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Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« on: August 01, 2017, 07:12:31 AM »
The whole Photobucket thing has left a bad taste in my mouth, all these great pic's
lost as well as pic's lost to posters who have moved on and we won't get them back!

Have decided to re post a few of my pic's and yes some of you have seen these before.

I have had a go at most things rc, aviation being my first love and being a plastic
modeller as well I like many repaint and sometimes mod my ultra micros.

My first UM that doesn’t get in the air so much these days, an oldie but a goodie.


You will noticed she is armed, some aggressive L4 Grasshopper drivers fitted Bazookas
to there aeroplanes one chap even destroyed a few tanks with them. Charles Carpenter
probably the most famous, see link below.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carpenter_(lieutenant_colonel)



Snoopy on the tail of the Red Baron.


Not Von Richthofen’s scheme but similar, used a lot of pastels to get the weathering.


My second UM that I didn’t fly much when I first got her as she was way too
twitchy for my ability, so sat in a box for a bit until my ability caught up.


While ago the SU26 got a Su27, her bigger brothers, paint schemes.

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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 10:54:26 AM »
I am glad you are re-posting some of your photos.  I have a favourite so far, the L4 Grasshopper.
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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 04:39:10 PM »
Thanks Prof I have a few more and these ones have an ANZAC theme.

Mk IX Spitfire painted up as a real one that currently flies in New Zealand.


The mighty P51 seen below with a pic of the only Mustang to be painted in camo
in Australia. The Mustang was also made in Australia by the Commonwealth
Aircraft Corporation.




My favourite WW II fighter this one received Royal New Zealand Airforce markings.



I swear the white stripes have saved a lost orientation situation on more than
one occasion.

Another that I favour the “Wooden Wonder” painted as an Aussie Mossie!



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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 07:18:43 AM »
Nice collection there Ol mate good job! 8)
Keep On Tanking, HE Oz Abrams, HL M41A3 Walker Bulldog, HL Jagdpanther, HL Panzer 111, HL Stug, 2 X HL Tigers one burnt out both projects.  1/6 approx 90 figures 1/6 Scale Dragon Schwimmwagen static, 1/6 kettenkrad :) heaps 1/18 Allied and Axis figures Member Panzergruppe South

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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 11:30:19 AM »
Thanks Wobbs few more in the squadron, my wife probably thinks it's more
like a wing, these ones all Americans that served with other airforces.

This Corsair in RNZAF markings she got a bit more aggressive nick name
“Whistling Death," also sometimes called the "Bent Winged Bird."


Another American radial powered beast, this Thunderbolt painted in the
not often modelled Royal Airforce markings of a machine that flew in the
South East Asian Conflict.


Keeping an American/RAF theme, painted as a British coastal command B17.



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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 01:02:03 AM »
Ahem, Panzerman...I already have 1/16 model farm equipment, 1/16 RC tanks and figures, 1/18 AFVs, aircraft, and figures, unbuilt and a few built 1/48 model aircraft, unbuilt and a few built 1/35 model AFVs, ca. 1/32 toy soldiers, O Gauge (1/48) trains, buildings, cars, trucks, figures, etc.  Now you are dangling these modeling in front of me.  Aaaaarrrrrgh!
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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 05:32:49 AM »
Yeah this game sure is addictive, few more of mine this time micro jets.

The little jets use a small 30mm ducted fan unit run on 2 cell lipo batteries.
The little Mig 15 was looking a little worse for wear so she got a bit louder
scheme actually from a later model Mig 17.




A4 in a short worn scheme the Royal New Zealand Airforce purchased some
Royal Australian Navy Skyhawks and for a brief time these machines had
RAN camo with RNZAF roundels.


Scratch built the undercart just for looks, all my UMs which had retractable gear
are hand launchers and belly landers, not only for looks but for less drag.


Recently viewed the real one back in RAN scheme at RAN Base Albatross at Nowra.


This one was a big job not only the paint but also the mods, wanted a FA18
Hornet so modded an EFlite Habu to a Hornet. As you can see added the
twin fins, thought about it but decided to leave the wing so not 100% scale.


