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Here is my go at this kit. I have had this kit for a while and after seeing the state of the box I thought I had better build it before the box falls apart. As I do most of my aircraft kits as inflight displays that's what I am going to do with this one. You do get a pilot with the kit which makes a change but I have decided to use an Aires resin pilot. I have used an Aires pilot before for an Eduard Spitfire Mk. IX, both the fit and detail are excellent, so I got one for this build. I am just waiting for the some more aftermarket items to be delivered, an Eduard masking set and some resin exhausts. After studying the kit instructions I decided to tackle the rear part of the cockpit first. Using a razor saw I carefully removed the body and seat of the resin pilot from the moulding. The body only required a tiny amount of cleaning up. The reason I started with the pilot first is because, I wanted to use the angle of the seat as a reference point for the angle of the bulkhead just behind seat. I couldn't use the moulding on the fuselage halves as they weren't very good. Once I was happy I glued the rear cockpit together. I added bits of scrap plastic to the parts to give it a bit more strength and to keep them a lined while the glue was curing. Next I moved on to the mount. First I decided where the hole is going to be drilled to take a brass bolt. The good thing about this kit is that there is loads of space so the hole went right in the middle of the wing. I drilled a small hole then I drill one the diameter of the bolt. Doing it this way I think it makes a tidier job and allows for any errors just incase the hole is in the wrong place if I have overlooked something. I use brass bolts because I have lots of them that's the only reason. So with the bolt in place in the plastic I use epoxy to make a good bond.
Hello, I was wondering if someone already tested Mig's new Aircobra airbrush and can deliver first-hand, non-sponsored insights on it. Especially, the usage with acrylics is something where other manufacturers struggle. To my understanding the brush itself is manufactured by Badger but is not a simple re-branded copy of one of their products. Which Bdager airbrush would come closest to the Aircobra components- and handling-wise? Thanks! Cristian
Hi, A small break in Japanese series. More close into the mainstream. Bell piston fighters of WWII: P39L Airacobra and P63C3 Kingcobra, Heller and Toko (short run), respectively. Both in 1/72. Airacobra is in markings of 98 sq. 81 Fighter Gr USAF, Tunis 1943 Kingcobra is from unknown (to me) unit of VVS, likely 1944. Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek Airacobra: And Kingcobra: