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by granch
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: JU52 in 1:18 scale
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: JU52 in 1:18 scale

The swiss air force had 3 Ju-52 in service until 1982 (!)- A-701, A-702 and A-703. They where transfered to a civilian historical society that flew them until 2018, where one crashed in the swiss alps, making 20 deads. So, no nostalgic flights are possible now. These 3 planes have been used in some ...
by granch
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Russian Hurricane Rising
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Russian Hurricane Rising

Well done! For the 1st (?) time, something against all the Ju-87, Me-109, Fw-190 we got from 21st and Blue Box.
by granch
Fri May 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Bachem Natter in 1.18
Replies: 49
Views: 6363

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18

Nice model in the diorama... just about the scale, when you look at normandy's first pic, a man is about 3/4 of the length between wing and nose.
by granch
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !
Replies: 484
Views: 139910

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Would be interested to have a look at this tug boat, even if it's not exactly 1/18th scale... you do so wonderful models.
by granch
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: 1/18 F-14 Pilots NEEDED
Replies: 17
Views: 2098

Re: 1/18 F-14 Pilots NEEDED

Nice work, hoping they will be able to seat well in the Cat's cockpit!
by granch
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Making a 1/18 Vietcong Sampan Boat
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Making a 1/18 Vietcong Sampan Boat

Thank you Normandy,
but perhaps more Celt than Norman: I'm now on making a "Sinagot" sailing boat from Brittany and studying how to make a Curragh from Ireland...
Cheers, Chris
by granch
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: A new diorama from granch: A small oriental river harbour
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

Re: A new diorama from granch: A small oriental river harbou

For Mutt71, I can not send you any message, so: I have posted a procedure with pics about how to make a simple sampan boat: http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=37056 Hope it will give you some inspiration. Now, as you had also interest for houses like the ones I made for my small ...
by granch
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Making a 1/18 Vietcong Sampan Boat
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Making a 1/18 Vietcong Sampan Boat

Only balsa wood, cement, sanding paper, paint, fabric rope, iron wire and fine bamboo sticks from the garden-center, less than 20$. Really cheaper than the Verlinden 1/35 VC Sampan... Plus some accessories, as I like to make functional models, so I needed an outboard motor and a battery holder, not ...
by granch
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Vietcong Sampan Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 714

1/18 Vietcong Sampan Boat

Hi Guys, I'm not skilled in resin work, so what you can see here is an all balsa wood creation. I took time to study pics from internet and made a rebuilt of the Verlinden 1/35 big Vietcong sampan boat, a smaller boat, though. And put some customized (mainly 21st) figures looking less or more like N...
by granch
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: L/F OH-58D KIOWA WARRIOR WEAPONS PYLONS
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: L/F OH-58D KIOWA WARRIOR WEAPONS PYLONS

Hello, I've also searched hopelessly for replacement pylons and finally decided to make them. The pylon itself needs a curved aluminium rod, that will have more a "S" shape than the "Z" from the original (breaking risk avoided), but it's not so bad and has the advantage of holding better (without sa...
by granch
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 F16 AAQ-13/14 Targeting_Navigation Pods PLUS!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: 1/18 F16 AAQ-13/14 Targeting_Navigation Pods

Does somebody knows if the Lantirn (AAQ-13?) has also been mounted on the F/A-18? Thank you for the answer, Chris
by granch
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Question about 21st Vietcong soldiers
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Re: Question about 21st Vietcong soldiers

Yes, all balsa wood.
by granch
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166243

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Steve, really amazing. When I look at your Cat with just the sky in the background, I can't believe it's not real. A long time ago, I had the Elite Force F-16 and hanged it with fishing lines under a tree to make pics with no underground reference, so it was like really flying. Just had to remove pi...
by granch
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166243

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Can't wait anymore to get a look on this fantastic and finished work!
by granch
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Question about 21st Vietcong soldiers
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Re: Question about 21st Vietcong soldiers

My sampan (vietnamese-thai fishing boat style) is almost done, missing some figures and stuff (click on the small image to get a full screen): http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2018/47/1/1542584753-pb190408.png It seems that it floats well. Of course, the outboard engine is a Mercury one, not typical...
by granch
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Question about 21st Vietcong soldiers
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Re: Question about 21st Vietcong soldiers

Thank you guys for your replies. So I'm not going to desperately seek after affordable Vietcong figures, my sampan boat is nearly finished - have to varnish and paint it, and try it in a river, before it is frozen. Thank you Razor for your mails, and the excellent idea to use figures from the Pirate...
by granch
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Question about 21st Vietcong soldiers
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Question about 21st Vietcong soldiers

Hi guys, I'm making a vietnamese sampan boat, like one of the Verlinden 1/35 boats, but in the 1/18th scale. I wanted to do a patrol boat with 4-5 VC figures, but looking on eBay, I was surprised to see prices between 33 and over 50 $. Are they so scarce??? Anyway, I can not pay so much each for a b...
by granch
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: A new diorama from granch: A small oriental river harbour
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

Re: A new diorama from granch: A small oriental river harbou

Hello Jack, Well, nothing so difficult. Sorry but I've just finished a new sampan (this time no sail, but a small electro 3V engine from a broken toy). I'd like to build more of these asian small boats and a bigger junk with 2 or 3 rig sails (and possibly RC?). If I start one again, I'll make pics f...
by granch
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166243

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Looks incredibly real... I wouldn't sleep well under your cat and his bombs hanging from the ceiling :wink:
by granch
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: AV8B Harrier GAU-12 Gun Pods
Replies: 14
Views: 4382

Re: AV8B Harrier GAU-12 Gun Pods

pm sent! You should have got the money now.
Chris
by granch
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: AV8B Harrier GAU-12 gun pods?
Replies: 24
Views: 5399

Re: AV8B Harrier GAU-12 gun pods?

pm sent!
Chris
by granch
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: A new diorama from granch: A small oriental river harbour
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

Re: A new diorama from granch: A small oriental river harbou

tman, I thought about this. But have no US or vietnamese figures from that period and as you can see, the flags and panels are written in chinese (or I hope so, who surely knows if on- line dictionnaries really translate exactly what you want...). But my dio looks more like something from before the...
by granch
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166243

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Looks like it is still going forward! Nice!
by granch
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: AV8B Harrier GAU-12 gun pods?
Replies: 24
Views: 5399

Re: AV8B Harrier GAU-12 gun pods?

Hello Nathan, do you still have a set? What are the shipping costs for Switzerland?
Chris
by granch
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: A new diorama from granch: A small oriental river harbour
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

Re: Update diorama from granch: A small oriental river harbo

Thank you all. So, here are pics taken from my daughter: click on the small pic to make it bigger. https://image.noelshack.com/minis/2018/32/4/1533851858-1-18th-oriental-river-harbor-39-1.png https://image.noelshack.com/minis/2018/32/4/1533851923-1-18th-oriental-river-harbor-50-1.png https://image.n...