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  1. Well the 29th is finally here and it's great to see so many different builds! Unfortunately I won't get start on mine for a couple of weeks as I'm finishing another build first. But I have ordered my Akan set of paints for the Frogfoot, looking forward to trying them out! j.
  2. Ah, delighted to hear that Jamiesons hasn't completely gone away and that there's something still there. Was only there for 20 mins during a flying visit to Glasgow, but it was a great shop. Don't get your hopes up too much for the Su-39, I tend to be a 'looks good from a distance' modeller, and it'll only be my 3rd use of an airbrush, and my first doing camo.
  3. Well, in the end I've decided to use Akan Paints for this build, as they've a Naval Su-25 set that will do the job nicely. I'll hopefully try Mr. Paint colours on a Flanker later in the year. I get paid at the end of the week, so I'll order the paint then!
  4. Thanks for your reply. I was hoping to use Mr. Paint colours, but I think I'll actually use that Akan set for this build, and try Mr. Paint for a Flanker later in the year. Thanks... J.
  5. Hi all... I asked this in the From Russia With Love GB thread but I thought I'd spread the net further. I'm doing the Zvezda 1:72 Su-39 and I'm looking for the Mr. Paint equivalent of the following: Model Master 1562 Flat Light Blue Model Master 1594 Semigloss Blue The light/grey blue lower colour, which the instructions say is 20% 1562 Flat Light Blue and 80% White The green for the dielectic panels and wheels etc. Mr. Paint have numerous shades of blue/grey, so it's hard for me to narrow it down. I've tried to contact Mr. Paint both via their website and on Facebook, but they haven't replied. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
  6. Still on about the paint, sorry! Any ideas which of the Mr. Paints colours I should be buying, they have a lot of different blues/greys in their Russian Aircraft range. I sent a message to them asking them for their advice as to which paints to get, but I haven't heard anything back. As I said above, I'm looking for the following: Model Master 1562 Flat Light Blue Model Master 1594 Semigloss Blue The light/grey blue lower colour, which the instructions say is 20% 1562 Flat Light Blue and 80% White The green for the dielectic panels and wheels etc. Thanks!
  7. By the way Peter, I've been looking into those Mr. Paints and they look excellent, can't find a bad review about them! Might get myself some, especially as I also have an Su-34 to make later in the year. Thanks for the tip...
  8. Excellent link Peter, thanks! I'll look into it...
  9. Hi there, This will be my entry for the GB, the 1:72 Su-39 (or Su-25TM, depending on your preference) by Zvezda: I have a very small stash (7 kits) and this is the oldest one in it; I bought it in Jamieson's Models in Glasgow in 2014 and it's been waiting patiently every since. I nearly sold it a few times, especially as I didn't have an airbrush and didn't think I could brush paint the Camo well. But then I got an airbrush a few months ago, and this GB came along and here I am! I doubt I'll be starting this on the 29th as I'm in the middle of another build, but hopefully it won't take too long to get this onto the bench. I'm definitely doing it OOB with nothing added, just keeping it nice and simple. I've already decided the weapons load I'll be doing, not sure if it's real-life accurate, but it leaves out a couple of the lesser quality molded (and more fiddly) ordinance! Apart from potential fit issues, the Camo will be the big test for me and my basic airbrushing skills. Speaking of which, I'm looking for some advice re the two blue colours in the Camo. In the Instructions they're listed as: Model Master 1562 Flat Light Blue Model Master 1594 Semigloss Blue Any suggestions for these colours in other ranges (like Revell Aqua Colour, Tamiya Acrylic, Vallejo Model Air or Mr. Colour)? Thanks!
  10. Thanks Paul, Seahawk and Mark! There is some PE with the kit itself, but I didn't use it, I had the Flyhawk PE Set (FH710007). It comes with three sheets, but strangely enough, the instructions don't cover all three sheets, you have to guess/deduce what some of it is for, and I still ended up with some railings with nowhere to put them! Some of the PE is *VERY* fine (like the 'aerials' between the discs on the mast, several of which broke off) but I do like the detail it adds. I didn't use the plastic or PE parts for the 8 'poles' on top of the main tower, there were either too thick or too flat, so I just filled in the holes in the plastic and drilled new ones for some Albion Tubing instead. J.
  11. Thanks a lot for your comments, they're much appreciated... J.
  12. Pics are now up in the RFI section. Thanks... J.
  13. Thanks Bugle07! Once piece of PE was lost, right at the end of the build, so I had to make a replacement piece out of spare PE. But apart from that I got lucky with it! J.
  14. Hi there, Well, after three and a half months, I'm calling this done! It was a build of firsts for me, first ship, first airbrushed model, first use of oils etc. Struggled with it sometimes, but in the end I'm happy enough with it. The PE behaved pretty well, but a drawback with 1:700 scale is the plastic will never compare with the thinness of the PE, so it makes the plastic look clunky. To be honest, I don't know if I'd be running out to build another ship, but I have learned a lot with this build! And thanks to Paul E and several others who answered my questions here on BM about the flight deck, I hope what I've done is somewhat accurate! So here are the pics, I'm trying to improve my photo taking, I didn't quite get it right this time, but I'll keep working on it, just like my modelling! As usual, all comments/criticism are very welcome! Thanks... J. Kit: Dragon 'HMS Daring' Type 45 Destroyer Scale: 1:700 Paint & Weathering: Airbrushed with Acrylics. Weathered with Flory Wash, Citadel Nuln Oil & Tamiya Weathering Kits and Oils Extras: More PE than you can shake a stick at! Build Log: Here
  15. Thanks! Some fascinating information, thanks to everyone for their advice/expertise. I finally finished this today, will put up some pics in RFI as soon as I can. Thanks... J.