The Royal Australian Airforce painted a Hornet with an indigenous Aboriginal
scheme from the local people of the area where RAAF Williamtown the Hornets
are based.


A Viper as a Kiwi, the RNZAF where going to get the Fighting Falcon to replace
their retiring A4 Skyhawks at the last minute the politicians killed the deal.


As she came out of the box.


And now, the mottle look to the paint came about by leaving her under an open
window and some sprinkles of rain got on her. Natural weathering that I sort of
don’t mind seeing as the scheme is quite bland?! Oh and yes hard to see as well!

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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 09:03:49 AM »
Wow soooo many toys ahem I mean models and you reminded me got get down to Nowra for another bo peep not far from here have a bit of leave next month might be a good time for a road trip wish the back was up to it I'd take the Ol Hog 8)
Keep On Tanking, HE Oz Abrams, HL M41A3 Walker Bulldog, HL Jagdpanther, HL Panzer 111, HL Stug, 2 X HL Tigers one burnt out both projects.  1/6 approx 90 figures 1/6 Scale Dragon Schwimmwagen static, 1/6 kettenkrad :) heaps 1/18 Allied and Axis figures Member Panzergruppe South

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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 04:48:25 PM »
If you go to Albatross at Nowra ride an hour north to HARS
at Albion Park, will be well worth it trust me Wob.

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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 06:29:20 AM »
Roger that will do! thanks mate  8)
Keep On Tanking, HE Oz Abrams, HL M41A3 Walker Bulldog, HL Jagdpanther, HL Panzer 111, HL Stug, 2 X HL Tigers one burnt out both projects.  1/6 approx 90 figures 1/6 Scale Dragon Schwimmwagen static, 1/6 kettenkrad :) heaps 1/18 Allied and Axis figures Member Panzergruppe South

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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 09:58:10 AM »
The photo of the hornet with the Aboriginal scheme on the fuselage is remarkable to me for three reasons: 1) the paint scheme, 2) your hand shows the size of these little fliers, and 3) the scenery!
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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2017, 12:00:19 PM »
Yeah he's doing it "Hard" Herr Doc LOL and is too late to go back to first post the hole photo bucket thing? there's a hole in the bucket dear Liza dear Liza there's a hole in the bucket Liza my dear  :) sorry  ::)
Keep On Tanking, HE Oz Abrams, HL M41A3 Walker Bulldog, HL Jagdpanther, HL Panzer 111, HL Stug, 2 X HL Tigers one burnt out both projects.  1/6 approx 90 figures 1/6 Scale Dragon Schwimmwagen static, 1/6 kettenkrad :) heaps 1/18 Allied and Axis figures Member Panzergruppe South

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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2017, 01:58:03 PM »
Yeah he's doing it "Hard" Herr Doc LOL and is too late to go back to first post the hole photo bucket thing? there's a hole in the bucket dear Liza dear Liza there's a hole in the bucket Liza my dear  :) sorry  ::)

Ha I like this but you held back could have used a few colourful words pointed in Photobuckets direction.

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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2017, 07:55:44 PM »
Brilliant models.
Growing up , up here in Darwin , was always great to see the Phantoms , Mirages , Skyhawks , cruising around and seeing them right up close , IE , SIT IN the cockpit , back in the day.
Really enjoying the Marines Gunships and Tilt rotors coming and going over the house as well.
"Don't get your panties in a bunch , we still got hand weapons and the fifty".

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Re: Repainted rc Ultra Micros
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2017, 05:59:57 PM »
I latest project added to the squadron, decided to give my Cub the STOL
bush plane treatment. Super large tundra tyres for rough field operation,
and big flaps for short field landing.


Finally what happens to a Piper Cub when she gets these mods? She becomes
a Tiger Cub!


Yep I have gone a bit over the top with the oversized wheels and the over the top
paint added a bit of weight but what the, only live once!


Continuing my STOL conversation on the Tiger Cub, added vortex generators
not sure if they will have that much effect at this scale but you would think with
the quantity I have added (36) they may have some effect? 


