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  1. Is Heller or Airfix so off? And second question - how is the KP molding quality? Any softness of smaller details? I've not been looking really to this kit having seen unsuccessful L-159. But looks like this one is not so bad at all.
  2. Hi All, As festivities are over, I'm getting back to the workbench. Firstly, I completed all the outstanding bits of jet trainers and gave an extra white primer cover to everything that is going to be white. Look at these marvels: I actually cut the front wheel molded together with the strut to give way for the resin replacement. This required a new wheel axe. All this photoetch is supplied in the Eduard fret and worked finely. Second action - I cut, sanded and preassembled some of the propeller trainers' interiors and minor exterior bits. And already primed all that too. So next step is painting everything. Best regards, Dennis
  3. From my knowledge interior green was applied on early wwii RAF fighters to proper cockpit only. Even the behind the seat zone was not green. Secondly, the aircraft with painted bottom side had to have all visible parts in lower side colours. Spitfire's undercarriage bays are visible so should be black/white, sky, etc. In your case I guess this is silver so nmf or silver is what I would have chosen. Kind regards, Dennis
  4. Early warning version HR2S-1W is what we need!!! Crazy looking machine.
  5. And quite a bit of exterior parts too. Total cost hits the 100 quid ceiling!
  6. Looks as a startup idea - selling instructions on how to make a good Sea Vixen out of SH+Dragon(Revell)+Frog(ark models?)
  7. Looks like this is a very good news. I wonder if SH is going to replace resin bits of original box with plastic or is sticking to resin seats, engine faces etc? And second question to Sea Vixen connoisseurs - is that the best in class or Frog still beats it out on terms of geometric accuracy?
  8. Here we go! As the 2022 knocks at the door I managed to finish this project. A good photosession is due for Vampire yet. Still I'm very satisfied with the result. Looks very much like an early Vampire Neat and beautiful. Wish you all the better (much better!) 2022 and a lot of motivation and success in the hobby Cheers, Dennis!
  9. I added on mine as tail is long and fairly heavy. But no need to be crazy.
  10. One more great point about the SH kit is the instruction. Cutaway cockpit views, clear attachment guides for undercarriage, wiring instruction!!! That's all you do not see very often. In fact that is what I call 21st century approach. Another thing I liked is optional propeller attachment. You can just glue it in, or you may make it rotating. Smart approach and even more - rotating airscrew on such small short run kit is a rare choice. Very nice! Best regards, Dennis
  11. Hi Bill, thanks for the photo! That's very useful as I typically try to reproduce stains in right places.
  12. Ciao ragazzi! The last of the four trainers unpacked yesterday. The recent Special Hobby kit of a tiny SIAI-Marchetti trainer turboprop. Classical side opening česka krabice, glued better than AZ one Inside you get 4 (!) sprues and a separate sprue with canopy. Of the four sprues one is with armament for the Irish version and one more is with variety of antennae. Also you get a decal sheet. No aftermarcket goodies so a pure OOB project this time. Let's have a closer look: The B sprue is very crisply molded with abundance of small details. Instrument panels will be decorated with a decal so would look very comprehensive. Small sprues are also very crisp. Canopy is reasonably thin and does not distort too noticeably. Sprue A is on contrary a bit different. Much softer plastic, not at all very good details. On the lower wing some panel lines are completely lost! As you can see I already chopped main parts off and started dryfitting. The result is good. Fuselage content is very tightly packed. Cockpit floor has recesses for gear bays - and that actually perfectly fit! I also tried forward and rear cockpit walls and looks like they squeeze at place sharply. 9 out of 10 here to Special Hobby (10 only goes to Tamiya). Decal sheet is nice too. Colours are spot on. Some stencils are provided too. Seat belt decals are about 1:48 but perhaps I'll still use it. That's it so far. Cheers, Dennis
  13. Especially strange for a Voodoo size kit!!! Let me get you couple advise from my memory. Take attention on intakes assembly. There is a splitter plate that should divide the intake flow from top to bottom but revell did it shorter. I thought it's very visible and added some plastic to close the gaps. Also if you like to make a rotating rocket pod - that should be done with care and dryfitting. The interior "cylinder" does not really match anything. And lastly you may like to decorate main wheel bays with some sidewall structures and wiring. Sidewalls were very useful for me to strengthen the wing. Otherwise should be a pretty enjoyable and quick project despite the size. Cheers, Dennis
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