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Stathis last won the day on July 31 2016

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  1. Su-33, Kinetic 1/48

    I was told that the Laquers are a lot better and I believe that. I just don't want to have paints that smell too much. I made some progress. I used Flory Models gray wash. I liked it a lot and I think it's the brand that I will go on with. Don't follow Kinetic's instructions about the positioning of the stars under the wings. The position is wrong. Consult a photo of the real plane.
  2. Su-33, Kinetic 1/48

    This is the reason why I will never use them again. I wanted to use them just for once to see how they are, but I regret it. Gunze are the best for me.
  3. Su-33, Kinetic 1/48

    AKAN paints are a terrible pain, because the model needs to be primed before. I never use primer and with the slightest hit of my fingernails or anything alse, scratches appear everywhere... I got frustrated and sad so... I will just finish it, without taking too much consideration. I used masking tape and masking fluid were needed for the white. I will do the touch ups later with a fine brush. The overspray made me sad, because I thought that everything went well but didn't take care about that...
  4. Su-33, Kinetic 1/48

    What colour should I use for wash on that scheme?
  5. Su-33, Kinetic 1/48

    WOW! That's difficult for me... The paint scheme was really challenging, even using the masks from J's work. All three colours are from AKAN. I don't like them, because the model needs to be primed first. By putting the kit onto the table, there were tiny scratches, which had to be eliminated. And there were a lot of them... I got a little frustrated and let the model as it is. It has a long way to go and I have to rush a little to catch the deadline. I had already painted the engine area with Alclad Aluminium so I msked it before painting the scheme. Also, I must say that I used Levelling thinner and retarder in order to paint with AKAN paints.
  6. Su-33, Kinetic 1/48

    Hi Sanjuro. The last photos I posted are the ones at the first post. I created a new account to a site to post the direct links.
  7. Su-33, Kinetic 1/48

    OK, so, I tried to eliminate the moulding line from the canopy. It is better than it looks.
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  9. Su-33, Kinetic 1/48

    My entry will be with the Su-33 from Kinetic in 1/48. I had some troubles with the nose cone so I glued it in slighthly open position and filled the gap with superglue. https://www.flickr.com/photos/157094455@N07/38663770522/in/album-72157690210978755/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/157094455@N07/38663771702/in/album-72157690210978755/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/157094455@N07/24823378318/in/album-72157690210978755/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/157094455@N07/38663772662/in/album-72157690210978755/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/157094455@N07/38696581611/in/album-72157690210978755/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/157094455@N07/24823482698/in/album-72157690210978755/ The paint scheme is challenging. I have bought masks from J's work. When I finish the painting I will upload more photos and tell you what I encountered. I have to read the rules of how to upload direct photos and not links.
  10. T-90, Zvezda 1/35

    Thanks guys! Kris B, the kit provides plastic meshes and a measurement to cut them.
  11. Sukhoi Su-33, Kinetic 1/48

    Thanks guys! whiskey I use airbrush, but I am not that good in airbrushing tiny spots like these. On to the kit, I found out that the nose cone has a terrible fit! I don't know if it's just my kit or not. I left a little gap with the fuselage and I used superglue, because I have to rescribe the line where the nose cone meets the fuselage. Didn't have the time to take some photos.
  12. Amazing kit!! With clear parts for the lights, the SHTORA system and some other stuff that I don't know how they are called. Painted with Gunze paints. H79, H309 and Black.
  13. The Kinetic kit of the Su-33 is really good. Nice detail, many parts, no resin needed to my opinion if someone wants to do a decent model. But the total dissapointing thing is the instruction sheet. The instructions can be easily misunderstood as they don't explain anything thoroughly... I started it with pleasure and trying to do my best. The cockpit and whell wells. I forgot to take pictures after the wash and matt varnish. The engine fans were painted with Alclad Polishe Aluminium and the intake meshes with Alclad Aluminium. The intakes were painted Alclad Steel. The inner pieces of the exhust nozzles painted with Gun Metal and drybrushed with Silver. For the outer pedals I used a technique that I saw on youtube. This is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koNEr3CbEBk&t=85s I messed it up because the clear colors I have are not Alclad, but Gunze. It doesn't matter. Next time... I have already glued the fuselage pieces together. The kit will be made with the wings and tailplanes folded.
  14. MiG-25RBF, ICM 1/48

    The beast is finished!!