Monday, November 30, 2009

UH1 huey on Greenfield

Undoubtedly the Popstar and Father of Helicopters, the UH1 Huey is a testament to Leonardo Da Vinci's concept on a aircraft that could vertically take off and hover.

The Huey UH-1 Chopper

Vickers was talking about how the Uh1 Huey go hand in hand with the Vietnam War movie "Platoon". And i have to agree. The Uh1 Huey has always been an iconic helicopter. From Mel Gibson's "We were Soldiers" to "Rambo". Every Vietnam War scenario were filled with these warbirds.

And the evidence of their influence is still seen today around many parts of the world. Even in "Courage under Fire", a Gulf War movie starring Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan had the Huey as a medic helicopter.

As such, We pay homage to the UH1 Huey for being a darn good helicopter, putting men on hoverflight into the new century and the new era of warfare.

On a sidenoteL Sorry guys for the short entry, didn't edit it totally so i am extending it now. I'm gonna get to work on my models soon and will be updating you on it as i progress on.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The UH1 Huey in the night

UH-1 Iroquois in the night
The UH1 Huey

You know, across every generation of warmachine, there will always be one founding father for each type of warmachine
From the infamous Sopwith Camel that took man to the air to the F86 Sabre or Mig 15 that took Man into the jet age, there will always be an iconic warmachine that would revolutionise the way wars are fought.

The UH-1 Huey was one machine that brought a new era in the way of fighting. Deploying troops in the hot zone and taking injured out where no plane can go. The UH-1 Huey was the poster boy for helicopters. It was also the icon for Vietnam.

And as such, I give my due respect to the helicopter that did it all and is still doing it at this current day.

Heres to the UH1-Huey

If u wanna noe, The picture was done using some led lighting to look like as if its the night time and tht spotlights were on the ground giving a coloured outline of the huey.

Hope u guys like it. :)


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Closeup on the Tu22

Hello Guys, Im back again after a month of exams and studying. Its good to be back and I shall continue of from Joshua's Introduction of the Tu22M.

Here is a Macro shot we did and i though tit was fantastic. Firstly, it gaved a nice touch on closing up on the micromachine. Secondly, the lighting and background were perfect.

Particularly like this picture among our shots on this particular take on the Tu22M

The Tu-22 Backfire on an Angle

Just another information to share on the plane, The Tu22M is nothing like its Tu22 brother. The designs look different. The external structure of the plane was also undoubtedly different in appearance. However, unlike its older brother, the Tu22M did not suffer the failures of the Tu22.

On a side note, the Tu22M in this picture reminds me of "thunderbirds" as this pic somehow gives a sort of 80s spacey like feel to the plane. Another sort of ambience the picture and more in particular, this plane, is that it looks like the type of plane that would be taking on Gozilla or helping Ultraman in his fight against monsters.

I dunno, but the whole look of the Tu22M reminds me of some past 70s or 80s feel and give me an impression of how designers of tht time envision whas a futuristic bomber would look like from their predecessors.

Other than that, I am please to announce that this next two months or so, I will be going intensive on my military models. I will be continuing my construction of the Ticonderoga VLS Cruiser and proceeding on to try and fix up as many othe rmodel kits and paint as much as possible.

After so many months of not doing it, I feel deprived and am urging to take up my paintbrush and step up the pace on model making. Furthermore, Im still brainstorming on the integration, and it will happen soon.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tu 22M Backfire


Today we have a shot of the Tu-22 Backfire bomber by micromachines, just that the nose was painted black which kind of took away the 'classic' look of the actual Backfires that did not have black noses. Oh well, I am just picky.

The Tu-22M represented a general trend in 1970s aircraft design: the use of swept wings. The variable sweep wing was initially attractive as it provided a blend of short take off and efficient cruising, famous planes including the Tomcat, Tornado, Flogger and the Aardvark. However, it was found that such designs were complex and added too much weight to the aircraft, which saw a stop to its use in military aircraft design, with the last major military swept wing aircraft was the Tu 160 Blackjack.

Man, I grew up reading about these planes, playing them in flight simulators, and reading that they're obsolete is somewhat sobering to least telling me that I am indeed getting old :P

Well, it's about time for me to hand this blog over to my partner in let's welcome JQ once again!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Falcon Flies High

Hey Everyone

Thanks again for your kind comments as we share our interest in modern military models.

This time, we feature another shot of our micromachine F-16 Falcon, in its regular grey scheme (one the few micromachines to have a realistic color scheme I have to add).

For those Battlestar Galactica fans (like myself and JQ), the F16 proved to be such a capable fighter that it was unofficially named the Viper by her pilots, after the mainstay interceptor of the science fiction series.

Interestingly, this unofficial moniker has lived on, as Lockheed Martin has led development in the F16IN "Super Viper" program, implementing 5th generation technology into the 4th generation airframe, making the F16IN the an extremely advanced 4th generation fighter. Technologies include reduced radar signatures, and even advanced radar technology (that is also exported by the US) that the company claims that no other competitor can match in the export market today. The F16IN was designed for the Indian Air Force, and it is interesting that the words 'protecting a nation's sovereignty' and 'global war on terror' appears on the company's website: