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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

Burmese Norseman


37 2 August 2021, 15:31
Robert Podkoński
Watching with interest, of course 🙂
2 August 2021, 15:41
Gordon Sørensen
Following, another classic Canadian-built aircraft!
2 August 2021, 16:14
John Thomas
Very nice
2 August 2021, 17:14
Mark K
Looking really good - watching too
2 August 2021, 17:36
2 August 2021, 18:16
Mirko Römer
Der Mann hat eine Schlagzahl... Alle Achtung ?
2 August 2021, 19:30
Bas Tonn
Following 😉
2 August 2021, 22:11
Alex K
2 August 2021, 23:46
Roland Sachsenhofer
I am pleased about your interest in this "small" project! The kit, like much of Matchbox of those days, is of quite high quality and good fitting accuracy.
3 August 2021, 07:26
Łukasz Gliński
But was it touched by the (in)famous Trench Digger? 😉
4 August 2021, 10:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
Not really, rather from an equally notorious hill-raiser: the raised structures on the surfaces are exaggerated and need to be trimmed back a bit.
6 August 2021, 07:57
Roland Sachsenhofer
A bit of colour play on the little Norseman: I'm planning a relatively weathered machine- but just in NMF. These are the preparations for it....
10 August 2021, 18:43
Oliver Zwiener
Matchbox - klasse Ding, damit hat wohl jeder einmal angefangen im Modellbau 🙂)
12 August 2021, 07:08
Roland Sachsenhofer
🙂 Wie wahr!
12 August 2021, 12:51
Roland Sachsenhofer
The modified NMF is now reasonably finished; next I will apply gloss clearcoat to prepare the whole for the decals.
13 August 2021, 12:09
Cristian Stieringer
Hello Roland, I must say that you always surprise me with the great and rare aircraft that you present here. especially rare models, the Norseman I like so far very well especially the natural metal surface looks very realistic.
14 August 2021, 20:05
Roland Sachsenhofer
Chrisrtian, thank you, I'm very pleased! The decals came up today 🙂
15 August 2021, 17:46
Roland Sachsenhofer
The decals are up! I will now selectively adjust the gloss level and then start "dirtying up".
16 August 2021, 12:17
Looks really nice, Roland 👍
16 August 2021, 18:38
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mate!
17 August 2021, 05:52
Roland Sachsenhofer
The Norseman has made it off the workbench, I would like to show you a few pictures of this beautifully shaped machine, better said: model! The Matchbox moulds are now really a bit outdated, the one or other compromise is unavoidable. But the biggest problem - the one with the windows - and the resulting extra work has been homemade and has nothing to do with the quality of the kit. I hope you like the pictures- and now off to new adventures!

PS: the decals show a machine that was also used in Burma as a tug for the Waco; the last two pictures indicate this.
19 August 2021, 08:39
Charming in bare metal and with the anti reflective black patch. 🙂
19 August 2021, 08:41
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you! Yes, it doesn't always have to be Glenn Miller's plane of destiny!
19 August 2021, 08:47
Daniel Klink
Very well done Roland! 👍
19 August 2021, 09:02
I agree with Daniel. 👍
19 August 2021, 09:46
Juergen Klinglhuber
19 August 2021, 11:50
Slavo Hazucha
Only well balanced and happy landings with yin yang wheels... 🙂

Great build in your signature style & photography - I´ve been away for a time, got to catch-up on all your productions in the meantime! 👍
19 August 2021, 12:52
Very nice job, Roland.
19 August 2021, 17:52
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hi mates, thank you all for the positive feedback. I'm glad you like it! Be sure, I feel motivated!
19 August 2021, 18:32
Christian Bruer
Wonderful work and finish Roland 👍
19 August 2021, 18:33
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you, these words are an impressive pleasure, especially from you, Christian!
19 August 2021, 18:35
Looks like an old work horse. Wonderful! 👍
19 August 2021, 19:03
Łukasz Gliński
That's dirty 👍
19 August 2021, 19:12
Gordon Sørensen
Another great looking finished kit, Roland. Good job on the windows!
19 August 2021, 21:54
Robert Podkoński
Fantastic effect (taking into account that it is a Matchbox kit). Chapeau bas, Roland!
20 August 2021, 04:03
Eelco Gregoire
20 August 2021, 08:53
Cristian Stieringer
Hi Roland I have to say I am really impressed with what you have done with the old kit. congratulations. did you polish the discs or replace them
20 August 2021, 13:58
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all mates for your interest and your highly motivating comments! Christian, all clear parts - except for the front glazing - were finally replaced with cut and fitted clear film. There was no way around it 🙂
21 August 2021, 18:57
DJ Tantrum
Beautiful work Roland!! Can you please describe the products you use to produce the realistic aluminum finish? As I recall you use a custom mix? Thank you again.
19 November 2021, 07:02
Dominik Weitzer
this is nice!
19 November 2021, 07:33
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your words! From picture 12 you can see the steps of the colouring: I used Gunze H 58 as primer, which I then partially covered with "Maskol". On top of this, I only used "White Aluminum" from Alclad as a metal tone. By rubbing off the dabbed on Maskol, the green primer was exposed again - and thus helped to make a weathered impression.
For those parts that should not be "silver dope", but should show NMF, like on the cowling, I added "Polished Aluminum" on top of the "White Aluminum". But only in very small doses, the "White Aluminum" remains dominant.
I am glad that you like it!
19 November 2021, 18:02


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1:72 Noorduyn Norseman IV/C-64 A (Matchbox 40150)

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