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About davetur

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  • Birthday 10/24/1959

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    Milano, Italy
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    Modeling (!), flightsimming (Falcon 4, DCS World), music listening, reading.

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  1. Incredibly realistic! I particularly like the restrained weathering. I think that if you take a picture under natural sunlight, it will appear even better... if better is possible! Cheers Davide
  2. Those products would not even exist, if they hadn't been conceived for an immensely wider market... beauty care!!! 😊 Thanks to the ladies for that!
  3. Hi roym, just a small correction, for those who are interested, the shop is http://hobby.dn.ua... not .uk! Cheers
  4. Hi, I checked on the Hobby Color Converter app for Android, and it gives as Indirect Equivalence (so an approximate match) the Tamiya XF-19. From the app, XF-19 seems lighter than 36375, but you can try it for yourself, the app is free to download... Davide
  5. Bellissimo G.55, you perfectly reproduced the characteristic "stove pipe" silver finish of post-war Italian fighters!!! Cheers Davide
  6. Thanks for the info Don. It's a proof that not always the primers recommended by the manufacturers are the best. I always use Humbrol gloss black as primer for the Alclad Metallics and never had a problem, so never tried the Alclad primers for that reason. Davide
  7. Flawless finish, Don! I am keen on natural metal finish techniques (I'm building since ages a Super Constellation to be done in NMF), so can you share what kind of "bad experience" you had with them before, and how you did "beat them into working"? Cheers Davide
  8. The Sword T.5, OOB except the Master pitot, and the fin decal. The original was totally out of scale, so I used the one of the Airfix kit. The resin seats and colored photoetched parts are from the box.
  9. The Airfix F.6, OOP except Xtradecal decals, Master pitot and scratchbuilt cannon muzzle brakes. From a 1.25 mm steel tube with cuts made with a cutting wheel.
  10. I have always had a soft spot for the Lightning. I built my first when I was a teenager from the Frog box. Not exactly a "beautiful" aircraft, with its massive belly tank, but something that gives the idea of brute force, like a MiG-25 or the A-10. After some time the Trumpeter kit came out, I decided to buy and build it. Then the Airfix came out, and being more accurate in shape, I decided to build it. And then the Sword trainer came out, so... why not? Here they are. The Trumpeter F.6. With Aires cockpit, Aires corrected exhausts, Xtradec
  11. Hi Chris, here's a possibility, with the Kh-58 anti-radar Missile and a Phantasmagoria pod. Another The airshow-stile show of possibilities Laser guided bombs (one shown, but two side by side should be possible) And most interesting, a couple of pics from Airliners.net with mock anti-radiation missile Kh-31, the necessary Phantasmagoria pod in the centreline aft station, and a laser guided bomb in the centreline forward station. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia-Air-Force/Sukhoi-Su-24M2/418373/L?q
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