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  1. I bought this kit on scale model competition in Mosonmagyarovar some 4-5 years ago, and the main reason for buying was its extremely low price - I gave only 2.5 EUR for it, so I presume this makes it more than eligible for this GB All parts are still in their bag Decals were yellowed from aging, so I decided last summer to put them on the window in order to sunbathing do its magic... and it did... more than I planned! What happened at first scared me, but then I realized that it made me a favour - upper roundels were occasionally
  2. Cockpit is painted now and ready for assembling, I've planned to make some photos when I finish this step... soon I hope :)
  3. Today I've painted Grey upper surfaces - Gunze FS26440, lightened with few drops of white for middle parts of panels, so preshading is a bit more emphasized now. Next step is gloss coat before decals... Cheers, S.
  4. First color (white) is finished, I will spray grey probably during weekend. Cheers, S.
  5. Thanks Stix, I'll try to do my best with weathering - I'll follow iModeler link that I posted above - I really like how that one turned out. Anyway, I'll leave gloss coat to cure well, maybe around weekend, or some day after weekend. Cheers, S.
  6. Thanks for the kind words mates. Decals are on... waiting few days for gloss coat to cure, and then wash is on agenda. Cheers, S.
  7. Assembling of main parts is done, primer is sprayed, and today I've done preshading too. Cheers, S.
  8. I did the "white wash" and not so heavy chipping on edges, using Ammo Chipping fluid (scratches effects). Not great not terrible - I used Vallejo Air White, which I usually never use for airbrushing, but used it because it better cooperate with this chipping fluid. Due to my little experience in airbrushing Vallejo colors, I probably didn't dissolve it enough, so it sprayed a bit heavier layers, and that resulted in a bit more troubled chipping, and not so subtle as I wanted on some places. But overall, I think it doesn't look too bad, especially that chipping on this one doesn'
  9. I didn't plan to do much of upgrade work around cockpit area, but... devil is in details Few days of ~1hr of work and here we are... ready for primer and painting of cockpit area... Cheers, S.
  10. Good evening mates, I'd join this GB with something that definitely has no weapon on-board I had some thoughts to leave this one for some Prototype-themed GB, but don't know whether it will pass nextyear's bum..N..(khm)...fight so I'll start it here... Anyway... one from X-planes family... X-29 ... Decals are probably to be fixed onto window in order to remove a bit of yellowness on decal film, characteristic for Hasegawa... Cheers, S.
  11. These little fellas were a bit on "standby" during last month, due to finishing some other projects, but I did some work on them, so here is the current state - all the main parts assembled, and ready for cockpit painting, and inserting of ejection seat(s)... Maybe there is some small repair work on few places, but overall this is not too far from primer phase.... Cheers, S.
  12. Thanks @PlaStix Russians did winter wash with white color overpainting the markings, but on this Pz.III it seems it had to be done differently. On following link you can see what I've meant - number 111 and black "cross" on turret are clearly painted over white color, and white seems to be overall equally painted. This unfortunately is only a kit, and it may be just an modeller's interpretation, but, as Revell assembling manual shows markings clearly visible on white background, I think I will go with decals over white color, but I will "scratch" white around edges of hull and
  13. First stage of camouflage is done - Gunze Panzer Grey, a bit lightened with white for middle parts of panels/surfaces. This one should have white wash cammo, but I'm not yet sure whether white color should cover markings, so I can chip that area to expose markings, or decals should be applied over chipped white color. Most photos of this kit done show decals over white overall, while I would like to chip the white a bit on some areas... Do you maybe have some suggestions/advices on this matter? I've just tried AMMO Chipping fluid and I'm really pleased with r
  14. Yup, release year for this "bag" package is either 1965 or 1967, so some 10-12 years before I was born I tackled flash on fuselage halves a bit, was busy with some other kits, but couldn't resist to give it a go, at least these small steps As canopy is small and relatively thick, cockpit won't be too much of a sight, but I will probably upgrade "seat" a bit... and maybe I'll make instrument panel, according to Special Hobby kit's assembling manual. Decals are fixed onto the window, sunny weather finally arrives these days, so there will be plenty of it to remove
  15. This one is Boomerang. In topic about predecessors of Harvard/Texan there is a paragraph that states: "So I'd like to propose a STGB dedicated to the Texan and its predecessors/derivatives such as the Harvard, Yale, Wirraway, the P-64 and yes Aussies, the Boomerang (as the wings were largely based upon the Wirraway which itself was based upon the Texan/Harvard)..." Cheers, S.
