Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Abrams P-1 Explorer 1:48

The Abrams Explorer, built in 1938, was the only one ever created and was uniquely designed for aerial survey and mapping functions. By featuring obstruction-free camera platforms, Abrams Air Craft CEO Dr. Talbert Abrams planned to market the plane to the United States armed forces for surveys, mapmaking, and aerial photography. However, on the brink of World War II, the military opted for the more survivable, converted high-speed fighter aircraft for photo reconnaissance.

The aircraft was successfully tested and used for government contract survey work until the beginning of the war. For unobstructed photography the Explorer featured a forward glass crew nacelle and camera ports while the usual struts, wing panels, engine cowls, and propeller were placed aft of the cameraman's normal line of sight. Hermetically sealed camera ports maintained cabin pressure up to 20,000 feet. Dr. Abrams lent the Explorer to the National Air Museum in 1948, and it was officially donated in 1973.

Gift of Abrams Instrument Corporation

Manufacturer: Abrams Instrument Corp.

Date: 1937

Country of Origin: United States of America

Wingspan: 11.7 m (38 ft. 6 in.)
Length: 8.3 m (27 ft. 9 in.)
Height: 1.9 m (6 ft. 7 in.)
Weight: Empty 1,067 kg (2,350 lbs.)

Steel tubing airframe, aluminum and fabric skin

Physical Description: Twin boom 2-seat aerial photography plane with 280 hp Wright Whirlwind R-975 E-3 engine source

the decal number its quite bigger.I'll fix that one
not so clean on canopy...T_T
sorry guys, some of the progress pics is accidentally bad..


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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Yokosuka K5Y1 "Churen" 1:48

Indonesian Air Force was born with the formation of the People's Security Agency (BKR) on the date August 23, 1945, in order to strengthen the Air Fleet which was short of aircraft and other facilities. on October 5, 1945 changed to the People's Security Army (TKR) board of flights under the Air Commodore Soerjadarma Soerjadi.

On January 23, 1946 TKR increased again, to TRI, as a continuation of the development of the Air Force shoots. On April 9, 1946, TRI aviation department was abolished and replaced with the Indonesian Air Force, which is now commemorated as the day of birth of the Air Force that was established simultaneously with the establishment of the Indonesian National Army (TNI).

On July 29, 1947 Air Force pilots three cadets each Mulyono Cadets, Cadets and Cadet Sutarjo Suharnoko Harbani Sigit using two aircraft and one Guntei Cureng successful bombing against Dutch fortifications in three places, respectively in the city of Semarang, Salatiga, and Ambarawa.

The initial capital is Air Force planes from the spoil of the Japanese army such as the type of Churen, Nishikoren, and Hayabusha. These planes, which is the forerunner to the establishment of the Air Force.

this model very special for me, it was the pioneer of our air force history.The most exciting of all the models, only took couple days to design and testbuild , also as birthday present for Indonesian Independence day.

3d modelling



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