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Everything posted by vesthepes

  1. No winners were ever pronounced for this one, right?
  2. You feel this way, other may feel different. I believe it would be better if we avoid stating our opinion in political matters. You might insult someone or feel insulted...
  3. There is too much confusion with this kit alone already. Yes I got it and it's nice in many ways, but it's neither RB nor RBT. The box cover has a different nose than it is supplied on the sprues. If nothing else that's odd. So which nose can we expect, when they announce the RB?
  4. My bad. I was looking at CADs and it seemed like an early chute housing
  5. And as Dave already said, you will have to modify the parabrake housing. The kit provides you with an early style RB chute housing.
  6. Thanks Berkut. That means SyAAF flew RBTs. Was that an upgraded RB or a new aircraft production type?
  7. So... If I understand correctly this should be the RBT and not RB, right? "Photos are courtesy of Luftwaffe A.S."
  8. It would be nice if they included the RWR blisters and MERs for the Iraqi RBT as well as English stencils, but I am completely satisfied with what's given. I'm ordering one for sure.
  9. Great to be back. Thanks for making it happen.
  10. Great GB, big thanks to Vince for the opportunity. It's been a pleasure.
  11. 1:48 Trumpeter J-8II, PLAAF. #81192 from the Hainan Island incident
  12. Thanks guys! Last photos before putting it to gallery. Still have some details to take care off; the canopy, parts of the landing gear and finish it with a photo session. Unfortunately I haven't had enough time to finish the Sabre before the dead line. Took me a lot of hours these days to finish this one... Thanks for looking in
  13. Hvala Dragane I used X-1 Tamiya white but over a dark brown panel line pre-shading. I also masked some panels to break the one tone effect. next step decals, weathering, landing gear, PL-8s and a whole bunch of details... stay tuned
  14. Hi guys After some time,back with some photos of progress. Hope to catch the deadline on time... Thanks for looking in. cheers
  15. The finback is finally glued together. The fit is... well ok, considering the size of the fuselage... Usual spots that needs some filler and sanding... and a cockpit shot... thanks for looking in
  16. Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments... No major work on the cockpit. I only used a kit decal for the instruments on the IP. Not a perfect match with plastic dials below, but still ok enough. Thanks mungo1974 for showing us the photo. That's exactly the camo I'll be doing on the "Dragon". A lot of paint wear visible, no stencils and markings on sand color only... Thanks for the heads up Diego ;)
  17. OK, here's a start... thanks for looking in...
  18. Thanks for the comments guys. RKic, actually it is not pre-painted... I did it myself. And I know what you mean, I've seen some pre-painted Eduard PE I didn't like... Oh, the Finback is a real beast... when I thought Fitter is huge... Check out the beastie boys
  19. Thanks chaps That's right B, this one had quite a funky camo... Thanks Diego. I am looking forward to start this... right now it is just basic analysis.. The first thing that comes to mind are the different front wheels on Sabres... Dragon and other Philippinos had a full hub wheel. I'll take some photos of the one packed in the Revell box and the aftermarket ones... seems like they're all off. Yeah, the salt technique. I like that quite a lot... I've tried it before on a scuffed arctic red tail F-84G and I hope I pull it off on this one too. cheers
  20. Hi everyone Besides the J-8II Finback I've decided to go with a second GB entry... It is going to be a Philippine Air Force F-86E painted in 3 tone camo used in COIN role in Mindanao in 1974 fighting MNLF rebel forces... Big thanks to Diego from Hi-Decal for many useful info regarding the mentioned subject... cheers, Vasko
  21. Some small progress on the Finback... The kit itself is very nice with great details... but the sinkholes... The fuselage halves fit quite ok... here's a shot of the cockpit... till next time... cheers
  22. Well, not that I like it, but these are an option too Jaish al-Islam L-39 #1 Jaish al-Islam L-39 #2
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