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  1. Turkey's best modeller.

  2. Hi all; Managed to finish about 4 months ago but pic.s could only be taken a couple of days ago by Ufuk Aydıner. Nearly out of box, only seatbelts and gun barrels are added. Except the serial numbers on tail fin and under the stabilizer, which are decal, all are masked and painted. I know that it is not perfect or may be even not good and that is why i would appreciate a lot who criticize it for my future projects. Best regards, Arkut
  3. At first i drew the camouflage on the paper that comes with the kit. Cut the paper and sticked them on the model. After a light spray of dark earth the borders appeared on the model. Then i painted with freehand. In a way i combined the oth technics. To be honest i do not use masking on my models but on this model i had to be very precise so i did use those papers. Just to make sure that the lines are passing at the exact places as they are on the pictures of this particular aircraft. For the weathering i used very thinned mix of red and smoke gray. Sprayed it with an airbrush. I have used Olympos SP-B. But you can use the Tamiya weathering pastels applying it with the thinnest of Micro Brush (white color) or damped #000 brush etc. (i had used this technic on my F-4 F that you can see on http://www.modelsitesi.com/galeri/arkut/f4f/index.htm) HTH And thanks a lot for the compliments. Arkut
  4. Hello; This is the Tamiya 1/48 kit depicted as TuAF plane flown between 1944 and 1948. They were from the Africa stocks so they got overhauled before handed over to TuAF. They received late type elevators. Two types of prop.s seen on TuAF Spit. Mk.Vb.s; De Havilland and Rotol. This one has D.H. one. Also covered and 5-spoked hubs were seen but i opted to use covered ones. I used Ultracast seat, barrels and wheels. Serial number has been done by my friend, Ufuk Aydıner. Photos were taken by him too. Any progressive critic is mostly appreciated. Please enjoy. Arkut
  5. I and my wife, we plan to make a visit to the NATS this year. The trip will take a little bit time, from Turkey first to NY then Virginia. I am also planning to bring some models (one of mine and some of my friends') just to have a part as modellers from Turkey. Hope to see you all there with good stuffs. Regards, Arkut
  6. Cruising at FL 348 at 22+ GMT something on course SANUR i saw two satellites circling around. They were appearing as two stars wandering along a path. At that moment i told the capntain that if i were a rich man i would settle the table to have a drink in the sky to enjoy the most beautiful scenes of the world. On the other hand i saw a few KC-135, C-17 and KC-10 at Bishkek, UAFM. Regards, Arkut B-737 First Officer
  7. May be all they had seen was that the wingfods were down. May be they had not checked if there were any safety pins or what so ever. And after take off as the speed grew up and up the lift made the wingfolds move up and then a inboard situation. AFAIK the wingfolds stand with 90 degrees to the wings but the photos show an angle more than that, may be as a result of lift produced by the aerofoil section of the wingfold which is a part of the wing. Best regards, Arkut
  8. Night time flights of TuAF F-4E; only the anticollision beacons and afterburners were visible :) And of course the sound... GOD, was i near to fall asleep hearing the lullaby :) Best regards,
  9. I need one point to be cleared. A-10 has elevators, rudders, flaps and ??? How does it roll? It seems to have parts as spoilers but what are they actually? I would appreciate a lot if someone would kindly explain it. With m best regards, Arkut yuksel
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