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About Patrik

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  1. The wing is in reality 2.5 cm wide. Compare with the size of the wing in the photo, which - as a matter of fact - depends on the size of your screen. The fabric looks in my opinion lovely and will look even better when painted. I made the photos big on purpose in order to display the amazing sharpness of the details. I am also surprised by the lack of the markings for at least one of the Auxiliaries, as they are quite attractive. But then you can find 600 and 601 on the good old Modeldecal sheet (for Harts, but it is probably not important?), and 604 in the Airfix vintage issue.
  2. Demon arrived in my post directly from Ukraine yesterday. The kit is absolutely delightful, the level of detail, including the rendition of the fabric surfaces, is simply amazing for 1/72. The model must satisfy even the most pedantic modeller. You can never be sure before you start building it, but it looks like there has been no room for improvement left. On the first sight, even the tiniest details are present, both interior and exterior. Does anyone have an idea about the technology used? Because of the rather esoteric subject, I doubt steel moulds. However, the detail is in my
  3. Thanks a lot to all of you! The support is always very encouraging. We have 1+5 now. Luckily, +5 should be leaving our household within maximum month or so. Right you are, Miaow Too must not be underestimated.
  4. Finally completed, after one and half month long wait for replacement decals. The RFI thread is here:
  5. Finally completed, after one and half month long wait for replacement decals. I present the Fairey IIIF Mk.IVM/A, finished as J9653 of “C” Flight No. 45 Squadron from around 1931, when No. 45 Squadron operated from Helwan base, Cairo, Egypt. J9653 is well documented airplane, including several photographs in various phases of the service. She was manufactured in 1929 and went to No. 45 Squadron in 1930. Later, she was rebuild as JR9653, posted to No. 6 Squadron in 1934 and was soon lost after ground collision with Fairey Gordon JR9657 in spring 1934. The model comes from the very
  6. Replacement decals arrived a week ago already, but I did not re-start the Fairey immediately, because I was at that time in the dirtiest phase of the Yugoslav Fury build and wanted to finish the sanding first. However, since today I have been back on track, heading for completion next week.
  7. Attached lower wings and completed the empennage except tail skid, which will come later, as it is the part most easily harmed by my frequent chaotic hand motions. As suggested by @warhawk I added some detail to the flat ventral part of the fuselage, using my own method of scribing straight grooves, filling them with stretched sprue and than schmirgling them down. I am sure it will look fine under few coats of silver. Now I am going to take short break, because the replacement decals for my stalled Fairey IIIF build arrived, so Fairey takes precedence now.
  8. Fuselage completed, filled, sanded and cleansed, panel lines rescribed. Added locating pins to the wings, holes for the pins drilled and re-drilled, because of my bad measurement. I also started with the empennage today, and found out that the dorsal spine has to be extended, otherwise the horizontal tail would not fit correctly. The extension is in progress, indicated by the arrow.
  9. Belgian Warrior? OK, if you like. However, Belgian Beauty would be more befitting. Great job!
  10. Oh, you are right, did not notice that. Obviously Persian Fury sponsored by Aeronautica Militare brand.
  11. I was afraid so. And I am also afraid one must be a true believer to spot some difference of the 6th airplane. The coloured wheel covers are nevertheless interesting observation. I was told that the sand upper surfaces were most probably used later in the service, around the time of the Anglo-Soviet invasion in summer 1941.
  12. The silver doped Persian Furies are well documented, both Hornet and Mercury versions. I am interested particularly in No. 203 with the sand coloured upper surfaces as depicted by the profile above. I would be glad to find out, if the marking was based on real photographic evidence.
  13. Hardly any collection of Hawker Fury profiles (in my collection starting with THE Profile) fails including (in one form or another) the attractive Persian Mercury Fury marking with the red accessories and lion's head. However, I have never seen photo confirming its authenticity. Can someone help here?
  14. Fuselage widened with plastic insert, bulkhead with fuel tank added. Which, together with careful modification of the engine top cover, ensured acceptable fit of the latter (not glued yet on the photo below).
  15. Beautiful. I have two in stash, one landplane and one floatplane, none of the issues above in my kits. However they are both from the earlier boxings.
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