Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

The Military Issues & History Forum is a venue to discuss issues relating to the military aspects of the Indian Armed Forces, whether the past, present or future. We request members to kindly stay within the mandate of this forum and keep their exchanges of views, on a civilised level, however vehemently any disagreement may be felt. All feedback regarding forum usage may be sent to the moderators using the Feedback Form or by clicking the Report Post Icon in any objectionable post for proper action. Please note that the views expressed by the Members and Moderators on these discussion boards are that of the individuals only and do not reflect the official policy or view of the Bharat-Rakshak.com Website. Copyright Violation is strictly prohibited and may result in revocation of your posting rights - please read the FAQ for full details. Users must also abide by the Forum Guidelines at all times.
Jagan
Webmaster BR
Posts: 3037
Joined: 01 Jan 1970 05:30
Location: Earth @ Google.com
Contact:

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby Jagan » 26 Feb 2010 03:49

Bob V wrote:Its nice to hear that many of you are veterans at modelling w/o using any kits.This is how real modelling should be.



http://jaganpvs.tripod.com/MiG.htm :mrgreen: c 1990-92

..but seriously . kit building requires some real patience that I admire much (and really dont have myself)

shiv
BRF Oldie
Posts: 35041
Joined: 01 Jan 1970 05:30
Location: Pindliyon ka Gooda

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby shiv » 26 Feb 2010 09:34

Mihir wrote:
Bob V wrote:btw, has anyone attempted modelling military a/c without using any kits, ie, using just cardboard, Styrofoam/thermocol and fevicol ?


I made these years ago with ivory paper and Fevicol, and painted them with good old Camel poster paints


Very nice!

Haresh
BRFite
Posts: 724
Joined: 30 Jun 2009 17:27

Indian airforces Hawk

Postby Haresh » 22 Apr 2010 02:06

In case any one is interested in buying one.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AIRFIX-1-48-RAF-B ... 0578049330 :D

shiv
BRF Oldie
Posts: 35041
Joined: 01 Jan 1970 05:30
Location: Pindliyon ka Gooda

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby shiv » 29 May 2010 07:02

uppppp...

maks
BRFite -Trainee
Posts: 5
Joined: 15 Aug 2009 23:05

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby maks » 28 Jul 2010 02:42

Been visiting BR for 12 years now - don't post very often but have been building models for 30 years - airplanes, ships, tanks - everything. Latest project: building a hurricane and oscar diorama to recreate the IAF's only Air to Air kill in ww2 that I know of. I have more than 100 models (plastic, resin and balsa) waiting to be built - wish I had more time...sigh

Jagan,
I had sent some pictures of a few models I had built August last year. Since that would put me over 5 you said you would send me the set up page. Haven't heard back.

On another note: I am also building a T-55, Athay Pauk and Kilo class submarine. Who do I get in touch for the Army and Navy modeling pages?

Raja Bose
BRF Oldie
Posts: 19481
Joined: 18 Oct 2005 01:38

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby Raja Bose » 28 Jul 2010 05:39

I have been tried and gave up trying to get my Assal Uttar diorama on the IA page and use the opportunity to do an inauguration of an IA modeling page like I did for the IN page :(( :((

chiru
BRFite
Posts: 208
Joined: 17 Jun 2009 12:46
Location: mahishooru

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby chiru » 23 Nov 2010 06:46

mods i have a pooch - i have built lots of scale models and i want to exhibit it here but the problem is none of them are in indian colours :/ what should i do ? they are or will be in the armed forces inventory, so can i upload them ????

Raja Bose
BRF Oldie
Posts: 19481
Joined: 18 Oct 2005 01:38

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby Raja Bose » 08 Jan 2011 08:01

X-Posting (with shameless attempt at increase phokat ka post count :mrgreen: ):

Some pics of a IAF SU-30K model I had built in 2002, when they were first being inducted at Lohegaon. Took the pics since I am not sure whether the model itself will survive till I R2I (can't believe it lasted 8 years). Model is scratch built with cardboard structure, crumpled aluminium foil skin, canopy made from projector transparency, metal wires and scale based on Eyeball Mk.1.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Raja Bose
BRF Oldie
Posts: 19481
Joined: 18 Oct 2005 01:38

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby Raja Bose » 08 Jan 2011 08:09

Posting some more pics though not of Armed forces (hence, OT) - It is of an Indian Railways WDM2 diesel loco with a Rajdhani Express AC sleeper class coach. Same building materials as the SU-30K and built in 2002.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

aniket
BRFite
Posts: 293
Joined: 14 Dec 2010 17:34
Location: On the top of the world

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby aniket » 08 Jan 2011 16:27

Can someone please tell me if a place in New Delhi from where I can buy modeling kits related to the Indian armed forces ?

Gaur
Forum Moderator
Posts: 2013
Joined: 01 Feb 2009 23:19

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby Gaur » 19 Feb 2011 01:08

Is there anyplace in India from where one can buy small scale models of fighters aircrafts? I mean detailed models like those displayed at defence expos?
Thanks.

Raja Bose
BRF Oldie
Posts: 19481
Joined: 18 Oct 2005 01:38

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby Raja Bose » 19 Feb 2011 06:32

^^The best you can get without a uncle/aunty in HAL etc. would be at places like IAF museum Palam where they sell all metal models but dont expect superb details or anything even close to what an OOB hobby kit produces (leave alone one using aftermarket etched metal or resin parts).

andy B
BRFite
Posts: 1589
Joined: 05 Jun 2008 11:03
Location: Gora Paki

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby andy B » 31 May 2011 08:47

Gents I recently got a 1:72 scale MIG 21 FL-D Model Fishbed of no other that the No. 28 thats right boys the First Supersonics onlee!!!!....

