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  1. Hello guys, here they are, finally done. DIRTY DANES in 1/72 and 1/48 are officially available. Although they have been ready for some time, I had a lot of pre-orders, so I didn't have time to announce them. I did not expect expect so much interest for this subject - 1/48 set is already on low stock... Why Dirty Danes and why is this the biggest set I’ve ever made? The initial idea was simple, to make a semi-generic set with which almost any Danish plane painted dark green could be made. Royal Danish Air Force began to paint its aircraft in the standard colour known as SM/67, olive green (matt), during late the 1960’s. This colour was very effective against Danish landscapes. Even though it is finished in just one color, the paint faded quite rapidly and unfortunately gave the aircraft an untidy appearance, although they were in fact very well maintained. After some time in service, the paint was usually touched up, but the weathering effects and consistent ‘touch ups’ inadvertently resulted in a unique camouflage pattern. The worst weathering was probably caused by the fact that the aircraft were mostly parked outside in the elements, specifically during the harsh Danish winters. The weak matt paint durability problem was solved during the late 1970’s when aircraft were re-painted in an extremely gloss variant of the same colour, but this clearly reduced the camouflage efficiency due to the monotone high shine of the aircraft surfaces. However, entering the topic, the madness combined with insomnia began. I discovered a lot of zapped Danish planes. The idea turned from a very simple one into a day and night research of a planes with zaps. I just had to find quality reference materials for 6-7 zapped planes that would not be just ordinary generic dark green Danes. ‘Zapping’ is an old tradition among air forces, where a graffiti, slogan, sticker or emblem is applied to another units aircraft, in the spirit of rivalry and humour. This can be another squadron or even another Air Force. Zaps were very popular during the Cold War (mostly in Western Countries), early ‘zapping’ could be considerable and in many cases the applications were causing significant paint damage to an aircraft worth millions. Later zaps were used only in the form of an adhesive sticker or small painted emblems. Some countries removed the ‘Zaps’ as soon as possible, but the Danes had a sympathetic & tolerant perspective on the practice. Some ‘Zaps’ have been present on Danish aircraft for many years. Many thanks to Jens Jensen and his friends for their help, advice and support. Without them this project would not have been so extensive and interesting. WHAT IS IN THE ENVELOPE: – Decal set for 7 “Zapped” RDAF dark green aircraft options: Hawker Hunter Mk.51 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter North American F-100D Super Sabre North American TF-100F Super Sabre Saab F 35 Draken Saab RF-35 Draken – Bonus decal sheet that gives you more build options – Background stories, history and details – Photo quality profiles and instructions – Aircraft detail guide – Colors, painting and weathering guide – Story about “Zapping” – Small sticker – Related video links – Personal notes area Very limited edition Find out more: http://paulusvictor.com
  2. Dear friends, thanks for the great interest. "Dirty Danes" are available, but I haven't solved the preorders yet, and new orders are just coming so I just can't find a time to announce them appropriately. I'll try do it this week. ...never had such a big interest for a decal set so far. Looks like 1/48 set could already go down to low stock.
  3. Yes. One of my future projects for sure.
  4. Hello dear friends. The interest for these Dirty Danes is much higher than I expected and many are interested for updates on this project... and here it is... I made several test prints and I am very pleased with how this has turned out so far, but I still want to work on some details. I don’t want to put them into final production until I’m completely satisfied. I will give you more data when ready...
  5. Thank you all guys. The set is really not ready for anything more than just a rumor about it lol. I will give much more info when everything will be ready. In the meantime, feel free to follow this dedicated PaulusVictor BM section. I will put more stuff there soon. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/731-paulus-victor-decals/
  6. Hello dear friends, Here is something new and very special, but also far from over... DIRTY DANES - Royal Danish Air Force DARK GREEN COLD WARRIORS RDAF began to paint its aircraft in the standard colour known as SM/67, olive green (matt), during late the 1960’s. Even though it is finished in just one color, the paint faded quite rapidly and unfortunately gave the aircraft an untidy appearance, although they were in fact very well maintained. The weak matt paint durability problem was solved during the late 1970’s when aircraft were re-painted in an extremely gloss variant of the same colour, but this clearly reduced the camouflage efficiency due to the monotone high shine of the aircraft surfaces. This set will give you options to build almost any Dark Green aircraft in Danish service, but there will be 7 very special subjects - zapped Danish warriors. ‘Zapping’ is an old tradition among air forces, where a graffiti, slogan, sticker or emblem is applied to another units aircraft, in the spirit of rivalry and humour. Some countries removed the ‘Zaps’ as soon as possible, but the Danes had a sympathetic & tolerant perspective on the practice. Some ‘Zaps’ have been present on Danish aircraft for many years. Special thanks to Jens Jensen for the generous support and information. Because of this COVID situation and many other problems, there is no exact date when these sets will be available and price is not determined yet. http://paulusvictor.com
