Saturday, March 29, 2014

Aircraft of the Brazilian Air force Vol.1: Beechcraft D17S

Subject: Beechcraft D17S
Period of service: 1942 to 1960
Number of aircraft used: 51
Brazilian Air Force designation and serial number: UC-43 serial number 2736 to 2786

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kit review vol.13: Spaceship 2 and Whiteknight 2



Subject:
Spaceship 2 and Whiteknight 2
Scale:
1/144
Manufacturer:
Revell
Price
US$ 70,00
Description
Injection molded in whiteplastic.All panel lines are recessed. No internal detail for the spacecraft or carrier. May be displayed full assembled, with spacecraft separated from the carrier or on a display base in flight.
Comments
Great release from Revell of a revolutionary aircraft designed by the famous american engineer Burt Rutan. Detail is nice for the scale, decals were colorful and in perfect register. If you are a fan of space modeling, this is a must in your collection.





Saturday, March 22, 2014

Aircraft walkaround vol.35: Gloster Meteor F9/40


Subject: Gloster Meteor F9/40
Location: RAF Museum, Hendon, London, UK 2013
Comments: As precursors of the Gloster Meteor, the first jet fighter to see service with the Royal Air Force, the F9/40 prototypes manufactured by the Gloster Aircraft Company pioneered the application of jet propulsion to combat aircraft design in the United Kingdom.
Following his work on Britain's first jet research aircraft, the E28/39, Gloster Chief Designer, George Carter, submitted a design for a fighter aircraft powered by two jets to the Air Ministry in August 1940. Subsequently, a contract for the production of twelve F9/40s was placed on 7 February 1941, although only eight were actually built.This aircraft was the first F9/40 manufactured. However, due to engine problems with the early prototypes the fifth prototype became the first to fly on 5 March 1943. Employed in essential early airframe and engine development trials, the F9/40 fleet laid the groundwork for the introduction into RAF service of the Gloster Meteor fighter and represented a milestone in the use of jet engines by the British aircraft industry.




















Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kit review vol.12: U-Boot typ IX



Subject:
U-boot typ IX
Scale:
1/72
Manufacturer:
Revell
Price
US$ 200,00 with post
Description
Injection molded in grey plastic. Lots of raised and recessed details. Four pieces hull with fantastic detail. Markings for one boat (U-505).
Comments
This is another great release on the ever growing series of 1/72 scale submarines, specially from world war 2. Revell´s kit has lots of details. The hull now came in four pieces instead of the two we saw on the type 7 u-boat. This is a much larger submarine and the kit measures 106cm! Revell choose to model U-505, a late type IX, that was capture by the Americans. You will find instructions to build it as it was before or after the american capture. Now, with the type II and XXIII from Special Navy, the Gato, type VII and Type IX from Revell, all i need is someone releasing a type XXI and my collection will be finished! 




















Saturday, March 15, 2014

Boats vol.11: U-boot Type XXIII


Subject:
U-Boot typ XXIII
Scale:
1/72
Manufacturer:
Special Navy
Price(December2012):
US$90,00
Construction:
Out-of-the box construction.
Extras:
None
Paints:
Tamiya acrylics for most of the paint work. Small details painted with Vallejo Acrylics. Weathering with air spray and Pastel chalks.