Jump to content
ARC Discussion Forums

Glynn Jacobs

Possible new topics?

Recommended Posts

Yes, Johan Ragay is an acknowledged expert on the Kaman HH-43 series.  There is also an excellent book by Wayne Mutza on the H-43 published by Schiffer ( I own a copy) that pretty much covers it all.  Lastly, I worked with Kaman Helicopters and Johan when compiling the HOK/HTK/HUK/H-43 entries for the Helis.com database.   All excellent resources. R/ Dutch

P.S. [ I have not entered in the c/n - serial numbers for all the HOK/HTK/HUK/H-43 airframes from my research into the Helis.com database yet.  I will try to do so in the coming months. Hmm, which hobby will I work on today?]

 

Mutza.jpg.20ab22258c83d2044d7445ca5aefae08.jpg

 

Edited by Dutch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kursad, any chance of scaling CD72038: Beriev Be-12 Chaika down to 1:144 scale for the AModel series of Be-12 kits?  The kit decals are notoriously bad.

 

For that matter, your three 1:72 C-54/R5D Skymaster decals could be scaled down to 1:144 as well.

Edited by Dutch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kursad, I know you already have a few sheets for B-52s, but I'd love to see a sheet of 1/72 B-52s in the Vietnam War. There are a variety of F, D, and G schemes from the war that are very interesting. Plus I know from experience that after purchasing some of the old Revell/Monogram kits, you open up the box to find the decals either missing or unuseable. I think this sheet would also be popular for use with all of modelcollects recent releases. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wondering out loud if it would be a good idea to produce some reworked sheets for the some of the Williams Bros. kits.  A few of the WB sheets leave the modeler to finish markings by painting, which can be a nightmare matching colors and masking (1/32 Wedell Williams, and Gee Bee Z).  A few of their kits could use some more options(1/72 C-46),  and then there's older sheets that tend to disintegrate when they hit water ( Northrup Gamma).  The WB kits are some of the coolest subjects, still fairly available, and most haven't been supplanted by newer molds from other companies.  They could just use some decal updates.

 

Rick L.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/19/2020 at 2:52 PM, Spruemeister said:

Wondering out loud if it would be a good idea to produce some reworked sheets for the some of the Williams Bros. kits.  A few of the WB sheets leave the modeler to finish markings by painting, which can be a nightmare matching colors and masking (1/32 Wedell Williams, and Gee Bee Z).  A few of their kits could use some more options(1/72 C-46),  and then there's older sheets that tend to disintegrate when they hit water ( Northrup Gamma).  The WB kits are some of the coolest subjects, still fairly available, and most haven't been supplanted by newer molds from other companies.  They could just use some decal updates.

 

Rick L.

I like the sound of that! I know that "Yellow Wings" did a F9C Sarrowhawk sheet that I scoffed up right away! Nice kits...REALLY old decals!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm surprised by the paucity of decals for the F2H-2 Banshee - in either scale. Even with the new 1/48 scale kit (yes, I know it's a dog for many of you), and the relatively new Sword and ProResin kits in 1/72 scale, we really don't have aftermarket decals out there. Are we waiting for a better 1/48 kit? Are we waiting for the "big" Banjo (F2H-3/4) in 1/48 (hopefully more correct) with its own host of markings - Canadian included - or don't we have enough interested modelers?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Spruemeister said:

Didn’t Furball issue a 1/48 sheet?  

 

Rick L. 

Yeppers.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/19/2020 at 2:52 PM, Spruemeister said:

Wondering out loud if it would be a good idea to produce some reworked sheets for the some of the Williams Bros. kits.  A few of the WB sheets leave the modeler to finish markings by painting, which can be a nightmare matching colors and masking (1/32 Wedell Williams, and Gee Bee Z).  A few of their kits could use some more options(1/72 C-46),  and then there's older sheets that tend to disintegrate when they hit water ( Northrup Gamma).  The WB kits are some of the coolest subjects, still fairly available, and most haven't been supplanted by newer molds from other companies.  They could just use some decal updates.

 

Rick L.

Yes!! The black outline on the Gee Bee R1/R2 paint scheme would be awesome !! 

Gee-Bee-Model-R2-3.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, Spruemeister said:

Didn’t Furball issue a 1/48 sheet?  

 

Rick L. 

Well then, I stand corrected!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you turn your attention back to the C-46 markings (72093), it would be nice to have markings for one or two WW2-era aircraft. It's surprising that the Commando has been so poorly served by the aftermarket community.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, thegoodsgt said:

When you turn your attention back to the C-46 markings (72093), it would be nice to have markings for one or two WW2-era aircraft. It's surprising that the Commando has been so poorly served by the aftermarket community.

 

I agree, but it looks like the brave folks who were flying over the Hump did not have much time or equipment to photograph their aircraft - whatever I could find in almost one and a half years of research is just a bunch of partial photos (nose art, but no serial number etc.) or really fuzzy images that do not show any of the details I need.

