Following with interest. My daughter saw this aircraft in a documentary and wants to build it. She liked it being yellow and red.
The comparison of the new SH and KP kits is interesting. I think SH is better, but KP offers decals for more interesting decorations. Thanks for the input 👍.
Great work, Erik! The SF-260 is a great looking aircraft. Looking forward to following your progress.
I just made an overview of the several outfits I can give these planes
The first five are coming close to final
I really enjoy and admire your "variation-on-a-theme" multiple builds / collections (even using several different kits of the same subject), as in the case of your Fouga collection or the SF260 (one of the most graceful aircraft!). I wish you will also include the civilian example of photo 33 in your future SF260 builds... Keep up the good work! 👍
Thank you, Alex, and yes I will build the Belgian civilian one. I am actually working on home made decals for several Belgians and I found someone in the Netherlands who can print decals with white for a very reasonable price. Special Hobby announced a second kit of the SF 260 with the higher canopy. Unfortunately An other yellow one, so I will have to make more decals.
First kit finished
I just received the second Special Hobby kit 72433 of the Marchetti SF260 with the larger canopy. The difference in height is 0.7 mm
Still putting decals on ST-20 : many VERY TINY ones, and I misplaced some. Fortunately , I bought several kits, so I can finish it
April 28, 2021
Special Hobby 1:72
SH72433 2021* | Veränderte Bauteile
April 21, 2021
March 18, 2021
Cool eggbuster, Hm egg-dambuster
very well done! Great Light effect...
Very nice 👍
Who you gonna call? Dambusters!
Another great job on this planet!
Nice! Especially the driven props! 🙂
The wings look better than the Crown kit lol
February 19, 2021
February 8, 2021
Freedom Model Kits
162704 2018 | Andere Abziehbilder
Different,thought out and eggcellent.
I love it!
Looks angry, looks great! 😄
This bird will surely demoralize its enemies in a dogfight.
Whahaha, great fun!!
Love it Erik!
😄 we need more models with goggle eyes 👍
January 13, 2021
It works good Erik
How's the Typhoon, is it any good?😉
Wow very impressive. Nice idea 👍.
The Hobby Boss is more basic but for me acceptable to be cut apart . The canopy is not good, but I bought a vacu replacement. The Academy is good , engine exhausts are to be improved, builds without problems , has the 3 blade and 4 blades propellers. The Airfix is more detailed, with open panels for the machine guns. Dies require some adjustements to fit the fuselage with the wings. Has only the 4 blade propeller.
Very ineresting and great progress already.. following👍
Excellent job Erik. Bravo
January 12, 2021
Yahu Models 1:48
YMA4839 2016 | Neue Bausatzform
January 8, 2021
This makes me feel better!
04121 1992 | Veränderte Verpackung
4121 1983 | Veränderte Verpackung
January 7, 2021
December 17, 2020
Gary, I found the pictures on :
Melsbroek airfield was built by the German shortly after the occupation of Belgium, and captured by the Allies in 1944. Several squadrons operated from this airfield known as B58
Some "equipment" for the hangar: ladders, jigs, a trolley, a tank with oil, a damaged Typhoon propeller, left behind by the previous squadrons, a lookalike compressor, a rack with spare parts for the Mitchell. All my own imagination, but inspired by the pictures.
Pic #36 looks very authentic 👍
backside is complete, total width is 56 cm
Erik it s looking very good
December 12, 2020
December 11, 2020
Special Hobby 1:72
SH 72418 2020 | Neue Bausatzform
Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) 1:72
KPM0212 2020 | Andere Abziehbilder
Daco Products 1:72
September 15, 2020
September 9, 2020
A03302 2012 | Veränderte Verpackung Mehrfachthemen (2)
Eagle Editions 1:72
EagleCals EC72-25 (EC#25)
September 1, 2020
A06018 2019 | Andere Abziehbilder
mPLANE-002 2015 | Neue Bausatzform
August 13, 2020
June 24, 2020
A03306 2010 | Neue Bausatzform
CMK (Czech Master Kits) 1:72
7295 201x | Neue Bausatzform
June 4, 2020
Hi Erik. Great stuff. You're still working your way down the African continent I see. Cant wait for that Katanganese Fouga to appear one day.
Me too (re the Katangese - BTW, definitely no Zumbach connection there, he arrived in Katanga later). For the time being, thumbs up 👍 👍 to Eric for the Gabonese example, nice one!
To be honest Gary & Alek, the Katangese is not on my priority list, first because I do not have the decals for it (yet), and secondly there are more interesting African paint schemes like Togo and Uganda. But thanks for following. It goes slowly , as there are several tiny bits and decals to be added before the model is reasonably complete. Still 6 kits in my stash.
Fair enough - and the more less-known Fouga operators covered the better!
Hi Erik, it's all good- I'm just loving the journey 👍
May 29, 2020