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  1. @Tarkas To be honest I buy models basing on their looks, rather than creating some kind of "theme" collections. If it looks "cool" to me, I buy it I still got "MiG-37" from the same era which I guess can supplement my F-19. I am thinking of a making it in old MiG-29 grey-green paint scheme.
  2. For silvering decals, you might try carefully airbrushing them over with Tamiya Extra Thin glue. But only if they were applied over acrylic varnish, like Tamiya x-22 or Gunze H101. Never tried this on Printscale decals though, so it advisable to use some test model first. I also have this kit in my stash, but in my case I am planning to use paint masks from Montex with a fancy snake painting along the hull. But just thinking of applying the mask on this corrugated surface makes me put this kit away. Indefinitely. Other than that the kit looks very nice with a subtly worn look.
  3. H @John R This marking comes with AModel 72341 kit. There is also 72337 presenting second(?) prototype. Decals are nice and thin but very delicate. As for the canopy, it was wider than the hull, so I glued it on, sanded down to align with the hull, then retraced the joint line. Only issue is that some of the residue got inside and fogged the windows, which I learned only after removing the masking tape from almost finished model
  4. CMC Leopard by AModel with some scratch built detail for undercarriage and cockpit. The quality is typical for this producer, biggest issue being the oversized canopy. Finished model is around 10cm/4in both in length and width.
  5. Grumman X-29 by Hasegawa, enhanced with RES-IM photoetched fret and some scratch built detail in the wheel bays. I first saw this aircraft in "F-29 Retaliator" game on 286 PC in the early nineties and was immediately captivated by its unique design. Imagine my disappointment when it turned out that the real thing was only an experimental plane and never carried any armaments
  6. That and the F-29 Retaliator by Ocean Software, although it was 286 PC in my case I actually did a model of Grumman X-29 few years ago, maybe I'll post it here as well.
  7. @SAT69 Fuel tanks needed some additional putty in the back section and wing flaps are a bit loose. Other than that I don't recall any particular issues.
  8. Chengdu J-10 -prototype of Chinese multi-role fighter that eventually entered PLAAF and PLAN service in early 2000's as 'Vigorous Dragon". Unfortunately the two-tone blue paint scheme was not carried over into production units and has been replaced by standard gray.
  9. @Bertie Psmith true, the exhaust marks came out too exaggerated, but since these were painted with acrylic paint on top of acrylic varnish, I couldn't really fix it without going into mundane restoration of the glossy surface.
  10. Same here - I first built this as a little kid in early nineties, but that model is long gone now Then few years ago I stumbled upon a mint-condition set on Polish equivalent of eBay, with a price of maybe 10 Euro? Also, only now have I noticed that the main landing gear comes from F/A-18
  11. F-19 Stealth in 1:72 scale from old Italeri kit. Instead of proposed paint schemes, I went for F-22 look, including the slight metallic sheen observable on the Raptor.
  12. HI @Mjoo In my case it has been painted, but only because I've damaged the decal during application. You don't have to worry about opacity, the colors are solid and nothing will bleed through - see the white bort number. One thing I would recommend is that you cut off the red stripe from tricolori decal and instead paint that area with a slightly brighter shade of red than the rest of the hull. This way you won't have to worry about aligning decal with the curved edge.
  13. Piaggio PC.7 Pegna, resin miniature by SBS Model. Painted with Gunze Super Italian Red and Vallejo Liquid Gold. It was my first purchase from this company and I am positively surprised by the quality. The cast is sharp with amazing detail and excellent fit, on part with Tamiya and Finemolds plastic sets. The crude wooden trestle is scratch built, as they didn't have the SBS ones at my usual hobby shop
  14. Today I bring you Mistel 5. Being a combination of He162A-2, Arado E-377A flying bomb and Rheinmetall-Borsig take-off trolley, it was one of countless wicked ideas that German engineers came up with by the end of the WW2 and never left design phase. Model is the old Dragon release with some scratch built details like antennas etc. Painted mainly with Vallejo Air.
  15. Can you tell more about canopy tinting? What paints did you use?
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