 

I am disappointed that I could not bring this project to completion yet, I just do not want to fill the sheet with well-documented postwar aircraft.

 

Edited by KursadA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, KursadA said:

I agree, but it looks like the brave folks who were flying over the Hump did not have much time or equipment to photograph their aircraft - whatever I could find in almost one and a half years of research is just a bunch of partial photos (nose art, but no serial number etc.) or really fuzzy images that do not show any of the details I need.

I had exactly that problem when building some CBI C-47's. I could only get a couple of partial confirmation shots--and I'm just trying to use decals!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jumping back to the Boeing T-38s, I would love to see either of theirs, or their CT-133s done in 1/48; I've photographed all four auite  few times, and they'd make for some neat variation on the shelf... All would need some minor detail updates and alterations, but nothing too crazy.

N38FT

25134006510_bbb04a23d3_c.jpgBoeing T-38 N38FT by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

N38TZ

22986627879_8c266f367b_c.jpgBoeing T-38 N38TZ by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

N109X

31628792692_e270d740a0_c.jpgBoeing CT-133 N109X by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

N416X - I caught this one in a couple different variations of its paintshcemes:

16896015010_e8a2f01771_c.jpgBoeing T-33 N416X by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

24508365213_994ddb3e71_c.jpgBoeing T-33 N416X by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

 

29217824850_403dc8e8c6_c.jpgBoeing CT-133 N416X by Josh Kaiser, on Flickr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Josh

Your Boeing chase plane photos are excellent! I agree, these would make great (and a little different) subjects for a T-38 decal sheet.

Have fun modeling

Mike

🍺

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Because the early airframes were colorful, how about a 1/72  "F-35, the early years" sheet?  In particular, the first example of each of the versions (AF-1, BF-1 and CF-1) had cool looking tail fins, and AF-1 even had 'racing stripes' on the wingtips!  The Kittyhawk 1/48 kits have those markings, but there aren't any for the 1/72 Academy, Hasegawa, and Orange kits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I cast a vote for "DarkVark" late service F-111E/F's in FS36118 scheme. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Niels said:

I cast a vote for "DarkVark" late service F-111E/F's in FS36118 scheme. 

 

+1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/31/2020 at 5:31 PM, Niels said:

I cast a vote for "DarkVark" late service F-111E/F's in FS36118 scheme. 

And F-111G at Cannon AFB.  (ex FB-111A)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or, perhaps a US Bicentennial sheet with multiple subjects.  Here is one candidate that has never been seen in decal form.

004.JPG.2676c09a7d173fd8140ebd5d8ebe0cae.JPG

TA-4J 154629 of H&MS-14 coded CN-000 @ late 1976.

Edited by Dutch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Dutch said:

And F-111G at Cannon AFB.  (ex FB-111A)

Thanks Dutch - forgot about the F-111G. I think there might have been some D's in FS36118 too? Hmm, need to google that one.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kursad, I know that this is a civil theme, but have you ever considered doing decals for the Boeing 367-80 "707" prototype in 1/144 (1/139) & 1/72?  Probably not a big seller, unless as a collector's item. Just curious on hearing your thoughts. K/r, Dutch

002.jpg.5d0dfc097f15a997a2ad80ddc218d0ff.jpg

001.JPG.53f3ff9534fef703763a9dbb9351f3a7.JPG

 

 

Edited by Dutch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or this later version.  I know that there is no model kit of this aircraft, but it could be modified from a Minicraft 1/144 KC-135A/E or AMT/ERTL/Heller/Italeri 1/72 KC-135A.

Boeing_Dash80.thumb.jpg.f2beab054284f4a68fe4190ecd32cf52.jpg

Edited by Dutch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And one more oldie, but a goodie! This is an F-89D, serial unknown.  All three squadrons were assigned to the 64th Air Defense Division from 1954-56NEAC stands for North East Air Command. The 59th FIS was stationed at Goose AB, Labrador, the 61st FIS at Ernest Harmon AB, Nefoundland, and the 74th FIS at Presque Isle AFB, Maine. This could be the 64th Air Defense Division Commander's aircraft, but more likely one of the NEAC team aircraft at a pre-William Tell USAF Air-to-Air Rocketry Competition circa 54-56 at Yuma AFB.  My best guess at crew names are: LT G. F. Kelley, LT W. J. George, & C/C J. A. McClure.  The yellow letters above the squadron tabs are most likely "64th ADD" for 64th Air Defense Division  Notice the "No STEP" warning above the pitot tube just above the engine intake.  I wonder how many times that got stepped on!  Enjoy. K/r, Dutch

001.JPG.c08cc679829952ff383d85c8bba37b4f.JPG

Edited by Dutch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...