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  1. #21/2019 After a shiny Mexican T-Bolt, my dad now finished another shiny Mexican. He had to fight with some fit issues but in the end it turned out nice. He used the limited Eduard edition of the Accurate Miniatures kit with Aztec Decals. For the main colours he used MRP White Aluminium and Neutral Grey and an older selfmixed olive. EZ line for the antenna wires. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235056655-aztec-warrior148-douglas-a-24-banshee-fuerza-aerea-mexicana/ DSC_0001 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0019 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0020 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr
  2. All good things come in three, so, after the P-47 and besides the Vampire my dad started a final Mexican silverbird, using Eduard´s limited version of the AM SBD-5 kit. DSC_0004 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr and once again with Aztec decals DSC_0005 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr started with the instrument board, no decals provided, only PE parts DSC_0006 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr
  3. To accompany the Mexican P-47, my dad also builds a shiny Mexican Vampire, using the old Hobbycraft kit, decals partly will come from the kit (if they still work) and from Aztec. DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  4. Besides the Uruquay Hellcat, my dad continues the Latinamerican theme with a Mexican T-bolt, using the excellent Tamiya kit and decals from Aztec. DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr cockpit almost done, seatbelts from Eduard DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  5. Colombian Airforce KFIR C10 - upgrade - the brand new AMK upgraded Kfir (one week delivery from Hobbyeasy!! ) kit forms the basis, Wingman Models conversion kit the necessary ingredient, and HPM produced Derby missile and Skunkworks (Kinetic ) Spice bomb, Eduard Brassin GBU-49, some Eduard PE Academy Liteting pod, Academy PhytonV, ..... and ... quite a lot, build during the Britmodeller 10th anniversary GB earlier this year! some canard colleagues: and a neighbour: hope you like it! cheers, Werner
  6. HI everybody, First of all, 10 years BM! That is to be celebrated! Thanks everybody for participating that intensly in the arguably best scale modelling forum! Therefor an appropriate kit, wants to get build as already announced in the discussion section, I am going to try my luck on a Kfir C10 conversion! the brand new AMK upgraded Kfir (one week delivery from Hobbyeasy!! ) kit forms the basis, Wingman Models conversion kit the necessary ingredient, and HPM produced Derby missile and Skunkworks (Kinetic ) PhytonV and Spice bomb so this is what I have for now: that is what I want to build: https://interesestrategicoarg.com/2017/10/17/los-iai-kfir-de-colombia-reciben-radar-aesa-y-misiles-i-derby-er/ more here: https://www.militar.org.ua/foro/fuerza-aerea-colombiana-t36118-6960.html
  7. #24/2017 My dad is not a real chopper fan, but he decided to do two iconic helicopters. First up a Hind in Cuban colours. IMO still the meanest combat helicopter with the most "fear factor". Used a Revell USA kit edition with Aztec decals, some PE parts from the Polish company PART for the cockpit. Regarding that the kit molds are about 30 years old the model didn´t turn out so bad. Nevertheless it would be about time for a up-to-date new Hind kit family. Build thread here: DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0020 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0021 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0023 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  8. #28/2016 Corsario numero uno terminado. Tamiya kit with Aztec decals, Tamiya and Gunze paints, EZ Line for brake lines, plastic rod for antenna. According to fellow Hyperscaler/Britmodeller Marco, the wheel wells and landing gear were also painted in camo. Got that info to late so my dad kept them the way they were. The model shows one of the five El Salvadorian Corsairs that took part in the 100 Hours War or Soccer War between El Salvador and Honduras from 14th to 18th July 1969, the last time Corsairs went into battle.
  9. #31/2016 My dad has finished his next Latin American project. This time one of the Mustangs the FAG used for anti-guerilla fighting in the 60ies and early 70ies before the a/c were succeeded by the A-37 Dragonfly. Hasegawa kit, Aztec decals, Mk.82 bombs from a Hasegawa weapon set, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics used.
