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  1. Hi Jackson, sure I have! Usually one or two kits per year above my ability (or patience), so these either end up in the shelf of doom or are binned. Cheers Libor
  2. Hi Bill, I used Alclad II White Aluminium for the wing and for NMF areas the Gunze SM07 Plate Silver toned to various shades with black or dark blue. Cheers Libor
  3. Hi fellow modellers, this is my second attempt at the Arma Hobby kit, this time in the recon version. The markings was chosen from the box and it depicts Lt. Col. E.O.McComas machine flown in late 1944 over China. The was painted with Gunze SM and Aclad II shades. This time I can't avoid using some aftermarkets: Eduard direct print of the exhausts and resin wheels. The opened canopy sections were replaced for vacformed items I scratch built from a clear foil. Cheers Libor
  4. Hi folks, this time no guns, bombs, rockets or camouflage colors, just a peaceful agricultural airplane from 1970's, built as per a photograph taken at a Slovak field in 1975. This is the excellent Eduard kit built from the Profipack edition, I only opted for a different livery coming from their separate decal sheet. Cheers, Libor
  5. Thanks Kari, I guess many of us built (or struggled with) the old KP kit in that times… A piece of nostalgia, but the Eduard kit is totally different level. Cheers, Libor
  6. Hi folks, after completion of the S-199 I could not resist and built the two-seater training version of the same. The kit obviously shares the same parts except a new frame with fuselage and some smaller details. Avias were painted with mixture of lacquer varnish with aluminium pigment in it, so I followed the same approch for the kit. It was airbrushed with Gunze SM07 with about 20% of light grey. The machine belonged to a training unit located in 1952 in Slovak area of the Czechoslovakia and it is documented with this markings after a crash landing (quite usual fate of many aiframes given the rather poor handling characteristics). Cheers Libor
  7. Thanks Patrick! Then you need to go for the Quickboost replacement - btw it is included in the Hobby2000 kit. Cheers Libor
  8. Yes, it was a bit tricky at my end too. The key point was a flat on inside of the wing centre part which set up the height of the cockpit section with the fuselage. Adjusting the height of this flat I was able to match both sections pretty much OK. Good luck with your A-4B! I tried to make them a bit restrained indeed as the rivets were not much apparent at the real and really worn machines I saw at Hatzerim. Thanks everyone for nice comments! Cheers Libor
  9. Hi fellow britmodellers, this is the reboxing of the Fujimi kit that recently appeared under the Hobby2000 label. The kit was enhanced a bit with modified or scratchbuilt items as landing gear legs, airframe antennas, racks etc. as well as with Quickboost or Aires resin aftermarkets as refueling probe, wheels and cannon barels. Since I was not fully satisfied with the kit's decals I went for Armycast replacement. The kit depicts one of the "The Flying Tigers" machine as flown by IAF Flying School at Hatzerim AB at her final appoitment. Cheers, Libor
  10. I used H52 Olive drab with H81 Khaki approx. 50:50% with a touch of white for scale effect.
  11. Thanks George, glad you did! Cheers Libor
  12. Hi Val, the stripes need to be painted on, no decals are provided for them. Thanks everyone for kind comments! Cheers Libor
  13. Hello fellow modellers. this is the latest Arma Hobby kit which came as a little suprise after many Allied types or planes connected with Polish aviation. This kit is kind a "shake and bake" kit as no real issues were encountered during the course of the build, and eventually, instead of solving any build troubles I could I focus on mixing proper camouflage colors (of course to my eyes) from the Gunze Aqueous stock. The markings comes from the kit and the decals went on nicely too, being printed by Techmod. I only airbrushed the hinomarus with my own mask (a simple affair using Olfa cutter). Cheers, Libor
  14. All main Bf109F/G/K versions including the G-12 in 1/72 are confirmed based on info provided by CEO recently several times, so why not to repeat once again. It will just take up to three years from now on, in the most optimistic scenario.
  15. See reference books, e.g. Jakab monographs. But the best are good period pictures and also walkaround of the preserved airframes. Cheers Libor
  16. Yes, the two seater was already confirmed for June and the test shots were shown at two recent hobby events in Hungary and CZ.
  17. Yes they did, Steve. That was an old grass airfield from 20's used by Luftwaffe during WWII. Actually, it was cancelled just a couple of years ago, now we have there very nice industrial zone:-( Cheers Libor
  18. Hi folks, this is my recent build of the Eduard new kit. Overall, it is nice kit with great level of detail, smart features and easy build. On minus side I see the rivets which were filled of the real airframes along with some panel lines, e.g. the rear fuselage was completely smooth. Also, the decals are not so great, they are definitely workable, but suffer from strange patches on some examples, and also, I do not consider the "peel off" option as advantage (to me it looks like a side effect of a defect printing technology). The canopy for the open option was too thick to my eyes, so I heat-moulded a new one from clear foil using the kit's part as a plug. I liked the patchy appearance of this machine that belly landed at Brno airfield in 1953 and was eventually scrapped. Cheers, Libor
  19. My example just arrived, can't wait to my put my clumsy fingers on it. On the first glance all look fabulous, hope the build will be as good as their previous kits. Thanks Arma:-) Cheers Libor
  20. It is out, seen this weekend at Moson show. It is short-run kit with couple of resin parts.
  21. Thanks Bernd, yes, the sliding hood comes from the kit. Cheers Libor
  22. I’m not sure if the moulds were changed or not, but knowing that issue I spread the fuselage halves to ensure better fit. Cheers Libor
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