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  1. Hi Czaralko! Nice subject and beautiful work! There was earlier discussion about this same aircraft in this threat: Key issue is that in the real MT-422 was either sharkmouth or bat and the moon emblem but not at the same time if you want to be 100% historically accurate. Cheers, AaCee
  2. Hi all, Seems to be dimensionally accurate. Much better in that sense than the Huma one. Mouldings are a bit on the thick side so some cleaning is required. Good canvas with some work. Cheers, AaCee
  3. Hi Julien, Yes You did. Unfortunately I didn't notice so my apologies! Hopefully the link has some added value Cheers, AaCee
  4. Hi all, Nowadays Marksman utilizes Leopard 2A4 chassis: https://www.google.fi/search?q=leopard+2a4+marksman&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjVgMLUsc3VAhXRYVAKHRm5DpUQsAQIKg&biw=1523&bih=834 Cheers, AaCee
  5. Hi all, I have been thinking same question with Hongdu L-15. They got in early phases some consultancy from Yakovlev but would L-15 conversion made any sense? At least rear fuselage and horizontal stabilizers are totally different looking more like a twin-engined F-16, intakes are different and wing trailing edge angle seems to differ. Greetings, AaCee
  6. Good evening, Serge, 1. I was trying to say with "I stand corrected" that I was wrong with the #10357 engine. And after that just wondering why I had got another idea. At least it is the most documented J-10B from modeller's point of view. Displayed information told that #10357 is a J-10B multirole fighter etc. without a word about the engine. Same with the leaflet about J-10A and J-10S. One was not available for J-10B. 2. I was thinking should I call this grey with hue, tone or shade and thought hue as the most appropriate. Unfortunately I have no idea of possible connection in Russian! I was commenting the colour of the picture, not H61. It is closer to the lower surfaces of the 10357 in my eyes. I'm not familiar with Gunze colours but for my eyes this bluish upper surface colour resembles somehow but not exactly USN Compass Grey in factory fresh aircraft like F/A-18 4. Here we never know what others know especially if we don't know other's track record in the discussion. At least I have learned a lot during this threat - thanks for that! I agree that the Pakistan discussion forum is great. Much better than for example Key-forum. I'm visiting Pakistan one at least weekly but this engine issue never reached my brains There are plenty of open questions like J-20 engine etc. related to Chinese modern arms. Relationship between L-15 and Yak-130 from modelling point of view and so on. Let see what is shown at Avia-Darts. At least earlier nice pictures of Chinese aircraft have been seen after it. Yesterday Inner-Mongolian parade did not help at all related to J-10. Cheers, AaCee
  7. Hi Sarge, I stand corrected with the engine. During the show I got impression that the aircraft shown had the WS-10 engine. As I now have browsed a couple of hours it seems it was 17th airframe of first batch while Taihang was in the last ones. In the photo with aircraft with Taihang engine it is in hard light while the other one is in indirect. It certainly look quite a lot like USN gull gray but still in my eyes (!) with a bluish hue. BTW - Trumpeter J-10B gives for prototype "1035" colour call IJN grey Gunze H16/35, Vallejo 907, Model Master 1731 and Humbrol 146 for top surfaces. Interesting subject and you have clearly made your homework! Cheers, AaCee PS: And not only engine but also in case of J-10 part of the software originating from IAI Lavi...
  8. Hi Serge, It was at a Chinese air show last year: http://www.airliners.net/search?aircraft=65841&display=detail Bluish grey on top, more like neutral grey on bottom and serial "10537". Cheers, AaCee
  9. Info needed on Finnish AF SAAB Safir

    Hi, There is a Swedish book about Safir and IIRC there is drawing of the camera installation to the airframe. It had camera door(s) after the main wheel well on fuselage bottom, venturi tube on the roof and later longer exhaust pipes than usual. See http://www.airliners.net/search?manufacturerSerialNumber=91417&display=detail Another variant in Finland was sliding opening in the rear entry hatch windows for a hand-held camera. I'm away for a few weeks so maybe some of our Swedish friends can check the book? Cheers, AaCee
  10. KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Hi Tony, I usually "google" my bookshelf and "ilmavoimat &curtiss &hawk" was not a very successful search but local modelling forum may be more helpful. At least there are plenty of Curtisses built: http://www.pienoismallit.net/haku/curtiss%2Bhawk/ In general with this list of interests I would success you to invest instead of some models to two-part book "Finnish Fighter Colours" by Kari Stenman. About the Soviet types there is well researched material also in Massimo Tessitori's site "Soviet warplanes" IIRC. Of those 13 ended to Finland through Germany. Cheers, AaCee
  11. KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Hi all, A little trivia about the Norwegian Hawk 75A-6 # 447. It was later CUw-570 in the Finnish Air Force. Painting guide for 447 is absolutely right with the natural metal finish and Twin Wasp engine. Related to linguistic discussion Estonians are told to call Finns as their four-feet friends... Kippis! AaCee
  12. Good evening Patrice, I agree with you. Just after comparing these pictures with the Monogram kit there are features looking the same like cowling front/upper part, cooling gills, wing root slightly raised fairing and different like surface detailing, tubing cover below wing center and plenty of other details. Hopefully key issues has been corrected (thin tail surfaces, fuselage width). Cheers, AaCee
  13. Certainly not a Huma re-pop which is a good thing. Cheers, AaCee
  14. Hi all. Am I th only one how have a deja vú feeling with the ol' Monogram P-36A? Cheers, AaCee
  15. Hi, I really hope this is a new kit based on correct drawings and not a Huma re-pop! Huma was based a nice-looking drawings from a well-known draughtsman but unfortunately they were not very accurate Cheers, AaCee