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Hajo L.

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  1. Here you can see my main modification: I want to give the aircraft some bigger engine and prolonged the nose cowling by 4mm. Putting the thing into shape: And after some more sanding and the installation of the front end: HAJO
  2. A quick google search brought only one hit that supports the move of weapons out of turkey: https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/us-moves-nuclear-weapons-from-turkey-to-romania/ All other articles just described the potential problem that could come with US nukes still in turkey. HAJO
  3. My next build will be a modification of the Airfix 1/72 Tucano prop trainer. I already did something similar years ago, but this time I will add some more constructive changes (not too many). Starting point is this: First stop: The cockpit! HAJO
  4. Next project: "Mega Tucano", a modfication of the 1/72 Tucano by Airfix, but better than a Super Tucano... 😉 HAJO
  5. At least Revell got some hold of Preiser figures, I was told that their line of pilot figures was a joint cooperation with Preiser. I think I have used so far at least 4 of their sets and still have 3 sets stored for later.... As for modern vehicles: I enjoy the list of things to come from asian producers like Modelcollect or others. I recently built the Modelcollect M1001 with Pershing and was VERY pleased with the quality of the parts. HAJO
  6. I accidently stumbled over this....: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=37387.0 Great, I think I will rob the stash at my parents home with all the sins I produced as a small boy and turn it into something similar! HAJO
  7. I think your vendor is not the problem, Preiser is! I entertained myself a couple of (already!) years ago by writing Preiser emails, asking for set 72544 (sitting modern GIs, I even know the # by heart!!), and always got the reply "next quarter of the year"! I even sent the follow-on-emails with a quote of my initial question and their answer... I also got the feedback by several of my shops and vendors in Germany that they don´t order anymore from Preiser, and instead just wait to some sets miracolously appear one day. Ordering things from Preiser seems like shouting against a wall, and with exactly the same result. I´m very disappointed about this policy as well, since I love their figures and use them very often for crews, passengers, gunners, and so on. The figures are also among the best you can get in this scale, and would most likely sell like sliced bread. However, for reasons unknown (and in contradiction to anything you´d thought to know about capitalism and the laws of a free market), Preiser seems to be perfectly fine with NOT delivering and selling goods people would love to pay money for. Hard to believe these folks are from Germany... HAJO
  8. Exactly my thoughts! Boooah, what an ugly pig! HAJO
  9. My "GrowLear" is ready for business, expect some electric sparks, followed by a Shrike anytime soon! Yeah, the last summers have been quite hot, even for german standards... Last few days fortunately have been a bit more relaxed... It was not easy to fit the stores under the wing, but I was able to squeaze them in: The old AGM-45 Shrike is mounted on one side: More pictures here in the WIP: HAJO
  10. Thank you, guys! Yes, that´s a Hansajet, a very fine model by Sova-M. I can really recommend it! HAJO
  11. Yeah, the last summers have been quite hot, even for german standards... Last few days fortunately have been a bit more relaxed... It was not easy to fit the stores under the wing, but I was able to squeaze them in: The old AGM-45 Shrike is mounted on one side: An ALQ-119 on the other side: And the whole perspective: "Porcupine"! Slick! The markings are very spare on this bird and show only a registration: Comparison with a LearJet 35: And a HansaJet HFB-320: HAJO
  12. Very cool, even reflective belts for the ground crews! HAJO
  13. Added the second grey, Revell 57: Summer has hit us now, we have over 34 degrees celsius over the day and the house is hot. When I put on the lights in the evening, bugs and flies come, because I have the doors open to get some cooler air... I don´t like these hot summers here, I was born at the coast... HAJO
  14. Thank you, guys! I was a pleasure to build, and I´m already working on the next project (the "GrowLear"), and have another one in the pipeline! HAJO
  15. Yeah, I´m one of the biggest fans of the Revell Pilots set! 😉 I´v applied the first coat of color, using Revells Grey 76: It looks very cool, but I think I will add another grey for a better camo-effect. HAJO
  16. Yeah! That´s why I like "what if", because it´s sometimes not that unrealistic at all! I just placed a bunch of antennas, and think the aircraft will most likely get the nickname "porcupine"! HAJO
  17. As promised, this is the latest idea: I´m modifying an Amodel Learjet 60 into an electronic warfare bird. This is the kit: As usually, starting with the cockpit: A decal represents the instruments. Crew from Revell: Slick and elegant lines! Short wings: And with full wings installed: I plan to mount some wing pylons, I hope they will fit: HAJO
  18. I had a creative moment on tuesday on my way home from work, when I thought about the next possible project. I remembered that I still have an Amodel LearJet 60 in 1/72 waiting in my stash. I was sure that I won´t do any of the "Air Ambulance"-versions of the kit, so I came up with the idea of doing an Electronic Warfare bird. Main features will include a lot of antennas, a nice tri-color camo with different greys, and - if there is enough room - some ALQ-pod on a pylon on one wing and an AGM-45 Shrike on the other. HAJO
  19. My F/A-16 is done! WIP and more pictures can be seen here: HAJO
  20. It´s done! I used the kits decals, only had to replace the "stars'n'bars" because they were pretty bright grey, nearly white. The load-out is pretty "dumb", but I ran out of Mavericks and therefor decided to hang CBUs and the GEPOD only. And with the aircraft that the F/A-16 was scheduled to replace...: HAJO
  21. Sounds pretty creative to me! HAJO
  22. Decals and weapons are placed! I used an old 30mm GEPOD from the Italeri F-15E - it barely fits under the belly! More pictures when I have a chance to take them outside. HAJO
  23. Added Gunship grey: And then all smaller things, like the canopy: A clear coat for the decal application: HAJO
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