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1/144 Scale modeling
pbennett
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
Peter,

Yes, I've seen that photo before ... fascinating little scene, and well executed. My idea though is to create a much larger scene ... the focal point, an SU-27 Flanker being taxied across the grass in preparation for take-off; and in the background, various other aircraft (Hawker Hurricane, A6M Zero, Apache helicopter, P51 Mustang, F14 Tomcat, NA Sabre, P40 Warhawk , etc ...) waiting for their turn to thrill the crowd.

Well that is the plan ... just when I get round to actually doing it is another matter, as I've got so many projects on the go!

Paul
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 09:22 AM UTC
Hi, that sounds like a great idea. I never tried to mix scales but imagine your project would look simillar to this:

https://abload.de/img/boaeh1.jpg5au4h.jpg
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 09:13 AM UTC
Having recently acquired a selection of 1/144-scale aircraft (a combination of single prop, jets and helicopters), I am planning to incorporate these in a diorama alongside some 1/35-scale figures. Yes, an odd mix ... actually, the scene will depict a gathering of RC aircraft enthusiasts. The scale comparison is perfect to represent 1/4-scale aircraft (quite a common scale for RC aircraft), and this scenario will give the opportunity to include aircraft from various eras and nationalities.
Has anyone else tackled a similar idea?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 09:52 PM UTC
Hi guys!

Here's a model I've recently built. Meet the Fokker namely Valom 1:144 Fokker D.VII





My own additions are:
- propeller hub
- radiator cover
- engine and exhaust
- maxhine guns
- cockpit interior
- mirror
- boarding step and tail hand-grips
- elevator and rudder steering cables (made of copper wire)
- tail struts and rigging made of Infini rigging thread.
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 09:08 AM UTC
Amazing work, Peter. Absolutely amazing!

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
Peter, that is amazing detail for that scale(or any scale tbh).
I take my hat off to you.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 12:26 AM UTC
Thanks guys! Next one is Raiden with most things open
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 11:51 PM UTC
wow, nice little tiny parts!
nice dio!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 10:19 PM UTC
Marudek,
That is a tremendous piece of work ... just OUTSTANDING !!! Keep up the great work.

Keep building, Bruce
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 05:05 PM UTC
Hi,

I'd like to show you my latest 144 model. It's a Spitfire










I used Eduard model kit, Brengun PE detail set, Master gun barrels and some of my own upgrades like resin flaps, separate control surpaces, gun and ammo bays, engine and angine bay (the engine was 3D printed but the rest is traditional scratch just copied with resin). These are the resin and vacu pieces I made:







Best regards,
Marudek
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 03:51 AM UTC
I thought I would post this here as well.
For people wanting to also join Martin's kampfgruppe144 forum (http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/index.php )
You have to email Martin at ironbridge@gmail.com to allow you posting rights.
The forum software needs to be updated after a crash last year and so new members have to be allowed in.

regards
Peter
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 05:09 PM UTC
Thanks, Jonathan. I knew about Ozmods' pilots, but he wants a $15 minimum order & it's something like $50 in shipping to the US. I did find them through BNA Model World, and they only wanted $3 in shipping to the US. I think I'm going to go that route.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 02:53 PM UTC

Quoted Text

It's a starting point. I'll see if I can track one down.

Jim


Ozmods sell some 144 scale pilots

some available on that auction site
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 07:48 AM UTC
Peter,

Love those subjects! Excellent work!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 07:47 AM UTC
Marc,

If I didn't know what thread this was, I would think that MiG is much bigger.
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 06:48 AM UTC
It's a starting point. I'll see if I can track one down.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 06:42 AM UTC
Jim,
I don't have the 262 kit, but do have the F-86, and it does not have a pilot figure included.

But if I remember correctly, Preiser atone time made a small box of 1/144 modern German Air Force. While not exact, they might get you started.

Bruce
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 06:25 AM UTC
Peter, very interesting builds. Those are some unique aircraft.

Question time: does anyone know if the Trumpeter 1/144 F-86-30 & Me262 kits come with pilot figures?

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 03:55 AM UTC
Anigrand 'bonus' kit of Flettner 265:
pbhawkin
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 03:54 AM UTC
Anigrand 'bonus' kit of the Focke Angelis Fa225.
An attempt to make a more pin point landing for the 10 assault troops. Cancelled due to slower speed and therefore increased vulnerability to ground fire.
pbhawkin
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 03:51 AM UTC
a FoxOne Bachem B349 Natter built as the M23 which was the first and only manned flight on 1 March 1945. Unfortunately the test pilot was killed when the improperly locked canopy came off in take-off.



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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:45 PM UTC
Magnus, Jelger... Thanks guys, glad you like it.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 07:38 PM UTC
Very nice work on the Mig-21. I especially like the painted inside of the canopy. I have a Hangar Queen Mig-21 1/144 and mine will on display with an open canopy as well. If it looks half as good as yours, i will be very happy!



Jelger
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 06:35 PM UTC
Marc! I think you've done a great job on that MiG! I've done four of the Eduard 21:s but no SMT, it looks cool with that humpback.

Regarding the looks in the photos: from my own experience I've learnt that 144 HAS to look a little bit like a caricature in photos in order to look good in real life at normal viewing distance. I think the MiG looks great!



Magnus
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 06:25 PM UTC
Steve, Bruce, James... Thanks a lot guys.

I just started a 1/72 T-33... OMG... the parts are freakin' HUGE