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  1. Thank for your kind comments, guys! Just few words about Modelsvit kit - it`s certainly the best Mirage 2000 in 1:72, wonderfully detailed and very accurate. As for a shortrun kit - it also fits very well, although the quality of the moldings is not as good as in their previous Mirage IIIE (I made one last year in EA version). Assembly is also a bit complicated, so I recommend this kit only to advanced modellers.
  2. Here is my Mirage 2000EG of Hellenic Air Force in 1:72. Modelsvit kit 72073, made almost "out of the box", except for resin AM39 Exocet missiles (Eduard), metal Pitot tube and tip of refueling probe (Master) and pylons for Exocets (scratch). Painted with Gunze Mr.Hobby C series. Thank for watching!
  3. Thank you for your kind comments, guys! Just few more words from me - my next Su-27 will definitely NOT be from the Trumpeter kit. Oh, and if anyone would like to use the Foxbot masks - it will be best to copy their shapes to the Tamiya tape, because it's really hard to deal with the masks glue that remains on the painted model.
  4. Here is my 1:72 Su-27UBM-1 "Blue 67" Ukrainian Air Force. Trumpeter kit (not very good) with Eduard PE set, Pavla resin ejection seats, Aires resin aux air intakes, Master metal Pitot tube and some parts from old Heller kit. Foxbot decals and paint masks. Painted with Hataka Orange. It took me hundreds of hours to finish it and I`m still not very happy with a result. But looks nice in this camo. Thanks for watching!
  5. Hobby Boss' Lynx has a lot of issues, for example too high rotor head, too long main gear legs, bad nose shape and many more. I`ve tried to correct most of them, but it`s not easy. There were also some plastic cast inaccuracies and fit issues, so overall I don't rate this kit very well. That's not good news for me, because I had RN Lynx HAS.2 from the same kit in my plans. Oh, I missed that Falklands Group build. Thanks!
  6. Another one for my Falklands collection - 1:72 Westland Lynx Mk.23, Argentine Navy, Falkland Islands, April 1982. Slightly converted Hobby Boss Lynx HAS.2 kit with Eduard PE parts and some scratch details. Decals are mix of DP Casper, Xtradecal, HB and spares. Thanks for watching!
  7. Thank you for your kind comments! AMK kit (Eduard used their sprues for this kit) is just fantastic. It have some issues, but fit is very good and the level of detailing in this little kit is higher than in many 1:48 models. I bought this kit because of this "tiger" scheme - I've seen it "live" on 1993 CIAF in Hradec Králové when I was 16 yo and... just loved it! Unfortunatelly Eduard's decals for these tiger stripes are spoiled (all of them are just "very fat"), and hand-painting them in this scale was just impossible for me. That's why I get Kopro decal set for this scheme. Their stripes are also far from perfection, but after many corrections I was happy with their look.
  8. Really nice one! Very nice finish! I think I should get at least one Pony from AH!
  9. Here is my 1:72 Aero L-29 Delfin, a/c 2853 in "tiger" scheme, 1. Flight of 11. Fighter Regiment, Czech Air Force, Żatec 1993. Eduard kit (AMK plastic) + some extra decals for "tiger stripes" from Kopro (those from Eduard box were wrong). Nice, little kit. Thanks for watching!
  10. Thank you for your kind comments! Here is my Matador on the shelf with his cousins (and with part of extended family) I'm also planning to make a Harrier GR.9, AV-8B Plus (also Spanish) and an T-Harrier (in Italian uniform), but I don't think it will come soon.
  11. Yes, decals are from the kit, except "14" under the windshield, which are too large.
  12. My first kit completed this year - AV-8S (VA-1) Matador, 1:72 Italeri (ex-ESCI). My 5th Harrier so far! Built out of the box (except for Pitot tube from Master, resin ejection seat from Pavla and some scratch). Italeri's kit is old and needs some work, but I'm quite happy with a result. Thanks for watching!
  13. Yes, but I've read that they were used only on undersides. That's how I painted them:
  14. Here is another completed kit for my "Falklands War collection" - 1:48 English Electric Canberra B.62, B-105, Fuerza Aerea Argentina, Falklands War, May 1982. Airfix kit + Eduard PE set + some scratch. Painted with Gunze Mr. Hobby C series. Thanks for watching!
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