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  1. Nicely done! My favourite scheme for this jet.
  2. Very interesting subject! I remember this being reported on the SABC News when I was a kid. Interesting story surrounding the 'defection' and the possibility the pilot was recruited to defect with a Mig-21. Something got lost in translation and instead he arrived with the Mig-17, serial number 21.. It's all here, on the SAAF forum : http://www.saairforce.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?t=938 Wonder how much truth is contained in that story?
  3. Thanks Werner. Unfortunately the FAE bird is packed away in preparation for a house move so the best I can about a group photo is to cheat with some software
  4. Thanks. I appreciate it's not to everyone's tastes but as far as I'm concerned, the more weathering to be done the better! Thanks for the comments everyone.
  5. It's ok. One of Kinetic's earlier releases so mould quality isn't the best with the smaller parts suffering the most from lack of definition. Panel lines are all over the place and range from soft & deep to not more than a suggestion. Some rescribing is therefore necessary. To sum up, middle of the road. Not great, not out & out bad.
  6. This is the second of two Kinetic Kfirs I started and abandoned way back in 2014 when these kits were released. I hadn't got quite as far with this one so there was a bit more work to do to complete. Mostly from the box - I had to replace the nose pitot because I snapped the original and the rbf tags are from Eduard and added for some colour. My reference photo's showed these aircraft to be pretty beaten up and weathered so I took the opportunity to go to town with oils in an attempt to learn what works and what doesn't. I learned quite a bit an I'm pretty happy with the result. Anyway, on to the pics - Thanks for stopping by!
  7. Excellent. Now I'm sure that Greg is a fine and upstanding fellow, but I am not he
  8. If I remember correctly, the Esci/Italeri windscreen is too wide so perhaps Scaleworx addressed this? Looking good so far!
  9. I'm wondering how it's possible to arrange a sale at all without a pm. What am I missing?
  10. Lovely result. I'd never guess it put up a fight by looking at it. You've well and truly beaten it.
  11. Those colours work well together. Terrific job!
  12. Avgas

    Tamiya 23ml bottles

    Even my old stomping ground at the southern tip of Africa has them.
  13. Avgas

    Tamiya 23ml bottles

    For anybody who's interested, I've received a reply - "Dear XXXX, Thank you for your email and I would advise as follows. 1) Many resellers have limited shelf space and will therefore not stock both sizes, especially when they are stocking paints from a number of manufacturers 2) Each bottle of paint/colour has to undergo testing before distribution in the UK and this is an expensive exercise I trust that this information answers your question. Best regards" There you have it, shelf space and testing apparently.
  14. That's great, thanks both. I guess chopping the fins off an Aim-9 and painting it blue would make a passable representation.
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