October 10, 2014 McKinstry Meeting
Theme: X planes and “what ifs”..
Bell XF-77 1/72 Special Hobby. A light weight wooden aircraft . Used Model Master Non Buffing Aluminum
McDonnell XF-85 Goblin 1/72 MPM. Paint: Model Master Non Buffing Aluminum
Brian brought along several rare boxed kits featuring what ifs amnd X planes. Included were HobbyTime / Aurora Bell XV-3 Convertiplane, Aurora AH-56A Cheyenne Copter, Adams Aerial Missile carrier. Though not noted on the box top, this was the Cessna CH-1/YH-41 Seneca Helicopter.
Type XII/4C 1/144 Revell/Germany. This model / diorama took 1st place at the I Hobby Expo, held a few weeks ago.
Glen also gave a small demo on replicating water for his ship model dioramas’using Liquitex glazing medium.
Spitfire and 2 Typhoons’- 1/48 Hasegawa and Tamiya- all 3 work in progress
P-51D with ramjets 1/48 Hasegawa Out of the box. The ramjets are kit supplied and made of resin. He used Alclad metallic paint to finish the Mustang. North American F-107 Ultra Sabre 1/72 Trumpeter OOB ALL red was painted by Dan as there were NO kit decals issued!– Also known as the Super Super Sabre. Flight crews called it the Man Eater in reference to the position of the air intake located directly above the cockpit.
XP-79 Flying Ram 1/72 RS Models. Short run kit with nice detail and molding. There are a few fit issues
Northrop NM-1 1/48 Sword.
Deutsche Flugzenwerke T-28 Floh 1/48 Lee says he fought both models. He realized the Floh wasn’t the simple kit he imagined when he found that the entire cockpit was made of photo etch.
F-19 Stealth Fighter 1/48 Revell. This was never actually released by Revell. Norris built the model for box top use but the project dropped after the model was completed. It later resurfaced in release with Arii and/or Otaki Models. Also sized down to 1/144th scale and in current release by Revell/Germany