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  • Birthday 03/03/1973

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  1. I really like it, and cannot wait for the 1/48 version. I bought other Clear Prop Models online from Ukrainian model shop and recommend them. The delicacy of the detail in 1/72 is astonishing, it makes mainstream manufacturers look like Matchbox trenches.
  2. Ah, I remember Hobbycraft's boxtops from their "Tron meets Thomas Kinkade" period. Had a MiG-27 that was seizure-inducing.
  3. Great job! Matchbox didn't seem to capture the lines of the air intake correctly. Kudos to the original owner for the excellent conservation, you cartainly made the most of it.
  4. Thanks for the suggestions. Yikes, there are things on the list that I actually built... but forgot... old age is sneaking up on me! Remembering another one, the Foxhound was also vilified in early kits, one was reboxed by Revell but I don't know who made the moulds, and then there are the 1/48 Migs by Lindberg - 21, 25, 31 - which have always been rare and now have probably been consigned to the landfills.
  5. I remember a booklet in which Ken Duffey built the then-available Soviet jet kits. IIRC he ended modifying pretty much everything. For example, the jet intakes are parallel, when they ought to converge lower down...
  6. Hello there, I have an idea brewing... Do you know of Cold War kits of Eastern bloc aircraft that are visibly inaccurate due to lack of information? Of course the reply, from a modeller's point of view, is "all of them", but the kit that started this idea was the Pioneer "Su-21" with its boxy intakes and delta wings. Off the top of my head I can think of: Italeri Mi-28 Havoc (kit no. 176) Revell Yak-25, vintage kit Revell Su-25 (Tsukuda mould) Esci Mig-29 (The Aurora Mig-19, basically the Huckebein with red stars and a radar, is in a different league. Educated guess, hearsay, or just "if you can prove me wrong you're a Communist spy"?)
  7. Hi, I have both the fighter and bomber boxing of the Yak-28. Haven't tried so much of a dry run yet, but I can tell you that the other kits of this manufacturer (who went by the name of Xuntong) are well detailed, possibly even over-engineered. The part count is high as is usual from this manufacturer and the bits look good on the sprues. I can also recommend their other kits, the Tu-2 and Il-4, if you can find them. The problem with the il-4 was being "rushed" to production, and some parts have a rough-ish finish. I've seen built and finished yak-28s and they look great.
  8. These are the pods you're looking for... maybe?
  9. Looks close enough to me, Alex! Sometimes Soviet planes are camouflaged in the museum but it seems like this one flew with her spots: Very nice job, especially with the hairy stick.
  10. The secret, especially without a reference to follow, is stopping right before it is "too much". Congratulations for carrying on and remedying the catastrophe (see what I did there?). Excellent restoration!
  11. I did this when I bought a partially glued Vulcan: put the model in a bag in the freezer for 30 mins or so. Frozen glue is weakened and you can snap the parts clean off. The brake fluid is also a must to remove paint: don't use it for brake lines once it's opened, it absorbs moisture that you definitely don't want in there.
  12. What a cool diorama, brings back memories of going camping 30 years ago... This is the Hasegawa model I reckon?
  13. It's a treat to see your progress! I have a question. Is the resin leg able to take all the weight of the model, just so? No metal 'core'?
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