  10. #32/2016 Finally the Latin American Corsario trio is finished. Hasegawa F4U-5N kit, Aztec decals, True Details cockpit Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, EZ Line for brake lines and antenna wire, the "T" antenna on the belly was taken from the ancient Hasegawa F4U-4 kit. The model shows one of the dayfighter Corsairs that were involved in the Argentinean Navy revolution attempt in 1963 when they defended their base against the army. The last Argentinean Corsairs were retired in 1965. DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0019 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  11. Well, the Honduran Corsair closes to finish, so my dad started the next project, the third and last Corsair for this year, a grey Argentinean Corsair that took part in the Navy revolt in 1963 when the Argentinean Navy fought against their army and airforce. Like with the FAH Corsair my dad uses the Hasegawa nightfighter kit and Aztec decals. Because the Hasegawa cockpit is rather simple, this time spent some money on the True Details cockpit
  12. Next South AMerica project by my dad, an F-51D that served with the Fuerza Aerea Guatemalteca in a COIN role in the 60ies, early 70ies Using the Hasegawa kit with Aztec decals
  13. #30/2016 Corsario numero dos terminado. After the FAS Corsair my dad has finished the opposing Corsair too. Hasegawa kit with Aztec decals, seatbelts added, scratchbuild parts for the armament switches on top of the instrument board, brake lines and antenna wire with EZ Line. The kit includes a 1000lb bomb but the biggest ones the FAH had were 500lb bombs. This one, together with the smaller clamps were taken from a Hasegawa P-51 kit. The "T" antenna on the rear belly was taken from Hasegawa´s ancient F4U-4 kit. Painted with Gunze H54 Navy Blue. The flags were painted too, only the stars are decals. The model shows the a/c of Major Fernando Soto Henriquez who became an ace in the war by shooting down two FAS Corsairs and one FAS Mustang on July 19th 1969. Most probably the plane didn´t have the noseart anymore when the war started, but it looks good and we´ve never seen FAH609 done with it so we decided to apply it.
  14. #27/2016 So, here´s the first finished model for our Yom Kippur collection. Trumpeter kit with Aztec decals, initially wanted to use the Pavla SK-1 seat but it didn´t fit well (was also too short) so my dad used the kit seat, only stole the seatbelts from an Eduard kit. Added the missing IFF antenna on the belly with plastic rods. Camo done with Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan and XF-58 Olice Green, underside colour was an older selfmix. Couldn´t exactly tell which colour the cockpit had. Decided for the colourful turquoise, mixed 50:50 with Gunze H25 Sky Blue and H46 Emerald Green. The model shows an a/c of the Egypt elite No.26 Squadron which was considered the best dogfighter unit in the EAF. This aircraft made it through the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War. The Arab airforces still used this older MiG-21 type becuase the Atoll rockets were unreliable and the F-13 30mm gun was more potent than the 23mm gun of the other MiG-21 types.
  15. SO my dear Wife bought me, for my birthday, a wonderful Aztec airbrush set for which I am eternally appreciative... However, after a bit of research I have not been able to find out what all the nozzles shown in the image/image link are for. Not wanting to use something that someone else may be able to make better use of I've held off spraying with each nozzle to find what it does, so if anyone can enlighten me as to which nozzle does what, that would be great. Cheers Guys, James.
  16. Avantgarde Model kits AMK Kfir C2 the new and very comprehensive Kfir decals sheets " Dazzling Kings I & II" with lots of stencils in English, Spanisch, etc, to build nearly any Kfir that is not operated by the Israeli AF/DF It will be a Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) C2 with very spartan markings with the Pre 2008? roundels Interestingly SLAF Kfirs are equiped with the newer (MK10?) ejection seat (according to all pics I found on the net) which cockpit would the informed one use in this Kfir? the C2 or the C7 version? These kfirs seem to be a hybrid... :~ now the AMK kit: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234925006-148th-iai-kfir-c2c7-by-avantgarde-model-kits-released/page-3?hl=kfir The kit is very nice! Close to Tamiya quality in my opinion! Very clear panel lines, superb fit, it nearly falls together! thanks for looking and thanks as well for any kind of criticism and ideas !
  17. My first ever starship. I am more into painting figures than building the kit but I absolutely love Star Trek and couldn't resist this kit. I lookf forward to your constructive criticism and comments. I painstakingly masked the kit for the aztec design. I think the shade of white used was too white, and the grey was too dark. It has made a strong contrast for the pattern which makes it quite interesting. I considered lighting the Enterprise but decided this was a little too ambitious for such an amature.
