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  1. Hello Raccoon, Thanks for the heads up, the tires on by friction only so should be easy to turn round. I have little faith in my skills to fix the fuel tankholders, I'd probably destroy them in the process. I am very much a beginning modeler. I will look at the air reservoires and see if I cant make something myself, sounds like a manageable scratchbuild project!
  2. I managed to get the Zil's main subassemblies together and primed, the chassis and the wheels were brought together and coated in Mr Hobby black surfacer 1500. It was the first time I used this primer and I loved it! Definately on par with Tamiya primer. I weathered the chassis and wheels using MiG's light dirt wash. My goal was to show a vehicle that has been driving on dusty tracks and roads, not one that has been driving off-road. I intend to finish the vehicle in the kit-supplied markings for a Soviet Afghanistan vehicle with a nice two tone camo. My first experienc
  3. Nice! I have the same kit in the stash, do you mean that the trailer is somehow inaccurate?
  4. I continued with the contruction of the chasis, most parts fit together well and two main beams have locating slots for the cross members. Various parts however do have some large seams and ejector pin markings that needed attention so they to have had some Mr Surfacer applied. One thing I will need to fix is the front driveshaft that snapped in half after glueing. Trying to think of a way to fix this that will still look good but also be strong enough. On a positive note my D30 that I want to have the Zil tow has arrived,
  5. Haven't really look into that, my plan is to build this out of the box as much as possible.
  6. I recently got back in to modeling by building the Zvezda BMP-1, I didnt really take many pictures of the building progress. My next project will be the Revel release of the Zil-131 truck as pictured below. I have a Trumpeter D30 howitser on the way for it to tow. My goal for this model is to learn how to do multi color paintscheme's better, do some weathering that is more dusty then muddy and generally get more practice in basic skills. The box, instructions and the decals are the standard Revell style. I'd have prefered a sturdier box to keep the model par
  7. I was told by some ex Marineflieger folks the box on the rear deck is to control the Chaff / flare dispensers the MFG 104's sometimes carried on the rear fuselage on both sides. Just curious, did you find any clear images on which you based yours? I looked and looked researching my illustrations but failed to turn up something worthwhile.
  8. Recently I have started updating my website again and I have created a facebook page a while ago; http://www.lieuwedevries.com You can check out the facebookpage at https://www.facebook.com/lieuwedevriesdotcom Recent additions are aircraft walkaround photography and some Pilatus PC-7 profile illustrations I also have a Harrier on there!
  9. Normally I try not to redo work too much but seeing how this was ten years old and in need of some real rework to become usefull again here is my new years project; A spitfire Mk. IX.
  10. The tail he has on there looks correct for an AM? the C model tail is much wider.
  11. I don't remember it being quite as dark or with any blue hue as ADC grey but perhaps that is due to the paint weathering or my memory failing me, last time I saw the underside of a NMF 104 was KG101 when it was still at Niederrhein / Laarbruch.
  12. Isn't ADC grey too blueish? If it's the same colour used on Michigan ANG F-4C's then it certainly is.
  13. Make plenty of errors myself as a returning modeller! Your Phantom is look great, hope mine turns out as nice
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