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May 31, 2021
Thanks for the likes, mates!
May 30, 2021
May 22, 2021
Top small scale build!
That's so nice, thanks everyone, also for the many likes! Crew added, not sure about the dio (tree is not ready yet), more dirt!
That´s one beautiful Leo 2 you got there 👍
Thank you Tom!
@Patrick: As long as it's monochrome, it's pretty simple airbrushing without masks. Endlevel is doing it on digital camo! 😅 Glad you like it, thanks!
Hey, it's Canadian, give it der Tannenbaum 😉
May 14, 2021
Really nice photographs. Thanks for sharing! 👍
Thanks Björn! Pictures were taken with a mobile phone, which were not as perfect like today.
#129 - it's the Halifax, isn't it? Thx for sharing 👍
Yes, it is. I'm really curious about visiting RAF Musuem Cosford one day, seeing a TSR2 ...
You're still ahead of me, I managed only to visit Duxford. Cosford and Hendon are still on the list.
1:1, never been to Duxford. At least I bought a dozen of original TSR.2 screws in Hendon. They'll be incorporated as weight in my long-range-shelf-flying Airfix model - one day 🙂
Thanks for sharing! I'd love to know the story behind the aircraft in pic #128. The engine covers have the logo of the company "Square-D" which makes circuit boxes and other home electric wiring products here in the US.
Tail of a 100 ARW Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker, AF Ser. No. 58-0100, displaying the crest of RAF Mildenhall and the historic "Square D" badge as used by the unit on B-17 aircraft during World War II
Seen again Bevekom/Beauvechain Air Show in 2010, flown by Lt. Col. Jennifer Crossman, see last pic attached.
Glad you like it, thanks!
Cool 👍 Thx for sharing
May 9, 2021
May 4, 2021
Nice build of thos rarely seen scale here on SCM 👍
Thanks, it's for a member of our modelling club, who is more into civil organisations' vehicles in 1/87. The kit is a mixed affair, horrible clear parts, details for early Huey variants but on the other hand it has frontscreen wipers and a lovely rotor setup. It needed some minor modifications to represent a late Luftwaffe variant. It's far off from being perfect but it was good fun. 🚁
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Nice progress, is the kit really that bad?
Thanks Łukasz, the kit isn't bad at all, but requires a good amount of sanding and filler. Some details aren't present, e.g. the chaff/flare dispenser and the ecr gondolas for the darker version. But for the grey/light blue version all parts are included. Not for beginners, but feasable.
you coming closer to finishing line - nice progress 👍
Nice job 👍
Thanks for the nice comment!
April 18, 2021
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April 11, 2021
Almost done. Deserves better pics at daylight. Dirt or no dirt...
The FN MAG C6 was borrowed from Dragon's Challenger II kit, the mount is scratch built.
I did shoot that thing, but for the most just dragging it around for infantry tactics 😂😜
Some get new tanks, others new boots...
Sandhares we call them 🐰
March 31, 2021
Many thanks, Mirko, but don't worry, I have the decal sheet 🙂👍
Oh, i missed this one. Great job, beautiful dio 👍
VERY COOL! Yet another inspiring build. Nice to see a camo Vigilante 👌
Thanks Neil, very appreciated!
March 29, 2021
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March 7, 2021
Thanks mates, glad you like it!
Very nice result. Good job. Congrats!
Thanks for your nice comment!
Great model! My jaw just dropped on the floor!
Thanks, that's very kind, hope your fine again!
February 24, 2021
Not as bad as I read in some reviews. Yeah, part arrangement on the sprues could be better and instructions are no easy literature, in the end things come along well. Careful checking of part numbers and alignment during the build should be taken some more care of than usual. The container and cabin floor fit nicely then. No big deal and no Revell or Zvezda kit. But the result should be fine anyway.
Black base coat and Gelboliv base colour sprayed. The cabin won't fit, if you don't leave it open on one side.
Thank you Joshua! I somehow ruined the right cabin window, so I was forced to make a new one. This time half lowered and made out of two different pieces with a black demarcation between, which the kit doesn't have oob. The side indicators just in front of the doors were removed for this canadian version. For placing the big decal on the roof, I lifted the two rails and pushed the decal underneeth it.
The whole roof has to be turned a 180°, the instructions are wrong. I have seen this on other Unimog kits, too. For example in 1/87 scale, a good example for don't copy. Although I thinned down Mr. Color's Super Clear III UV Cut flat coat with 50% Mr. Color rapid thinner, it turned out extremely flat. Maybe a tad too much, next time I'll mix in some gloss.
I also changed the the rear number plate holder, shortened the fuel canisters for a better fit of the rear cabin, installed a hook underneeth the front bar and the two horns above it. Canadian decals are from JBot (with every single number for the number plaque...plate), the MLC load class signs are from Modellcollect's MAN. The oob red cross signs generally are too small, but I didn't have others and it's not too obvious. At last, the crew got some unhealthy drinks for free because they decorated the cabin so nicely.
Next are wipers, mirrors and blue warning lights. I'm really looking forward doing this because the pe-parts are some of the finest I have ever seen. I'm not sure about the rear cabin's window covers...
February 16, 2021
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December 6, 2020
Great Mirko 👍
Thanks, glad you like it! I added some more little details inside the canopy, installed the wire antenna and repaired the broken leg. Now on to the figures.
Excellent job Mirko.
Thanks Clifford, you're on a very promising path as well!
I got mine painted today.
December 5, 2020
Up to this point it was lots of filling, sanding and polishing. Brass tube inserts for the kit's closed exhausts. Some putty for building-up the small radome. Main rotor turns into the wrong direction, should turn anti-clockwise. Port lading gear rail needs bending. The clear parts are horrible. So don't expect to much...
Rotor: Sinkmarks filled. Blades not cut and turned around as pointed in the instructions - cut off the little knobs, installed new ones from styrene and warped the blades in the different direction. Painted and laid aside.
Very interesting, some reboxes have the radome included (e.g. Austrian Police set)
Interesting... Frontal clear part is not shiny in this kit?
It's not very transparent and is a far cry from a snug fit. Poor quality plastic combined with bad processing.
Thanks, Mirko 👍.
That is what I fear about this mockup. I have one from Revell (EC-135) and another from Heller (EC-145) and although the Revell one seems more detailed, it has always seemed to me that the front glass looks cloudy, making it difficult to see the interior details clearly.
November 30, 2020
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September 27, 2020
Animals attached. The squirrel's tail bush was made from an old paintbrush snipped into small pieces.
Tolles Diorama 🙂
Hallo Ruedi, Danke für die netten Worte! Das war ein laaanger Weg bis dahin für so einen Kleinlaster...
Nice little dio.👍
Ja das glaub ich dir aufs wort 🙂
September 16, 2020
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