SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Military trainer aircraft Group build 2020

9960 views
197 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:46 AM

GMorrison

I am going through old bins and found these from Reno a while back.

 

Bill

 

 

I saw some of these flying in France in the 1980's, Yup I'm old!

 

I've always found the design interesting for a trainer. It strikes me as a crossing of the T-33 and the T-37. 

Performance is similar to the T-37. Which is not surprising given the time and mission.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:31 PM

mach71

Great job!

Nice display also. Sorry it took me a few days, I'm away at work.

I put the 1st photo up for the completed photo. 

 

Thanks mach.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:43 AM

Nice photo's!

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:53 AM

Nice job Bish - great to see another kit built here.  Don't see the 2 seater version built much.  Well done my friend.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:28 PM

I am going through old bins and found these from Reno a while back.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:50 PM

Thanks John, ye, i guess they should really. Never thought of that.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:40 AM

Well done, Martin!  Somebody better get on that 262's brakes before they move it, thoughSurprise

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:21 AM

Great job!

Nice display also. Sorry it took me a few days, I'm away at work.

I put the 1st photo up for the completed photo. 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:16 AM

Got the 262 wrapped up last night and here's the final pics. The Keten is an Acabemy kit and the figures are metal from Matador Models. The PE intake covers are from Airmodel in Germany.

Thanks for hosting the GB, pleased to have the excuse to build this.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:51 PM

Looking good, Martin.  Needs more dents, thoughBig Smile

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:59 AM

keavdog

Man that T-38 looks good!

Calling the mentor done.  Despite putting a bunch of weight in the nose, she's still a tail sitter :/  Really nice kit - probably the best Minicraft kit I've done.  I wanted to do the canopy open but the kit just didn't really allow for it.

And the Flory wash :)

 

 

Hey keavdog tell us about how that flory wash is to work with. Ive thought about picking some up but don't trust the marketing vids yet ;-). 
it sure looks damn good and you picked the perfect color to go against that yellow.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:14 AM

Hey Bish that looks fantastic!  I'm a big fan of the Flory wash.  Looking forward to the finished product.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:23 AM

With my S-boat done, i have been able to spend more time on the 262. I gave it a light Flory wash and then added some of the final parts including the drop tanks.

I've sinced added everything else and attached this to the base. It should be wrapped up in a few days.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, June 1, 2020 11:38 PM

Thanks John - you're going to like this one!  I have a mess of decals left over after my build so let me know if you'd like any.  The NMF kit offerings just didn't interest me. 

 I did option 1 and screwed up and used the black stripes from option 2... thought they were wing walks, but the rest is there if you like.

It's this sheet.

https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/decals/caracal/images/caracal_48082_p.jpg

PM me your address and they're yours.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, June 1, 2020 11:05 PM

Well done, John.  My kit is sucking at my fingers as I type this!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 1, 2020 4:29 PM

Its the German boat. Has taken 3 months, i don't do many ships and it was my first large scale one and i loved it.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/184299.aspx

 

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, June 1, 2020 4:24 PM

Bish

Need to catch up on this GB, some gret looking builds here guys. Now i have wrapped up my S-Boat, i can focus on finishing the 262.

 

 

Do you have a build thread on your S-boat?

Is it the American Sub?, The British sub?, or the German torpedo boat?

I would love to see it!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 1, 2020 3:57 PM

John, great finish on that, like your use of the Flory wash, gives it a nice finish. I have used MRP on a couple of builds, really nice paint but it does show any slight imperfection.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 1, 2020 3:54 PM

Need to catch up on this GB, some gret looking builds here guys. Now i have wrapped up my S-Boat, i can focus on finishing the 262.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, June 1, 2020 7:31 AM

Looks great!

The wash really takes it up a notch!

 

Great job.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:59 PM

Man that T-38 looks good!

Calling the mentor done.  Despite putting a bunch of weight in the nose, she's still a tail sitter :/  Really nice kit - probably the best Minicraft kit I've done.  I wanted to do the canopy open but the kit just didn't really allow for it.

And the Flory wash :)

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 9:41 PM

In my best John Wayne imitation:  "We'ell, it looks done ta me!"

Very nice.  White can be a very unforgiving color.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 9:39 PM

The T-34 looks very sharp, John.  It's so nice to have a good kit of it in 1/48 finally.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:43 PM

The T-38 is done!

 

 

The forward windscreen fit is poor, thats my fault. I put too much primer/paint

trying to fix the one issue I had with this kit. The fit of the wings on the bottom. 

I had a bad time getting them smooth. 

That's my only real gripe with this kit. The rest went together well. The cockpit is detailed enough that I did not use the resin aftermarket I bought. The decals are not for the aircraft that I wanted, so I went with Caracal decals. They were a joy to use, something I needed after the decal issues I had with the Star Trek Movie Enterprise I built for another GB.

 

While the T-38 is done, I'm not finished with it yet. Once I get some decals for my T-37 I'll have another update.

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 7:48 AM

I love the paint! The yellow looks perfect!

 

I've never painted with Mr. Paint, I'll have to start now!

 

My Talon is basicly done. All I have left is to paint the nav lights. 

But, I've decided on one more minor modification.

I'm still waiting on decals for my 1/72 T-37. Mail from the Ukraine takes a while I guess.

My end plan is coming together, and I hope will look good.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:56 AM

A bit more progress

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 30, 2020 11:03 PM

Put a bit of paint down.  First time using MRP paint and I really liked the way it sprayed right out of the bottle.  I've got some cleanup to do (no canopy masks available) but making progress!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:43 PM

Looks great.  Hope mine turns out as well

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:00 PM

Decaling is done on the T-38.

I have to seal it and then glue the canopy on. Then some last min touch up paint.

 

I'm waiting on Some decals for the T-37. 

The ground equipment is ready.

Just a few more things....

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:43 PM

Nice work so far keavdog!

 

With the refit Enterprise finally done for the lockdown GB I've been able to get back to the T-38. Decaling has begun!

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.