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  1. Really nice work, you should be proud of such a good job.
  2. I always use CA glue and accelerator to fill gaps, and can help with some mismatch/steps too. The trick is to use progressively finer grades of sandpaper/sandsticks to smooth it out and describe afterwards and to sand it within a few minutes of using the accelerator. It'll also make the join ROCK solid too.
  3. You should do another A-6E Intruder in 1/32....if you do this kind of quality workmanship in 1/48th....keep up the good work
  4. The pylons under the wings (not wing tips) and under the intakes. For the standard Russian Flanker camouflage scheme for the Su-27s from Kilp Yavr circa 2003
  5. So for the regular standard-issue Su-27 Flanker I'm having trouble finding out what color is used for some of the pylons. I'm aware some of the pylons have the light blue fuselage color on a small portion, but what I'm trying to find out is what is the grey color used for the missile pylons? Is it the same grey used on the upper surfaces camouflage scheme? Or is it a different color. Any help is appreciated. Dan
  6. So I'm working on a big 1/32 Su-27 Flanker project, featuring 3 of 'em. I have the very hard to find Linden Hill decal sheet, 'Guardians of the North.' However, one of the planes is 'Blue 36' and has a small marking on the right forward fuselage where the decal would probably be no bigger than about a 1/4 inch or so and the problem is its not on the sheet. I wanted to know if there was someone out there (or a company) that would help me design this one small decal for a reasonable fee. Please send me a PM if you'd be able to help. Thanks Dan
  7. Sorry for the delayed response, I haven’t been at the bench that much as of late but I will get some more work done on it soon. The first Flanker I’m doing is more of a test to try out the Akan paints and try some airbrush techniques to get the heavily weathered effect of the paint on these Arctic circle area planes, and it’s ‘Blue 36’ There’s one little marking that I would like to add on the right forward fuselage, but there’s no decals for it, so it’s going to have to be done with delicate airbrushing and small very precise masks, and maybe use some spare decals to approximate it as close to the real thing as I can. Unless someone would be willing to make one small custom decal for me? 🙂. And to answer one of the questions, I will be doing a work-in-progress for it, I’ve taken some photos from the first test build but not full documentation with photos and build log; that will come with the next two Flankers which I plan to thoroughly document their progress. There will also be a lot of scratch building for the diorama in the way of terrain, tarmac, bunker, etc. I’m also excited to try my hand at a couple of the 1/35 Russian ground vehicles I’ve picked up. It’s going to be quite large but I’m really excited to get to working on this big project again very soon.
  8. Thats very nice of you, but lets just say after countless hours scouring the internet and tracking down contacts I eventually hit the "mother load" of reference photos for Blue 38 and a few others from this squadron, I've got every angle! I'm working on a massive 1/32 diorama, with 3 su-27 flankers, an Mi-8 hip, ground vehicles, and lots of other little details and goodies. It'll take a while because I'm having to go very slow with these to get the paint job just right. Its been a lot of fun, but also TONS of work to airbrush such a massive plane (and I haven't even finished the first flanker)
  9. I'm looking for a full or partial set of Linden Hill 1/32 Su-27 Flanker 'Guardians of the North' Decals. Specifically I'm looking for the markings for Blue 36 and/or Blue 41 (The little black circle with the owl/hawk outlined in white holding a missile and the 'star medal' decal with red syrillic writing to the right of it). Please send me a PM or email to dsahling1@yahoo.com Thanks Dan
  10. I'm looking a set (or partial) of Linden Hill 1/32 Su-27 Flanker 'Guardians of the North' Decals, specifically I'm looking for the small black circle with the owl/hawk outlined in white and the decal that looks like 'star medal' with some red cyrillic writing to the right of it (the markings used for Blue 36/41). Please send me a PM or email to dsahling1@yahoo.com. Thanks Dan
  11. Does anyone have any reference photos of the Su-27 Flanker 'Blue 03/Blue 09' with the wolf emblem on the left forward fuselage area from Kilp Yavr? Please send an email or PM, dsahling1@yahoo.com Thanks Dan
  12. Hey Chuck, nice to see you back over here. I appreciate all your documentation as it really helped me put together a stunning Tamiya 1/32 F-15C (I've got to get a new camera before I take photos so it'll be a little while, but I'll get around to it). I know you've still got a ways to go on this one, but I think usually, you tend to alternate jet/prop. Since I know you enjoy trying new techniques and subjects, have you ever thought about an Su-27 Flanker? It's a bit of a departure from some of your other projects, but I'd love to see what you do with a Flanker, they're usually heavily weathered (especially up north) and as such they make for very interesting camouflage and airbrushing challenges. Just a thought, looking forward to seeing how the Spitfire progresses.
  13. Damn, I've got some photos of it when it was Red 07 that have helped a little but its from far away and very difficult to precisely determine some of the camouflage demarcation lines but I just need 1-2 good photos that clearly show the upper surfaces....sadly I'm running out of reference photos...
  14. I'm looking for a DVD by Sergey Archakov that contains about 900 photos of the Su-27 Flanker....first question does anyone know if it contains photos of Red 07/Blue 38 from Kilp Yavr? If so does anyone have a copy they would either be willing to make to sell? Or send me the photos of Red 07/Blue 38 (if it contains them?) Thanks Dan
  15. It'd be reallynnice if they upscaled those to 1/32....
  16. Does anyone have photos of the upper surface camouflage of the Su -27SM Flanker ‘Red 64’? And can anyone provide a list of details that differentiate the SM version of flankers? Thanks Dan
  17. I was trying to get ahold of Yefim Gordon to see if he has some reference photos of a plane I'm searching for, I tried emailing a publisher that was potentially connected with him but I haven't received a reply and was wondering if anyone here was friends/acquaintances with him (or knew how to get in touch with him) and would be willing to provide me his email address or at least send a message on my behalf if you're not comfortable giving out his email. Please either respond here or send me a PM. Thanks Dan
  18. I’m looking for a back issue of Hobbyworld Magazine No. 9 01/2001 it apparently has an article about the Su-27 Flankers from Kilp Yavr. If anyone has this issue and can scan the photos, Im specifically looking for the Su-27 numbered ‘Red 07’ or would be willing to sell it I would be most grateful. Please send me a PM or email dsahling1@yahoo.com. Thanks Dan
  19. Give future a solid 48-72 hours to cure and even better is Tamiya x-22 clear. And try using Tamiya yellow or kabuki tape which works good and is low tac
  20. Make sure you use Microsol or Walthers Solvaset and its over a well-cured gloss coat (I like Tamiya Clear X-22) (test Walthers before applying on a decals/big decal cause sometimes it'll literally melt the decal), give the decals several days to thoroughly dry, and then seal the decals after its really dried well after a couple days with some more Tamiya X-22, this will also make the carrier film border harder to see. Dan
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