Lockheed F 117-A Nighthawk, 1:33, Halinski

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  1. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

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    Halinski F-117 'Nighthawk'

    Hi FLU,

    This thread has really got me interested. Your craftsmanship is impeccable - I enjoy seeing your super-detailed photos of your fine build.
    Great work!

    I wanted a model of this fine Stealth aircraft, too. But Halinski is out of print, so I ordered the GPM 1:33 version from Moduni instead. I think it was their last copy. Seems this bird is hard to come by . . .

    Looking forward to seeing more of your amazing work!
    best,
    Bengt:)

    PS. Today I also got a used copy of the booklet "F-117 STEATH in action" by Jim Goodall, squadron/signal publications, Aircraft Number 115.
    It describes the development and there are fine colour scheme illustrations and close-up photos for detailing. I can recommend it.
  2. fluthecrank

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    Hi friends, today arrived the delayed delivery of the

    absent hydraulik cylinders...........

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    here a view inside the weapon bay during assembly.....

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    and finished................

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    best FLU
  3. Averjoe

    Averjoe New Member

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    Poobah hijack

    First let me compliment FLU on his excellent work on the F-117. Masterful job sir. I have really enjoyed watching the progress of your work and can't wait to see the finished model.

    Now, let me temporarily hijack this thread for my own selfish desires.

    The whole Poobah conversation sparked my interest, so....I did a little searching and found the original origin of Poobah.

    Quote taken from www.word-detective.com

    ""Poobah" comes from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," which debuted in 1885 and skewered the then-current rage in Britain for all things Japanese. Set in the fictional small Japanese town of Titipu, The Mikado tells the story of Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, Yum-Yum, his fetching ward, and Nanki-Poo, a wandering minstrel who is actually the son of the Mikado (Emperor) in disguise. The plot of The Mikado is far too baroque to relate here, but one of the other characters is, you guessed it, Poo-Bah, who holds the exalted offices of Lord Chief Justice, Master of the Buckhounds and Groom of the Back Stairs, as well as the handy catch-all post of Lord High Everything Else.

    "Lord High Everything Else" was such a brilliant summation of the self-important puffery of bureaucracy that "Poo-Bah" (and its variant "poobah") immediately became a popular mocking synonym for someone who holds a number of offices, wields ultimate power, or exhibits an inflated self-regard."

    Oddly, it has sort of done the reverse of Cracker Jack. Cracker Jack was originally a compliment, but has became synonymous with things of low quality. However, Poobah, originally a mocking term has become somewhat of a compliment. English is a strange langauge, even to those of us who are native speakers of it.


    Averjoe
  4. fluthecrank

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    Hi again friends,......

    I´m proud to show you the next step, the tail unit.............

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    best FLU
  6. Ashrunner

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    Excellent work Flu...from the weapons bay to tail assembly...excellent!
  7. fluthecrank

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    Hi friends, the canopy........................

    the shape of the canopy is very complexe, the glass areas are flat, so I used Overhead tranparency film, but look for youe own.....................

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    and assembled...............

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    this is the fuelling device...........

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    good evening FLU
  8. Bengt F

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    Lockheed F-117-A 'Nighthawk', 1:33 scale, Halinski

    Hi FLU,

    I can only say one thing:
    Tolles Arbeit - einfach wunderbar !!!

    best regards,
    Bengt :roll:
  9. dwgannon

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    What a master peice. Youmust be proud. Now I have to go buy this one.
    Fantastic Job!!!!! :-D
  10. Bengt F

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    Lockheed F-117-A 'Nighthawk', 1:33 scale, from GPM, Poland

    Hi all,

    Today I received a mail from http://www.moduni.de/ saying that The F-117 'Nighthawk' is no longer available from the producer, GPM. Too bad.

    We´ll just have to hope that Halinski resumes printing this wonderful model.

    best,
    Bengt :(
  11. fluthecrank

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    Hi friends, here comes the plane in black.........FINISHED,

    I`m very happy to get the plane finished just befor my holidays (starting saturday for two weeks). During my holidays I will be absent. But at the first day back I will do some pics for a (hopefully) impressive gallery !!
    Before this here some pics of the last pieces.....................

    Bullsh....... ImageShak doesn`t work, I`ll try later or tomorrow

    best FLU

    @ Bengt, my F 117 is from Halinski, is it sold out too ?

    FLU
  12. fluthecrank

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    Yepp, here they are.........a quick overview.........

    the guns in the nose have a stealth shape too !!

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    the rockets...........
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    so friends and now I wish you a good time and look forward to the gallery pics.......:grin: :) :grin: :wink:

    best regards FLU
  13. Bowdenja

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    Ummmmm fluthecrank...........

    Those aren't guns............... they are pitot tubes. Sensors for the electronics.


    But they still look neat and stealthy!

    john
  14. Ashrunner

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    Beautifully done, Flu. I am looking forward to your next adventure in card modeling. 8v)
  15. dwgannon

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    @Bowdenja, YES of course you are right.........

    .........a bit meditation brings me back to right way...........what should the guns shoot ??? You are absolutely correct !!
    Sorry

    FLU
  17. Bowdenja

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    fluthecrank............ no problem.

    I wish I could build as good of a model as you do!

    I've seen the aircraft up close several times, and people always ask are those are guns! Mostly they want to know if they are laser guns! Usually the pilot goes along with them until he can't hold back his smile and then he tells them that they are more important than guns because the plane would not fly with out those sensors. I saw an interview with one of the engineers that helped build it and he said "that with out those sensors providing information to the on-board computers, you would not be able to keep the pointy end of the plane pointed in the right direction!"

    john
  18. Bengt F

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    Lockheed F-117-A 'Nighthawk', 1:33 scale, from Halinski

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the tip!
    As Halinski is out of print ("out of sort") and http://moduni.de doesn´t sell the GPM version anymore, I ordered my Halinski copy from Lighthouse Model Art in Canada!
    A long way around half the Globe for a piece of paper but I think it might be worth the the wait . . .

    best,
    Bengt 8)
  19. dwgannon

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    No problem, Not much different than when I ordered models from Poland.
  20. dwgannon

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    Well Bengt Fredén,
    Be glad you got yours ordered. I went to lighthouse to order mine and they were back ordered. So I looked at http://cardmodelshop.com/ and they had them in stock. So mine will be comming half way around the world. But for $16.00 it was worth it.