My first article here!
I am following iModeler for the last 2 or 3 months now. So, I thought I should participate, too.
I do especially appreciate your DAILY NEWS thread!!! A lot of unknown pictures and impressive facts – brief and entertaining.
This is my latest finished project: Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak manufactured by Special Hobby in 1/48.
I always wanted to build one of these early jet testbeds; this particular aircraft was at that time still constructed with rectangular arranged wings. It made its first flight in 1947. The aim was to explore transonic speed. The later X-1 (for example piloted by Chuck Yeager) was much more famous.
My personal challenge was to catch that red gloss finish and to try to imitate the surface of a salt lake (which I have never seen in reality).
5 additional images. Click to enlarge.