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    hasegawa 1/72 F-111 reissue

    As for my, this scary topic, because in this topic Navy Bird was going to cut off the Aardvark's nose*: this "pulp fiction"** in Tarantino style about cut F-111 not for my sensitive Aardvark personalities!!! If serious, I have only one F-111, it's F-111A Hasegawa. I planned to build two F-111 - "A" & "B". Yes, I have Microscale decal for F-111B version, but the need to buy two models (Hasegawa and old Revell) for build F-111B, stops me even in spite of the beautiful topic Navy Bird about the building of the F-111B. ______________ *- For what??? I will not tell anyone about what Navy Bird maked with Attacker !!!! **- here I use this expression in the sense of a "crime novel", as usual, this expression is translated into Russian. B.R. Serge
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    Zebrano 1/72 Lebedenko 'Tsar' Tank

    Yeeep...failed Steam-punk Red Empire epochs...Russian mad Max early 20th century!!! Just for fun, little more Lebedenko tsar-tank ideological relatives: ....and Airbus A-380 Da Vince epoch: ...and sometimes (Tank experts of course, recognized this tank! ) from panzerwaffe-46: All this photo, I maked in city public children library on local model show "Pink Elephant 2016" dedicated to April Fools' Day: B.R. Serge P.S. Only then you shouldn’t blame me, for abandoning building you the RAF / RN/ USAF e.t.c. after this my posting and started building "Russian Empire-1918", "RKKA-46" & "USSR - 2001"!
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    hasegawa 1/72 F-111 reissue

    Any links on photo You conversions? .....full model in plastic??? No resin detail set conversion??? For this You need Eastern European Santa Clauses from the model industry! Maybe when they run out of all their VJ-101, VAK-191, IL-102, Mirage III-V, T-10, e.t.c. they’ll go for F-111B? B.R. Serge
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    Zebrano 1/72 Lebedenko 'Tsar' Tank

    ...and other alternative scratchbuild, as this: ...unrealized project hevy tank V.D.Meneleev (1916/1917 year) to compare sizes: https://i.postimg.cc/wMS8CK4B/P4023447.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/MT38YfyV/P4023448.jpg general view (all in 72nd scale!): B.R. Serge
  5. I double this bet! I, too have Emhar... + Pavla detail set... B.R. Serge
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    1:72 AZ Model Supermarine Attacker

    About pointy & clipped wing version.....just recently, I read a funny story in one Russan aviation magazine in an article about a famous test pilot, MiG Design Bureau. How we know very-very first prototype MiG-21 as Ye-5 have pointy  wing: But from Ye-6, MiG-21 have clipped wing: Why did it happen? This test pilot recalled: “Once, I go to the factory where the prototype MiG-21 was made and there stands Vano Mikoyan (Artem Mikoyan’s brother) and with a hacksaw for metal saws the prototype MiG-21 wing tips! Then he forced two very experienced workers to rivet beautifully the cutting place. So MiG-21 had clipped wings. Why did he do that? He was afraid that the pointy wings would create a flutter*! " This is the interesting story of the development of pointy/clipped wings MiG-21 and story about epoch when the big bosses did not hesitate to pick up the hacksaw and do the work of a simple worker.... Health and good luck to your father! ______________ * - whaaaat? No English article in Wikipedia about flutter??? https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Флаттер_(авиация) B.R. Serge
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    Eduard MiG-21MF in 72nd scale

    Gabor, Thank you very much for the answers! Why did I ask a question about the yellow shade of bulletproof glass? In one of the aviation magazines, I read the claims of the Soviet aircraft industry from pilots who flew on Soviet aircraft during the Second World War. One of the claims was a very rapid change in the transparency of the bulletproof glass and the acquisition of a yellowish tint. When you wrote your answer, I thought, maybe he corrected it, because after the war many years had passed! But literally today, when I was looking for a photo of the MiG E-6 for this topic: , I came across this photo. Previously, I did not consider it in detail, but having considered now I see that the armored glass has a yellowish or smoky shade: At the same time, the canopy is transparent. Maybe the problems with the transparency of the bulletproof glass were still on the early MiG-21? Recourse photo: http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fighter/mig21f.html B.R. Serge
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    1:72 AZ Model Supermarine Attacker

    So, Bill, You next version, will be long ellipse wing Attacker for Ju-86R high level intercept? B.R. Serge
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    Supermarine Type-545 colours?

