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  1. OK Giorgio Checking at the stash reveled both Hasegawa MiG-23 (already assembled paint pending) and MiG-27 (only back fuselage assembled) and a very old Gironixix Production LTD MiG-23BN conversion for Hasegawa (basically MiG-23 cannon and intake planes resin copied) all Hasegawa weapons are trash decals are pretty much basic no stencils (if you got this kits in the 70 and 80 they just fine but not now) https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hasegawa-02711-mig-23s-flogger-b--192014 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hasegawa-02711-mig-23s-flogger-b--192014 I also found the Art Model MiG-27 (the best of the bunch) and Zvesda MiG-27 (lots of parts including some MiG-23 parts like the nose cone, missiles and racks, some bombs) both have about the same lenght and look fine but comparing with the Hasegawa well this one is a small duck and the other two are like pelicans my guess they are short for about 4-5 cm on lenght in 1/72 scale The Zvesda kits are boxed by Italeri those shares the same mould https://www.scalemates.com/kits/art-model-am7214-mig-27k-flogger-j2--209594 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/italeri-057-mig-23ml-flogger--128233 This one include both tails large MF and short ML https://www.scalemates.com/kits/italeri-075-mig-27m--128235 KP MiG-23ML and MiG-23BN (this one include 2 front canopies one for fighter ML and one for the BN) are nice kits but other than missile or bomb racks no weapons included very nice decals for other part https://www.scalemates.com/kits/kovozavody-prost-jov-kpm0069-mikojan-gurjevi-mig-23ml--992705 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/kovozavody-prost-jov-kpm0096-mig-23bn-international--1135765 Here a good comment both afterburners are about the same size KP with Art Models (they are for other part different moulds, not the same) the Trainer version or MiG-23UB is very nice be careful with the resin parts as they are very sharp and brittle, no weapons but about 12 different decals sets https://www.scalemates.com/kits/art-model-am7210-mig-23ub-flogger-c--142133 Thats it Btw best weapons are Advanced Modeling and Reskit Regards Armando
  2. Hi there Well let me say that after reading the start of this tread I went to my stash and I did some comparation of the Hasegawa, the Italeri/Zvesda, Model Art and KP (the MiG-23BN) all in wonderful 1/72 scale I found that the Hasegawa ir short of about 1.5- 2.0 mts so then a little more than 1.5 cm, weapons are aweful https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10000597 The Italeri/Zvesda have very nice weapons and one thing that isn't there is a ECM pod related to SEAD warfare (this one include lots of weapons for at least 3-4 models) https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10449108 For other part Model Art include only rocket pods and some bombs (but what include is lot of decal options) and the KP don't include weapons https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10529467 Regards Armando
  3. Hi Exdraken There was a thing thats it's really interesting those Daggers use imperial or inches bolts nuts and fittings and those French used milimetric ones There was a special fixures on the fuel tanks because of that and also a small trouble during the Falklands war because that
  4. Martin very nice kit indee, Great Job Armando
  5. Hi there One thing is that the Argentinians were in a very unique position as they had Mirage IIICs, Mirage IIIE and IAI Dagger they found that still the Mirage IIIC was the most manoubrable of them all but the Daggers had more fuel and last longer in dogfights Regards Armando
  6. But they were in a very bad state, they need about 2 years to build up after almost completely rebuilt at Rio IV Aircraft Depot Regards
  7. After the 1982 Falklands war but before 1984 thats what Argentians historians mention to me, from 1984 they started to upgrade with fir noses on the Daggers
  8. BTW LODELA from Mexico is no longer in operations since late 80s
  9. 1000 Thanks Giorgio I was thinking the other day to fall with KP L-159 (so I'm going to avoid it) and for other part lots of Heller moulds have appear sudently from Mistercraft . Personally I don't know or care about the relationship between KP and Mastercraft but I'll keep my own Heller Alpha jet on the assembly line Regards
  10. Hi Giampiero Then you have to look for other or better decals here its is what Aztec Models offer https://aztecmodels.com/collections/decals/products/d-063-war-for-the-falklands-malvinas-2 https://aztecmodels.com/collections/decals/products/d48-048-war-for-the-falklands Also please notice that for Dassault Mirage IIIEA the first 12 samples only use the Matra 530 AAM from 13 to 19 used also Matra Magic 550 IAM Regards Armando
  11. Hi Giampiero I say look at the intakes they are in different position related to the canopy also othere kind of engine Regards Armando
  12. Hi Martin After reading this I just look at my Aerofax Minigraph 17 - Dassault Mirage F1 book and in some part says that the diference between the F.1C and the F.1C-200 was a 10 cm plug so that's less than a 1 mm in 1/72 scale In the Hasegawa kit the difference is the use of the IFR Prove and in Special Hobby kits there is no diference in lenght for the nose radome as there is 2 right sides one with IFR and one without it and only 1 left side Regards Armando
  13. Hi there Well the other day I found this at Hannants and was included on my latest order to them https://blackdog-model.com/a72058-1-72-aqm-34-frebeb-1/ To be honest I can't find too much about their operations over Vietnam or SEA Some years ago I saw this kit with a fellow modeller and the art its very interesting https://www.scalemates.com/es/kits/dragon-2513-jian-ji5--123712 There were also some kits that included this early RPV Ryan AGM Firebee https://www.scalemates.com/es/kits/italeri-148-lockheed-hercules-with-4-drones-dc-130-director--122566 From Italeri in wonderful 1/72 scale. I remmember got one of those RPV but sadly was lost during the Big Models Burnout of 2012 (Yeahhhh you got it right, that was the year of my divorce) Later a brief search at Google show this wonderful webpage https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/aqm34/models.htm Anyway other than some annotations from Osprey Combat MiG-17/MiG-19 and MiG-21 in Vietnam Units Any comment well appreciated Regards Armando
  14. Hey Zorglub Only possible solution is to order a couple of extra Su-22 M4 in glorious and fantastic 1/72 scale and start looking for some guy around in order that he do those decals Regards Armando
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