Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Yakovlev UT-1b (Mikro-Mir 1/48) - Part 6

After the Fieseler, I chose to come back to the build of the UT-1b and honestly I am feeling quite motivated.
I procrastinated the build of the undercarriage since I didn't know how to tackle the alignment of the different parts and was concerned about not having a pegged leg aircraft. I thought of different complicated solutions or creating a jig but never managed to convince myself. Anyway, I finally solved the issue by using my sole Mk1-eyeball and it worked !

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.