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Hajo L.

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  • Birthday 09/29/1975

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    Due to the current Photobucket-Disaster many of my pictures are offline. If interested, shoot me a message and I re-post the specific pictures on a different hoster.

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  1. Hajo L.

    1:350 USS Carl Vinson Project

    Well deserved! HAJO
  2. Hajo L.

    Italeri 1/720 USS Carl Vinson

    Very nice! I hope the transfer will go well without any damage to the model! HAJO
  3. No, I was using the Revell struts, since the Fujimi-struts are mounted on my HH-3A. I had to shorten the Revell struts by approx. 1 mm to sit straight with the Fujimi-sponons, which are bigger than the Revell-ones. I love your WIP, haven´t seen it before! As for your other sponson-problem: I have no idea if my Sea King will sit "right", since I haven´t glued on the wheels yet! HAJO
  4. Blast from the past! This old SH-3A was my very first model, must have been around 1985! I still have it in my parents attic and pictured it for this build. Back to 2018: The Revell landing gear fits good enough into the Fujimi-sponson: This is where I am at the moment: HAJO
  5. Just to give you guys some feedback I´ll throw in th epictures of my work so far. If you look close you will notice that the kit is the Westland Sea King of Revell, which got some treatment (and part form the Fujimi SH-3H) to look like a Sikorsky. I love how the instrument panel and console are looking. Those are simply the kits decals on the structured surface. Looks like real! As usually with helicopters, I put a layer of kleenex into the cabin, using some amount of white glue. Painted grey it gives the look of the typical isolation. Two operators have taken place and are already working hard:
  6. Thank you very much for your insights and stories! I think I will re-consider my plans and hang two torpedos on my Sea King. HAJO
  7. In this case I´m referring to an external tank for my SH-3H. The Fujimi-kit comes with them and I´d like to mount one just because I can. 😉 The Sea King will sport "Bicentennial"-decals as seen on the cover of this box here: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/167509-fujimi-7a28-sikorsky-sh-3h-sea-king HAJO
  8. Hajo L.

    Italeri 1/720 USS Carl Vinson

    Lovely! HAJO
  9. You´re experience and knowledge looks flawless to me and is very welcome, thanks a lot! Hope you get well soon, doesn´t sound like fun! Any advice on how to paint an external fuel tank? HAJO
  10. Another curious question: The Fujimi kit offers two slightly different types of torpedos: To me it looks like the two above have bigger rudders and a chute, while the two below have no chute. Any ideas? HAJO
  11. Hajo L.

    Italeri 1/720 USS Carl Vinson

    Very nice! What kind of situation will you model? Recovery? Launch? HAJO
  12. I´d like to show you guys my latest catch: The HFB-320 ECM Hansa Jet by Sova-M in 1/72. The HFB 320 is a mid-wing monoplane of conventional layout, with rear-mounted twin jet engines beneath a T-tail. Constructed entirely of metal, it has a 10-seat passenger cabin and retractable tricycle undercarriage. An unusual feature of the aircraft is its forward-swept wing, which is mid-mounted in the fuselage. This arrangement allows the main wing spar to pass through the fuselage behind the passenger cabin, allowing a longer cabin with more seats while maintaining adequate headroom in the small-diameter fuselage. The German Air Force had ordered 13 HFB 320s in 1963. As part of the evaluation of the type, two preproduction aircraft were delivered to the ErpSt 61 test wing at Oberpfaffenhoffen in 1966. This resulted in six aircraft being ordered for VIP use by the German Air Force. Production deliveries for use as VIP transports commenced in 1969. A further eight Hansa jets were purchased by the German Air Force for ECM training, these being delivered between August 1976 and April 1982. The German Air Force replaced its VIP Hansas with Canadair Challengers in 1987, but the ECM aircraft remained in service until 1994. (Wikipedia) I don´t have any previous experience with Sova-M from Ukraine, but it looks like the company already has some exoerience with short-run-series. This particular kit is also a short-run, limited to a production size of only 450 pieces, which forced me to order it from Hannants before it runs out of stock... 😉 At first glance very fine detail and a lot of parts = a lot of modelling fun! The instructions are quite clear and to the point on only a few pages. Sprue A: Fine and crisp details are prove that todays short-run kits usually don´t have to fear the competition with "big producers". Wings and their details: Sprue F is included twice, while sprue G contains the specific parts for the ECM-version. Antennas and other small parts in detail: Interior details and jet engines: Cockpit: Engine details, they will be improved by PE-parts that come with the kit: Besides clear parts and decals the kit includes PEs for grills and windshield wipers as well as masks for the clear parts. Looking good, literally! 😉 Not too much markings, but I´m ok with that! And the camo-scheme, which should leave no questions. Color codes are done according to the Humbrol-system. HAJO
  13. Hajo L.

    Italeri 1/720 USS Carl Vinson

    Very nice! Are you going to add a crew? HAJO
  14. Thanks, just found a picture! Don´t have the feeling that the US Navy used them a lot - the detail on that piece is also very bad... HAJO
  15. No answers yet concerning my external fuel tank...?!? Where is our ASW-community? Submerged? 😉 Another question: What is part B32? HAJO
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