  7. From now on - You can follow PaulusVictor on Instagram too https://www.instagram.com/paulusvictordecals/
  8. MiG-23MF Flogger-B (2666), Syrian Arab Air Force, Hama AB, Syria, 2017. Hello dear friends. This is the first bonus subject for the PaulusVictor Syrian Veterans set. You will not find instructions for this one in your set, but you can use available decals from the envelope to build it as an alternative to existing subjects. MiG-23MF 2666 was based at Hama Air Base, served during Syrian conflict for many years and was visible on several video clips from the period 2014-2017. In every single available video clip or photo 2666 was primarily dedicated to air-to-ground operations, armed with unguided bombs and/or forward firing rocket pods. This MiG-23MF just like many others has been repaired with a spare canopy from another MiG-23MF. It is easy to recognize the different color shades. This MiG-23MF had an improvised paint scheme, but the colors were more or less standard. You will find more info about the colors in the instructions of the Syrian Veterans decal set. NOTES FOR SCALE MODELERS: Most of the MiG-23MF kits just like every other MiG-23 version in all scales have some serious shape and detail accuracy issues. Check your kit and compare it with photos and drawings. The usual problems are in the nose area, shape of the intakes, tail shape, air brakes, panel layout and similar. You will find some footage of this MiG-23MF in these videos: https://youtu.be/DF7N-sjrJkk https://youtu.be/X-Q4FZTEDbs Available PaulusVictor sets for this aircraft: 1:72 SYRIAN VETERANS 1/72 PV–001-72 1:48 SYRIAN VETERANS 1/48 PV–001-48 1:144 Syrian Sky part 1 1/144 PV-010-144 (with additional numbers) Many thanks to Tom Cooper and Luftwaffe A.S for the help. paulusvictor.com
  9. Since there were some questions about the full list of options in the Desert Harriers set, here are profiles of the main subjects. ...But bonus decals included in this set gives you options to build almost any Harrier from the Gulf War including VMA-513 which is not on this list. paulusvictor.com
  10. Hello... I have one question about Freedom model kits decals... I bought this BEAUTIFUL kit, but the decals in it are one of the thickest decals I have ever seen. I mean - Hesegawa or Tamiya decals are a joke - super thin compared to this. Has anybody ever tried to work with Freedom kits decals? How to use them? I really wanted this limited edition boxing because I like these markings, and there is no alternative.
  11. MiG-23MF Flogger-B (2671), Syrian Arab Air Force, Hama AB, Syria, 2017. In recent years the Syrian MiG-23MF fleet was primarily dedicated to air-to-ground operations, armed with locally manufactured unguided bombs and/or forward firing rocket pods. Despite heavy losses in the last decade, there are some left operational. This MiG-23MF has been repaired with a spare canopy from another MiG-23MF. It is easy to recognize the different color shades. The radome was heavily weathered with many paint touch-ups. The rest of the colors do not appear to be so bright like the standard orange sand and blue green seen on many other MiGs. Locally developed flare dispensers were fitted on both sides of the tail fin. NOTES FOR SCALE MODELERS: Most of the MiG-23MF kits just like every other MiG-23 versions in all scales have some serious shape and detail accuracy issues. Check your kit and compare it with photos and drawings. The usual problems are in the nose area, shape of the intakes, tail shape, air brakes, panel layout and similar. You will find a lot of footage of this MiG-23 in this video: https://youtu.be/DF7N-sjrJkk Find out more: http://paulusvictor.com
  12. Reviewed on the Blog of IPMS Belgium https://ipmsbelgium.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/9-11-lifesavers/
  13. I want to thank you all for your support. Here you can find a printable "First Responders" poster PDF link You can download it here in Hi-res PDF format and print it if you want. No worries - it is not a spam or anything similar. You have my permission to use it for your personal/noncommercial use. http://paulusvictor.com
  14. Hello all First Responders are still on -20% Discount, and in the meantime this is cover art made for that set. Combination of Vectors and Photoshop drawing, and with Photoshop for the final editing. Also available as unique NFT on Foundation if anybody collecting stuff like that. Enjoy and wish You all the best.
  15. Documentaries Worth Watching https://youtu.be/KGJSZN4apvs https://youtu.be/iRDlZO87d5g https://youtu.be/aa03qaBP7Ws
  16. This article may help. https://www.scalespot.com/reviews/kits/f101b-kh/review.htm
  17. I often get questions about the correct version of Harrier that was used in the Desert Storm and exactly which model kit to buy. This small and basic guide is in the DESERT HARRIERS decal set instructions, but I’ll be happy to share it here. This will help you to choose the correct kit for this decal set and/or make corrections when/if needed. In 1/72 and 1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B models are the best kits, however they are not always easy to find (NOTE: don't buy AV-8B Night Attack, AV-8B PLUS or British GR.5/7/9 Harrier kits). Alternatives to Hasegawa are often old or inaccurate models. In the 1/144 scale, Dragon kits are the most accurate (but old) choice - which can also be found in old Revell packages. New Revell kits needs some corrections. Keep calm and follow the guide. Find out more: http://paulusvictor.com
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