A Tiger needs teeth hand painted some teeth copied off some P40 decals I had.


Also added rear struts to lock up the rear empennage and a larger tail wheel.


My Cub family.

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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2017, 05:58:18 AM »
And what a lovely Pride it is good job I personally love the Olive Drab one  8)
Keep On Tanking, HE Oz Abrams, HL M41A3 Walker Bulldog, HL Jagdpanther, HL Panzer 111, HL Stug, 2 X HL Tigers one burnt out both projects.  1/6 approx 90 figures 1/6 Scale Dragon Schwimmwagen static, 1/6 kettenkrad :) heaps 1/18 Allied and Axis figures Member Panzergruppe South

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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2017, 12:40:18 PM »
And what a lovely Pride it is good job I personally love the Olive Drab one  8)

Love that Wob a pride of Cubs, very good!

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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2017, 06:47:05 AM »
Maidened the modded Tiger Cub, way better than expectations, she can fly super
slow high alpha landings take some practice but if you stuff up that strengthened
gear just soaks it up. The tundra wheels are great for the rough long grass it is
actually quite good fun just taxing over the rough stuff!



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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2017, 11:37:18 AM »
Do you have any way of telling whether the vortex generators were of any effect?
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2017, 02:36:47 PM »
My one regret should have flown her with the flaps added and without vortex generators
then I could have compared with or without them fitted. I figure they do have some effect
this little plane just jumps off, full flaps full throttle 1 foot take off run, can fly at walking
pace. I am working on high alpha full flap landings with minimum landing roll.

There are 36 individual vortex fences so I figure they do therefore generate disturbed air
over the wing.

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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2017, 03:16:57 PM »
My latest repaint and mod, the B25 Mitchell served in the Royal Australian Air Force
towards the end of WW II. Some later versions had a modification fitting twelve .50
cal Browning machine guns with eight in the nose and four in fuselage mounted
cupolas.



The RAAF never had this “strafer” version, I just couldn’t avoid doing mine with all those
guns. With the front turret facing forward this machine must have been one of the most
heavenly armed aeroplane of the conflict? Happy to be corrected as maths is not my
thing, based on five hundred and fifty rounds per minute with all fourteen guns this meant
effectively one hundred and thirty individual rounds per second could be brought to bare,
imagine being on the wrong end of that, Struth!
(Yes note the heavenly armed should read heavily armed, will leave as is, read on)


With all those guns had to add the teeth, the decals are various 1/32nd scale, teeth from
a P40, the name “Struth” a bit of Aussie slang!


Moved the turret to the forward position of the later model B25s added the rear gunners
canopy, wasn’t happy with the rear guns look cut it down and added a kanvas cover, this
is a small piece of tissue soaked in CA.


With the scale details have added a bit of weight, the ultra micros enemy, as you can see
I have modded a few of these little planes. I’m happy to live with a bit of performance loss
for better look. All I need to do is weathering then fly the wings off her!

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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2017, 04:28:24 PM »
Very cool planes.
What sort of battery do you use to run these things?
"Don't get your panties in a bunch , we still got hand weapons and the fifty".

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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2017, 04:59:21 PM »
Single cell Lipos, 3.7volts, they are not super powerful and therefore fly
very scale like, the downside you cannot fly in much more than 5knots,
strong winds are like flak, will shoot you down!

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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2017, 05:57:55 PM »
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I swear the white stripes have saved a lost orientation situation on more than
one occasion.

This is the exact reason racing stripes were first painted on race cars.
"Don't get your panties in a bunch , we still got hand weapons and the fifty".

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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2017, 08:53:30 AM »
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this machine must have been one of the most heavenly armed aeroplane of the conflict.
  Please forgive me, Panzerman, but I cannot help but notice and enjoy such a wonderfully punning typographical error.  A "heavily" armed aeroplane is a threat, but a "heavenly" armed plane would be invincible!

  I applaud your flying your great B-25 at scale speeds.  I run my tanks slowly; I set my trains to limit speed to the scale version of the top speed for which the prototype engine(s) is (are) geared.
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