Sven J

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  • Birthday 08/07/1976

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    Oberhausen, NRW
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    railway (esp. steam locomotives), aviation, industrial history, music


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  1. Sven J

    10330 McLaren MP4/4 F1 Discussion

    And when you remove the engine cover, the top half of the fuel tank and the roll hoop are also gone... that's not what I call good design. Besides, the rear view looks terrible, too,,, no diffuser, strange mock-up of the rear wing struts. A really crappy model.
  2. Finally, the An-2 has found its place under the ceiling of my study:
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    Tupolev Tu-144D supersonic airliner

    Isn't that a fighter plane, too? I'd love to build DC-3 PH-PBA "Prinses Amalia" (the former personal aircraft of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands), which - beautifully restored - is now operated by DDA Classic Airlines. But up to now, I have no idea how to do that at 1/70 or 1/80 scale.
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    Tupolev Tu-144D supersonic airliner

    @Leninizator Monofack Thank you for your appreciation. Regarding you proposal, however, I'm afraid, but I don't design fighter planes, as I have absolutely zero interest in them.
  5. Sven J

    Tupolev Tu-144D supersonic airliner

    Did you read my initial post? The story of the "Concorde copy" is a legend invented by some journalists in the 1970s, the true story is much more complex. Nevertheless: I'm happy that you like my model. 😉
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    Tupolev Tu-144D supersonic airliner

    It took quite some time, but finally the Tu-144 found its place under the ceiling of my study: (For those of you who haven't already noticed: Here's another Soviet airplane... ) Best regards, Sven
  7. Sven J

    10330 McLaren MP4/4 F1 Discussion

    No MP4/8 (which I would have preferred, as I really love that clean, nimble car), but an MP4/4. And a terrible one, too, as it seems... Rear tires as wide as the front ones, crooked nose instead of a straight one, very odd rendition of the iconic white/red Marlboro livery. A disappointment.
  8. @Toastie Thorsten, thank you for your appreciation and your kind words! Designing airplanes, and designing them to a rather small scale, is a new field of work for me. So I'm very happy that you and others like my little "flying dinosaur" so much!
  9. Thank you very much, Emanuele! I always wondered why they invented that 65578 part. Finally I found a way how to use it...
  10. Thank you for your kind words, @Feuer Zug! And thanks to the admins for my model being frontpaged!
  11. Thank you @Lego Tom and @EWay! The prototype's cockpit windows are more or less colourless, but as you say - the ingot parts don't exist in trans-clear (perhaps they will some day... ). So I had to choose another colour, and, as a kind of light green is occasionally used for the cockpit windows of wooden desktop models, I decided to use sand green. Using elements from third-party manufacturers, trans-light blue would be an option...
  12. Dear all, It seems as if I'm growing fond of designing and building aircraft models... So here's my latest one: Antonov An-2TP, CCCP-41301, built by PZL Mielec (Poland) in 1965. The prototype First flown in 1947 and originally designed as a crop-spraying plane, the Antonov An-2 soon proved itself as a highly versatile aircraft for a wide range of both military and civilian purposes. The seemingly old-fashioned biplane layout, high-lift devices (automatic leading edge slats) and quick acceleration thanks to its monstrous 1,000 hp radial engine gave the plane phenomenal STOL abilities. In addition to that, the slow-flying qualities are almost legendary, too: The aircraft has no official stall speed, and there are reports of pilots flying the An-2 in full control at only 30 mph. More than 18,000 An-2 were produced over a period of more than five decades (first in the Soviet Union, later in Poland and China, too) and became widespread over all countries of the former Eastern Bloc. A large number of them still exists today, and many have found a new home in Western countries, where they are used for sightseeing flights or as parachute drop aircraft. The model My model of the An-2 is held in 1/70 scale, thus almost matching my Tu-144 (an identical 1/80 scale was impossible to achieve, the An-2 would have become too small to get the proportions right, let alone to replicate any detail). It consists of ca. 370 parts. The propeller can spin freely; however, I wasn’t able to implement any other movable parts in this small scale. And just because the sound of the mighty 9-cylinder engine is so awesome: Instructions for this model are available for free on Rebrickable. Thanks for stopping by! Best regards, Sven
  13. You can't be serious! Did you dismantle this magnificent model? Oh no. Yes, I do. But for reasons I can't explain rationally, I never could convince myself to like Ford cars, so I'm much more interested in the Panhard... P.S. That R4 looks great, especially the roof with those ridges!
  14. Magnificent! Oh, yes, and that green Panhard (is it a Panhard? I don't know too much about 1950s French cars).