Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fieseler 103 (Re-IV) Bronco Model 1/35

Finally ! My last model: The Reichenber IV (Fieseler 103) from Bronco Model, 1/35. A nice model to build with a bit of scratch-building and some fun painting. The only annoying part was to remove the locating pins and make a new circular access panel on the left side of the fuselage.





Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Kawasaki ki-100 walkaround - Historical pictures


I plan to build the Hasegawa kit of the Ki-100 and I found pretty good (and rare !) historical pictures of the picture in the walkaround style. Enjoy !

 





























Monday, October 26, 2015

Yakovlev UT-1b (Mikro-Mir 1/48) - Part 5

Hi there,

It's been a while that I didn't updated you on this project which is more like a side-project for me.

Some work on the engine cowling:



 Undercarriage covers should be hollow, not full, so I used the original parts as masters and thermoformed them




Exhaust manifolds were corrected using brass and plastic card:


I removed the original and horribly thick anti-sliding bands by 0.3mm plastic strips. I chose the Shvetsov M-11 engine from Vector, a real beauty that requires quite a lot of work - especially when I had to repair a few rocker arms broken during delivery (Guys at Vector don't know the meaning of the term "customer-service" apparently...). I still need to had cables and other details on the engine.






See you in two years for the next update on this project.

Antoine

Friday, April 17, 2015

Supermarine Walrus walkaround

Some pics of the Supermarine Walrus displayed at the RAAF museum, Point Cook, Australia.