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About aidy

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  1. Fantastic finish. I'd be happy if mine will turn out half as good as yours did. Love it!
  2. Lovely finish and very neat build on the Lightning. Well done.
  3. South Atlantic Shoot Down

    Nice work so far! The missile plume looks fantastic.
  4. Mig-19S Syria - 1/48 HPiM

    Flawless finish on the model, Jurek. Looks fantastic. May I know what colours and which decals you used for this build? Thanks.
  5. F-8E Crusader Eduard 1/48

    The finish and weathering on your Crusader is simply fantastic! Lovely job, well done!
  6. Asian Air Arms SIG

    Interesting website! Haven't had the time to browse through all sections, but looks like a good site for those interested in the smaller air arms in this region. I hope I can contribute in some way to your effort. By the way, I am one of the modelers behind the brand decal la. We produce decals for Royal Malaysian Air Force subjects.
  7. A-4F Eduard 1/48

    Nice work so far, Matteo. Good choice of markings too!
  8. Ok, I checked again and I admit I miscalculated. Sorry. 113.8 cm full size would scale down to 23.7 cm in 1/48. The kit is 24.6 cm (a full 0.9 cm longer) and would scale out at 1/46.
  9. In span and length, the HobbyBoss kit scales out to about 1/44 scale. When placed beside an Airfix Hawk, it does look noticeably bigger. I'll post some pictures later.
  10. Unfortunately, this looks like where I'll stop. I've cracked the windscreen and it doesn't look fixable. From what I gather, HobbyBoss isn't big on the idea of parts replacement but I'll try asking the local distributor anyhow.
  11. Hi again, I'm back with a few day's worth of progress to share. Got the fuselage halves together without much drama. Fit was typical HobbyBoss which is generally good. The intakes, however, was a bit of a bother. DSCN5521 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr DSCN5520 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr Gaps all around, then. Not too bad, nothing some putty and sandpaper couldn't solve, but not what I'd expect from this manufacturer. Also, I can't quite put my finger on it and can't be bothered with red lines and overlays but the intake profile looks a bit off to me. DSCN5527 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr Next was removing details which were etiher optional or erroneous on the kit. The AoA vane above the refueling probe piping isn't present on this side of the nose so it had to go. DSCN5524 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr There were two static vanes moulded here, Hasegawa did the same as well. If you're fitting the straight probe like I'm doing for this build, remove the front vane. If you're using the bent probe, remove the rear vane. DSCN5525 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr And here it's done! DSCN5528 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr I'm pleased to say the fit of the speedbrakes and other inserts are very good. Very little trimming or putty needed here. Most seams have been dealt with, and I've brushed on a couple coats of Mr Surfacer to check for remaining imperfections and will polish everything off with 800 and 1000 grit sandpaper when it sets later. Here she is at the moment: DSCN5526 by Aidy Abdullah, on Flickr Could probably have it ready for paint very soon.
  12. 1/48 Academy MIG 29 ub

    Nice choice, Brian. Finally get to see something more modern from you. I might have a spare Eduard exhaust set with me. I'll let you know if I find it.
  13. Those colours on the skyhawk is the best combination ever! Kiwi, Singaporean, Indonesian, Malaysian... you just can't beat green-green-tan on a skyhawk. Nice work on both, bro. Maybe I'll get to see them in person soon.
  14. Beautiful! Stunning work on the camo, Calum. Looks perfect.
  15. MIG-25PD - Iraq - Kittyhawk 1/48

    A real beauty there, Jurek. Excellent work!