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  1. Hey, I just saw a superb build on Facebook based off of a 1/43 AVD kit. Short look on scalemates.com and ebay doesn't show many on sale, not to mention reviews. Are these worth the relatively high price tag put on them (~50 Euro)? I understand they are partially metal, partially plastic. Anyone build any and care to share the experience? Thanks a lot! Cristian
  2. Looks like I can answer my own question According to military-today.com, the KZKT-7428 can haul up to 70t while the S-300V vehicles weight between 44t and 47t, according to ausairpower.com. However, it looks like it will not fit on the trailer length-wise.
  3. Great presentation, Julien! Thanks for sharing! Would you have an image of the camouflage scheme from the instruction? On a side note, I was also wondering if these vehicles were ever put on a transporter? Does anyone have any information about this? Maybe the KZKT-7428?
  4. Really nice! Thanks for the review! I was wondering how realistic a non-sand colour scheme would actually be... What could that look like?
  5. Kind of tempted by this one... How is the quality of Roden kits, overall? From the photos, it seems to be a mid-short-run range.
  6. Hah... I remember trying to scratch-build one as youngster based on some drawings published in a Romanian modelling magazine (Modelism). It was showing the Buran attached to the carrier (?) but cannot recall all the details... PS. I found the cover! It was the February issue of 1989... Memories, memories....
  7. Are those "holes" on the rubber parts normal? This kit is intriguing and frightening (metallic finish) at the same time
  8. Hey, I use Revell Aquas almost exclusively. Some of them are great, some not so but you can work with all of them. I tried diluting them with IPA and their original thinner and both seem to do the trick, with IPA being a tad cheaper on the long-run, probably. Make sure you dilute them properly (the often-cited milky consistence) and you are good to go. If applied with an airbrush, matt colours dry matt. If not, their clear matt is doing a great job even over oil washes which tend to turn glossy. When applied by brush, it tends to dry glossy but it might depend on the paint/layer thickness, you apply. I tried Vallejo and Mig acrylics, as well without noticeable advantages other than the availability of some colours out-of-the-bottle where Revell paints usually require mixing. Speaking of which, the need to mix paints for certain "common" colours is probably their biggest drawback. I hope this helps!
  9. I've been eyeing the MMP series and the AK Real Colors but haven't bit the bullet yet. How are the MMP paints odour-wise?
  10. What brand acrylics are you using, if you don't mind me asking? My main stock is Revell Aqua with a few Mig and Vallejo bottles. All behave about the same.
  11. Congrats on your new piece of hardware! After some struggling with acrylics (paint drying on the tip and/or not leaving the brush, etc), I'm a happy user myself. I went for the Silverline with a 0.2mm nozzle/needle combo just to have the needle adjustment piece. I think, you can now get it as an extra part from H&S. For me, it was the one piece that made the most difference. Then again, I had one from hour zero on my previous brush so, I was used to having one. Have fun with it!
  12. Sorry for not reporting back sooner on this... After reading through the information here and in a very helpful private post, it seems like I was finally able to solve my problem. In hindsight, the key elements are: open up the needle travel distance a lot more; I'm probably in the range around to 2mm which is a lot more than what I used with MRP paints if the paint is undiluted (Vallejo or Mig), up the pressure to a round 15-20psi if the paint is dilute (e.g. for freehand) lower the pressure to around 10-15psi and dilute around 30-70 paint-thinner ratio then apply several layers if diluting the paint use a bit of retarder; with Revell paints I now use their acrylics thinner exclusively Not sure how it happened but all of sudden it just "clicked" into working mode. Many thanks for all your help, gentlemen! It is much appreciated!
  13. Hey, I was surfing around for reviews of the above product but without much success, so far. Did any of you used this already and can report? I'd be mainly interested in shrinkage, ability to re-scribe panel lines after it cured, curing time and the like. Many thanks in advance!
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