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Roman Schilhart

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  1. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 P-63A King Cobra in Soviet Air Force markings from Arsenal Model Group. I built from the box and painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. This is my first kit from Eastern European manufacturer AMG. The sprues show similarities to Dora Wings and Avis, seems as if these companies are related. The surface quality of parts is excellent, and fit is very good throughout. The box includes a small photo-etch fret (for cockpit details) and a nicely cast resin radio. Vinyl masks are a nice addition, but they don't work well on curved surfaces. Underwing and belly tanks are provided in the kit. Most photographs of Soviet Air Cobras show them without tanks, so I left them off. Unfortunately the model turned out to be a tail-sitter. I added a plastic stand (borrowed from Hasegawa's B-26) for stability. Thank you for your interest! Best greetings from Vienna, Roman
  2. Good work, Heather! The rigging is a focal point, and the SBS add-ons have really paid off.
  3. Very good work on that kit, your paint job is excellent.
  4. Dear fellow Britmodellers, I am building the Soviet Lend-Lease version of the A-20 Boston: I opened up the bomb bay doors and scratch-built the interior. Now the question arises: what type of bombs would this aircraft carry? Would it be fitted with US bombs, supplied under the Lend Lease agreement? Or rather with Soviet bombs? I assume the bomb locks of US and Soviet types were not compatible. I could find no conclusive info online or in my library. I'll be grateful for each resuming information! Thank you very much for your help. Roman
  5. Beautiful model of a very attractive aircraft. Very nice paint job!
  6. This is an amazing model, Dmitry! I have never seen a Spitfire in this livery. Red stars on the upper wings, unusual for VVS aircraft, add a touch of color!
  7. Well spotted Justin. They inner doors are the wrong way around, entirely my fault.
  8. Thank you for feedback, John! The tow rope is out of the box (Dragon included them in earlier releases), but I agree that it looks a bit heavy. I'll use a finer type for my future builds. Thank you for suggestion Ian, this is a good idea!
  9. Thank you for feedback, Mike! There were absolutely NO issues. This kit is a joy to build.
  10. The sand bags are included in the BlackDog accessories set: https://blackdog-model.com/t72085-1-72-m4a1-accessories-set/
  11. A very unusual machine I never saw before! Thanks for posting.
  12. I like themed displays, great collection! My favorite is the 1946-1947 Bf-109 G6 (Eduard G14).
  13. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Dragon M4A1 (76) Sherman, with BlackDog stowage added. Antenna is from stretched sprue. The model represents "Duke", a vehicle of D Company, 2nd Armored Division, France 1944. Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, weathered with pastel chalks, artist oils, graphite pen and some real mud (provided by my friend @Dieter! Thank you. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. The kit was one of Dragons earlier releases, containing photo-etch details and a metal towing cable. The rubber band tracks were much too short. I broke off both idler wheels when trying to install them. I tried to re-inforce the wheels with a metal rod, but this didn't work either. In the end, I placed some plastic stubs behind the idler wheels for support and covered the area with mud. Thank you for your interest. Best greetings from Vienna!
  14. Thank you for your comment, Patrick! Unfortunately the decals are brittle and tend to fray around the edges when cut in pieces. Masking and painting would be the perfect solution, but a very daring task, too!
  15. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's the new 1/72 Kovozávody Prostějov Hawker Tempest Mk.V in markings of 486. (NZ) Squadron, flown by Squadron Leader Warren Schrader in March 1945. I built from the box, adding whip antenna from stretched sprue. Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. The new KP kit is superior to the Academy model in terms of shape and dimensions, but does require some work, especially around the wing/fuselage joints. The wing walkways are airbrushed. Thank you for your interest in this topic, best greetings from Vienna! Roman
  16. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Kovozávody Prostějov Lavochkin La-5 from 4th GIAP, flown by Y.Dimitri in summer 1943. I painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, decals are from the box. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. This is the updated version released by KP in 2020, which differs from the original 2015 boxing by finer surface details. The pitot tube was replaced by a piece of steel wire. I also replaced the tail fin antenna with stretched sprue. The sharkmouth was problematic to apply as it did not want to conform to the engine cowling. I had to use copious amounts of setting solution, pressing the decal onto the surface repeatedly with cotton buds. I was still left with some slight wrinkling. Thank you for your interest, best greetings from Vienna! Roman
  17. Neat build and good paint job! With a finish like this, the Hasegawa kit really holds up well.
  18. Hello Fuad, good to see you return to more conventional types! I have not heard of WINGSY company, but the model looks really good. Unfortunately for me, they only seem to do 48 scale.
  19. Beautiful build of a very interesting aircraft. Your paint job is spot on, again!
  20. Hello Dov, In January 1945, Stab KG(J) 27 was based in Marchtrenk, while I. und II. KG(J) 27 were based at Hörsching, both operating Bf109s III. KG (J) 27 was based in Wels, operating Fw-190s.
  21. You've put a lot of effort on the weathering, and that's what makes your model stand out. I much prefer worn & dirty surfaces over a new and shiny look! I agree that the Airfix B-17 is better than the Revell offering (with the Lancaster, it's the other way around for me!). What type of paint did you use for the NMF? I like the weathering effects you created. In my opinion the anti-glare panels are too brown-ish, shouldn't they be olive drab? .
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