex and Sa[fir radar. Build wise it's a simple kit with no problems, but I ended up on the touching up the paint merry go round for a while. Overall colour is Model Master 1730 grey. Decals are some RV MiG-23 decals from the spares file. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video MiG-23M-51 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-23M-52 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-23M-53 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-23M-54 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-23M-55 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  14. Ryan Hothersall

    What other hobbies do you guys and gals have?

    I make up monthly summaries in Excel and I am a member of several weather forums both Australian focused and world wide. When share or daya and photos on these forums, how much rain fell in the last storm etc. My weather page is here. Ryan Hothersall Weather website
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    What other hobbies do you guys and gals have?

    Other hobbies apart from building models: Tinkering with computers, especially getting them to read data off weather stations, the roof top solar etc. I also have an ADS-B set up to feed Flight Radar 24. Have an an interest in observing the weather and keeping records on the daily Min/Max temp, rainfall etc with a weather station set up in the backyard. Spend many hours at the local airports photographing interesting aircraft that come in and out. Also travel around a bit to visit airports and fly on various types of aircraft and airlines. When the weather is favorable fly my quadcopter.
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