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Aardvark

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  1. Yes, second bottom photo have Russian stencil, on top photo stencil not reading.But the presence of inscriptions in Russian does not mean anything; in the Warsaw Pact, the Russian language was the language of international communication. On photo strange colour close to RLM 02... Not understand. MiG-21 was naturall metal or painted aluminum enamel? It's You question? Yes, I see You mention me in topic about Su-17M4. I have recommendation only for Su-15: But "Russian Radome Green" have differences shadow, I don't guarantee what my recommendation 10500% true! Just one version from many shadow! B.R. Serge
  2. In future, re-scale KittyHawk MiG-25P from 48th scale to 72th scale impossible? Sometimes the Chinese do it! B.R. Serge
  3. As you know, several unfinished He-280s were captured by the USSR. Unlike the Me-262, the He-280 was not tested in flight in the USSR. But TsAGI made a purge in the wind tunnel and a detailed technical manual of the design, which unfortunately has not yet been fully published. According to what was published, according to TsAGI, the He-280 had a better aerodynamic design than the Me-262 in matters of the fuselage section and the combination of the wing with the fuselage. However, the He-280 was less technologically advanced than the Me-262 in terms of TsAGI. Also, the disadvantages indicated were irrational internal layout in comparison with the Me-262. In one of the Russian sources I came up with a mention of an improved He-280 project that had a normal fin and large size, so it should have been better than the Me-262, but this is the only source where I read this. B.R. Serge
  4. Not KRS - KGS ( do not confuse with KGB!!!) "Kurso - Glissadnaya sistema" - Course- Glide system: https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Курсо-глиссадная_система English version Wikipedia say about ILS: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrument_landing_system 102 on MiG-25 cutaway key? It's ordinary: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitot-static_system Oh, answer on this question somewhere here inside: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1329&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 And see also: http://scalemodels.ru/news/12822-tekhnicheskoe-opisanie-mig-25.html You live by old-mode concepts! Now there is no difference between Russian Federation and the West ...in fact, the main part of the majority of technical achievements RF is inertial development due to ideas and technologies laid down during the USSR period as a highly developed technical civilization ...I do not want to develop this topic further, but there are many examples of this .... B.R. Serge
  5. Sorry for my extremism, but for original Hasegawa MiG-25 best way (Don't forget separate papers and plastic!): How to write correctly @exdraken : Actually originally Foxbat three, this Hasegawa, Condor & ICM. Condor and ICM it's difference model. But ICM partially based on Condor. As for my, today the best - ICM, but probably worth the wait new version ICM which should be re-scale from 48th scale to 72th scale, as rumors say. Of course there is a chance that the Chinese re-scale their MiG-25 from 48th scale to 72th scale... B.R. Serge P.S. I have and MiG-25 from Condor, and MiG-25 from ICM, and I see an attempt to create a MiG-25 from Hasegawa according to the drawings...in case of Hasegawa it's a horror....
  6. Paul, cocpit look at good! But with interior wheel bay colour I don't know. You are guided some from this photo: but as I see on the right in the third photo above, black stencil I can’t read at all, but the red stencil ones on the pylon, I read as "Pozor!". It's "Attention" ....but on Poland language, which is highly likely to indicate that this aircraft was repainted by Polish standards. B.w. inside gear main wheel bay You see many black rectangle. It's stencil too. Just it's aluminum table where the letters are stamped then covered with black paint, polished protruding letters become the color of aluminum and the recesses remain black. These dies on the edges in poor condition are stripped to aluminum, which means that they are inaccurately painted over the edges and then cleaned from the main paint. This is possible with inaccurate repainting. I warned: But what color were the wheel bays of the Soviet MiG-21? Silver, Grey different shadow and less Yellow from yellow-sand to sand-greenish. There could be combinations. Modelsvit in their MiG-21F show nose fuselage & main fuselage wheel bay as silver, but wing wheel bay Modelsvit show as sand, and this true! Because Modelsvit model based on MiG-21F from KhAI which has natural, no repainted colors. So, what do you do? There are the following options: - leave everything as it is, because there is always the possibility that some party of Soviet MiG-21 could have such a color wheel bay. - slightly semi-clear spray yellow sand and after dry brush yellow. - repainted wheel bay in grey or silver completely. - repainted only nose & main fuselage wheel bay in silver but wing wheel bay leave as is. Also was combination grey wheel bay + silver gear. What grey shadow? I use Tamiya XF-66 or XF-25. It's no MiG-21....but also MiG....older brother - loser: Some scratchbuilding on motives MiG-21 but colour close to reality. B.R. Serge
  7. Somewhat similar to the second part of the Russian anecdote: "Man, do you like children? no ... but the process itself is simply adored!!!" Paul, my best regards new born baby and his parents - health & lucky! B.R. Serge
