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  1. Excellent build. I love the way it's weathered.
  2. Hi guys! After a couple of ww2 builds, now its time for the modern fighter. It's and old F-18C kit from Hasegawa.It is a proportionate kit but the fitting in some areas are terrible. Of course I built some Tamiya's old kits but i think they were not as bad as this. Anyway, after some careful filling and sanding procedure, the kit seemed near perfect. Satisfied with painting and weathering but the decals gave me much problem. They are stiff, hard and lacks adhesion. Although I use a lot of strong decal solutions, silvering still occurs. Built straight from the box. The only added extras are Fine Mold's Nano aviation series F-18 Seat belts and some US weapons as Hasegawa didn't provide any. Lots of mistakes and imperfections but I would say it's still presentable.
  3. Paints are Mr Color Lacquers. paint codes are precisely referred in the instructions.
  4. Hi Guys! A second RAF build in a row this time. The previous one was the Eduard's Spitfire with Brassin Engine which gave me much headache. So this time I decided to build this Tamiya's Mossie or Wooden Wonder I should call straight out of the box. Building a Tamiya kit is a pure pleasure and enjoyable though I encountered some minor imperfections due to the old age of the kit. In this case, decals have much to criticize as the adhesion was weak and the carrier film was thicker than it should be. A few scratch details like the seatbelts made from tin foil and masking tape, brake hoses and hydraulic hoses in the wheel well are added. I concluded the build by applying moderate weathering and sealed with Mr Hobby's Super Smooth Clear Flat(GX-114)60%+ Semi Gloss Super Clear(181)40%. Hope you guys enjoy this. What should I build next? Hmmm... Sorry. Not WW2 and I should go for cold war or modern jets. The following is the link to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/myanmarairmodeller/
  5. So beautiful! Top class modelling! Nice photography too.
  6. Hello my modeling friends. 4th build this year and I think I wasted too much time on this one as I took nearly 4 months! Anyway, I was satisfied with the result although far from perfect. Got many experience handling the resin parts as they have to be cut and glued precisely. The fit and detail of the kit is excellent. Eduard's Brassin resin engine has the best details and enjoyed every moment assembling and painting it. The Variant of this Spit is Mk.VIII and the markings were the one flown by the Canadian pilot Paul Ostrander over Burmese skies. That's what pushed me to the finish line! Hope you like it. Enjoy and stay safe! TZW.
  7. Now that I understand what”perfection” means!
  8. Resin aftermarket parts have got excellent details. Go for it if you are so sensitive to details. As for me, I just used Photo etch parts for the landing gear wells.
  9. The kit is in 1/48 scale from Zvezda. Although surface details, are nice, the panel lines are a bit too shallow for me. Construction was easy and straight forward but the clear part need a bit of extra care. Especially when you choose for open canopy position, the overlapping front and rear canopies are moulded in one piece. So it was difficult for masking and painting but finally through patience, I managed to do so. Painted with Mr.Hobby lacquer paints and weathered using AK Products.
  10. So careless me!!!! Thank you so much for pointing this out. I will fix it right away!
  11. Not decals. Masked and painted. Numbers are spares from other kits.
  12. Fantastic build! It's beautiful! Love the weathering.
  13. Happy New Year to all my modeler friends! Now the nearly two-month-long project has come to an end. Although is was planned to finish last December, I couldn't due to some issues. I have always wanted the F-4 Phantom in my collection and now that I have finally got one! It's the J version of F-4 from US Navy and the markings are Vf-102 Diamondbacks which you do not see often like the Jolly Rogers or the 3-tone Air Force Versions. The kit is from Academy in 1/48 scale. The quality of the fit and details are acceptable but I wanted a super detailed Phantom in my collection So I decided to add lots of upgrade accessories. These are- Cockpit PE, RBF Tags and Resin wheels from Eduard. F-4J Resin Nozzle from Reskit. Ejection seats and Electronic bay from Aires. Air intake covers from Quickboost. Carrier deck section base from one of the Chinese brands called Phoenix. Plus the missile head covers and pitot tube covers are scratch built. The build is enjoyable with only minor fit issues. Decals are of very high quality and so pleasing to apply as they are printed by Cartograf.
  14. Hello modeler friends! Managed to finish this big Russian bird during Second-time-stay-at-home-restriction due to COVID-19 pandemic. 1/48 scale 'Fullback' from Kitty Hawk, has a great exterior details, nicely engraved rivets and panel lines as well as a piece of photo-etched fret and a set of Al-31 engine nozzles. No big problem found during the build despite some minor mistakes and inaccuracies. The real problem comes with the choice of weapons. There are weapon frets as many as the part frets for the aircraft itself and more then half of the given weapons are useless. I have encountered this same problem in the previous Kitty Hawk kits like Su-22 and the Yak-130. I think they put in the same weapon set for every Russian Aircraft they produce. Even if they do, the Instructions should describe clearly which weapon to use as well as which pylon to match with. Some of the bombs I used are not described which pylon to use and in some cased, the attachment points has to be scratch-built. So it may be inaccurate but I tried my best to make it look good. Decals are thick and had to use a lot of decal solutions as well. Painted with TRANSFORM Water Based Acrylics and the color accuracy is very good. Used a set of resin wheels from Tempmodels and the level of detail is top notch. NOTE: This is a re-posting of a previous thread because the Images didn't appear due to some error.
  15. Hello, my modeler friends! Now that I have finished this long task at last. A vintage Soviet WW2 Bomber Tupolev Tu-2S in 1/48 Scale from a Chinese company called Xuntong Models. I have never heard of this company until I found this kit and bought it. I think this is quite a young company and has only got a handful of aircraft model kits. The Tu-2 is the medium high-speed bomber of the Soviets during the WW2 and had large internal bomb bay. It can also be used as a torpedo bomber and can even match the speed of some single-engined fighters. It played a major role in the final offensive of the Red Army. The build I experienced is a bit challenging and complicated. Includes many details but they are not crisp like the Eduard's Pe-2 or the Dragon's Bf-110 that I built before. I used many PE parts and scratch upgrades. The major modifications are_ riveting the entire aircraft, cutting out the plastic part and installing the PE Landing Flaps, PE and scratch-detailed engines, scratch detailed seat belts and bomb bay. These are my first to experience this much modification of the original plastic kit. So, of course made some mistakes. But at last, although not perfect, it seems beautiful and I feel satisfied. Hope you guys like it. Happy Modeling!
  16. 1/48 Scale Yak-130 from Zvezda. Painted in Myanmar Air Force colors. OOB build. A well-detailed but a little sophisticated kit. Panel lines are a little over-scaled. Resin pilots are from Kitty Hawk Yak-130.
  17. Hello , I used Mr Color C119 (RLM79 Sand Yellow) and C115(RLM65 Light Blue) for the belly. Thanks.
  18. Hi there! This is my first output of 2020. Bf-110E2 in 1/48 scale from Dragon Models. A very nice kit with tons of detail. Fitting was not an issue. Built OOB. Oil drums and Jerrycans are from Bronco. A highly recommended kit!
  19. Nothing special done on them. Just masked to protect them from oversprays.
  20. Hello. This is my second chopper build and its in a big scale. 1/35 Trumpeter kit painted in Myanmar Air Force colors. OOB build with some scratch details added. Hope you like it.
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