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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. Thanks Cookenbacher Yep the part count is quite high but around 30-40% of those are not used . They crammed in loads of parts for variants and options . Thanks , I used normal table salt as chipping mask . What I did was first paint the surface in aluminium color ; I then wetted the surface very lightly and sprayed salt on it in a random manner . Sprayed the top coat and then removed the salt to reveal the underneath aluminium paint .
  2. In hindsight , I do feel that sounded harsh . That said , there is another crop duster( I think a zlin ) with a longer snout that I find more rugged in appearance - wish KP would kit that .
  3. I just hope the panel lines are scale appropriate . The one's on the 72nd scale Iskra are unacceptably wide (based on photos , those pzl.11 are no better ) and as bad as some Airfix kits . This cannot pass anymore in 2018 when limited run manufacturers like Sword and modelsvit can deliver crisp panel lines nevermind the likes of Tamiya .
  4. Eduard normally kits airplane that are either important/famous or aesthetically pleasing and they justify it by investing a great deal of energy to produce a high quality model . This particular type is obscure and an abomination to look at and will struggle to sell weekend edition boxes nevermind those dual edition profipacks . Doubt they would expend their energy on this . As far as I know , they intend to follow the mig-21 with a fokker d.vii and then a typhoon/tempest in future (2020 ). They really struggle to churn out more than one 72nd scale kit per year , even the -pf/pfm of the mig-21 is slated for 2019 . Why waste precious time and resources on a crop duster .
  5. Thanks ... the colours were mixed using different shades that I regrettably cannot recall right now as the model was painted back in jan but the final assembly finished only a month back . That said , I can recall using gunze red-brown as the base for the brown which I then lightened by using deck tan . Cheers
  6. Hello folks , this is the eduard profipack kit of the Mk.IX finished as an Israeli machine . Regards , Basu Roy
  7. 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.
  8. 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 .
  9. Basuroy

    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 .
  10. 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 .
  11. 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 ...
  12. That is a lovely model Russ and I admire the way you photograph all your models with a background
  13. Basuroy

    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 .
  14. 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 ....
  15. Thanks everyone for the kind words