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  1. After finishing the Ju88, my dad starts the next 2-mot, Zvezda´s nice Pe-2 kit. DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  2. I would like to present you my first jet. In my opinion Zvezda's kit is really good and there is no many issues. I make few mistakes, but have a fun working with MiG. Now is showtime.
  3. Hi all, Like a few others who have posted recently this is my contribution to the ongoing and excellent Panzer IV GB, please do not judge the GB my the meager standards of my model but pop along and have a look as there is some excellent modelling going on. This is my first 1/35 armour in a very long time and on the whole I enjoyed it, I will however NEVER enjoy repetitive road wheel! Any way enough waffle here are the pics; For those of you interested here is a link to the WIP; Thanks for looking in and all comments and criticisms are gratefully received. Craig.
  4. I needed something to get my mojo going again. My airbrushing skills, etc., have be eroding. Something simple that didn't get dragged down with overdone scratchbuilding, which for me always takes the wind out of the sails at times. This kit was in the stash and looking very smart with the fine details. Building it was not a total pleasure, the fitting of the nose cowls and landing gear was not without frustration. But happy to have a kit completed. Good from a far, but far from good is what this reminds me but happy to share. My airbrushing techniques evolve and now I am finding thinning my paints more than the usual recommendation works well for my style. At times 50-80 % thinner to paint for Vallejo Model Air. It also keeps the paint from hiding the smallest details. The decals ended up breaking apart in spots, another frustration. Comments always welcome, and I will apologize for the photo took on a bit of a greyscale effect which I don't understand. Craig
  5. In 2019 Zvezda is to release a 1/144th Irkut MS-21-300 (Yak-242) kit - ref. 7033 Source: Zvezda catalog 2019 V.P.
  6. Hey! First build since...., let's try not to screw it too much. I am, slowly, building the "stock" version, no eduard PE. Cockpit is done. That's small, and yes I did had some problem with the side panel stencils! Luckily we can hardly see them. Once question about the landing gear bay. What is their color? For the main one I guess it's red and grey, but for the front one?
  7. Zvezda is to rebox very soon (late December 2018) the Accurate Miniatures 1/48th Yakovlev Yak-1b kit - ref. Source: https://vk.com/wall-29859496?own=1&w=wall-29859496_2293530 Box art V.P.
  8. CAD images just arrived - ready to start moulding plastic....... I have no further information on actual release date - other than soon. Ken
  9. Zvezda is to release in 2015 a 1/72nd MiG-29 (9-13) "Fulcrum-C" kit - ref.7278 Source: http://scalemodels.ru/news/8359-katalog-zvezda-2015.html V.P.
  10. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is my 1/72 Zvezda Yak-3, built with Eduard phot etch, Armory wheels, Rob Taurus vacu and Quickboost spinner. Markings are from Begemot 'Yak-3 Family' sheet, representing an aircraft of 303. Fighter Division, 3rd Belorussian Front, spring 1945. The model was painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. "White 19" was an early production aircraft, carrying only one UB machine gun in the cowling. I filled the recess of the gun opening on the right side and removed the small fairing behind. Thanks for your interest in this topic! Best greetings from Vienna.
  11. I am a thoroughly irrational modeller at times. In particular, I'll buy kits, then buy some more kits to practice on before I build the kit that I bought in the first place. For example, I bought the Eduard Rockin' Rhino boxing of the Academy 1/48 Phantom, something of a dream kit for me. Then I bought a 1/48 A-7 and a 1/48 A-6 because I felt I needed the practice on external stores. And an Academy Phantom to make sure that I have a dry run. This kit is not quite on that scale, but I pulled it out of the stash because I was thinking about buying a resin engine for another kit, and this has a well detailed styrene engine for me to practice on. I've been trying hard in the last few weeks to resist the pull of the novel, but I'm weak! (But I know I'm not alone...) So, this kit comes with a good rep, and a heck of a lot of parts. I like the looks of the Pe-2, it's a very graceful airframe: Zvezda give three marking options, though as often seems to be the case with VVS subjects, there's only one basic scheme. I'm leaning towards the first, from the 12th Guards Dive Bomber Regiment, but no decision needs to be taken just yet as there seems to be no difference in the build process or the basic colours between the options. In any case, the build starts, appropriately enough, with the detailed Klimov M105 engine. The M105 is similar to the Merlin: a V-12 liquid cooled engine rated at around 1,000 HP, like the early Merlins. This is one of those "kits within a kit", and must have 30+ components, most of them on this sprue: Plenty of very fragile looking parts that I can have fun trying to remove cleanly. But the interior parts make this look simple; there are over one hundred parts to put in. This is going to take me some time... I must finish by apologising for the awful pun in the thread title
  12. Have just picked up the Revell boxing of Zvezda's T-14 Armata Beautiful looking kit.................dull decals !! I have been searching for other options anyone know of any ? Cheers Paul
  13. In the framework of the recent toy tradefair Mir Detstva 2017, held at Moscow, Zvezda is reported having announced, as follow up to it's Mi-24V/VP "Hind-E" kit (ref.7293), a 1/72nd Mil Mi-24P "Hind-F" for 2018. To be followed. Source AlexGRD: http://master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=100171&sid=b7252e4ad3d849de8e26c4c009281a81 V.P.