  18. Aztec Decals - All Castro's MIGs - Cuban Raiders Aztec Models - 1:48 & 1:72 The Cuban revolution of 26th July 1953 finally ousted President Batista in January 1959 replacing his regime with Fidel Castro's revolutionary government. This was later reformed into a communist style of government, with the Cuban communist party become a reality in 1965. As the Cuban regieme became a communist one they allied with the Soviet Union, they then became the source of military equipement for the Cubans. For aircraft this meant MiG's and more MiG's! Deliveries begining after Raul Castro visited Moscow in 1960. As well as direct exports the Soviet Air Force also left behind MiG-21's following their withdrawl during the Cuban missle crisis. Estimated Soviet aircraft deliveries to Cuba were; 60 MiG-15, 12 MiG-15UTI, 80 MiG-17, 40 MiG-19, 117 MiG-21, 22 MiG-23, 15 MiG-27. This new sheet from Aztec Decals contains decals to build 16 different MiG's from the early MiG-15's to the later MiG-21's (including some two seaters). The decals look to be excellent on the sheet. I cant see any printing errors, the colours are sharp, dense and in register. Carrier film is almost invisible. As with a lot of Aztec sheets, they pack the decals on so care will be needed cutting them out. I have used Aztec decals before with excellent results, and have no doubts these will perform as well. Aircraft you are able to build from the sheet are; 1. MiG-21MF Red 602 (Green & tan over grey?) - 1962 2. MiG-15 Red 36 - 1961 NMF 3. MiG-17F Red 101 - 1964 NMF 4. MiG-19P Red 89 - 1964 NMF 5. MiG-21MF Black 656 (Blue & Tan over blue) 6. MiG-15UTI Red 26 - 1961 NMF 7. MiG-17AS Blue 232 - This aircraft landed at Homestead AFB 1969 NMF 8. MiG-21PMF Red 371 - 1962 NMF 9. MiG-21MF Black 665 - (Blue & Grey Green over blue) 10.10 seems to have been missed off! 11. MiG-21UM Red 500 - 1968 NMF 12. MiG-21MF Red 519 - 1974 NMF 13. MiG-21MF Black 672 (Blue & Grey over Blue) Defected to NAS Quay West 1993 14. MiG-17F or AS - Red 237 5 colour camo as seen in the Air Museum 1974 15. MiG-21PFM Black 618 - 5 colour camo 2010 16. MiG-21Bis Black 668 - 5 colour camo 2010 17. MiG21UM Black 526 - 5 colour camo 2009 The Pack In addition to the decal sheet, there is one double sided A4 sheet containing all the schemes you are able to build. In all cases only one side profile is supplied which is going to make camo schemes a bit of guess work, or some research will be needed. As there is not much information out there a bit more on the instructions would have been appriciated. Small top plans are provided for the camo schemes. In addition to the colour sheet there is a second sheet which gives additional information for each of the schemes, This is arranged by aircraft type. Additional information concerning colours and the type of roundels / flashes to be used is to be found here. Colour call outs as given in FS numbers with appropriate Humbrol suggestions. There are also additional information concerning the Aircraft types and in one case a link to a video on you tube showing one of the aircraft. Conclusion This is comprehensive sheet allowing the modeller to build some of Cuba's MiG's, hopefully there will be a follow on sheet with MiG-23's, 27's and 29's. Aztec are to be congratualted for continuing to bring the Subjects of Central & South America to the modeller. Review sample courtesy of Available direct or from most large Model Retailers
  19. War for the Malvinas / Falklands Part 1 Decals Aztec Models - 1:48 & 1:72 Following a long standing dispute over the sovereignty of the Malvinas / Falkland Islands, war officially broke out 30 years ago on 2nd April 1982 when Argentine forces invaded the Islands. In response the British sent a task force to counter the invasion and fight to recapture the territory. The battle that followed was a challenge for both sides. For the British, the challenge was deploying a force so far from home with limited land platforms to supply the effort. For the Argentineans, despite occupying the Islands, only one airfield out of the three (Stanley) was paved but it still wasn't long enough to operate the fast jets from, so they had to carry out their attacks from the Argentine mainland. The British only had 42 Harriers to counter the attacking aircraft which comprised approximately 50 air superiority fighters and 70 attack aircraft. Initial attacks on Stanley were carried out by Vulcan bombers in the historic Black Buck raids successfully completing 8000 mile round trip missions from the British airfield at Ascension. The war caught the world by surprise and indeed created some challenging political situations where some nations officially backed Britain's interests, but were none the less committed to supporting the Argentineans with the technology that they had supplied to them. Initial attacks on British ships were carried out by A-4 Skyhawks, Mirage III's, Canberra's as well is Israeli supplied Daggers. The initial Daggers fared well boosting pilot confidence in the aircrafts ability to survive modern combat but later a Canberra and a Dagger were lost to defending Sea Harriers. On a subsequent combat between Harriers and Mirage III's one Mirage