Gary Kitchen Hi Erik. This is amazing, Just wow! I don't think I'd originally realised the whole 'fakery' aspect of the original. Are there any references you can point me to on the web for background history please?
Erik De Smet Actually , it is a problem : the axle of the little motors are so short that I cannot glue the propellers to it , but that they are fixed with some tacky paste. Still the power is such that the propellers will fly off the motor axle after half a minute or so; I solved this by let them turn in the wrong direction, as "pushers" . But you can't see that neither on the pictures as in reality.
Olivier Ah ha Erik, a nice Marine Fouga dedicated to me... You make me blush. Thanks a lot for the kind intention.
17. May, 20:33
Erik De Smet One more finished: Gabonese Presidential Guard: Valom kit modified with spares from Special Hobby, Max Decals, brown wash for tropical look.
3. June, 07:04
Gary Kitchen 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.
3. June, 17:38
Alex K 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!
3. June, 18:30
Erik De Smet 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.
4. June, 07:54
Alex K Fair enough - and the more less-known Fouga operators covered the better!
4. June, 10:07
Gary Kitchen Hi Erik, it's all good- I'm just loving the journey