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VG 33

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  1. 1/72 B-52 wing box fix

    I do not remember wher I read we have to cut the upper wing every 5cm to get the correct curve and not just around the wing box. So far I have built a -H stright from the box butfor the -G I will try the multiple cuts. Patrick
  2. Yak-130 'Mitten' - update 16/01/2018

    Hello I am starting the same kit next January and I am foolowing yours. Patrick
  3. Hello Here is my new finished kit with this 1/72 Special Hobby Nakajima Ki-43-III when used by the Armée de l'air (French Air Force) in Indochina between December 1945 and February 1946. The GC I/7 Provence stationed at Po Chen Tong near Phnom Penh when they used less than a dozen former Japanese Army Air Force Nakajima fighters. There were many accidents and after a couple of months they were replaced by Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, and this is another story. The kit is easy to assemble. For the very worn effect I painted first the kit with Alclad Duralumin. Next I applied with a piece of sponge some masking fluid before airbrushing the dark green. After one hour I peeled off the paint with the finger. I made the same for the yellow identification markings. I saw on the pictures that the metal blades of the propeller were in perfect conditions. The transfers came from two sheets on the subject by Printscale. I say two because the transfers are too thin and after the first I could see the mottle effect through the white and red transfers. Then I bought another sheet to put exactly a second layer of the same transfers. Patrick
  4. Mirage F-1/M53

    Could have been my 41st.
  5. Mirage F-1/M53

    Excellent details for this one-off. "As Patrick l'Arpete wrote..." Are you a connoisseur? Patrick
  6. Mirage F-1/M53

    Hi The Mirage F1 M53, actually with the Mirage 2000 engine, was the contender for the Century Market of some NATO fighters against the GD F-16. Belgium, The Netherlands, Norway and Denmark chose the F-16A/B. Patrick
  7. 1/72 Azur FRROM Northrop Delta 1A

    Thank you very much. Here is the other finished Delta in Spanish colours : and the common work in progress Patrick
  8. 1/72 Azur FRROM Northrop Delta 1A

    Hi It was not so easy especially with the side windows and the Karmann. But otherwise where would be the pleasure ? Patrick
  9. Hello As I told here is my second Northrop Delta. This time this is the Delta 1A of the TWA when used as a mail delivery aircraft. For that reason I did not put either the passenger seats or the window curtains. It could have been a weight saving measure. The main difference with my previous Delta is the engine. The Delta 1C was powered by a 9 cylinder radial Wright Cyclone SR1820 F3 engine. For the Delta 1C it was a 9 cylinder radial Pratt & Whitney Hornet engine. Patrick And now both Deltas compared
  10. Hello Here is the first of my couple of Northrop Delta. This one is the Delta 1C, c/n 7, EC-AGC from the Spanish Postal Airline (LAPE - Líneas Aéreas Postales Españolas ) in 1938. The work in progress is here : The TWA Delta 1A will soon follow. Patrick
  11. Hello As my Northrop Deltas are nearing completion I would like to start the 1/72 Northrop Gamma 2E in Chinese guise from the same brand, Azur FRROM. I am dubbious about the colour inside the cockpit as the instruction sheet says "Interior Green". In 1935 it is a little early I think. So if there is somebody here with an idea of the possible colour I would be delighted. Patrick
  12. A couple of Northrop Delta 1

    Hi More pictures and close to the end of these builds. Patrick
  13. A couple of Northrop Delta 1

    Hello Some updating with my Deltas. Patrick
  14. A couple of Northrop Delta 1

    Hello At least I am working again on these models. First the Spannish one with some red stripes and the Republican flag on the ruder : Second the TWA version that will be only natural metal finished : To be continued... Patrick