    Caption photo: "Stream from the wing, at a supercritical angle of attack". If you watch the video, then the F-100 has just this or close angle of attack. Having placed these simple diagrams, I wanted to show that when flow past a wing, a disturbed flow is almost always present, and naturally the whirlwind of these disturbances still remains behind the wing. Absolutely correct, if we see only air, but in the situation we are considering, the fighter has less restrictions on overload (G), greater structural strength standards, a larger range of deflection of the steering surfaces, large moments of inertia of the transport as a heavier body ... therefore, it seems to me that the comparison between the fighter and the transport is incorrect in this case. Bf-109 (as and Lavochkin family LaGG-3/La-5/7) it's straight wing. F-86/F-100 was swept wings. It's a very big differences in terms of takeoff and landing. By the way, the me-262 with free slats went to both the British, and the Americans, and the Russians ... tested them all..... but for some reason only the Americans began to do the free slats .... what was wrong with the Russians and the British ? And in general, I do not understand what we are arguing about? You do not agree that the type 545 is closer in dimension to the F-100? Or do you not agree with the fact that the wing type 545 would be better on takeoff / landing than the wing F-100? B.R. Serge P.S. @Selwyn, @viscount806x very interesting discussion!
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    Supermarine Type-545 colours?

    Why picture is misleading? All the pictures from the textbooks on aerodynamic give just the same result when you flow around a wing at critical angles of attack: here is a picture showing the character of the flow around the wing with slats and flaps as F-86/ F-100 on takeoff / landing: Here is a picture illustrating the appearance of vortices at low angles of attack: It is quite obvious that at high angles of attack the whirlwinds will increase! At the same time, the swept wing itself is prone to disruption of the flow at its ends, and the larger the angle of attack, the larger the area of flow disruption: Therefore, for me, as for the amateur in aerodynamics, the earlier given map is quite convincing. EE Lightning...Short SB5 .... P1A....which of these aircraft had free slats on the wing as F-86/F-100 ??? What kind of English fighters had free slats on the wing? I'm trying to remember and I can't do it! It was either a clean wing like Hunter F.1 and then a tooth like a Hunter F.6, or an aerodynamic partition like a Swift F2 and then a tooth like a Swift F.5. The Russians played with the wing with a free slat on an experimental MiG-17, having just capture Saber from Korea shot down by E. Pepelyaev, but they did not return to this theme until they fell into the hands of the F-5E from Vietnam .. but on it was already managed slats! Therefore, we are not only talking about the shading of the wing of the stabilizer, but also about the fact that the free slats on the wing also contributed to the appearance of the Saber's dance! Yes, disaster Tu-154 over my city Donetsk https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulkovo_Aviation_Enterprise_Flight_612 when pilots attempting to circumvent the thunderstorm front reached supercritical angles of attack and fell into a flat spin from which the Tu-154 can only be removed by a very experienced pilot because of the stabilizer shading, a clear indication of the lack of such an aerodynamic arrangement. But these are not fighters, these are passenger planes! B.R. Serge
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    Supermarine Type-545 colours?

    Selwyn, You misunderstand! The author (A.Firsov) never claimed that the F-100 was at the service RAF! He only writes that he read about the dance of Saber (F-86) but could not understand what it is! As the author of the Russian aviation magazine "Aviation & Cosmonautics", he asked many American authors about this, but no one could explain anything to him. But he suggests that the F-86 Saber had the same prolemmas as the F-100 Super Saber, and "Sabre dance" is typical of both aircraft due to the similar aerodynamic configuration when effective stabilizer is down when she is go to aerodynamics shadow from wing (Flow stall on the wing, "shading" stabilizer) and free wing slats. Because when flow stall on the wing maked "shading" stabilizer free wing slats work asynchronous, in take-off regime when speed very low it's many chance to disasters. That is, You are not aware of any fixing of slats on RAF F-86 ?! O.K.! In general, I have a lot of questions to A.Firsov on this topic, but unfortunately I do not have an account in LiveJournal, and A.Firsov not have an account in Britmodeller. B.R. Serge
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    Eduard MiG-21MF in 72nd scale

