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ScaleWorx

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  1. Did you receive yours already? If so, what is the width of the main rotor blades?
  2. I did start with the masters last year, but haven't finished them yet.
  3. Not quite true, the upturned exhaust system and composite main rotor blades have been available for a while 😉
  4. Thanks man, The 1/48 Alouette III was really hard to scratch build, and if I ever decide to tackle the Alouette III in a larger scale, it'll be 1/32 though 😉
  5. Hi Tank, sorry for the late reply... That makes sense. I never posted a pic of the resin parts, so here we go. Cheers, John
  6. Sleepy, I agree with you, but the plea has been out there for decades, but no joy. That's why I took the opportunity to do something about it with the 208a, 208b, AC208b and now the Amphibian conversion in 1/72 scale. A resin kit is all I can offer.
  7. Thanks guys, it won't be a quick build, but I hope to have this done by September this year...
  8. Wow, this thread is old... and I didn't realize it's been this long since I started on the 208B... I did manage to complete scratch building the amphibian conversion for the Cessna 208A and 208B last year 🙂 Getting the shape right on the floats was quite tricky. Here's some pics of the progress to the final set. Cheers, John
  9. Hi guys, I used the 1/72 AMK Kfir C2/C7 as a base to convert it to a Cheetah C. The Kfir kit is really well detailed and accurate, and made it very pleasant to work with. The forward fuselage was extended just behind the cockpit, but the nose wheel bay had to remain in the same location. Some vents, Formation lights, panel lines and radar warning receivers were added. The canards are considerably larger and has different sweep angles than the Kfir ones, so new ones were made. The ejection seat is quite nicely detailed, so I only added harnesses to it. The instrument panel was modified, as well as on-board oxygen generators on the bulkhead. The Cheetah C has an in flight refueling probe, which was made from brass rod bent to shape, and the nozzle was turned from a piece of sprue on my drill. The two dorsal intakes on either side of the spine and the ventral ones behind the main gear wheel well was made from plastic card. The tail fairing and exhaust was modified from an earlier Cheetah E project. The tail fin was more tricky, havind to remove the intake at the front of the fin. Also the fin needing a longer brake chute housing with a cable duct on the starboard side that leads to an EW unit, 3 x radar warning receivers added, two antennas and a reinforced access panel on the port side of the fin. A new chaff/flare dispenser fairing was made, with 6 x downward facing dispenser units. There is also a RAM-powered APU on the starboard side of the ventral fuel tank. The main wheels were replaced with ones from an earlier Cheetah project, that have larger holes. Antennas that go underneath the forward fuselage and along the spine were made. The Cheetah C has a single piece windshield instead of the two frames. The frames were filed down, then sanded with very fine wet & dry sandpaper, buffed to a shine, and finally dunked into some Future floor polish for a brilliant shine. I made molds of the parts, and did a test assembly so far. Would be very interesting to see if the Cheetah C's acquired by Draken International will be painted in a different scheme... Cheers, John
  10. Hi guys, I used the 1/72 AMK Kfir C2/C7 as a base to convert it to a Cheetah C. The Kfir kit is really well detailed and accurate, and made it very pleasant to work with. The forward fuselage was extended just behind the cockpit, but the nose wheel bay had to remain in the same location. Some vents, Formation lights, panel lines and radar warning receivers were added. The canards are considerably larger and has different sweep angles than the Kfir ones, so new ones were made. The ejection seat is quite nicely detailed, so I only added harnesses to it. The instrument panel was modified, as well as on-board oxygen generators on the bulkhead. The Cheetah C has an in flight refueling probe, which was made from brass rod bent to shape, and the nozzle was turned from a piece of sprue on my drill. The two dorsal intakes on either side of the spine and the ventral ones behind the main gear wheel well was made from plastic card. The tail fairing and exhaust was modified from an earlier Cheetah E project. The tail fin was more tricky, havind to remove the intake at the front of the fin. Also the fin needing a longer brake chute housing with a cable duct on the starboard side that leads to an EW unit, 3 x radar warning receivers added, two antennas and a reinforced access panel on the port side of the fin. A new chaff/flare dispenser fairing was made, with 6 x downward facing dispenser units. There is also a RAM-powered APU on the starboard side of the ventral fuel tank. The main wheels were replaced with ones from an earlier Cheetah project, that have larger holes. Antennas that go underneath the forward fuselage and along the spine were made. The Cheetah C has a single piece windshield instead of the two frames. The frames were filed down, then sanded with very fine wet & dry sandpaper, buffed to a shine, and finally dunked into some Future floor polish for a brilliant shine. I made molds of the parts, and did a test assembly so far. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3626/4ZVEeh.jpg Cheers, John
  11. Hi guys, The A-109BA set has been updated, and now includes the mounting plate for the roof mounted sight. Cheers, John
  12. Hi guys, I recently completed my project of making a conversion of the Mirage 50DCM Pantera, based on the 1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIID kit. Sample of the decal sheet work in progress. Cheers, John
  13. LD, The OH-58 RAID mod is a way overdue conversion for the Italeri kit. It's on my to-do list for this year, as I started on it a year or two ago. I have two the Airfix Gazelles somewhere in my stash (one halfway converted into "Blue Thunder"), and might even consider the French Gazelle upgrades too 🙂 Cheers, John
  14. Thanks for the feedback gentlemen 🙂 Hawkwrench, very nice EMS scheme on that EC145. My decals are ALPS printed, and long decals tend to tear very easily. An EMS helo would also require quite a bit of equipment inside the cabin, and it also has the blister on the nose (think it's a weather radar?). Tank, I saw those other pink UH-72's, but it looks a bit like the pink was applied in a rush... I've looked at some other schemes, taking simplicity in mind, and the UK NPAS ones look quite nice, although it will require a different FLIR turret and searchlight. Would have wanted to do the French Gendarmerie, but long thin decals required... Geejeez, thanks for the compliment 🙂 It is rather strange that Revell chose 1/32 over 1/48... Same with the BK-117. Unfortunately the military stuff tends to draw the most attention. The UH-72 does at least have some colourful options. Plenty of EC145's in the civilian as well as EMS role, but will it sell? Cheers, John
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