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Flankerman last won the day on May 27 2014

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  1. Flankerman

    Splinter Camo Hawker Hunter

    Sister ship ZZ190 and splinter camo ZZ191 are fitted with the new 7-cannon nose........ Sorry.... I'll get my coat. Ken
  2. There's a nice example of the La-15 at Monino.... Great model IPMS19 Ken
  3. Flankerman

    The Su-57 are arriving

    Can I just point out that it isn't 'NATO' and it isn't a 'Code Name' at all....... It is an ASCC or ASIG or ASIC - (they keep changing names) REPORTING NAME - designed to quickly identify a hostile aircraft over the radio/coms system. It can't be NATO - 'cos Australia and New Zealand are represented. Ken
  4. Flankerman

    Su-34 Fullback (KH80141) 1:48

    Trumpeter do a 1/72 scale Su-34...... The nose shape needs fixing - along with a few other issues - but it is currently the best 1/72nd Su-34 available. My build is here. And.... for completeness, my build (and upgrade) of the old Italeri Su-34. And... for even more completeness, my conversion to make the Su-34 prototype.... the Su-27IB. Ken
  5. Flankerman

    Su-34 Fullback (KH80141) 1:48

    Great review Mike - although not my scale. Re the curved fairings - they appear to be fitted when the wingtip ECM pods are carried - but not when the wingtip missile launch rail is used. Must be an aerodynamics thing. Ken
  6. Just heard from Modelsvit - they ARE doing a 1/72 scale Antonov An-225 - for release in 2019 !! No further info - so don't ask. Ken
  7. Flankerman

    Appliance a white, Airliner modelling

    I have used Appliance White a lot - with great results. After construction/sanding I give the model a wash in warm soapy water, and when it is dry, I use Halfords White Plastic Primer as a base coat and to get a consistent white, dense coverage. Following a light sanding down and clean, I apply a couple of mist coats of AW - for a gloss, smooth, decal-ready top coat. BTW - Games Workshop 'Purity Seal' (since re-named) provides a satin final finish and seals in the decals. Ken PS - I have had a couple of problems with bad batches of White Primer (splutter and 'orange peel') - so test spray before hand - and warm the can. PPS - The trick is to apply mist coats to build up the density with the White Primer - it saves on the final Appliance White coats.
  8. Flankerman

    Protecting Your Models

    My model club (Avon Scale Model Society) display our models at a number of shows. We have a few small paper signs that we put out saying 'Please do not touch' - but the one that creates the most attention is the sign with a cartoon puppy dog with huge eyes - bearing the caption "Every time you touch a model, somewhere a puppy dies" It usually engenders amusement - the punters read it and smile - calling their friends over to take a look. Although we did have one lady who had a sense of humour failure and took offence - saying it was in bad taste. Ken
  9. Excellent 'Ye-8' Pin - great build and superb finish. I have one in the stash - I was planning to make it and display it alongside a Eurofighter Typhoon and a Chinese J-10 - with the caption.... "Who is copying Whom?" Ken
  10. Flankerman

    Trumpeter 1/72 SU-33 Flanker D

    A bit late for Flyboy - but a Su-33 cockpit looks like this (please excuse my bare knees!)...... Pale blue-grey (I add a few drops of medium grey to a tin of Hulmbrol Luftwaffe Helblau) The same colour is used on all Russian AF Flankers. Ken
  11. Flankerman

    Su-27SM paints?

    The 'two-colour' bright blue camo Su-27SM (Bort 06) was at MAKS 2009 - here it is behind a Su-24... By the time of the 2012 '100th Anniversary' show, the Su-27SM3 on display was painted in a lighter 3-colour 'standard Flanker' colour scheme... IIRC, I used the AKAN Su-33 colours for my 'bright blue' two-colour Zvezda Su-27SM.... Ken
  12. FWIW, I just scraped and sanded my nose radome to shape - (be careful not to go through the plastic) No need for resin replacements... Here it is next to my converted Su-27IB (Italeri Su-34 nose).... As for the step on the anti-FOD guard - made from plastic rod.... There are a few other mods needed :- Blind flying curtains inside the cockpit, radiussed fillets between the wing tip L/E and the ESM pods (if fitted), and an APU exhaust outlet on top of tail boom. Full build here :- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_su-34_trumpeter.html Ken
  13. Flankerman

    Trumpeter 1/72 SU-33 Flanker D

    The insides of the intakes on Flankers (incl Su-33) is medium to dark grey - with the outer colour extending inside the intake lip. Although not Su-33's this photos (found on t'interweb) shows the scheme..... ....as does this..... They are awkward to do - so I usually paint my intakes medium grey before assembly - then mask off the grey areas and assemble the intakes - with care you can then poke inside the intakes with tweezers and peel of the masking tape at the end of the build. Ken
  14. Flankerman

    Su-34 - Trumpeter 1/72 scale kit

    Sorry guys - I should have done a link to the finished model....... Ken
  15. Excellent news !! Great companion to the M-17 :- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_m-17_modelsvit.html Ken