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mingwin

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About mingwin

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  • Birthday 10/17/1972

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    Québec City, Canada
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    1:48 modern soviet/russian jets first, then, plastic scale modelling of  almost all kind.

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  1. mingwin

    Aviation Art Su-33 1/48

    vaporware drama... luckily, we have the Kinetic kit available! not bad at all!
  2. nice boxart, but i was "more" *expecting* a MiG-25PU or RU instead from them.
  3. mingwin

    Aviation Art Su-33 1/48

    AFAIK we've only see some 3D renders of a model. ...not the rendering of parts or sprues. (which is a different thing) so, not yet a kit...
  4. mingwin

    Russian Swifts

    PM sent
  5. mingwin

    Academy Su27 1/48 question

    there was some drawings of the Su-35 on the Sukhoi Bureau website a while ago. (maybe KNAAPO website) i have a few of them somewhere somewhere in my computer. and i remember having seen comparisons on the web. sometime, in the end, you have to rely on experts... unless you go somewhere they have the real aircraft and take some measurements. you're maybe just a few years late( i'd say 8 or 10), on that very subject, to have the "proper" expected answer to your quest... from this board. it's not like if it wasn't an interesting subject... i have 8 academy flanker in my stash... all slightly started to various stages (and some under broader surgery for the Sol conversion sets)...but also the "others"...from HB, KH, Kinetic, and GWH... i've also spent countless hours looking at photos...to end up to the same conclusion as most experts said. (and this, is without pointing the 1/72 Svezda Su-27SM kit... which is made in Russia, where designer where granted access to the "real thing"... and their kit also has the same "good" outlines shape proportions...) maybe you'll prove me wrong, but, till then, i'll still believe the earth is round...
  6. mingwin

    Russian Swifts

    if you're (still) interested in the Linden Hill Decals, i have a few of their 1/48 Strizhi decal sets, i might be open to sell one.
  7. mingwin

    Russian Swifts

    in 1/48, Please go for the Great Wall Hobby!
  8. mingwin

    Academy Su27 1/48 question

    i think you'd wasted your time on that flat earth theory. sorry if i didn't give you "the absolute proof" that Academy had "pooched" their kit in a fashion the real Sukhoi Flanker didn't. but, after seeing how Hobby Boss, Kinetic and GWH have achieve model kits that manage to match "factory" drawings outlines on most elements... (photos will nearly always suffers from some parallax effect) and that when you compare all those kits, it is Obvious that the academy kit is wrong. (the geometry of the tails shows) for me, the only cure for the academy flanker misshape is to look at it from some 3/4 angle, or something like that...
  9. mingwin

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    i, indeed have a very good memory... but don't try to give me intentions... you've nearly beg for this to happen!!!...but don't take this too seriously! it' just a kind remember that what seems crazy for some might seems totally normal for others...and vice versa! so, is it more crazy, having this thread about a kit that isn't out yet reaching 100 pages... ...or pretend that the GWH F-15 is a flawed kit because it doesn't include pilots figures????
  10. mingwin

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    not as much as a kit without pilot being unbuildable... comparing something available to something that is not yet on the market is called "speculation"...nothing new under the sun... and nobody tells that the Tamiya kit will become obsolete when the AMK kit hit the shelves... 100 pages thread just shows how much desired was that new 1/48 Tomcat...
  11. mingwin

    F-4A Phantom Sparrow Missiles

    no no, there is clearly a dummy sparrow, look close to the front landing gear door, you'll see the tip of the dummy at the point the actuator of the gear is entering the bay... but thanks anyway!, i'm not the biggest Phantom expert over here... but nonetheless my favorite aircraft of all time...
  12. mingwin

    F-4A Phantom Sparrow Missiles

    that one has the finless dummy in the front stations, and nothing in the rear ones. image taken from that site : Link
  13. the QB cone details looks over exaggerated even for the "early" version, here's Su-35S 901 in front view: (note the the very first Su-35S had pitot boom on the cone, so, this photo depict the 901 prototype, in a more advanced stage in its life)
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