  16. Good evening mates, I've almost forgot on this GB - it came on the schedule pretty fast! I will join you with one true oldy, and so far only one that is not Harvard/Texan itself I've done quite a few these old Airfix kits so far, so I'm kind of prepared what to expect in terms of assembling, positive panel lines, lack of details in cockpit (WHAT cockpit!? :D), while decals will need some time fixed on the window in order to remove that yellow layer on them. I will probably make the boxart example - I really like those Aussies with w
  17. After a while I've sprayed Black Mr. Surfacer 1500 as a base for camouflage. First layer of paint to follow soon hopefully. Cheers, S.
  18. #6-7/2021 El Salvador FG-1D, made from Academy 1/72 F4U-1D kit. Whole cockpit is Extratech PE set, as well as wheel bay covers and few more bits on tail area. Decals are Printscale. Honduras F4U-5N, made from Italeri 1/72 F4U-4 kit. Main modification was extending of nose area by cutting it and inserting an 5mm plastic block, fixed with Epoxy. Eduard Zoom set is used in cockpit and some external details Decals are Aztec decals. Some antennas on both kits were made from scratch. Painted with Gunze acrylics, and wash/weathering do
  19. Huh, sorry @PlaStix I kinda missed this post of yours I was busy finishing F-86D in "Interceptors" GB during last month, but at the same time I didn't forget on this one Here is the result of my "absence" - all plastic and PE parts are glued, except machine gun on front armor plate, which I will glue in the end to avoid breaking of it during painting and weathering. I was a bit worried how I will do some PE assemblies, but everything turned out
  20. Thanks for the kind words mates. Yup, what if Yugoslavia have continued with western jets - would we be later using F-84F, F-100, F-102, F-104, F-5, F-16 and/or A-4, A-7? A plenty of what-if material for us scale modellers! Cheers, S.
  21. Hasegawa 1/72 F-86D Sabre Dog (JRV - 14088) - Gunze acrylics - Artistic oils wash - Lift Here decals - Eduard PE Zoom set - Landing light made from Kristal Klear Cheers, S.
  22. That one week GB extension really helped me to finish this one with ease, so once again big thanks to @Col. and @Enzo Matrix! Final touches were doing wash (artistic oils), and glueing of small bits. Landing light in front of nose gear was made from Kristal Klear, while rear view mirror is part of Eduard PE set. Here are the final photos...
  23. Thanks mates, looking through the parts, I saw their number is not so big, and having cockpit basically a ejection seat, I presume assembling will be pretty straightforward. Painting is also simple - having done 3 Tomcats in 1/144 recently, I'm used to this scheme now Probably the biggest work on these two will be placing decals, as there are a pretty decent number of them on the sheet. Cheers, S.
  24. Good evening mates, this is kit(s) I'm joinning this GB with - simple but reasonably well detailed Platz A-4E in braillescale. Box contains 2 kits, so as @Enzo Matrix would say - let's build them all! Decals are given for 4 aircraft - I chose to do the middle two: - VMA-211 Wake Island Avengers - VMA-311 Tomcats See you soon in "work in progress" stage... Cheers, S.
  25. Thanks Col. ... here is the after-decals state - not great, not terrible! These decals are "Lift here" ones, but unfortunately old batch printed by Begemot - they were very yellowish, so they were exposed to sunlight for a month or so, and maybe adhesive lost its power, so silvering is a bit visible on few places in spite of gloss surface and a lot of MicroSol & MicroSet Decals also tended to wriggle on few places and after MicroSol treatment they didn't straighten fully... I've tried to tap them with Q-tip while drenched in MicroSol, but that didn't help either... so.. it is
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