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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:06 pm

    Hi Guys, just started building two beech king air machines in 72nd scale. Not my style and not my scale but here goes. i want to present them to the air wing since we are building their hangar. the kits are total thrash and one hell of a job to get together. Their fit is terrible, they are nearly devoid of all detail and i see some difficult work ahead. Here is the box. Looks good, the surprise is inside.

    This is a photo of one of the real things. i will need to make a lot of modifications including the bulged oval windows at th rear of the plane and the most obvious job, the avionics an radar fairing, that huge black cover on the underside.





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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:23 am

    Now your talking Brian ... still they are interesting , and one of ours uh.... cheers

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    Post  iCocker on Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:01 am

    Prosit Brian, we should do some PR when ready if you do not mind? X'tahseb ...

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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:11 am

    No problem Ivan, keep following the slow progress on the forum then when they are done we will talk.

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    Post  Ray on Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:50 pm

    Good job Brian & yes thumbs up for the PR Twisted Evil

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:05 pm

    interessanti Brian.... Cool
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    Post  ascomt on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:21 pm

    Interesting subjects Brian.

    Very curious on how you'll transform these into real replicas of our AFM gems.

    Awguri and keep us updated please.

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    Post  Wayne on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:25 pm

    Nice project Brian, I'm sure you'll end up turning trash to gold cheers


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    Post  slingshot392 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:37 am

    These look like more of a challenge then you even described! There is almost nothing in the cockpit and absolutely nothing in the rest of the aircraft. These will definitely be a challenge.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:38 am

    NIce one Brian,

    Prosit habib. Not your type of aircraftand scale, but still doning a fine job as usual.

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:43 am

    To be totally honest with you, i prefer the bike, that is a total buzz and this weekend i did not even touch on the planes. It is such fun when you do something you don;t normally build.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:50 am

    Hi, Brian,

    From what I see the bike is coming up fine, but don't give up mate, the aircraft is turing into a very good model as well.

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    Post  Scirocco on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:12 pm

    Nice project Brian! What are you going to do for the decals? I have printed some for the AFM Bulldog and would like to add some more AFM planes to my collection, so if you require I will try to print out some sets for you and anyone at the club wanting a set.

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:44 am

    To be totally honest, i do not know, i was going to worry about that when i got to it but i have seen your bulldog and would love it if you could make some for me. I had already looked for some and the closest i got was French decals where the central round spot is missing. Then i would have to paint in the george cross. But now as the mafia guys would put it, you are making me an offer i cannot refuse. So tell me what i owe you and thanks again.

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    Post  Scirocco on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:24 pm

    Brian,
    Do you know the diameter of the roundels, and if you have a photo that we can use to measure the diameter of the white part as the red ring seems to be of a smaller ratio to the white than those of the Bulldog. If we can get someone to photograph for use the markings including any stencilling and the serial numbers in close up it would be much easier to make a correct set.

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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:17 pm

    Try this shot...


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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:24 pm

    as you can see not all the aircraft insignia are the same size.....


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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:25 pm

    Here is a close up, but I dont which aircraft......


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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:33 pm

    And these are the latest...
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Roundel_of_Malta.svg

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    Post  Ray on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:01 am

    Marco, I think that they are the same size, but are located/painted at different positions on the helicopters. Evil or Very Mad Sad

    The one in the background is more centered then the one in the foreground. Twisted Evil Suspect

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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:16 am

    Give me a chance and i will measure the roundels on the real things. I am around these beauties once a week and it should be no problem to measure them. I will let you know as soon as I've done this, probably tomorrow week since we are not meeting this week....Unless i go there before!

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    Post  Scirocco on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:55 am

    If you have permission, it would be nice to have a full frame photo of the roundels, serials and any other markings.

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    Post  Ray on Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:41 pm

    That would be great Brian as you would be testing my eyesight against Marco's lol!

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:08 pm

    Ray wrote:That would be great Brian as you would be testing my eyesight against Marco's lol!


    Ok Ok ..yesterday at the club meeting ,I talked with our AFM Colonel Harold Stivala...and he told me that only the fuselage roundel is different and it's painted on ,and not a normal sticker...because there is some detail that cannot use the normal sticker...

    so it's not the normal size , but even the wing looks the same size .. cheers...

    This is officially from headquarters.... cheers




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    Post  Ray on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:26 pm

    MY HUMBLE APOLOGIES Dear Marco as I thought you were refering ONLY to the helicopter roundels & this is evident since I ONLY mentioned the heli photo pale Embarassed I love you

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