  8. And don't forget, this too: !!! Interesting fact. Despite the fact that in the USSR, children's toy stores were state-owned, there was an advertisement for toys in their windows. Usually it was some kind of dolls, children's blocks ... but in Donetsk there was one children's toy store where there were models of DFI airplanes! it was a store with a strange name for a western person - "Cheburashka". Cheburashka is a character from the cult cartoon puppet, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheburashka which by the way now has many fans in Japan. (Mi-mi-mi-mi) However, the little-known fact that the Cheburashka was also Russian modeller's/militarycalled the A-10 and An-72/74, you understand why! And in the windows of this store were not just assembled models! They were also painted quite similar to how they are depicted on the boxes of NOVO! But some were not just painted but also refined! For example, the Attacker had a pilot with an ejection seat and not just a head, which gave rise to the imagination in children's minds that there are two types of Attacker! One Attacker with head pilot for USSR inside market, and other Attacker more best, with pilot and ejection seat, for West market!! There, for the first time, I saw Skua in the window. Which of the local modelers made these models remained a mystery... B.R. Serge
  9. They fake Luft'46 !!!! Unfortunately, you are unfamiliar with the cult novel Michal Bulgakov "The Master and Margarita", https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_and_Margarita because then you would not have written this phrase! Because as the Devil told to Margarita in this novel: "Be afraid of your desires - they tend to come true." Oh don't worry! Designers of AZ-models have foreseen everything - the co-pilot was aquanaut diving inside the fuselage fuel tank! There was only one limitation for co-pilots - they took only those who did not smoke! B.R. Serge
  10. B.R. Serge P.S. Soviet old fashion flying jacket - "shevretka" vintage now on pilot's Tu-128 from video (!): Resource photo: https://forum.guns.ru/forummessage/114/1721577-3.html
  11. Of course EE it's not FROG/Emhar! EE it's was repack.... don't remember....probably M-Hobby. This model was developed VES by order M-Hobby on base Heller with differences - inside panel line. But all wrong geometry Heller switched to this model. In fact, from Heller family Yak-3 not a real build geometry normally Yak-3, because Yak-3 From Heller have wrong section fuselage. B.R. Serge
  12. St. Vladimir Ilich Lenin Day! If seriously, it's just ordinary hunting and traditional drinking after! B.R. Serge
  13. But this is already some kind of planned economy! But a planned economy is a hallmark of socialism, because under capitalism everything must be decided by the "invisible hand of the market" (TM) and not by some GosPlan (state planning)!* From home photo album!!! (joke)** O.K. just for fun! Look on this Colt!! J 32B Lansen in fact was equivalent CF-100, Javelin, F-89/F-94 e.t.c.? So, then there should be a photo of his intercepts Tu-16, Tu-95 e.t.c as well, as meetings with Soviet fighters. They are? O.K. as recce-Lansens (S 32C) was weak v.s. Soviet Air Defense in peacetime ? But was also A-32 with Rb.15...Has he never encountered the Soviet Air Force over the Baltic? B.w. this has never happened and here again! Aircraft Russian Minister MoD & NATO F-18...and again Su-27( video from 13.08.2019): It seems that NATO is reading this topic and now everyone rushed to take selfies with Shoigu (Russian Minister MoD)! _______________ * - in fact, I have a university degree in economics (b.w. the same "alma mater" with Khrushchev ) , and I'm just making fun of stereotypes. ** - but there is some truth in every joke ... somewhere on the Britmodeler I published a photo of my grandmother along with Khrushchev.... B.R. Serge
  14. But maybe their mould machine - stuck ? Maked mould and maked mould and again maked mould without stopped , and there is no way to stop it? Button "on/off" broke in position "on"? B.R. Serge
  15. But what about capitalism? What about the constant accounting of income and expenses? After all, it is a big expense to send a plane from Portugal to the Baltic and return it back! It should have been the other way around, because it is believed that under socialism money and expenses were not counted, but then why no one saw the planes of Czechoslovakia or the German Democratic Republic near Florida on Cuba? Absolutely agree! Putin can never do like that: B.R. Serge
  16. Stop! It's about modern period? I think @Antti_K talk about Cold War period?! I just could not imagine what the Portuguese could do in the Baltic during the Cold War ... they probably flew to see Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev when he was relaxing on a yacht! B.R. Serge
  17. Yes of course, but where Portugese and where Baltic? Just a great distance ... B.R. Serge
  18. Park visitors clean it with their clothes when they climb it, this MiG-29 do not have time to get dirty! B.R. Serge
  19. 1.About the Cessna 402, I don't know. This type aircraft absolutely no interesting for my. 2. J35 Drakens were Swedish or Finnish? Questions on questions - Finnish J35 Drakens was with big number on the wing? So.... It’s best to ask these questions directly to the author of the video, https://yandex.ru/collections/user/b737/ but I can’t find his facebook yet, besides he can be a member of BM. But it is not exactly. I try not to operate with unsubstantiated information, if I operate on them I write "rumors". It makes no sense to operate on a lie, as for my, in most cases a lie is easily refuted if it is primitive, if it is not primitive and skillfully created, then there is little chance to refute such a lie. American, German, French over Baltic - understand, but Portugese...where from? Yes, it could be a big can of worms. B.R. Serge
