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Bravo52

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  1. 1/48 HobbyBoss F/A-18D Hornet

    Watching with interest. I like the Edward stuff it looks really crisp, however there's nothing as therapeutic as trying to touch the little cockpit protrusions with a cocktail stick with a dab of paint on it. Especially when I keep hearing the voices in my head arguing about the color. I know this will be a sharp build! They always are!
  2. 1/48 HobbyBoss MiG-17F Fresco-C

    Yet another fantastic build. The model looks great...even without the sludge wash wiped off.... I enjoy your builds!
  3. Macchi M.5. Fly 1/48

    Excellent! One of my favorite aircraft. Will be watch this after an excellent start!
  4. 1/48 Roden JOV-1A Mohawk

    Oh...it's you...you're at it again.... I love our work. Now all I'll be doing is sitting round waiting for updates! You are already off to a great start.
  5. Su-32 1/48 Hobbyboss

    Beautiful model. Nicely done!
  6. 1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat

    Wow! I like your approach to this build. Excellent finish and it is just the right amount of shading. Looks fantastic!
  7. Nicely done! I look forward to seeing more!
  8. Will be following....that work looks excellent!
  9. Very nice build! http://www.inpayne.com/models/jets/su-34.html
  10. I wouldn't go as far as to say the the HB fuselage cross-section is better...I does look as though the forward section is wrong (lower taper too straight). So it may very well come down to which is less wrong! I'd say the edge may go to HB for the "one-piece" fuselage sides. I have the KH kit and the fuselage detail is fine, however, it will take considerably more time to assemble. Once I get a copy of the HB kit, a side-by-side comparison will be in order. Either way, it won't stop me from picking one up.
  11. Oh Nice! Rubber tires. From the pictures of the sprues, it looks like the HB kit will be a quicker build. Not quite the detail of the KH kit but you can clearly see the intake splitter and the way HB tackled that part. To me, the biggest issue with the KH kit is the absence of the splitter on the shock cone.
  12. Kitty Hawk's 1/48th Scale Su-22M-3 & M-4

    Those are valid questions you have to ask yourself from a larger perspective of why you build kits. I say if you enjoy correcting a perceived problem in your models, then it is important for you to do that for your long-term enjoyment of the hobby. If it is to have a nice representation of the aircraft on the shelf, then by all means, value that. From my perspective, I prefer the latter. That said, another often overlooked question is do you have the skill to make a kit look correct/good. I've seen models with were "accurized" but it looked like they built it with a butter knife and painted it with a whisk-broom. To me, all of the effort to make an accurate model was lost because all I could see was the big thumb print on the glass. I'd like to think I'd never say that to a modeler, just congratulate them for finishing another model and move on... So is it that we expect too much from the companies or too little from our skill?
  13. Kitty Hawk's 1/48th Scale Su-22M-3 & M-4

    I looked at some 3-views and there is a considerable change in shape in that section of the fusalage. Laurent is correct in saying that is transitions from "circular top, elliptical bottom" and that is reflected in the plans. That said, those 3-views could be flawed and it was specifically for the Cy-17yM-3. However, the shape was similar to other Su-17s I was able to find on the internet. Of course if it's on the internet, it must be correct... (snicker) ... https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=89428
  14. Kitty Hawk's 1/48th Scale Su-22M-3 & M-4

    Yes, I’m happy with that kit at $130. I think in part because I actually have one and touched the nose and don’t have a problem with the shape. Of course I’m only basing this on my opinion and not the opinion of others. That said, I suspect in a couple of years you’ll be able to find this kit a swap-meet for $50-80 dollars and you will then enjoy building it or just reveling in how wrong the nose is, either way, in the end, it’s ok that you don’t share the same opinion. It's a nice kit.
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