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  1. I thought that the price was high because the bottle of Mr.Hobby-Mr. Surfacer 500 and a vac Canopy were included in the box...
  2. I am no more 100% convinced . There must be a trick somewhere, and you could as well be right. Paint touch up or not , or picture touch up or not these are the questions. !
  3. Hi Gene , Thanks for this touch of humour that brings a liitle fun in these grey days... This blue bird is turning me mad. I'd like to ask the guy who painted the aircraft what kind of black or silver he used for the stars......, Madcop
  4. Hi iainpeden For what I know, read and see on various sources the frog has a black face and a yellow scarf with BLACK ( ) stars. The face turns green only in frightening conditions ! Madcop.
  5. Agree with you Gene, that's the reason why I put the 8th and 10th picture. For me , (and it looks like it's only for me), the tonal value of the black changes with lightning conditions. You can see different hue of black on picture 4 , 6 and especially on pic.10, where the black of the canopy framing is changing together with the colour of the star. I still wonder who could clarify this ...the Japanese painter in charge of this aircraft ? Have a nice day. Madcop P.S. What would we say about this one...?
  6. Hello Gene, James and fellows interested in this 301st Sqdn " Blue Bird" Without wanting to be 100% categorical, in view of a good hundred photos and several Japanese videos, it seems to me that the stars are black. If they are not black (which I doubt) they are at least an almost black gray. It seems that the rendering of black changes depending on the exposure to light, going from black in black to aluminum gray. I have attached a photo where the stars appear black on the fuselage, while the leading edge of the wings seem aluminum, while they are actually black. The rendering o
  7. These decals on the blue scheme do not represent what you can see on the real aircraft. Black should be Black, whatever the printing process you choose. On the blue scheme the stars are Black...not grey or silver grey, just black ! What is more important is that all Japanese F-4EJ stencils are black or yellow. This is correct on the decal sheet for aircraft finished in the original Japanese three tones of grey camo scheme. So, each line of these stencils should appear on the original grey paint of the aircraft. For the "special schemes" these stencils were
  8. Another way for Eduard to sell his crap .... Do not understand SH, what's behind all this...? All this with the usual Sulc's litterature... SH had accustomed us to much better. They can put as much as details as possible in this kind of model, it will always remain a fake ! I'll definitely stick to my ICM kits ! Bye SH.
  9. Sorry Graham, but I do not agree with you on 1 point. As you say the vac canopy is the best solution for model in 1/72. But nowadays an injected plastic canopy is perfectly feasible. For example that of the new model of Hurricane Mk.IIb / c from Arma Hobby. I think that the smoothness of a canopy depends mainly on the will of the manufacturer. And, when we know the means of Airfix, we can only speak of “I don't care.” When AF-HORNBY makes such a product for, supposedly children, it only distorts their perception of reality. I guess we don't educate our kids by willfully telling them bullshi
  10. I agree with both of you. I would add that these new clear parts are a real must ! By the way watch out for the matting surfaces of both of the external tanks parts....file them carefully on a flat surface before glueing them. There are some small growths on the bonding surfaces which prevent having a perfect seal. Just a five seconds rewarding job. I have 10 Arma Hobby Hurricanes on my workbench....
  11. I just hope it's ClearProps ! I would buy them all !
  12. Hi Steve Having seen both of them I would say YES, This "Special" Oil Cooler is definitely the Cherry on the already gorgeous cake. The "normal resin edition" has less deep ,but is nonetheless better than the original part. As I do not have the normal edition , I couldn't take a picture of it , sorry for that ! I am not in your wallet, but as we use to say...we don't count when we are in love .... Engine cover AND Collector are a must.... Madcop
  13. Hello to all the 1/32 Scale P.11c lovers...... No need to tell here that the IBG Model is just fantastic and that's why some Polish afficionados of this nice Polish Iconic aircraft have decided , with IBG collaboration, to develop a serie of resin add-ons or upgrade (call them whatelse you want) for this already gorgeous kit. I personnaly know one of these guys, and let me tell you that for him "perfection" is not enough...and I dare to deduce that the others are from the same mould ! No need for other words, here follow the pictures of the different items I already ha
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