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  1. Thanks! I'm using old Trumpeter scriber, old hobby knife (not sharp at all) and one leg with needle from old divider.
  2. Thanks guys! Small update - lower surfaces are engraved 90% - few panels to add after I assemble everything together. Also because gun bay door is really bad and it doesn't fit properly so a lot of sanding is to be expected... Cheers, Nenad
  3. Hello! This kit is lying around for quite some years, I don't want to throw it into trash (since there are Hasegawa and Kinetic now) so it's time to make this kit as simple as possible. At the moment, I'm engraving panel lines and upper surfaces are 90% complete. Few mistakes to correct and a few new panels to add. Some parts will be from Hasegawa, like an ejection seat GQ-7A - Hellenic Starfighters had that kind of seat, engine nozzle and landing gear. A friend of mine gave me Eduard PE parts for cockpit so that will be used too. Next update will probably be after lower surfaces are completed. Cheers! Nenad
  4. Nice! I'm planning single seater but post-Soviet camouflage and markings...
  5. Looks great! I have one in mind too, same markings...
  6. Hello! This build will be straight from the box. Well, not 100%... I also found old PE parts from Extratech that I bought years ago. Cockpit is the only place where details are added + wheel bays and that's it. No rivets, nothing fancy. Stay tuned, I'll try to update in next 3 weeks, I have some other projects to finish... Cheers!
  7. Hello guys! Recently, I've finished this MiG which I started in 2020, I think. It's well-known old Zvezda kit in 1/72 scale with a few pros and cons. This one was molded with new plastic, some parts are literally like rubber (windshield for example) and panel lines are not that good, not engraved enough for my own taste. Vertical stabilizer and panels on it are not accurate so I modified some. White numbers are aftermarket, they performed amazing, roundels are from RV Aircraft. I really hope that Eduard will come with Bis version in 1/72. P.S. Photos are not the best - my phone can't "catch" the true/real color of the cockpit and I don't know why but on one small canopy detail can. I'll try to use better camera next time... Cheers! Nenad
  8. Good job ! Can't wait to see final result ! Cheers, Nenad
  9. Hello guys, I can't get enough of HAF birds so, I started another one. Previously, I had some trouble with PM Model kit in 1/72 scale but it turned out great for me at the end. But this project will be a little bit harder. First of all, because of the scale - of course, F-5A is not big if I compare it with MiG-25/F-15 or something else. Second this kit is really bad - it comes with literally no cockpit at all, only with something that looks like an ejection seat that was designed and built by 10 year old's. Anyway, pictures will talk better than me, for sure. Gun bay will be opened, some electronics at the other side. I'm fully armed with patience and steel nerves. At the moment, everything looks just like this : And, yes, one question for all - where I can find Icarus decals for F-5A in 1/48 ? At least, stencils will do most of the work, probably 70%... thanks ! Seat was made from scratch with a little assistance from Italeri's F-4E ( which will also be in HAF markings ) And everything together : That's it for now, new update will be for a few months, I hope... Cheers, Nenad
  10. Hi guys, Finished almost a year ago, but I've decided to take new pictures - definitely better that the first ones ! PM Model 1/72 scale, I gave my best to finish this bird under 3 weeks last summer and somehow, I did it. Complete re-scribing job on panels, add some rivets, full scratch in the cockpit, resin seat and clear parts from HB F-5. Decals are home-made variant and I know they're old because there's no name of company. Hope you like it and all the best ! Have a good day ! Cheers, Nenad
  11. First, I would like to apologize for bad pictures... it's time for new camera, a real one, not from mobile phone. Just can't do it better right now... Great kit, I had really good time doing this one ! Hope you like it ! Cheers, Nenad
  12. Thanks ! Ejection seat is from L&M Resin, Mr. Likso from Croatia... Small update...
  13. Right, I'm masochist when it comes to kits... But in the other hand, today's kits are boring and they should be called puzzles, everything is detailed and super precise... I just can't find anything exciting there. From time to time, I do quality kits, just to relax myself from projects like this... Scribing is really an easy job, you just need patience and steady hands and on the first place, good plan. Usually, I do that when parts are not glued yet in order to to some corrections if it's needed but I made an exception this time. First, you need to find good and precise blueprints in scale. The easiest way to scribe panel lines is to draw them first on the plastic and then do the job. You also asked how I translate positions of the lines from a drawing onto the model's surface - well, if everything is in scale and main parts are matching with your blueprints, then, I do it with a ruler by measuring the distance of each panel. Raised lines are useful if you are a beginner in scribing and it can definitely help you. I use to do that few years ago and it works. Cockpit is almost done... Cheers, Nenad
  14. And now, the cockpit... not finished, still a lot details to do... Cheers, Nenad
  15. Thank you ! I'm using one from Trumpeter, home made knife and simple needle... Almost finished !
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