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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  Wayne on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:07 am

    Nice job as always Brian.

    I was swimming in near comino last sunday and one of these flew right over us at high speed and at veeeery low altitude! I found myself cheering it on in a "WOOOOHOOO!!" fashion with my fist out of the water only to find out the rest of the swimmers looking at me as if I was mad or something Very Happy


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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  skyhigh on Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:33 pm

    Wayne wrote:Nice job as always Brian.

    I was swimming in near comino last sunday and one of these flew right over us at high speed and at veeeery low altitude! I found myself cheering it on in a "WOOOOHOOO!!" fashion with my fist out of the water only to find out the rest of the swimmers looking at me as if I was mad or something Very Happy



    cheers Laughing lol! that is called flying passion Wayne ... lol!

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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:35 pm

    Although i can't say i am enjoying this build, it is a very sweet aircraft and looks just great when in flight. It is very streamlined and with its twin engines, highly pointed spinners looks really fast and powerful. I have really come to like them, pity that the kit i am building is so terrible, it takes all the pleasure out of the build. But i don;t blame you for your reaction.

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    Post  slingshot392 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:08 am

    Great work on all of that Brian! Lots of little parts to scratch build. The jig for the propellers is pretty neat.

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:49 pm

    Work on the undercarriage finally done. the front wheel legs are totally scratchbuilt. The main legs are modified and detailed from the kit ones.





    Undercarriage doors next, then i will start masking the windows and painting.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:13 pm

    absolutely brilliant Brian.......coming on nicely...can't wait to see them finished.....a fine tribte to AFM...Smile
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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:19 pm

    Thanks Nann, by the way where on earth did you find that cool avatar?? I always thought that the Me262 looked like a shark and whoever did that artwork really merged the two nicely.

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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:42 pm

    Coming realy great Brian... cheers

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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:46 pm

    Here are both planes, complete, primed and ready for final inspection and maybe some touch up in case of scratches etc. Then off to the paint shop. You can now see the characteristic large radar/electronics fairing on the underside which characterizes our king air's. Nearing the end hopefully.





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    Post  Scirocco on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:11 pm

    Very impressive!

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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:27 am

    bellezza !
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    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:28 am

    More paint please!!

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:35 am

    Good morning Brian, Very Happy

    Prosit Habib - beautiful work. You are doig a very good job.

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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:20 pm

    Basic painting is done at long last. Sorry for the delay but i have not been doing any modeling for a long time and these small monsters took up a lot of my time.










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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:21 pm

    The real aircraft are brand new and kept in immaculate condition. I did not go with the usual shading and they might seem a bit too clean. But in reality that is the way they are. I did preshade the entire airframe but the effect is subtle and does not show up in the photos.

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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  Ray on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:36 pm

    Either or Brian, they are a fine tribute to your amazing modelling prowess & our AFM ALIKE cheers


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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:36 am

    Ray wrote:Either or Brian, they are a fine tribute to your amazing modelling prowess & our AFM ALIKE cheers


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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  slingshot392 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:26 am

    Great job on the paint job, in some ways, it's almost harder to do one of the modern military aircraft since they are so clean can any little thing in the model will just stand out, it's not like you can do any blending with weathering. Even doing a wash you have to be really careful as it can really stand out from the model is done too dark or too heavy. Just like when working on a car or motorcycle.

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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:27 am

    What colours did you end up using Bri?Idea

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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:46 am

    The colour for the underside and the anti glare anthracite grey were given to me by AFM and they are the actual paint used on the aircraft. I found an exact match for the darker grey using a humbrol paint. I will give you details of the RAL Numbers later.

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    Post  smallia on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:24 am


    Cant wait to see these finished to your usual exceptional standards

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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:31 pm

    Finally got some decals on these models. Decals are curtesy of Gordon. Still very basic yet. Lots of work to go.






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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  Ray on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:51 pm

    Looking spot on Brian Twisted Evil

    As I said they will be a Fitting Tribute I love you


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    Post  smallia on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:04 pm


    This looks interesting to say the least

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    Re: Beech King Air

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:12 pm

    Heq... it's one of ours uhx...good work Brian... cheers

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