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About mostrich

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  1. Now you have my attention, Andy. The Karaya kit is waiting in my stash along with half a dozen Eduard Würger. They're not the easyest kits but when you finished one successfully you're hooked. I really enjoyed building my A-5. Nice to see your well executed renditions in the gallery. Thank you for sharing!
  2. Funny that you're mentioning the instructions as the only letdown of the kit. Actually they're the only part made by Kinetic. The whole kit development was made by 'Aviation Art', but due to some problems with their partners, Kinetic ended up producing the kit. Your definitions of the kit looks splendid. Great paintwork, especially the heat stains on the burner cans. Also the fading of the camo looks just right. What a pity that this beautiful plane had such a short period of service.
  3. Kitty Hawk Su-22 Fitter

    That really is the Shi**y Hawk kit? Wow, you made the best of it, no doubt. What stands out for me is the diversity in the paint work with all the touch ups and fadings. Very well done, Muzz!
  4. SU-11

    Oh boy, she's a beauty! That's a very convincing finish, the stressed skin beneath the cockpit looks great. And, as mentioned above, the photography is splendid.
  5. Please clear cache and try again. They're definitely showing on both of my browsers (Firefox and Safari).
  6. Sorry, my fault. Should work now.
  7. Very well done, Matthias! What I really like is the weathering, especially the oil leaks around the rivets on the motor cowling. Are they enamels or oils? My Eduard Spitfire will hit my doorstep tomorrow. Looking forward diving into it.
  8. When I read your post I realised that I didn't posted it here on BM. I just changed that:
  9. A blast from the past, or 2014 to be precise. It took me 11 months to finish and was a journey through pain and joy likewise. Some first-timers for me like pre and post shading, Future for canopy and decals and dealing with aftermarket the big way. The model depicts the Arado built machine of Hauptmann Egon Mayer in the spring of 1943. The rudder shows 62 kills, which he had between February 14 and April 16. He was Commander of III. /JG 2 and a specialist in fighting bombers, shooting down twenty B-17, five B-24 and one B-26 until his death on March 2, 1944. Used aftermarket: Bottom Fuselage Panel / Department of Correction Fw 190A/F/G Tail / Department of Correction Prop & Spinner VDM 9-12067A / Ultracast Spoked Wheels / Ultracast Pilot Seat / Ultracast Photo Etch Set / Eduard Armament Set & Pitot / Master Comments and constructive criticism are as always welcome!
  10. Yes David, I hear you on all those issues you battled so successfully. Finished my A-5 in 2014 and it wasn't a walk in the park. Luckily like you I learned from other's mistakes and listened to Eduard's additional remarks. But nonetheless I managed to glue the cockpit tub in a tenth of a mm to far to the front. That ended in a lot of fun with the weapons bay and engine alignment. Learned to curse in seven different languages back then. But back to your work. I think you can be proud on what you've achieved with that demanding kit. I also like the unusual hybrid version you've chosen. Pretty cool!
  11. Renault Ft-17 FlyHawk 1/72

    Thank you all for your flattering comments, Gentleman! Much appreciated.
  12. My fellow modelers, my on-again, off-again relationship with this project has now finally found an end. Like in every build so far there were some first-timers for me: First model kit in 72nd scale. First armor kit since returning to the hobby. First time dealing with all that glorious mud, grime and dirt poducts. Felt like a kid in a puddle, lol. The kit itself is nearly perfect. Awesome details, great fit and six varied schemes to choose from. The real challenge, at least for me, were all those incredible tiny parts. Keep in mind that Renault built a tank with 5 m (16.4 ft) of length and 2.14 m (7 ft) of height. Beside the priming the whole build took place under the magnifier. There is an interesting fact about the history of this tank: Renault started production in 1917, late in WW1. Thus most of them never saw action on the field. This one was, like many of its kind, transferred to the French colonies to ensure dominance of the occupying force. Later, after the armed truce of Compiègne (06/22/1940), in which the Germans allowed France to keep its colonial forces armed, this vehicle became part of the Armee de l'Armistice. The writing on the turret states "Le Champagne". For the presentation I cut and sanded a piece of ebony. What a great material! I finish with the obligatory scale picture. Looking forward to your comments and suggestions. Torben
  13. That's how a Tonka stole my heart... Excellent built, weathered and photographed. Just right up my alley!
  14. Italeri 1/12 Mefistofeles

    And I thought all of them were red. I like this scheme much more, looks really bad a**. Your paint job has a worn and rough outcom, like it should be on such an old car. How did you manage it? Oh, and I like your photography, too!
  15. I think for only your third model this is a great result. I've built the Eduard 190 for myself and it is for sure not a kit for beginner. The stripe on the spinner is simply called "spinner spiral". Your paint job and weathering looks solid on top and belly. Maybe the soot stains of the wing guns are a bit overdone. But that's only a minor point.