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  1. Beautiful Aircobra! Congratilation with the perfect model!
  2. Continued work with the air intake channels, as well as with the nose parts of the fuselage mated together with the air intake channels. At this stage, it was decided to do some painting work: Why did I need to paint it now? Because after pairing these parts, it will be very problematic to paint. And now it looks like this: Thus, when these parts are glued together, the space between them will be completely painted. But first I had to decide on the colors of camouflage. I conducted a number of experiments, and as a result, based on the paints of the Gansa, the following was selected: I took 2 shades ready-made, and mixed the other 2 on my own. At the same time, I paint the first stage of the compressor: Also worked with turbo starter parts: I left the etched part as it is, and modified the plastic part a little.
  3. We hope to be able to release it by the end of this year. But a lot depends on the hostilities that are going on in our country. Follow our updates on Facebook.
  4. Update. Continued to work with the cockpit Circled in red is what I added. In this image on the right, a self-made trottle, painted and ready to be installed. It will be installed at the final stage of working with the cockpit. Other details are waiting for decals. Once they are available, it will be possible to combine everything. Started working on the air intake parts. I glued the wedge and the inner wall of the air intake. This node requires some additional work: I think it's clear from the photo what needs to be improved. Items 1-3 cannot be implemented in the model for technical reasons (limitations on molding and casting). Point 4 was overlooked during development, but finishing this panel line is a matter of minutes. I also whittled down the front edge of the wedge. Its thickness in the model is about 0.3 mm, which is the limit for casting. Assembled the central ventral fuel tank. On my own, I added external jointing with the help of a drawn sprue for a more accurate imitation of the welds, through which this fuel tank was actually made. Built the fin. I removed the out-of-box hydraulic steering wheel. In the future I will make new ones, which in reality are quite miniature and specific. Added some riveting. Built the afterburner, flame stabilizer (photo-etching), the last stage of the engine:
  5. Greetings! Some time ago, we finished the first test assembly of the Mig-23ML. The first assembly was aimed at checking the convergence of all elements, identifying flaws, and seeing what and where can be improved. The first test model was not painted. Now we are starting the second test assembly of this model, this time a full-fledged one. You can see it here. Welcome!
  6. Greetings, dear modelling community! Some time ago, we finished the first test assembly of the Mig-23ML from the Ukrainian manufacturer Clear Prop Models. You can see the results here. The first assembly was aimed at checking the convergence of all elements, identifying flaws, and seeing what and where can be improved. The first test model was not painted. Now we are starting the second test assembly of this model, this time a full-fledged one. It is planned to assemble a modification of the MiG-23MLA, Czechoslovakia, serial number 0390324850. On the banner this board is shown as of May 1983, but I will assemble this board as of February 1983 - when it still had a completely standard factory color. The first test assembly confirmed all the expectations built into the model at the design stage. However, as a result, it was decided to make a number of improvements. One such improvement was the development of more detailed out-of-the-box photo-etching: The number of photo-etched parts has been increased by more than one and a half times compared to the original version, the detailing of each element has been revised and, if possible, finalized. This build of the model will also feature an additional Clear Prop Models resin accessories. Details are under development. At the moment, we can demonstrate the resin nozzle: A distinctive feature of this accessories (in addition to surface detailing) is the implementation of the peculiarity of the nozzle sag in the parking position. In out-of-the-box plastic, the nozzle is strictly symmetrical along the axis. This is entirely true for the flight configuration, but not for the parking one. During the assembly process, I plan on my own all kinds of improvements by hand. The model does not need any recutting, but I plan to improve and supplement the detailing of individual elements. Assembly begins with the cockpit. The first thing I can show is the cabin floor with all the elements: I made a new throttle so that this part of the cabin looked more voluminous. Native throttle has already been removed. In fact, this is the start. As updates become available, I will post them.
  7. Probably I was wrong. For me, the news is that these aircraft were operated by our Air Force. Moreover, I assumed that they were removed from service long before the collapse of the USSR. Wrong.
  8. The truth is that this plane has never been in combat units of the Ukrainian Air Force. Your photographs show museum aircraft, which are in this quality from the USSR. The Ukrainian Air Force had Tu-22M and its modifications. But this is a completely different aircraft.
  9. Can you show a photo of the prototype? I just don't remember this plane flying under Ukrainian identification marks.
  10. This is some mistake. We do not plan to be at this event. Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy the MiG-23 model at the model show "NITRAMODEL 2022".
  11. Development in progress. As soon as there is news, we will immediately inform on Facebook
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