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  • Birthday 03/03/1973

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  1. Hello all, The inevitable has happened - the husband took a grave look at (part of) the stash and said, "You know all too well you're never going to build all these. Maybe it's time you start cutting back." The poor soul labours under the impression that I build all my kits with the intention of building them. Most of the time, I do, I swear! But sometimes other factors are in play and I wonder if I'm alone and weird. Reasons that made me sneak another one inside the house, in no particular order: "Local hobby shops need a little love." "Another ten bucks and I qualify for free shipping." "I have been browsing for so long, it would be rude not to buy something." "It comes with Wakandan roundels, excellent, I could use them on my Fruitbat Mk.I." "I have to see for myself if this is as good as they say." "I have to see for myself if this is as bad as they say." Did you ever mutter these sentences under your breath while reaching for your wallet? Or others?
  2. I use a sharpened technical pencil:
  3. Regarding OEZ, the Su-7 and Su-25 are still the best - and only - game in town but the MiG-21 is woeful. The flying surfaces have an inside "ridge" that must be carved away, the fuselage is too shallow, and the canopy is too small and looks wrong.
  4. ESCI: F-4 Phantom, F-86 Sabre/ FJ-1 Fury, Mirage F-1, added: Fiat G.91, Aermacchi MB.326, Sukhoi Su-7, F-5, F-100, A-4 Skyhawk, Skyraider, Viggen, A-7 Corsair. Hobbycraft/Academy: Hurricane, Hawker Fury, La-7, I-16, added: Avia 199 Mezek, F-8 Bearcat ARII/Otaki: all except P-51 Mustang ICM: all except Yak-7, Yak-9 Monogram: all except Mig-29, Mosquito, older molds like Avenger and Helldiver. MiG-15 is inaccurate but well detailed, Su-25 as well EDIT: Whoops, I just saw this is in the Cold War forum... so all the WWII stuff is extra. I'm not editing it out, just in case.
  5. 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.
  6. Ah, I remember Hobbycraft's boxtops from their "Tron meets Thomas Kinkade" period. Had a MiG-27 that was seizure-inducing.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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"?)
  11. 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.
  12. These are the pods you're looking for... maybe?
  13. 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.
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