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iflytb20
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: DIY Aircraft models Reply with quote

Just wondering how many others have this as a hobby. Building aircraft models from the kit.

Presently i am working on a 1:72 Ju-88 from Revell

Some progress pics :





80% assembly and 40% painting completed. Hope ti finish it within 2-3 more days. Then i go on to another one - He-177
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried my hand it many a times and gave up due to very low success rate Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 7-8 yrs ago i had made 218 such models ,80% of them in 1:144 scale and those of fighter jets,

I completed all barring the painting as i sucked at that,

Unfortunately while shifting houses last April, they all broke as the movers put a heavy carton case over them which crushed almost all,

Needless to say i stick to readymade die casts after that

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:32 am    Post subject: Finished!!! Reply with quote

Oh Boy...I FINALLY managed to finish the model. But now i am wondering what has more green paint on it - the model or my hand Crying or Very sad



#1 Engine undergoing repairs Wink





I guess one thing is clear - my painting skills sucks Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankly, i'm amazed at the number of Hobbies you have. You are into Gaming (i'm told), FS, CFS, and this.....and what not. I thought pilots only Fly..Sleep..Fly..Sleep... Laughing

We have a Gem of a Member here! Hats Off, Captain.

About the Model: WOW. Any Links from where we can source these DIY Kits.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rutvij wrote:
Frankly, i'm amazed at the number of Hobbies you have. You are into Gaming (i'm told), FS, CFS, and this.....and what not. I thought pilots only Fly..Sleep..Fly..Sleep... Laughing

We have a Gem of a Member here! Hats Off, Captain.

About the Model: WOW. Any Links from where we can source these DIY Kits.


You missed Photography Wink

I do these to break the monotony of the usual "fly - sleep - fly" pattern. And other than green coloured hands, it is very rewarding.

These are few of the many manufacturers - Airfix, Hasegawa, Tamiya and Revell. Out of these Revell is the largest and Airfix one of the oldest.

The only problem i've faced is the lack of supplies - Tools, paints etc. So to some extent i had to well "substitute" the tools with the ones avbl here. Thankfully i found a source of paint in Bahrain Very Happy

PS : Tomorrow i will be starting my next build - An 1:72 Revell He177.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job - the a/c looks sweet - especially the lettering on the side has come out well...
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: He177 Reply with quote

This is my next build. Judging by its size and my lack of resources, earliest ETA for its completion is Mid-June Sad



Parts temporarily stuck together using tape to check fitting.


Size as compared to the Ju88

PS: Try to ignore the mess Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:42 am    Post subject: Ju 87 Stuka Reply with quote

My He177 project has been "temporarily" shelved due to lack of "certain" resources. So i have proceeded to my next build - An Junkers Ju87 "Stuka" Dive bomber.
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The cockpit section



How the cockpit section would look ONCE it is fitted inside the fuselage



Engine and cowling in position for a test fitting session
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi iflytb20....firstly congrats for that stunning Ju you made! its brilliant!!!
well...I have made a few models out of kits ...here are pics of my favourite plane... a 1/72 Italeri F-4G Wild Weasel...unfortunately didnt have an airbrush then...anyways enjoy..Smile







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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder why my pics arent seen....could someone please help me with posting images here....
Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The JU88 looks good.
What about civil aircraft,any in the collection in terms of assembly kits.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ratmigs wrote:
Wonder why my pics arent seen....could someone please help me with posting images here....
Thanks


U'l require a min. of 5 Posts for posting [img] Codes / Links.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Here you go. Its a beauty Cool

PS: Do you have a airbrush now???
PPS: If yes, where did you get it??? I am looking for one too Sad

@MEL bhai
Nope, no civil aircraft yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ratmigs wrote:




Guess, this is the no.2! Another WOW. Super Detailing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Very Happy ...
Well...i have an airbrush now and its a revelation!..a cousin of mine had a spare one...i believe he bought it many years ago from Indian hobby center...however I havent been using it much for the lack of time to build models...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Besides the Airbrush ...one would need a compressor...I didnt have one until I started using an improvised medical nebuliser...works just fine for me...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@MEL: I have one Civil aircraft...A Revell 1:144 A319 kit I found at a Crossword outlet not long ago...It was my first airliner ...so built it straight out of the box
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here s a pic of my A319 in BA s colors....
Hope it shows now Smile




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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ratmigs wrote:
Here s a pic of my A319 in BA s colors....
Hope it shows now Smile




Link you posted:
[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/3636763957_70a16b9370.jpg?v=0[/img]

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Everything without the ?v=0


Just Awesome. Looks much more satisfying than buying Scale Models off the shelf.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The A319 looks sweet Cool

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The Ju87 is 95% assembled and 80% finished. Only thing left is to attach one more bomb, touch up the paint and of course apply all the markings. Hope to finish it by tomorrow.



Side view.



Underside view with my pathetic attempt at weathering it.



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I'll say it againg...my painting skills sucks Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:55 am    Post subject: Finished...Finally!!!! Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great pics you all.

Raj....Kind of enjoy the backdrop too,The paint box & Purified bottle of water. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vickers Wellington

All Day Rain + No Flights + Me bored = This Wink









My work area can be seen in the background - a mess as usual



My other pending projects - An F15 and a Mig31. Both are being built for others. The Wellington is going to be up for adoption soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Fw200 Condor Reply with quote








The various parts which make up the engine
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long time since i posted in this thread. As military aircraft is not interesting many people, i will post only my civil aircraft project here Smile

BA B737-200 in 1/144 scale

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is quite a commendable hobby - must take tons of patience!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nimish wrote:
This is quite a commendable hobby - must take tons of patience!


Keeps me from going insane with all the stuff at work Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First post in this thread in more than a year Razz

Lufthansa Super Connie


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ Amazing stuff!
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