    Gabor, I have a two question about the shade of the glass canopy MiG-21. First question. It seems to me that the central fixed part of the canopy, has a slightly bluish tint to protect from the sun's rays: Best view (?): (Resource all photo: https://igor113.livejournal.com/tag/миг-21 ) Is it so? Or does it seem to me? Second question. On MiG-21F/F-13/PF have separate armour glass. This armour glass was always clear or with time have slightly yellowish tint? B.R. Serge P.S. From left to right - Revell, Zvezda, Modelsvit Gabor, any comments? Where is the truth?
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    Laser cutting as a modelling technique

    Are You serious? You don't know how to apply it? Actually, you are sitting on a gold mine or on an oil well! First, look at these paint organizers: or these: or these: e.t.c. https://www.hobby.dn.ua/instrumentymaterialy-organaizer- modelista-c-115_461.html?osCsid=q1se5hh0lb07el9m9rfolqnh32 Yes, this is all laser cutting! And if your laser cutter can cut brass or steel, then you can forget about photoetched. Just look at the pictures turbofan Rolls-Royce Pegasus 1/48 & 1/32: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/img_1429850_1510232956_20171109_130245_novyjj-razmer.jpg.html http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/img_1429850_1510174152_20171108_202718.jpg.html http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/img_1429850_1510174152_20171108_201354.jpg.html in this topic : http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_66966.html on Russian forum! Yes, and this is also all laser cutting! B.R. Serge
  14. http://www.arms-expo.ru/articles/124/83535/ So, as write: http://www.airforce.ru/content/okb-tupoleva/254-samolet-tu-128/page2/ "As far as can be understood, having studied the design of the seats on the Tu-22, Tu-128 and Tu-22M aircraft, they had a greater degree of unification. Especially after installing the NAZ-7M. It must be admitted that, with all the unification, the seat installed on the interceptor had several significant differences from the “bomber version” of the seat. Here are just some of them: • the main parachute of the parachute system was located in the seat headrest; • the NAZ-7 (NAZ-7M) was stowed in the seat cup; • the pilot separated from the ejection seat along with the back of the seat. This, however, did not prevent OKB A.N. Tupolev combine three very similar in design ejection seats under the same name KT-1. That is why in the “Instructions to the crew ...” of the Tu-22 and Tu-128 aircraft there appeared one name KT-1, and in the “Instructions to the crew of the Tu-22M” - the KT-1M seat." Thus, the colours and seat harnesses ejection seat KT-1M of Tu-22M should be fair for color colours and seat harnesses ejection seat KT-1: https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/КТ-1М By the way, did Trumpeter make an ax in the cockpit? They must be there !!! "In the cockpits of the pilot and navigator on the right side panel hung emergency axes. These were fully steel axes with a rubberized handle. They were attached to the right side wall with a special mount. Why this tool was needed on the plane, the instructions did not indicate the pilot. Veterans of the flight operation of the aircraft recall that the axes were originally intended for chopping off the horns of the steering wheel. This allowed for a safe ejection if the control column was not dropped. However, this is more like a legend. Most likely the axes were designed to exit from the cab after an emergency landing, if you can not reset the canopy covers." Without an ax in the cockpits is not a model !!! B.R. Serge
  15. Thank, gentlemen's for you's answer! I thought well, there are no guarantees that I will be in time at the time indicated in KUTA GB. As I written, situation here it can quickly become very hot and then there will be absolutely no time for models. So why declare in another GB model in which it will not be built? It's easier to open a new topic in Work In Progress.  Besides, I hope, if everything is quiet here, to receive E-2A in March-April and to start building it along with its competitor Yak-140 ... and maybe after the New Year there will be another surprise from MiG family. So, when I maked some progress with painting MiG-21F, then l opened new topic in Work In Progress and I maked link on this topic. B.R. Serge