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  1. Hi all, I'm starting a Zil 131 soon and I'm just going through what paints I'll need for it. It says I'll need xf 5 for the green, does anyone know if this is the correct colour for Soviet military vehicles? I'm looking at doing a Zil 131 from the 1980s, would the green be different back then. I'm planning on spraying it. Either tamiya and humbrol paints will be perfect for me if anyone can help me out.
  2. Hi guys, I have a old Hasegawa Mig 25 I'd like to build up as its pretty basic and shouldn't take me too long, but I can't find the correct paint colour for the interior. Any help would be appreciated
  3. Thanks to my wife i have this nice collection. every time she buy shoes, i buy tanks... And i'm still behind if you compare
  4. Pe-2 Dive bomber in 1:48 scale. 34th Guards Red Banner Regiment, 276 Bomb Group, 1945 Built from Zvezda new tool kit. painted by Tamiya and vallejo paints. sealed by mat varinish. more pics
  5. Just finished another project. Polikarpov I-152 (I-15bis) from Special Hobby in 1/48 scale. Building process and more pictures you can see here: https://goo.gl/photos/EWb28Anj2Hx8CUZ77 The model is not for beginners. There were some difficulties, but overall positive experience. The result - one box became less Hope you like it Regards Ivan.
  6. Looks like another great release. Next year perhaps? Dan
  7. Lavochkin La-7 Commander of the 156th IAP Lt.Col., Hero of the Soviet Union S.F. Dolgushin, 215th IAD, 8th IAK, 4th VA, Kluzow, Germany, April 1945 Kit: 1/72 Eduard ProfiPack Afermarket parts: Pavla vacuformed canopy The main problem areas of the kit (fixed in this build) were: Wrong shaped wing tips (actually beginning at approx. 1/3rd of the span from the tip) both in profile and frontal view. While fixing this error, the aileron surface detail (being originally in "shrink-wrap" style) was lost and a new, more correct representation of doped fabric tautened over the frame with rib tapes added was done. Almost empty main wheel-wells: very little detail was provided and the most of what was available was wrong anyway. So, they had to be almost completely reworked. Some detail was scratch built of plastic and some corrections were done using Mr. Surfacer as well. The correct “ceiling” of the wheel bay area being originally just the inner surface of the upper main wing half was cut off, given the accurate profile and then positioned on its correct place. Inaccurate propeller spinner. It was corrected with Mr. Surfacer. Very basic representation of the louvers mounted in front of the engine being originally just a disc with a relief detail, while there should actually be empty intervals between the separate blades as well as between the blade tips and the cowling inner surface visible. To achieve the desired result, the excess plastic was removed from the original part, the edges of the blades were sanded off and the part was positioned onto a plastic tube mounted in the cowling interior. Gun ports being just holes in the cowling front ring, while their lower surface should actually go through the entire cowling. This was corrected by adding plastic inserts to the appropriate areas. The same had to be done with the wing root air intakes. Cockpit interior behind the pilot’s seat/radio compartment - again, almost empty and what was available, was wrong. Eventually the entire interior was scratch built there. The cockpit itself, despite some etched parts provided, could also benefit from some improvements as otherwise it still looks somewhat toy-like. Some cables and instruments were added there for more realism as well. The cockpit borders were too thick and, in addition, not exactly parallel, therefore, some sanding was required here as well. Canopy. Although crystal-clear, it is (both 1-piece and 3-piece parts) unfortunately thick enough to be unusable for displaying in open position. On the other hand, if displayed in closed position, due to the thickness, the cockpit interior looks severely distorted. The kit part was eventually replaced with the vacu-canopy by Pavla. The joint of the wing and the fuselage resulted in some sort of a small “peak” in the lower fuselage line. While correcting this, some moderate re-shaping of the fuselage in this area was required. In addition, the landing gear flaps were thinned down, some missing access hatches were engraved and some small details (e.g., Venturi tube) were added. Almost all kit decals proved to be of little use due to their wrong shape or dimensions: white borders of the stars too narrow, the number “93” and the under-wing stars undersized. So, mostly spare markings were used instead. This particular La-7, before handing it over to Dolgushin as his personal a/c, was completely re-primed and repainted and the stencil data weren’t re-applied, so that no use for all those beautifully printed markings either...
  8. Hello I thought I'd do this group build. I recently discovered my local model shop and have been 3 times in the last few days. Today I bought this kit for £5 - and it's entirely complete. I was pretty suprised to be honest but happy with it. The only thing I want to do is get different decals - I hate having generic USSR decals so I might get some Polish ones or print my own. This is the last kit I'm doing entirely by hand I hope (airbrush should be coming soon) but the first I'm going to build extra detail for - including printing cockpit details, making some joysticks and such from spare parts, and so on. Any advice is appreciated but I'm not going for the most accurate model ever. I'm not as amazing as some of you lot so it frustrates me too much to do so I started the kit today for this - I've done pretty much nothing but thought I'd share and update when I can (hopefully daily). So the box was very pretty for what it was, I like the artwork. The instructions (haven't photoed) are really handy too - separated into inside, wing assembly, fuselage, painting, decals. The first thing that happened? Well it's an oldish kit I think. Either way there was a small crack as part of the kit came of the sprue. Some left over green stuff from my Warhammer times (which I may get back into...*sigh*) came to the rescue. The inside is messy, but I'm not too fussed as it wont be visible at all. I used some Skull White to undercoat the inside of the cockpit and the pilots seats. They don't look great, but they'll be fine once some detail is added. And then I realized...I'm going to have to do some work - Green Stuff to the rescue again? Or anyone got a better idea?
  9. Hi, I've started this thread a bit late in the process, but better late than never. A bit before Christmas I was told not to get the Airfix version, and to look at some other ones (Here is that thread). But this was a Christmas present, and I've enjoyed the build so far. I'm disagreeing a bit with the box though. I'd have expected them to use to Russian name, or rather, Stalin's Russian name (Iosif, rather than Joseph.) But it wasn't my choice, oh well. So far I've assembled it and have painted the base colour and the machine gun: I'm just waiting for my airbrush propellant and the white paint to arrive in the post (due in tomorrow) to begin applying a snow camouflage to it using the hairspray technique. Just a few questions: How (and where) would you apply rust to it? Should I add the decals now or after the camo? And, do you know of any references for a Soviet tank (preferably the IS-3) with a snow camouflage? Thanks
  10. Hi, a bit of a newbie question, here. I'm planning on buying the Airfix JS-3 1:76 scale model soon. What Humbrol colour acrylic would you suggest for a snow camouflage? Thanks.
  11. Another completed build from myself and again (I apologise for so many of them!) its another Hurricane. Again this is another brush painted effort, my airbrushing times are a bit of a way off at the moment, but I'm enjoying the brush painting. It is a fictional effort, depicting Hurricane 'KZ335' in Russian service (this aircraft was really used in Greece according to some sources). MkIIc's seems less common in Russian service compared with the MkIIb. This was the Revell kit again, it went together really nicely again and this time I managed to get all four cannons off the sprues without breaking one, the markings here came from a Revell MiG-3 kit with all the common markings from the Revell Hurri kit. I need to find two cheap MkIs so I could do Romanian and Finnish examples. Cheers!
  12. What are appropriate colors to use for painting those camouflaged Cold War-era MiG-23s in straight-up Soviet service? I am not a good paint mixer (as I am an excellent paint spiller), and I really only use acrylics, so "close enough" is probably fine. I see Testors/Polly (easily available here in the land of milk and honey that is northern Illinois) have some Soviet aircraft colors (Soviet Green, Soviet Khaki, Soviet Sand), but are these what I need?
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