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Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
27. May at 08:31:12 Share
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Jan Raska How is the fitting?
18. June at 17:31:21
Michael Franz This is all standard kit .... the fitting is "ok" .... some areas have some problems. Some parts have pins but no holes on the other side .... but all together is ok. And the details are fantastic!
21. June at 08:04:45
4. July at 09:28:53
Kerry Cox Michael. There are a whole heap of Blackhawk images I posted some time back that may be of help to you. Cheers. Sikorsky "Black Hawk' in close up. | Album by RedRoo
4. July at 09:34:25
Stephen The kit is fantastically detailed and well-designed in terms of its research... but I'm at the stage of joining the two fuselage parts together sandwiching the cabin, and no matter what I do there is a massive gap both on the top and bottom. The fit on the inside is perfect and snug, yet outside a huge gap of at least 2 to 3mm - it makes no sense!
@Michael Franz - did you encounter this issue also?
4. July at 12:54:12
Michael Franz Yes I had the same issue .... at the lower side or at the top side. I have decided to close the lower side correctly and leave the small gap on top ... pressing it together with some clamps until the glue was dry. The engine cover on top is hiding the gap then :)
4. July at 13:18:18
Bart Goesaert looking good, and a detailed kit. maybe some issues, but nothing that can't be overcome...
4. July at 15:03:46
Slavo Hazucha Lots of good stuff for the eye Following both your Black Hawks, Michael & Stephen, nice accidental (I guess...) group build :)
5. July at 08:04:08
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July 4, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 11, 2019
13. May at 08:49:21 Share
13. May at 10:58:36
Holger Kranich Ich wusste ja gar nicht, dass der Kit schon im Handel ist! Und nun sehe ich gerade, dass man ihn nirgendwo mehr bekommen kann. Ich sollte mich besser informieren. :D
13. May at 11:21:16
Michael Franz Jep...und bis auf die fehlenden Gurte auch ein echt guter Kit! :)
16. May at 11:10:22
Holger Kranich Kommt gut rüber, die Gerätschaft!
27. May at 08:25:17
11. June at 10:06:58
Rui S Beautifull model. Master work as allways
11. June at 19:41:32
4. July at 05:19:15
Chris Greathouse Beautiful weathering!
4. July at 05:48:33
Slavo Hazucha Very nice finish indeed! i love the way how the low visibility markings blend in into the darker grey higher up on the frame.

Also didn't know this thing could carry a pair of Sidewinders...
4. July at 06:04:27
Stephan Ryll Very nice work indeed
4. July at 06:21:20
Michael Franz Many thanks @ all! :)
4. July at 08:35:45
Neuling Very impressive painting and weathering!
4. July at 18:44:25
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Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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1:35
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Updated: July 4, 2019
29. April at 09:19:37 Share
Bart Goesaert Nice subject. How is the quality of the resin?
6. May at 13:57:27
Michael Franz It is ok - the quality is ok, but some parts are damaged or have the casting blocks at very bad positions .... but all together - it is ok :)
7. May at 06:18:41
Martin I look at it an see a painting nightmare. I'm looking forward to the finished model.
4. June at 09:59:29
Michael Franz Oh no worry about - still several parts are removable :)
4. June at 11:27:19
4. June at 11:36:01
Slavo Hazucha Reminds me of my wife & kids packing for a 2-day mini-break... ;) Good stuff, looking forward seeing it in color!
4. June at 13:04:30
Bart Goesaert Tank fully loaded... pretty impressive like this...
5. June at 14:43:57
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Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 4, 2019
28. May at 08:20:33 Share
Holger Kranich Na hier bin ich doch auch mit dabei!
7. June at 06:32:54
Bryn Crandell Interesting subject. Did you create the new sponsoons or are they an aftermarket product?
11. June at 12:33:27
Michael Franz I have made the 3D constructions of the sponsoons and printed it via shapeways ....
11. June at 14:58:42
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July 1, 2019

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
Lima 604 1:35
Lima 604
Masterpiece Models 1:35

by Michael Franz on Modellversium

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Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
T-130B 1:35
T-130B
Red Iron Models 1:35

by Michael Franz on Modellversium

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Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
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June 6, 2019

Michael Franz added the AMT 53 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck Coca - Cola in 1:25 to his wishlist
6. June at 09:18:45 Share

