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RupertTheBear

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  1. Awesome attention to details! Love the unpainted stabilizer, such a cool unique detail
  2. Fantastic build, love the weathering! But look at the size of it. It's absolutely massive! What I really like about that - it somehow never really shows how enormous the Bear is, because it is rather sleek and elegant.
  3. Would make sense to go for the now disused KH forms as they've done both. But I'm fine with whatever they use as long as it's in 1/48th and not Italeri's age old Viper reboxed Thanks for the info!
  4. I hope the Cobra lineup gets extended to later models as well. Waiting for a decent AH-1W Super Cobra and the AH-1Z Viper in 1/48. For the latter one I'd be fine if they'd pick up the Kitty Hawk forms. Never got one but I've heard it was a nice kit (as nice as KH went). But for the time being, the Vietnam era equipment is very promising.
  5. That's awesome! Love the idea and the story behind it. Everything that starts with funny socks is a big win!
  6. Fan-freaking-tastic! Had the box in my hands in my local modelling shop the other day and if I had the space to put it somewhere, it would have come straight home with me Lovely build, also very interesting WIP!
  7. Same but I guess it is not that popular. Still, would be cool to see something other than the usual Cobras, Hueys, Apaches and Hinds in that scale
  8. Looks great! Built this one as a kid. A bit basic but still a good kit. Hoping for a 1/48th scale kit of this chopper but the upgraded version with the Gattling gun and the 5 blade rotor. This is a mean looking machine
  9. HELL YEAH! I'm so getting one of these bad boys as soon as it is released! At least I'll give it my best to get my hands on one
  10. Lovely build! After seeing and reading this I think I might add one of these to my stash, too. Love the Pucara and even more so a fine, stress free kit and build!
  11. Despite that tricky landing gear, she is a beauty! Great result!
  12. That WIP of yours was better than some books I read. Awesome! And the result is stunning.
  13. Creative and very interesting! I bet it would look nice on an Vietnam airfield diorama next to some Skyraiders
  14. Amazing...I'm absolutely amazed. That is skill on a new level!
  15. That's one good looking Aardvark!
  16. Well it's partly made from metal, so time will tell if that's worth anything but I actually haven't looked into the construction yet so I'm just hoping for the best I'm a bit skeptical about the rubber tires, though. Maybe I'll replace the wheels with resin parts. Hope your build is going smoother now and you can still enjoy it after that bumpy start
  17. Thank you guys @HansReggelsen Looking forward to yours! I'm sure it will look splendid! @dov I watch it quite regularly, your MiG-31 is turning out mighty fine! Thanks for the tip, it'll come in handy pretty soon I'm sure. Next box on the table is HB's MiG-31M. I would have started it by now but I've got a...lets say a logistical problem
  18. Good evening folks, today I want to present my latest finished kit. It's the fantastic ICM x Revell 1:48th scale kit of the Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 RBT Foxbat-B reconnaissance plane. I'll keep this one short - I had an absolute blast during the build. At the first glance it looks rather complicated although the box doesn't contain that many parts but as ICM has a few different MiG-25's on offer, the modular construction of the fuselage makes sense but as mentioned it looks strange at first because it isn't the usual top and bottom half. But the whole thing goes together nicely and because the kit is cleverly engineered, the construction leads to fewer seams and edges which need cleaning and sanding. The only thing that was a bit problematic was the gear. At least on my kit it was a bit wobbly and only became stable after the Loctite super glue dried. Also on a lot of photos the MiG-25 RBT seems to be slanted a bit to the back, which isn't the case here, the main gear struts would need to be shortened for that. The rest is absolutely fine in my opinion. That said - I'm not counting rivets Apart from adding a lot and I really mean a lot of weight into the nose and some blackout curtains onto the canopy made from wax paper, the build was strictly OOB, painted with mostly Tamiya and Vallejo paints and weathered with AMMO panel line washes, oil paints and micro chipping done with other Vallejo paints. It was also the first time I used chipping fluid. In the end everything was sealed with semi gloss Tamiya varnish as usual. P.S. this thing is large! Hope you like it Till next time!
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