login   |    register
General Aircraft
Discuss the finer points of aviation modeling.
Hosted by Kevin Brant
1/144 Scale modeling
jimb
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: August 25, 2006
entire network: 2,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 256 Posts
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 03:37 PM UTC
Great job on the Mustang.

Jim
LowFiveJoe
Visit this Community
Virginia, United States
Member Since: April 28, 2015
entire network: 21 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:11 PM UTC
Hi All,

Just finished this P-51D as Bob Hoover's 'Ole Yeller.' Decals are from Draw Decals and I thought they were excellent! I'm still struggling with masking canopies; getting closer, but still not where I'd like to be.



jimb
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: August 25, 2006
entire network: 2,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 256 Posts
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 12:24 PM UTC
I recently picked up the Academy P-47D Thunderbolt; I'd like to get a set of those Platz decals.

Jim
JPTRR
Staff MemberManaging Editor
RAILROAD MODELING
#051
Visit this Community
Tennessee, United States
Member Since: December 21, 2002
entire network: 7,292 Posts
KitMaker Network: 768 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 01:43 PM UTC
Hi Bruce,

Aeroscale recently posted 2 1/144 reviews:

P-47D
https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=14236

UH-60J & U-125A Rescue Wings
https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=14238

Frigate
Visit this Community
West Virginia, United States
Member Since: April 22, 2006
entire network: 500 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 12:31 PM UTC
Gentlemen:
It has obviously been quite a while since I last posted. But I do manage to keep an eye out on the posts, and the 1/144th scale "toys" and decals !

I don't know if anyone has announced it ... but Caracal Decals has announced some Great 1/144th decals for us "Wee Builders". They will be doing the RAF C-130's with the special tail colors ... plus at least one sheet, possibly more , for the C-17's. Perhaps our time in the cycle has returned !

These sheets can be seen on the ARC forum under Caracal Decals ... these sheets are definitely getting me cranked up again !

So what do you all think ?
LowFiveJoe
Visit this Community
Virginia, United States
Member Since: April 28, 2015
entire network: 21 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
Ha, I just found this thread; didn't know it was here... Nice job on the 109 Jolly.

I've started work on a P-51 that will be done up as Bob Hoover's 'Ole Yeller. I'll be sure to post in here when I get some progress done.
jimb
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: August 25, 2006
entire network: 2,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 256 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:50 AM UTC
Nice looking Bf109. Nice details & weathering.

Jim
JollyRoger
Visit this Community
Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
Member Since: December 22, 2004
entire network: 1,227 Posts
KitMaker Network: 25 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:33 AM UTC
Ooops, seems like there is a problem with photo links. Ok, let's try this way.
JollyRoger
Visit this Community
Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
Member Since: December 22, 2004
entire network: 1,227 Posts
KitMaker Network: 25 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:22 AM UTC
Hi all, I've been a poor attendant lately but I felt I need to feel I am still building. Ok I admit this is from last May but still, I've built at least two 1/144s in 2018. This one won a 1st prize in the National Competition last year. Unfortunately I didn't take photos of the sistership which is Hans Phillip's bird of the same era. Kit is Sweet's F from Barbarossa box. Happy New Year everyone.



...hmmm, pitot tube looks invisible, but it is there.
jimb
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: August 25, 2006
entire network: 2,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 256 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 01:39 PM UTC
Here is my Trumpeter 1/144 scale North American USAF F-86F-30 Sabre. The markings are the 335th Fighter Intercept Squadron, Korea, 1953. The pilot figure is from OzMods. Guess I need a MiG-15 to go with it.







It's not perfect, but I like how it came out.

Jim
pbennett
Visit this Community
United Kingdom
Member Since: October 14, 2007
entire network: 280 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
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
Marudek
Visit this Community
Wojewodztwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Member Since: September 04, 2010
entire network: 42 Posts
KitMaker Network: 7 Posts
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
pbennett
Visit this Community
United Kingdom
Member Since: October 14, 2007
entire network: 280 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
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?
Marudek
Visit this Community
Wojewodztwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Member Since: September 04, 2010
entire network: 42 Posts
KitMaker Network: 7 Posts
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
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: August 25, 2006
entire network: 2,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 256 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 09:08 AM UTC
Amazing work, Peter. Absolutely amazing!

Jim
Willard79
Visit this Community
Wellington, New Zealand
Member Since: June 01, 2014
entire network: 189 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2 Posts
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.
Marudek
Visit this Community
Wojewodztwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Member Since: September 04, 2010
entire network: 42 Posts
KitMaker Network: 7 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 12:26 AM UTC
Thanks guys! Next one is Raiden with most things open
JClapp
#259
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Member Since: October 23, 2011
entire network: 2,219 Posts
KitMaker Network: 223 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 11:51 PM UTC
wow, nice little tiny parts!
nice dio!
Frigate
Visit this Community
West Virginia, United States
Member Since: April 22, 2006
entire network: 500 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
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
Marudek
Visit this Community
Wojewodztwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Member Since: September 04, 2010
entire network: 42 Posts
KitMaker Network: 7 Posts
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
pbhawkin
Visit this Community
New South Wales, Australia
Member Since: November 23, 2009
entire network: 175 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
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
jimb
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: August 25, 2006
entire network: 2,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 256 Posts
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
JClapp
#259
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Member Since: October 23, 2011
entire network: 2,219 Posts
KitMaker Network: 223 Posts
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
JPTRR
Staff MemberManaging Editor
RAILROAD MODELING
#051
Visit this Community
Tennessee, United States
Member Since: December 21, 2002
entire network: 7,292 Posts
KitMaker Network: 768 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 07:48 AM UTC
Peter,

Love those subjects! Excellent work!
JPTRR
Staff MemberManaging Editor
RAILROAD MODELING
#051
Visit this Community
Tennessee, United States
Member Since: December 21, 2002
entire network: 7,292 Posts
KitMaker Network: 768 Posts
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.