  14. Hi All! Finally finished another build, this unusual and tiny model: Let me know what you think of my finished model, it's not a bad kit on the whole, just the decal issues were annoying really. Here are some pictures too: Thanks for taking the time to check out my build
  15. Zvezda is to release in 2015 a 1/144 Airbus A-321 kit - ref.7017 Source: http://scalemodels.ru/news/8359-katalog-zvezda-2015.html V.P.
  16. Hello Here is my most recent build with this 1/72 Zvezda Yakovlev Yak-130 of the Belarus Air Force. Markings came from the 72-071 Begemot decal sheet. This is an easy kit to build except the panel lines which are not deep enough and I had to engrave again. The colours have been blended to match pictures I could get on the Web. Critics are welcome. Patrick
  17. Zvezda is to rebox the Dragon Models (link) 1/72nd MiG-15 "Fagot" kit - ref. 7317 Test build was on display at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2018. Do you like rivets... Source: https://ipmsnymburk.com/forum/viewtema.php?ID_tema=40056 V.P.
  18. Plenty of time left to do a Blitzbuild. Actually I'm not even starting yet but just open my thread. It appears I have to go on a 150km roundtrip to Helsinki to cheer our son and his floorball team, and be back home at sixish GMT. No worries... But here's the subject and the required pics. First the boxtop: And the back, showing a clean oob unpainted build and what you really get in the box. That's highly recommendable for all model companies! Sorry that's vertical - but then of couse it's only natural for a dive-bomber! And here we have the delicately molded sprues in light gray: And a glimpse of the simple but clear instructions: Finally, the clear parts, kit supplied decals, some Xtradecal replacements and the canopy mask set. I'll brush on Humbrol enamels and secure the snap joins with glue, just to be sure. Br, V-P
  19. Hi guys and girls, You can find the built thread here on the site. I finished this one having some issues here and there, most of my own making. The engine didnt fit too well. Needed some surgery to convince it to stick in reasonable. Lesson learned, more dryfitting even or maybe because my own scratch detailling. I had few problems with the landing gear, a first . With enourmess trembling hands I attached the antenna wires, they could be thighter but I take it. The canopy parts had disstortion and scratches otb. I was affraid to repair them, an error I will live to regret. Next time I will just try or order new ones. For the rest I tried to keep it tidy with minimal weathering. I hope you guys like it. I want to enter this one in the next IPMS Netherlands Euromilitaire show. You guys think I should do that? Tips tops are welcome. Greetings Lars
  20. Zvezda A321 with decals from @RICHW for Monarch and is the aircraft my wife and I flew on to Venice. And with the A320 we flew back on Thanks for looking. Steve
  21. This will be the project for my next trip away. Straight out of the box with no additions.
  22. Hard to believe but its been 25 years to the day since the Mig-29 crash at IAT Fairford. I still have vivid memories of that day as it was my first visit to Fairford. I've been wanting to make a model of one of the Migs for years but never quite got around to it. I figured the 25th anniversary would motivate me to build it. The kit is the Zvezda 1/72 Mig-29S with decals from the Hasegawa special. The yellow, blue and black were all masked and sprayed as the Hasegawa markings didn't fit the Zvezda kit. The build went together really easily and my only complaint about the finished model is that it seems to sit far too 'nose up'. Some surgery is needed on the front u/c leg I feel. The biggest challenge was the heat, its too hot to spend any extended time modelling at the moment. As i only finished this yesterday I only had time to take a couple of photos outside. I'll do some 'studio' photos when its a bit cooler! For added symmetry the base its on is one I made 25 years ago out of an old cornflakes packet! Any comments or questions welcome John
  23. In the framework of the recent toy tradefair Mir Detstva 2017, held at Moscow, Zvezda is reported having announced, as follow up to it's Il-76 kit (link), a 1/144th Ilyushin A-50 "Mainstay" for 2018. To be followed. Source AlexGRD: http://master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=100171&sid=b7252e4ad3d849de8e26c4c009281a81 V.P.
  24. Another finish for 2018, the lovely Zvezda 1/72 BF109F built as one of Hans Joachim Marseille's planes. Paints were Mr Color and Alclad. Markings were a mix of aftermarket and tail kill markings from a truly horrible Mistercraft "kit". For this one I threw everything at it, resin guns, oil dot weathering, paint chipping with a prismacolor pencil, a funky way to simulate armoured glass and even tried to replicate yellow sand on the undercarriage. WIP is here. And finally, in a "I bought it so I'll use it" moment, a little plastic model, going round and round, just like a Zamboni... Cheers and a happy weekend to all. A
  25. Ahh the end of another brain wrecking contract means I can indulge in the Zen that is 1/72 aircraft. First up in the new workspace(s) is this simple , snap fit but nicely detailed 109F: Markings will be Marseille's F courtesy of this truly horrible pile of misshapen styrene, got for 2 Euros! Well did you expect them to spell his name right for that? Pit has been assembled, given a good blast of Mr Paint RLM 66, bit of detail painting and some Eduard belts popped on: The sun is still shining, so I think it's dejeuner sur l'herbe time as we say in Basingstoke, a barbecued wagyu burger and cold Estrella are calling , mazeltov! A
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