I have a few items for sale or trade. Please note that I am in the Netherlands.
I sometimes make my own parts for my modeling projects, and often produce resin copies. These are available for purchase. Please contact me at Rob de Bie for more information. Payment can be done via PayPal, or bank transfer within the EU. The postage costs are difficult to predict in advace. I can only give rough numbers: within the EU 5 euros, UK 6 euros, USA 10 euros.
A set of three underfuselage inlets for the 1/72 Lockheed U-2C, 4 euros. Cast from scratch-built parts.
In preparation: U-2A/C B-camera Q-bay hatch, 1/72 scale. The Airfix, MPC-Airfix, Academy and Seminar 1/72 U-2A/C kits all lack Q-bay hatches with camera windows, which is kind of strange for a photo reconaissance aircraft. But the same goes for any U-2A/C drawing from before 2000: none show the camera hatches. I made a 3D CAD design of the B-camera hatch, with tracker camera fairing and 'System 6' antennas. Although the master parts will be 3D prints, all parts sold will be resin castings, not brittle 3D printed parts with striations. The part will have three braces that need to be removed. The part would otherwise break far too easily on the 'perforation'. The camera windows can be made with Kristal Klear.
double rear wheel set for 1/72 MD-3 Mule navy deck tractor, 4 euros. Cast from doubled Fujimi Mule wheel, with flattend contact area, and separate Verlinden hub.
M116 napalm bomb, 750 lbs class, 1/48 scale, roughly similar to Mark 77 Mod 0. Cutting Edge used to produce a similar item (CEC48171) but it is long out of production, and lacks the M116-specific details. Used from roughly 1950 to 1970 by many aircraft like NATO F-84F, A-26, USAF A-1 Skyraider, AU-1 Corsair, French F8F, etc. You can identify the M116 easily: it's the only napalm container that has small 'eyes' in the front fairing (actually small windows to check the fuses). There are 'eyes' in the rear fairing too. Single piece casting, from scratch-built parts. The version I made has small ducts for the arming wires, running from the suspension lugs to the fuzes, front and rear. You can remove them if your version does not have them. Cost is 10 euros for a set of two.
In preparation: M116 napalm bomb, 750 lbs class, 1/48 scale, with bare igniters/fuzes, as used on slower aircraft. 3D CAD design is shown here, planned for 3D printing. Parts will be resin castings, not 3D printed parts with striations. The M116 without fairings is also easy to identify: on the front sider there's a small triangular piece above the igniter, and with a spur-like bracket below the igniter. They are a guide for the arming wires, and a mounting bracket for the (absent) nose cap, respectively. At the rear there's a fixed mounting bracket that goes over the rear igniter - see photos. Possibly also availabe in 1/72 scale.
In preparation: similar to the above M116, the BLU-11 was a shorter, 500 lbs version. See the above A-1E photo that carries six BLU-11s with bare igniters/fuzes. Preliminary CAD drawings are shown.
In preparation: similar to the above M116, it was also used as underwing 110 gallon fuel tanks by P-51 Mustangs, as used by USAF (Korean War), Air National Guard, Philippines and Guatamala
AN-M66 2000 lbs bomb with conical tail, 1/48 scale, as used in Vietnam war (A-6A of VMA(AW)-242 and VMA(AW)-533 in 1966-67 for example) and NATO (RNLAF F-84F for example). Two piece casting, from scratch-built parts. 12 euros for a set of two.
ALE-2 chaff pod, 1/48 scale, as used by EB-57E, T-33A, F-4, Firebee and many other aircraft. Cost is 12 euros for a set of two.
In preparation: F-84F pylon for Mark 7 nuclear bomb, 1/48 scale, that Monogram forgot to include in its kit. One piece resin casting, scratch-built, 4 euros. Decals of the extensive stencils may be included.
In preparation: F-84F Assisted Take-Off (ATO) package, 1/48 scale. The Monogram/Revell and Kinetic/Italeri kits provide a simplified pack of just four bottles (see first photo), omitting the large rack that they are mounted on. The Heller and HobbyBoss/Encore kits don't have the ATO package at all. A choice of five different types of ATO bottles is planned. Although the master parts will be 3D prints, all parts sold will be resin castings, not brittle 3D printed parts with striations.
I designed custom decal sets for some of my own models, and for models of other modelers. If you're interested, I can order more prints. They are custom printed by SpotModel in Spain. As an extra service, if you want some small changes to the decal sheet, I can include those. Please contact me at Rob de Bie for more information. Payment can be done via PayPal, or bank transfer within the EU. The shipping will be as a letter, not a package as with the resin parts (i.e. a lot cheaper).
A replica sheet of the old Revell 1/72 F-16 from 1976. The decal sheet of my old Revell-Germany 1/72 F-16 (H-222 and derivatives) was printed with one intermediate color for both the black and dark blue parts. My redrawn version has both colors correctly represented, and has vibrant colors. I can provide variantions, like 'YF-16' instead of 'F-16', different colors, or the flags of the buying countries. 12 euros.
The markings for the C-130Hs of 336 squadron, Royal Netherlands Air Force. Flevo Decals did these decals in four scales (catalog numbers 200-001, 144-001, 72-008 and 48-008) but they are sold out. I started from scratch and improved the decal accuracy. Smaller stencils are not included, you can use the kit stencils. The decals can be printed in any desired scale. I can also provide 'sun-bleached' versions of the roundels and squadron badges, since the paint on these aircraft quickly changes from FS 36173 to a much lighter color. Price depends on the size of the sheet. A 1/144 sheet with all four serials and 'bleached' roundels and badges is around 10 euros. A single-serial 1/72 set is around 16 euros. A 1/72 sheet with all four serials and 'sun-bleached' roundels and badges is around 25 euros. Other scales are also possible, I've had requests for 1/128 and 1/200. Shown are photos of the 1/72, 1/128 (with cockpit windows, for a die-cast model) and 1/200 versions.
