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About Basuroy

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    As far as models are concerned , mainly into 1/72nd scale aircraft across all eras except modern . Side interest is 1/72 nd scale artillery kits .

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  1. That sucks ! And yes , none of our kits have any weapon . They decided it would me more fun to make us purchase them as a separate set. I would suggest you opt for a weapon set from hasegawa instead as they are significantly cheaper.
  2. Thanks :) ; the paintjob is entirely free hand airbrushing . A trick I used is after laying down the base (Sand yellow ) paint , I matte coated it before doing the mottles - this helped prevent the thin paint from spidering on the surface . Of course there is always some overspray and a round of tidying up is required .
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    1/72 - MiG-21 Fishbed by Eduard

    Eduard intentionally oversimplifies certain plastic parts to sell their aftermarket materials - cockpits ,tyres and armaments are common suspect . The mig-21 has not even hit the stall and eduard has already started advertising aftermarket tyres whose major selling point over the styrene variant is that they have the brand engraved on the tyre . Except that eduard can just as easily do this in styrene as well - their 72nd scale avia b.534 is a good example ( the tyres in said kit have the goodyear logo engraved ). I don't believe the high end styrene molding presses suffer from any limitations , one only needs to check out the 72nd scale tamiya Mitsubishi zero kit - some of the parts are finer than what eduard can manage only with resin . AMK recently supplied their 72nd scale kfir kit with exemplary slide moulded missiles and bombs that are in one piece with really thin fins , something that previously was only possible with resin and PE fins .
  4. A shocking omission by tamiya is not including multiple piece canopy and instead settling for a single piece one !!! The interior detailing is on par with their 72nd scale zero and it is a pity , to put it midly , that one cannot display it open .
  5. Basuroy

    Where is it?

    For a moment , I thought this was the thread about the recently announced new tool lancaster bomber in 72nd scale by Tamiya ...
  6. That is a lovely model Russ and I admire the way you photograph all your models with a background
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    1/72 - MiG-21 Fishbed by Eduard

    While I cannot speak about Modelsvit conversion , there is a very good kit of the f-13 from revell ( original tool belonging to the period when they churned out masterpieces like the tornado ) that goes together very well - its only down point is the nose ring fit which requires some cleaning up . It is worth buying in my opinion if you don't already have it .
  8. Basuroy

    1/72 - MiG-21 Fishbed by Eduard

    33$ for a 72nd scale mig-21 with a bland decal option ? Eduard certainly seems to hold their jet in very high opinion. Also based on the sprue pictures on the website , it appears there are no weapons included except for that resin missile . This is surprising because eduard have previously advertised a very wide selection of armaments . One can only wonder how much the set with the armament sprue and more than 1 decal option will cost ....
  9. Thanks everyone for the kind words
  10. Hello everyone , this model was built from the short run MPM kit that goes together without much trouble and has nice details . The airplane itself , while attractive , had the unfortunate reputation of being one of the worst from that era. It is said the Italians found them more useful as airfield decoy than in the air . Regards , Basu Roy
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    Aussie P-51K AIRFIX 1/48

    Lovely model , what paint did you use for the aluminium finish ?
  12. Basuroy

    RV Aircraft 1/72 MiG-21 Fishbed family

    @RidgeRunner remember you discussing the lack of UM kits in this scale in the eduard topic and hence tagged you here . I have built their Bis kit , it is short run but goes together nicely enough .
  13. Basuroy

    1/72 - MiG-21 Fishbed by Eduard

    I suspected it might have been ; I am quite new to the modelling scene so not familiar with their past practice , started in 2015 and closely paying attention to new releases only since the past year or so .
  14. Basuroy

    1/72 - MiG-21 Fishbed by Eduard

    With you on that one ; also we never know about the 2 seater UM version . They did release one for the mig-15 and might just surprise us with one here. I am afraid eduard might try to pull the same trick here as they did with their spitfire - first release the costly quatro /special edition boxing , then the profipack and only after that the weekend ( we are yet to see the bubbletop weekend for example and it has been over an year since it first hit the market ).
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    1/72 - MiG-21 Fishbed by Eduard

    I know the PF/PFM is to be released by eduard but considering their first MF boxing is due in May and the next in september , I suspect we won't get the PF before late 2018 / 2019 .