DFS 40 (1:48 SCALE)

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Experimental airplanes  always fascinated me, as they are used to explore the unknowns of flight, pushing the frontiers of our knowledge. The DFS 40 (also known as Delta V) was such an airplane, designed by Alexander Lippisch in the late 30’s. It was a follow up on previous Lippisch’s designs of tailless aircraft, this one being almost a flying wing. Unfortunately, I could not find much information regarding it and the most significant fact I could gather was that it crashed early in its flight program, due to a error in center of gravity calculation. Continue reading “DFS 40 (1:48 SCALE)”

DFS 40 (1:48 SCALE)

Boeing SB-17G (1:72 SCALE)

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A couple of years ago, a friend asked if I could help with a project he and his superior were planning. He is a member of Portuguese Air Force and at the time, he was serving at Base Aérea Nº4 (BA4), an air base in Azores, which was celebrating its 75th anniversary. The project was to create a small model collection with all the aircraft types that served there. So my contribution for this project was this SB-17G. Continue reading “Boeing SB-17G (1:72 SCALE)”

Boeing SB-17G (1:72 SCALE)

SS-533 – PROJECT 1710 (1:350 SCALE)

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Submarines are a theme that caught my attention a number of years ago and to be able to gather a small collection, I have settled on the 1:350 scale, a nice compromise between size and detail (at least, in my humble opinion). Before buying this model, I knew next to nothing regarding Project 1710, but its slick look fascinated me and as it was in my elected scale, I could not resist to add it to my collection. Continue reading “SS-533 – PROJECT 1710 (1:350 SCALE)”

SS-533 – PROJECT 1710 (1:350 SCALE)

EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON FGR.4 (1:144 SCALE) – PART 1

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These 1:144 scale builds continue to keep me busy and I have enjoyed them very much. This time, I picked up an Eurofighter model, produced by Revell (the single seat version, kit #04282). A photo posted at a RedIt thread (and shown above at a lower resolution) was the catalyst for this build, as I could not resist to replicate such aircraft in model form. The largest challenge this build presents is to replicate all the ordnance carried by the aircraft, as it is not all included in the kit and that will be the main focus of this first post of the build.

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EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON FGR.4 (1:144 SCALE) – PART 1