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  1. tsepajev

    Russian Military Blues

    This Finnish webstore delivers AKAn to UK also: Water-based, water-soluble acrylic sixpack: http://hpns.eu.nettihotelli.org/shop/su-32-su-34-russian-airforce-a?search=su-34 Lacquer sixpack(remember to also buy lacquer thinner): http://hpns.eu.nettihotelli.org/shop/su-32-su-34-russian-airforce-l?search=su-34 New two-tone Serdykov camo sixpak: http://hpns.eu.nettihotelli.org/shop/su-25-su-32-su-33-su-34-new-camouflage-a?search=su-34 You can also buy separate colors. The 10 ml pain bottles are quite small, so I suggest to buy 2 bottles of each needed color for as big subject as Su-34. The pigments of AKAN paint come from Finnish paint manufacturer Tikkurila. I personally prefer acrylic ones. Do not dilute more with than 10% of water or AKAN acrylic thinner.
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    Meng 1/48 F-35A

    Meng is the best kit of F-35A in 1/48 and has far less accented RAM panel lines than KittyHawk 1/48 F-35A/C kits. I strongly suggest RAM panel line decals or masks like this one: https://dnmodels.com/product/ram-panels-paint-masks-f-35-meng/ The color of the airframe is FS 36170 (Mr. Paint MRP-280 or Akan 72071). You can make the lighter grey RAM panels by adding some white to this same paint. After applying glossa varnish and decals spray entire model with Mr. Paint MRP-278 Have Glass Special Matt varnish to add slight metallic sheen to the airframe. Su sure to check the compatability of MRP-280, gloss varnish and MRP-278 on scrap piece of plastic first http://mrpaint.sk/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=HAVE&product_id=373 http://hpns.eu.nettihotelli.org/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=72071 http://mrpaint.sk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=375&search=36170 http://hpns.eu.nettihotelli.org/shop/mrp-280-camouflage-grey-fs-36170 http://hpns.eu.nettihotelli.org/shop/mrp-278-have-glass-special-matt-varnish
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    Which 1/72 F-35B is more accurate Hasegawa or Fujimi?

    The Hasegawa is the best OOB option. If you really want to make it with weapons bay open, you could crosskit it with Academy B-35A (a superb model by itself). You can also treat the Hasegawa F-35A in the same way. The RAM panel painting masks or decals are a must for any 1/72 F-35 model.
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    Recommendations 1/72

    Finnish Hawk (in the recent 2 grey scheme): If the engraved panel lines of otherwise remarkable Airfix kit are too massive to your taste and you do not want to fill and rescribe them, use Italieri kit instead. The FiAF seat belts and are different from the RAF ones. FiAF uses later type ejection seats only with boxy headrests. I recommend Avalon 7001 BAe HAwk in Finnish Air Force decal set. Hawk on the ground usually has fully extended landing flaps: you can use CMK set. Super Etendard: The only game in town is Academy kit.
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    Best 1/72 "early" Hornet?

    Academy F/A-18A, F/A-18C and F/A-18D models are the best ones.
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    1:72 Rafale fuel tanks

    I would get a HobbyBoss Rafael model and compare it dimesionwise with Heller/Ilaleri/Revell model. That should clarify HobbyBoss underscale Rafale issue.
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    1:72 Rafale fuel tanks

    Try HobbyBoss 1/72 Rafale kits. All 3 of them come with 2 kind of fuel tanks. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10117807
  8. tsepajev

    F-A22 Raptor Help

    The F-22A exterior paints contains stealth particles that makes them more or less metallic depending on lightning conditions. You can use Hasegawa 1/48 F-22A painting instructions as a guide. It recommends tinting basic Gunze greys with Gunze metallic colors. This feathered edge camo is easy to paint with airbrush but very challenging by brush. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10098636
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    Aftermarket parts for f 35c?

    BTW, there's very interesting article about painting F-35 in Meng AIR Modeller 73 (August/September 2017) magazine.
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    Aftermarket parts for f 35c?

    F-35C Cockpit https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/j59n2uqqutmmcxcxafb7.html F-35C FOLDING WING SET https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/w8r5fbicaqppd4kxb82i.html 35C Vertical Tail & Horizontal Tail Set https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/nwfbx1gb0skpkglulthl.html F-35C Lightning II Anthology Joint Strike Fighters Part Two https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/f76cgdcnp3uxtr9gpkeu.html F-35C Lightning II Mask Set for Kittyhawk https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/1yoefs2dsulu1chy0bv0.html Eduard PE BigEn https://www.eduard.com/store/Eduard/F-35B-1-48-1.html F-35C Lightning Gear (KH) http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=SAC-48275 Try to find some RAM Panel line masks or decals. Maybe you can partially use the ones for F-35A/B. I suggest you google some KH F-35C build articles.
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    F-35A AF-01 Reference needed

    http://www.caracalmodels.com/cd48049.html You will probably need decals/masks to handle RAM panels.
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    F-35A AF-01 Reference needed

    Caracal Models decals CD 48049: F-35A/B http://www.caracalmodels.com/48scale.html
  13. tsepajev

    Mig's have joined the fight

    It's actually Russian AF MiG-29 SMT (9-19) - not Syrian AF machine. Several a/c have been sent to Syria to get combat experience. Probably a lot of pilots will shuffled using only limited number fighters.
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    Helicopter cable cutters 1/72

    Available as part of subject-specific Eduard PE helicopter sets: for example Merlin and Apache sets do include cable cutters. One can easily go to Eduard site and view PDF instructions. Unfortunately I do not know any 1/72 PE set with cable cutters only.
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    Russian Navy Helicopter Colours

    Please check out the colour specification info on PDF instruction of Begemot's 1/48 and 1/72 Kamov ASW and SAR decal sheets. http://www.begemotdecals.ru/catalog.php?lang=2 I always try to use Akan paints when making Soviet or Russian subject. http://hpns.eu.nettihotelli.org/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=70_71_95