  20. What will they do based on? Do you understand that they (Chinese) are even retouching numbers? You can’t count on the help of caring Chinese modellers for these reasons: (This story only about J-10!) "In mid-1997, an event occurred that had a negative impact on the progress of the "Project 8810". One of the engineers who worked in the project group suddenly disappears. As it turned out later, having received the opportunity to travel abroad, he decided to stay there. Deciding to take such a step, he brought along some materials that are important for understanding the essence of the changes that the Lavi initial project underwent. An engineer seeks protection from the CIA on condition that his project information is exchanged for US citizenship. But during the transfer of materials, it turns out that some of the particularly valuable materials have disappeared. He is invited from memory to recover part of the missing materials. But he dies after a week in a car accident under rather strange circumstances. This betrayal was the second violation of the regime of increased secrecy since the start of the project, when information was opened by a direct participant in the project. The first case happened earlier, somewhere in 1995-1996. Having worked in the project from the very first day, one of the engineers, having already changed his place of work, posted on the Internet a number of articles containing classified information on the 8810 program. As a result of the proceedings, the relevant competent authorities confirmed the fact of the disclosure of classified information, and the offender was sentenced to several years in prison (a rather mild sentence by Chinese standards)." In May 1999, detective intrigue reappears in the history of the project. An article appears on the Internet that attracts the attention of an employee of the secret department of the Scientific and Technical University of Electronics in Sichuan. After reviewing it, he immediately contacts the relevant regulatory authorities - the city government security department, the special department of the provincial public safety department, and the scientific and technical department of the provincial leadership. After reading the article, a conclusion was made about the violation of the privacy regime under the "Project 8810". Immediate action was taken. A special unit of the provincial public security department and the provincial state security department are involved in operational-search measures. The search for the source of information was carried out in two directions: by the places where the article was posted on the Internet and by “working off” the personnel of the design departments. The special services of those cities where the traces of publication, Shanghai, Shenyang and Shenzhen, were gradually connected to the work of the created special group. On June 11, after 21 days, a person who violated the secrecy of the project was detained and arrested. After the investigation, by the court’s decision, he was punished - he was sentenced to eight months in prison in labor camps. Again, an unprecedentedly mild sentence, designed more for the Western media than for intimidation of their own Voltaireans" Resource: http://paralay.world/j10.html All only about J-10, which has less advanced technology than the J-20. Therefore, I’m even scared to think about the privacy regime around the J-20! On the regime of secrecy, it can be judged that despite the participation of the JH-7 and J-10 at the Aviadarts exercises in Russia, there are no detailed photos of these aircraft or a walkaround. What decals on modern China aircraft are you talking about? B.R. Serge
  21. For helping fresh walkaround Russian MiG-29 from park "Patriot" Moscow: https://yadi.sk/d/yYfR_dSW6DyivQ Resource: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_79070.html B.R. Serge
  22. After a man from India, a lawyer from Nigeria https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance-fee_scam should write to you about the fact that several million have left you a legacy! They usually work together! Sometimes they are very original! I remember, I was sent a letter saying that need to donate money to return to the planet the Earth of a Russian cosmonaut who has been flying in space since the mid-90s and cannot return because the Russian Space Agency has no money for this! Laughed all Scalemodels... Nigerian lawyers, such Nigerian lawyers! "Error 500" periodically I have it too, but today was not yet. B.R. Serge
  23. ??? From other side...it's really "200 yards away"? Video shoot from "aircraft number 2" RF - special VIP aircraft ministry MoD RF. ....ministry MoD! After that, will you convince me that they keep their distance with ordinary planes? B.w. may I see video with Su-27 shoot from special VIP aircraft ministry MoD Finland? ...Sweden? ...e.t.c On BM ask my about Cold War "dog fight" over Baltic Sea. No video "dog fight", only this private poor quality shoot Soviet pilot on 8-mm camera from IL-14P used for control exclusive Soviet economic zone, You also may see how J-35 & JA-37 keep a distance "200 yards away" with ancient and defenseless IL-14P: Owner this video Russian modeller who have nickname "pilot B737" on Russian modeller's forum. So, this special game without rules have been, are and will always be.... B.R. Serge P.S. Two barrel one 23-mm gun MiG-21 v.s. 2 x 23 mm gun IL-28R ? Chances 50 on 50. Of course contra MiG-21 with R-3 missile , IL-28 have little chance if pilot IL-28 fan "seat-duck" tactics. B.w. and of course IL-28R over Gulf of Riga in 1968 maked tourist mission! Who talks about spy mission? IL-28R ("R" from intelligence ? ) & espionage what nonsense?! Only tourism, Russian ethethnography, Russian ballet, Russian ditties, Russian jokes and of course prices on Russian vodka interesting this IL-28R!!!!
  24. But in this battle of the three (?), Only one should survive .... here I’ll buy it! B.R. Serge
  25. And these shades may be different, because some countries of the Warsaw Pact used their paints for repairs, then these planes went to museums, they were photographed there, and now everyone is sure that these are "real" Soviet colors! B.R. Serge
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