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Milos Gazdic

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  1. Zdravo Jure, I think that the best thing for the wings is what Aleksandar Šekularac did - creating masks & using few layers of Surfacer to create new ribs... a bit wider... They will still not be a perfect representation (even conversions by 2 companies for Type 5 are not having ideal "ribs" and fabric). I should persuade Trumpeter to make those early models maybe under Hobby Boss?!
  2. Bok Vedrane, I wrote to them (via email found on their webiste, which lists UK address if I am not mistaken) and they replied that only Type 29 conversion is available. If they had Type 5 still I would be buying few... If you know of a way to lay hands on some please let me know! Milos
  3. Will there be a continuation on this comparison @Basilisk? I just checked it and what was show so far looks as a great comparison!
  4. True. Fiction from Fiction... profile to profile... I know about it all. But at the same time - usually there is a story of what initializes the first profiles. When it comes to Luftwaffe (especially Fw 190s) I can use my small knowledge on the subjects to trace things backwards & then eventually realize who & why started a trend of a sort... but with VVS - I am not an expert, but I would still like to know who was the first to portray White 3 with red tail & why...
  5. Ciao Jure! I do have Hobbycraft Type 5/6 but it's back in Serbia and I did not inspect it for at least 6 years! I know when I did it didn't pull me in the box to build it but pushed me to return it on my stash shelf and keep it there. I am kind of modeler that like EASY builds that give good results even if I have to pay few $$$ more for the decent kit. Tiny, tiny mistakes do not bother me as long as majority of the obvious things do look good. I have ordered Type 10 from Eduard but heart beats for a decent Type 5. I still don't know why nobody makes those early types?!
  6. Sorry for bringing this discussion back to the top but I don't wanna start new one but recent discussion about Shestakov's White 3 made me wanna build some I-16 these days... So I just wanna check what are all the options in the 1/48 game: EDUARD Kits: - Type 10 - Type 17 - Type 18 - Type 24 - Type 28 - Type 29 HOBBYCRAFT & ACADEMY Kits: - Type 5/6 (H/C) - Type 10 (H/C + AC) - Type 17 (H/C) - Type 18 (H/C + AC) - Type 24 (H/C + AC) ICM Kits: - Type 24 - Type 28 ARK Models: - Type 10 (Super Moska) - Type 18 - Type 24 (Am I missing anything in Ark list? I think all their boxes are basically these three kits) My Questions: 1) Do plastic differs from kit to kit for ARK Models? 2) All H/C & AC kits are the same plastic in the boxes - isn't it? So what type is that? Or it is no-type but some mash of types? 3) Are all Eduard kits appropriate types as marked on the boxes? 4) Hobbycraft kit doesn't seem to be precise for Type 5/6 and nobody else, even eastern European manufacturers do not seem to care about early types for some reason (4/5/6 and some early prototypes) 5) Airwaves & NeOmega conversions (sadly, both seems to be out of production) are the only path to precise Type 5 in 1/48 scale - or am I mistaken? Is anyone selling the conversions for Type 5 from their own stash? I would be interested to purchase...
  7. I would love to hear the story of that machine (Shestakov's White 3) anyway! Maybe someone who is more in VVS subjects (I care only about MIG-3s & I-16s and do not buy books dealing with units & similar...) could know what is the source of the info (if there is no photo existing) for all those profiles. People do not make profiles so often without some inspiration either in form of photos or texts...
  8. There is a brand new book just published in Serbia covering Yugoslav Hurricanes in detail. As Graham mentioned mixed import & Yugoslav produced machines of both fabric & metal covered wings.
  9. The "non-Shestakov's" machine is the same I've posted above and shows aircraft in even better detail. Thanks John. Proves that there is no red tail. 2nd machine (crash-landed) shows a machine that has two tone upper camouflage, again with the different numerals than Shestakov's and obviously with the different camo than the one shown in multiple profiles showing it with the red tail.
  10. I am very sorry that I am not really deep into this since I am traveling in few hours for Chinese New Year holidays so very little "free time" My main question before you start stripping paint & all - is to ask someone who is real expert on Shestakov to confirm that the photo really shows HIS aircraft! Please note that the tail & the start are obviously different shade of gray. So is that tail red or green? If it is green: is the profile wrong? or is the photo of some similar aircraft but not that of Shestakov?!
  11. Which is no surprise due to the length of that extension...
  12. hahah 1 sec after I posted the above post I did a Google search AND!!! http://www.leqg.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16186&start=60 sadly - no source for the photo given If that is HIS aircraft - the numeral in Eduard is NOT correct! But the aircraft is gorgeously weathered!
  13. Hello I have 2 hardcover books on the type with me here in China. (one in French & one in English) and neither shows a single photo of the aircraft based on my 15min inspection. Profile similar to the one assigned to Shestakov in Eduard's kit (Red tail with White 3 on it) is available in French book but it does NOT mention Shestakov at all but mentions Odessa where Shestakov led a fighter regiment. Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces about Polikarpov feither's doesn't help either. https://modelingmadness.com/review/allies/ussr/leei16.htm SAMI June 2019 features a build article about the same kit as seen above but by other modeler. IIRC no mention of the photographic reference was given there either. https://trade.warcradle.com/polikarpov-i-16-ace-lev-sokol-shestakov-wgbb-772211018.html Source of some more profiles: http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/b/317/1/7
  14. For the extended tail wheel - there was only that small plug added?
  15. Hello Mr Morrison! (BTW Miško or Misko or Miloš or Milos is enough for me. No Mr. needed in there for sure) I have never seen that photo. Will google it now. May I know the publication where it was published? Best Milos
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