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  1. T Bolt

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    #1 T Bolt, May 1, 2016
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    Avia S-199 Israeli Air Force101st Squadron, June 1948

    User Name: T Bolt
    Name: Glenn
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    Kit: Hobby Craft Israeli Avia S-199
    Scale: 1/48th
    Accessories: Aluminum tubes for cannon barrels

    The Avia S-199 was a Czechoslovakian built Junkers Jumo 211 powered version of the Bf 109G and was the first fighter type acquired by the Israeli Air Force the first few arriving May 20, 1948 only three days after Israeli independence was declared. By May 29 three S-199s were attacking an Egyptian column heading towards Tel Aviv infliction only minor damage but slowing the column down giving Israeli forces enough time to halt the Egyptian advance.

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    Very cool Glenn. Don't see these very often.
     
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    Check your email Glenn


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    like it Glenn....:D
     
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    Great! I was thinking about this one myself but don't have the kit. If I were going to do it, I'd probably do the Czech version with the blown hood.
     
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    Good one Glenn !
     
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    Here's the kit, Hobbcraft Avia S-199 "Israeli Knife"
    I've made a couple of Hobbycraft 109s before and have found them to be rather basic but OK kits with decent recessed panel lines and this one seemes to be the same basic 109 kit with different fuselage halves along with a few other parts unique to the S-199.
    I'm not sure I'll be starting it right away as I'm still working on my entry from the last group build

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    Yep, lots of those parts are gracing my spares box as we speak.
     
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    I've made a start on this one working on the cockpit over the last week. I added an oxygen hose and regulator, throttle handel made from a bit of copper wire and lap belts made of wine bottle foil.(the shoulder harness will be added later) Just about ready to close it up.
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    Good start! Cool subject!
     
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    Good start man....
     
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    Looks good. What blue did you use for the regulator, on my laptop it looks bang on.
     
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    Thanks guys

    Model Master 'Azure Blue' . Scrapping the bottom of that jar too, I'll have to pick up another next time I'm at a hobby shop
     
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    Good start Glenn.
     
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    Nice work Glenn - should progress fairly quickly now.
     
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    Nice start to the Avia!
     
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    Put together the fuselage and wings. Both fit together pretty well and will only need some minor cleanup of the glue joints.

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    Going quick.
     
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