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Alex Matvey

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  1. That dirty wings😉😂
  2. One more detail regarding slats. The F-14 wing has slight "kink" in the area of second slat rail (counting from fuselage). In other words, the front edge of the wing is not straight line from forward point of view.
  3. Zacto, please pay attention on "shouldes" (fixed wing root areas over engine intakes) when you will examine AMK model. It ls look like that they have exessive thikcness at the front edge comparing real thing. I suspect wrong cross-cection profile in these areas.
  4. The HK 1/48 downscale fuselage will look like this ... . Same issues as 1/32 model, comparing real plane and old Monogram kit. I have 32 scale and measured it far and wide, using original Boeing plans and figures. We discussed 32nd issues in detail here if you interested. In 1/48 release HK corrected nose shape before pilot's windshield, but the rest obviously left "as is". So the fuselage is quite thick all length and tail section have wrong angle regarding datum line of original.
  5. There is a comparison between Tamiya (red line) and AMK instruction silhouettes that are actualy renders from 3D works. You can see the differences in side and top views. They are pretty similar exept nose section, which is noticeable "beefy" on AMK model.
  6. I had very close look at MiG-21 in Soviet Union and Russia and I can say again this perforation is a feature of RD-25-300 engine and new 900 mm diameter intake for it.
  7. It is very simple rule for serviceable aircraft - FOD cover don' fit on intake if the cone in forward position, so the cone should be fully retracted on the ground before engine shut down. Soviet SM/SMT didn't have perforation behind the cone. It is boundary layer control, distinctive feature for MiG- 21bis airframe strictly connected with new engine intake.
  8. So, what the problem? There is no any assessment if it "good" or "bad". Just fact I noticed. You like it - you buy it.
  9. Of course. I mentioned "inflated" bladders above. They also have shape issue comparing to real thing.
  10. Looks like whole central section at the wing root and wing pivot area is way too thick comparing to original.
  11. If we consider fully inflated wing bladder, there is more weird shape issue. It is clearly visible on completed model.
  12. There is some difference I see))
  13. The "stinger" was updated for modern (downward) standard on all early production Su-35S
  14. First photo typical for F-14A, the vast majority of F-14D's have the second layout (ECS was obviously modified for new electronics) Note that the right exhaust also has 10 vanes, while the left has 9. The plane on third photo is only one I've seen with such portside outlet layout. It may be some repair or "custom" replacement on museum airframe. We made both type of ECS exhaust in our set for Tamiya F-14D A.M.U.R. 1/48 PE F-14D detail set
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