June 4, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 4, 2019
Project: SS NORMANDIE
1:350 SS Normandie Ocean Liner (Old Model Kits N/A)
20. March at 12:31:10 Share
Tim Cool. Looking forward to seeing this built. I bet not many people gave thus kit, and not many people makes civil ships. Good luck. Keep the photos coming.
23. March at 19:32:58
Michael Franz Many thanks. Will do :) It is a great ship - I love it. And the kit is fantastic as well!
26. March at 10:00:26
Thomas Bischoff I'm in! The Normandie was one of the most attractive liners!
8. April at 15:53:19
Michael Franz Oh yes she was .... and the shape of this kit does that too!
9. April at 07:04:52
Łukasz Gliński Wow! I don't think we're going to see many build of that set. Will follow
9. April at 18:38:29
Michael Franz Next step .... drilling a "few" holes .... portholes all around the hull.... only the cornered windows remain closed and will be black painted later .... all round windoes will be drilled open now ....
10. April at 06:42:21
Holger Kranich Thrill to drill. LOL :D I am in here! Ships are gorgeous!
10. April at 09:52:07
Michael Franz Too many holes to drill ..... still drilling .... :)
12. April at 07:15:09
Bart Goesaert Some sanding too on the hull... Ah, you know what they say, as long as you are doing this...
29. April at 12:27:21
Treehugger Looks like a beautiful ship. :) Never heard of it before though.
13. May at 09:25:38
D Zirkzee Seems like quite a job. She is on my list, to accompany my Lusitania, Titanic, Aida, QM2, QM1 and Mauretania. But a full resin kit... I'll be following your work here first ????
25. May at 07:56:35
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May 29, 2019

Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 30 images
1:35
In progress
1:35 CH-47D Chinook (Trumpeter 05105)1:35 CH-47D Chinook (Eduard BIG3250)6+
 
28. May at 08:16:35 Share
Michael Franz Transformation of Trumpeter's CH-47D to the monstrous MH-47G of the 160th SOAR "Night Stalkers". Floyd Werner provided me a few of the last parts he had available of his huge convertion kit (without fuel tanks, without radar pods, without several further small parts). All these missing parts will be created new.
28. May at 08:20:10
Nathan Dempsey Watching this one! I wish Werner would do this conversion in 1:48 scale.
28. May at 11:45:01
Clint Mecham Watching this one for sure!
28. May at 23:07:35
Michael Franz Many thanks - right now the prototype parts are at the printer. After that I will adjust it to the fuselage and add all the details .... then trying to make molds for resin casting of the three big parts.... :)
29. May at 12:57:32
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May 28, 2019

Michael Franz added the Werner's Wings MH-47 Super Conversion (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 MH-47 Super Conversion (Werner's Wings 35-09)
 
MH-47 Super Conversion
Werner's Wings 1:35
35-09
2013 | New tool
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28. May at 08:18:13 Share
Michael Franz added the Live Resin M240 on CH-47 cargo ramp mount (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M240 on CH-47 cargo ramp mount (Live Resin LRE-35168)
 
M240 on CH-47 cargo ramp mount
Live Resin 1:35
LRE-35168
2013 | New tool
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28. May at 08:17:50 Share
Michael Franz added the Live Resin M240 on CH-47 window mount (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M240 on CH-47 window mount (Live Resin LRE-35167)
 
M240 on CH-47 window mount
Live Resin 1:35
LRE-35167
2013 | New tool
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May 27, 2019

Michael Franz added the Kitty Hawk MH-60L Blackhawk (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 MH-60L Blackhawk (Kitty Hawk KH50005)
 
MH-60L Blackhawk
Kitty Hawk 1:35
KH50005
2019 | New tool
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27. May at 08:30:24 Share
Michael Franz added a new project.
1:35
In progress
1:35 MH-60L Blackhawk (Kitty Hawk KH50005)
 
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May 20, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
22 images
1:32
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Updated: May 20, 2019
Project: Horten HO-229
1:32 Horten Ho 229 (Zoukei-Mura SWS No.08)
6. May at 10:47:57 Share
Kerry Cox It will be interesting how you portray your 229.
Painted or war worn. ?
Happy times ahead. :)
6. May at 11:44:46
Nigel Beautiful work thus far, Micheal.
I guess, from this level of internal detail, that you're thinking of the skeletal look?
6. May at 12:14:08
Soeren . Fantastic work Michael!
6. May at 12:23:36
Michael Franz Many thanks - yes, it will remain stripped down (partly) :)
7. May at 06:19:02
Alec K Fantastic work again Micha
9. May at 12:37:41
Slavo Hazucha Wow, that wood* looks super-impressive! Respect, pic 15 could go straight to the front page of an IKEA sales folder!!! ;) Actually, it´s all great, not just the wood - really looking forward to the next steps, top!

*term "wood" intended here as a general expression for the actual wood-type material the Ho229 was made of, excuse my lack of detail knowledge...
16. May at 12:00:31
Michael Franz Many thanks. Beige base color and different kind of oils used for the wood. I am no fan of the wood decals... don't like that ... :)
16. May at 12:12:52
Nigel I agree with Slavo, that wood effect is top!

