Sunday, October 31, 2010

My (dangerous) tip for weathered propellers

Just want to share with you my tip for weathering propellers.

- First of all, paint your prop and coat it with Future/Klir


-Fit your prop on some dremel, be sure it is very tight


- Apply a bit of oil paint colors and add a lot of mineral spirit ( it has to be wet). Apply on prop and spinner.



- Push the button !! Dont forget to wear goggles and a mask: This can be DANGEROUS, dont hurt yourself ! And close the window, just in case you fly away rofl.gif


-If you are still alive and still on the ground, you can observe these rather realistic patterns



Enjoy, but remember: safety first !

cheers

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Grumman F9F Panther

The Grumman F9F Panther was an American carrier-based jet fighter widely used during the Korea war.
Here are some interesting pictures.

Note that these pictures do not belong to me; all commercial use must be done with the permission of the following museums: Grumman Memorial Park Calverton ( Long Island, New York, USA) and The Cradle of Aviation Museum (Garden City, Long Island, USA).



Canopy assembly

















Cockpit with radar scope





 


Detail of the F9F wing-folding mechanism

Mech dealing wiht the gun camera

Nose guns (4 x 20 mm)

Detail of the nose structure



 
F9F-8P recce Version