Pander Postjager, for the Execuform vacform kit. The underwing markings can be done as 'reversed' lettering in the orange areas, or as light gray (silverish) as shown at the top. Price depends on the size of the sheet.
Hiro Matsushita, 1993 IndyCar season, Panasonic sponsoring. Available in speedway (SW) and road course (RC) options (or both). White instead of yellow race numbers are optional. Same for Goodyear that can be done in white or yellow. For Tamiya 1/20 Lola T93/00 kit, or Minichamps 1/18 Lola T93/00 diecast, or Tameo 1/43 Lola T93/01 kit.
Kevin Cogan, 1993 IndyCar season, Conseco sponsoring. Available in speedway (SW) and road course (RC) options (or both). For Tamiya 1/20 Lola T93/00 kit, or Minichamps 1/18 Lola T93/00 diecast, or Tameo 1/43 Lola T93/01 kit.
Adrian Fernandez, 1993 IndyCar season, Tecate sponsoring. Available in road course version only. For Tamiya 1/20 Lola T93/00 kit, or Minichamps 1/18 Lola T93/00 diecast, or Tameo 1/43 Lola T93/01 kit.
Stefan Johansson, 1993 IndyCar season, Amax sponsoring, available in speedway (SW) and road course (RC) options (or both). For Minichamps 1/18 Penske PC22 diecast.
Stefan Johansson, 1994 IndyCar season, Alumax sponsoring, available in speedway (SW) and road course (RC) options (or both). For Minichamps 1/18 Penske PC22 diecast.
If you want to restore your 'Smash-Up Derby' (USA) or 'Crazy Racers' (Europe) cars from your youth, I'm busy designing a replacement decal set, the first is about done. Note that these are not stickers like the original, but waterslide decals. With the proper decaling methods, they should conform a lot better to the dents in the cars.
BQM-34F Firebee II, for the 1976 William Tell exercise
Gee Bee R1 and R2, with separate pinstripe decals and masks. Maybe even a version with a blue instead of black pinstripe, which might be more accurate
1/32 HH-43B, for the first color scheme in silver lacquer with Navy-style markings
Heller 1/43 Peugeot 905. 3 euros
Reheat Models 'Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 Astronaut' (RH 104). 120 mm figure on base. 19 resin pieces, 1 replica plaque, small instruction sheet. Very nice model, perfect castings. 70 euros
resin 1/48 J79GE-10 kit by 'NV'. Typical early nineties resin kit quality from Eastern Europe. 5 euros
3D printed parts for a Skyrim Skeleton Key, see Skyrim Skeleton Key build report. Available for the printing costs: 15 euros
Aires 1/72 Lightning F2/6 cockpit set (7206) for Trumpeter - 4 euros (I paid 9 euros) - never opened
Armycast 72039 Vought F-8J/FN/P Crusader MB-7F ejection seat (for Academy kit) - 2 euros (I paid 4 euros)
Attack Squadron 48030 1/48 AN-M66 2000 lb GP Bomb (2 pieces), 4 euros (I paid 8 euros)
Belcher Bits BB-13 1/48 Mark 28 nuclear bombs (Mk 28EX, RE, IN, RI and FI) - 10 euros (I paid 20 euros) - two sets available
CMK A4281 1/48 HVAR Rockets 5 inch - 6 pieces, one rocket cut from the casting block - 3 euros (I paid 9 euros)
IsraCast IC48046 1/48 IAF Vintage 500 kg GP bombs (2 pieces) - 7 euros (I paid 14 euros)
Model Art M.Access 027 1/48 Dassault Mirage IVA & IVP JATO rockets & mounting pylon - 8 euros (I paid 16 euros)
True Details 48504 1/48 1000 lb US GP Bomb - WWII/Korean War (2 pieces) - 3 euros (I paid 6 euros)
True Details 48505 1/48 2000 lb US GP Bomb - WWII/Korean War (1 piece) - 3 euros (I paid 6 euros)
True Details 48521 1/48 Mk 77 Mod 2 Napalm Bomb (2 pieces), unopened package - 4 euros (I paid 8 euros)
Panzer Models BQM-34E/F/T Firebee II in 1/72 scale, kit number 72004, in resin, from 1991
Czechmaster CL-227 helicopter RPV in 1/72 scale, or *any* information on this model, except for its mention in 'Encyclopaedia of military models 1/72'
The D-21 drone from the Hasegawa and/or Academy 1/72 SR-71 kit
Mk28 and Mk43 (actually Mk57) nuclear weapons from the Trumpeter 1/72 RA-5C
The engine and transmission of the Italeri Ferrari GTO (a.k.a. Ferrari 288), kit 652
The SUU-11 gun pods of the Special Hobby 1/72 AH-1G or the Revell reissue (04956)
The missile with side inlets of the Trumpeter 1/72 Shenyang J-15 'Naval Flanker' (01670). To me it looks like an ASMP and I want to check that
The D-704 refueling pod from the Fujimi 1/72 KA-6D
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original cutaway drawings from Flight International (any)
'Rallye Racing' (German magazine): 1979 issue 8 (Porsche 935)
'Racecar Engineering' all issues
AAHS (American Aviation Historical Society) Journal Volume 18 Number 3, Fall 1973