Model is fairly detailed and suprisingly good quality finish has the serial no. C746 and is in the brown green camo on top and whitish camo on underside

In the process of putting it together havent had much time due to study but will get it done this wkend for sure.

Raja Bose
BRF Oldie
Posts: 19481
Joined: 18 Oct 2005 01:38

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby Raja Bose » 04 Feb 2014 07:12

Not Armed forces but Air India...

Possibly the world's most impressive paper plane

Image

Image

Image

Image

pradeepe
BRFite
Posts: 741
Joined: 27 Aug 2006 20:46
Location: Our culture is different and we cannot live together - who said that?

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby pradeepe » 04 Feb 2014 09:30

God! that is impressive.

Always had a fascination for building model ships. As a kid had grown up building many a model (WW2 era warships and older fully rigged man-o-wars, sails, canons and all). It helped that we lived right next to an NCC Batt. HQ where there was a full dept. dedicated to building model ships. The staff helped procure balsa for me and by bro.

Lalmohan
BRF Oldie
Posts: 12923
Joined: 30 Dec 2005 18:28

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby Lalmohan » 04 Feb 2014 14:24

as a teenager, i converted a mig21 model kit into a 1971 config FL with gun pod and built a diorama of it launching a K13 against a starfighter
handpainted the 'dirty silver' finish and IAF roundels and used cotton wool for the missile exhaust. used to hang from my ceiling

NRao
BRF Oldie
Posts: 16052
Joined: 01 Jan 1970 05:30
Location: Illini Nation

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby NRao » 27 May 2014 00:06

indranilroy wrote:
tushar_m wrote:You can actually buy Su 27/35 & just add canards in the front with extra servos (for canards movement ) .

Su27/35 do come with thrust vectoring engines so with canards its almost SU30mki

Actually, I have a Su-35 model. I added canards and made them movable using a separate channel. However, it doesn't fly any better than the base model. Reasons for that are the difference in TWR from the actual plane and an aeromodel, scale effect and the different Reynold's number in which they operate. You can hold the model in high alpha moving forward at 10-20 kmph because of the TWR. At that speed the the canard can hardly develop strong enough vortices to stop the flow from separating. Also the TVC coupled with the high TWR creates much larger pitching moment than the moving surfaces, almost to the point that you are not in control. There was no way that I could add or comprehend how to add further commands using the canards. I played around a bit using the canards like inboard ailerons and airbrakes before just fixing it up for good :-). This is the same experience my friend had with his Eurofighter.
NRao wrote:You can build your own. I had once started work on a MKI, which required special attention due to the number of moving parts. The LCA should be much easier.

I tried building the LCA wing many times. It is very difficult to build without a mould. I tried cutting and sanding it out of foam. I got near but never close enough to my satisfaction.


Well, models means taking a few short cuts. :)

When i started my MKI I had two things going for me:

1) A guy with eons of knowledge on building models. And,he had worked on all sorts of planes, but never heard of the "MKI" - with canards, which is what got his juices flowing. My 6+' long model was to scale and I built everything first in foam and then a -ve with plaster of paris, then to fiber (auto body stuff). Not easy. Messy. Smelly. Need well aired areas to work with. And winters do not help.

2) I was stationed in Dayton, OH when in 2011 the Jet World Championships took place:

So, I made a few friends who helped me out. I first decided to go electric, then switched to "jet" - read EXPENSIVE.



(you may see me in that vid. Also will post some of my pictures from then. They are amazing. These planes are *not* small - most are around 10' long. And they are powered by actual jets - one of the evndors was then looking to hook up with someone in India - to sell them there.)

Indranil
Forum Moderator
Posts: 6998
Joined: 02 Apr 2010 01:21

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby Indranil » 27 May 2014 02:44

I know about these planes. I don't have enough time to go into jets yet. I probably will jump directly to jets from ducted fans, hopefully in 2-3 years :-).

And yes, the canards will be a good experiment then :-).

NRao
BRF Oldie
Posts: 16052
Joined: 01 Jan 1970 05:30
Location: Illini Nation

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby NRao » 05 Nov 2014 07:12

Neilz wrote:Not sure where to post it.. but since few page back we were wondering about the hobby.. :)

Su-27 dron in india and a perfect landing

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=307185396139968


Very,very nice.

fanne
BRF Oldie
Posts: 2764
Joined: 11 Feb 1999 12:31

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby fanne » 06 Nov 2014 16:30

wow!!

NRao
BRF Oldie
Posts: 16052
Joined: 01 Jan 1970 05:30
Location: Illini Nation

Re: Modeling the Indian Armed Forces

Postby NRao » 03 Jan 2015 00:52

Not related to "Indian Armed Forces", but hope it inspires some.

http://min.us/mJckuWqoFaskh

Wren Turbine Closeups (have yet to figure out how to make thumbnails):

Cutouts:

http://minus.com/i/u7VWsvADTfqx

http://minus.com/i/bzxQruWRRr4bR

http://minus.com/i/Lbl0iY2F1f4a

http://minus.com/i/pYo5pcbC0y6k

http://minus.com/i/3Vnd2k2cL5gi

http://minus.com/i/4kJteNiKqq19

http://minus.com/i/bfn5zh4qcnaJi

In an air craft (wing):

http://minus.com/i/iRlZuTqOF6s8

http://minus.com/i/RVU2t4EEokDh

http://minus.com/i/pGXfWE7AeK6L

http://minus.com/i/yGqeGMlImgcB


One can feel the jet blast as far as 40-50 feet away ............ it will blow a hat of your head.


Return to “Military Issues & History Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Austin, uskumar and 51 guests