was shot down and another was damaged. Short of fuel, it tried to land at the Argentinian occupied Stanley airfield but was shot down by friendly fire. Although night combat air patrols were performed by the Harriers, they were deemed too valuable during the day role to make a major commitment during the dark hours. Following the initial Canberra loss, subsequent missions for this type of aircraft were only performed by night. The A-4's and Daggers continued in the Strike Role where as the Mirage was used as decoys to lure the Harriers away from the attack aircraft. Lack of A-A missiles and refuelling capabilities limited it's potential other than in this role. After a successful recapture of South Georgia by British forces, the full effort was turned to the Falklands. 74 days after the invasion by Argentinian forces, the islands were recaptured and the Argentinian forces surrendered. The conflict cost the lives of 649 Argentineans military personnel, 255 British and 3 civilian islanders. The pack Aztec have provided these decals in two scales, 1:72 (set D72-048) and 1:48 (set D48-048). The decals come on three sheets with two colour and two B&W sheets of instructions. I'm really impressed with the amount of individual aircraft that are catered for in this set. If you enjoy building your models with themes and have been looking to do a Falklands one, then you'll be very happy with this set. The aircraft you can build are: British Sea Harrier FRS.1 800 Sqn - XZ457, ZA193 Sea Harrier FRS.1 801 Sqn - XZ451, ZA175, ZA190 Sea Harrier FRS.1 809 Sqn - ZA177, ZA192 Sea King HAS.2, 825 Sqn RN - No. 97 Lynx HAS.2, 815 Sqn - XZ247, XZ691, XZ720, XZ728 Wasp HAS.1 - XT429, XS539 Argentinian A-4Q 1 ANAS Argentine Navy - 3-A-301, 3-A-304, 3-A-305, 3-A-307, 3-A-309, 3-A-312 (with selection of pre & wartime colours) A-4P Grupo 5 de Caza, Argentine Airforce - C0207, C-222, C-228, C-236, C-242 Canberra 2BS, Argentine Airforce - B-108 (Not included in 1:48 set) Mirage IIIEA Argentine Airforce - I-018, I-019, ? MB339, Argentine Navy - 4-A-115 Pucara, Grupo de Ataque 3, Argentine Airforce - A-506, A-528, A-537 Sea King SH-3, Argentine Navy - 2-H-233, 2-H-235 Lynx, Argentine Navy - 3-H-142 The Reference Material The instructions have lots of good and a few bad points. There is a wealth of information about colour schemes with plenty of side profiles and painting tips, for example explaining the variation in colour that can be found on the camouflaged Skyhawks. There are also photographs of the real aircraft and information about who flew the aircraft which makes for an interesting read. The slight downside is that the profiles are quite small and there is a lack of 3 view profiles, so you will probably need some support reference material to assist applying some of the decals. How readily available this support information is to come by, I don't know, so some replies from experts with good reference links would be most welcome. One of the things I really like is a paint chart for the aircraft contained that shows the paint numbers for the different paint manufacturers in comparison to the BS number - Humbrol, Model Master, Tamiya & Revell. Clearly a lot of research has gone into creating this set by Aztec and they've really tried to squeeze as much value into the set as possible reflected by the fact that you can build up to 38 aircraft from the set ! The Decals The decal sheets are jammed with detail, and very fine detail it is. There are three sheets that contain not only the aircraft markings, but a wealth of stencils. On the whole, the register is very good and the colours sharp. The British high vis roundels suffer a slight overlap of the blue and red colours which is visible if you look closely. There are some small British low vis roundels where the pink part is very slightly off centre to the surrounding blue. How noticeable this will be when on the kit I don't know. I'm trying to be objective and critical here as is the responsibility of a reviewer, these really are minor issues in the overall excellent quality of the pack. In Aztecs intent to get as many decals onto a sheet as possible, care will need to be taken cutting the decals from the sheet as they are quite close together. I normally use a pair of scissors, but for these I would use a sharp scalpel knife. Conclusion With the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands war and the recent release of the Airfix 1:72 Skyhawk, this is a timely and exciting release by Aztec. There's a few minor issues as I've mentioned above, namely the aircraft profiles and the British roundels, but you don't get much more value crammed into a pack of decals than this. Clearly there are some key aircraft missing from the pack, Wessex, Argentine Hercules and Vulcan stand out, so I suspect Part 2 will be just as welcome as this. As mentioned in the review, the Canberra isn't included in the 1/48 set. If you have the remotest interest in the Falklands conflict and build in either 1/72 or 1/48th, you really need a pack of these in your collection ! Review sample courtesy of Available direct or from most large Model Retailers
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