But it looks less plastic that the stuff in the IKEA catalogue! ;)
16. May at 12:17:46
Hans Robben Very nice, would be a shame to cover all that work.
16. May at 12:24:36
Stephan Ryll Very nice progress
16. May at 15:23:52
Michael Franz Oh most of it won't be covered .... mostly will remain open :)
20. May at 11:31:08
Roger Trewenack I like your approach to the HO-229 - must get re-started on mine that stalled too long ago!! Hopefully retiring next month will help - I'll keep watching!!
20. May at 13:50:21
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Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
31 images
1:35
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Updated: May 20, 2019
6. May at 10:49:18 Share
Holger Kranich Der ist echt schön geworden.
16. May at 11:29:16
Slavo Hazucha Cute little thing, nicely done Looks good in the dark finish!
16. May at 11:52:14
Michael Franz Many thanks! - Danke :)
16. May at 12:13:08
Treehugger Interesting choice with the seemingly large rocket pod.
16. May at 12:24:32
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May 17, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
23 images
1:35
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Updated: May 16, 2019
18. April at 11:09:59 Share
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David Funke I found it at shadow-hobby!
21. April at 16:58:27
Michael Franz Yes - it is shadow-hobby.... looks great and much better than the rubber parts of the kit! :)
29. April at 09:16:31
Treehugger I can't find that aftermarket product when I tried looking for it. What is the url for that website selling these?
16. May at 12:27:06
David Funke https://shadowhobby.com/contact.html send an email, the product is not shown on the website.
17. May at 05:27:19
Treehugger Thank you!
17. May at 06:59:30
Slavo Hazucha I am not a connoisseur of construction vehicles, but I just cannot ignore the potential play-value this thing would open up for me & my 7-year old son! ;) Very nicely made model of a really interesting machine!
17. May at 14:04:47
Treehugger Probably better with a metal toy, but I guess if you can build the plastic kit together with your kid then that would be fun as well.
17. May at 15:02:40
Slavo Hazucha I meant the real thing ;)
17. May at 15:18:25
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May 13, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
4 images
1:35
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Updated: May 13, 2019
Project: Warynski K611
Scratchbuilt
13. May at 08:51:17 Share
Bart Goesaert Interested
13. May at 09:43:36
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Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 4 images
1:35
In progress
Scratchbuilt
 
13. May at 08:50:51 Share
Michael Franz added the Academy USMC AH-1Z (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 USMC AH-1Z (Academy 12127)
 
USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"
Academy 1:35
12127
2019 | New tool
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Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 27 images
1:35
Completed
1:35 USMC AH-1Z (Academy 12127)
 
13. May at 08:48:55 Share
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 13, 2019
13. February at 10:46:50 Share
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Stephan Ryll Very nice progress
8. April at 16:43:02
Michael Phillips Wow, this is COOL! That camo is really sweet looking and the whole model already looks pretty awesome. Gotta follow this!
8. April at 19:38:36
Michael Franz Many thanks! Some small details need to be painted now, the engine.... then the decals could follow ...
9. April at 07:04:21
Holger Kranich Hey Michael, thats a very inspiring build. Although the light grey looks too prominent to me, but in the end it is awesome!
8. May at 13:46:00
David Taylor did you use the MK41 conversion set,looks good.
8. May at 14:35:18
Ronan Very nice Sea King
8. May at 14:43:08
Florian H. Schönes Modell, leider ein paar kleine Fehler, aber ansonsten echt Top
8. May at 14:55:59
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May 8, 2019

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
8. May at 13:44:16 Share
Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
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Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
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May 7, 2019

Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 31 images
1:35
Completed
1:35 AH-6J/MH-6J Little Bird Nightstalkers (Kitty Hawk KH50003)
 
6. May at 10:48:46 Share
Konrad Limmer Very cool Michael! Following this one!
How is the kit? Is it worth the investment??
6. May at 10:57:38
Jan Raska Looking great!! Following :)
6. May at 11:44:19
7. May at 05:22:05
Michael Franz Many thanks for your interest. Yes, the kit is great - many details. Many small stuff and some photo etched parts which are great updates. Yes, it is worth the invstment (which is not so high)
7. May at 06:18:07
Konrad Limmer Thanks a lot Michael! That sounds good :)!
7. May at 08:09:21
Bryn Crandell Keeping an eye on this one.
7. May at 20:53:51
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May 6, 2019

Michael Franz added the Kitty Hawk AH-6J/MH-6J Little Bird Nightstalkers (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 AH-6J/MH-6J Little Bird Nightstalkers (Kitty Hawk KH50003)
 
AH-6J/MH-6J Little Bird Nightstalkers
Kitty Hawk 1:35
KH50003
2017 | New tool
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Michael Franz added the Zoukei-Mura Horten Ho 229 (1:32) to his stash.
1:32 Horten Ho 229 (Zoukei-Mura SWS No.08)
Super Wing Series
Horten Ho 229
Zoukei-Mura 1:32
SWS No.08
2014 | New tool
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Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 22 images
1:32
Completed
1:32 Horten Ho 229 (Zoukei-Mura SWS No.08)
 
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