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Ryan Hothersall

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  1. The 1:72 scale Dragon kit of the Shenyang F-5 (Chinese built MiG-17F) built in Albanian markings. A nice simple kit, went togetther without any mahor issues. One thing to watch out for is this is a determined tail sitter. Even with the nose crammed with weight, I had to use a wire prop. Colour used was overall Tamiya XF+16 Aluminium. Decals are Blue Rider sheet No BR219. Build Progress Video F-5-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr F-5-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr F-5-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr F-5-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr F-5-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr F-5-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  2. The old Matchbox kit of the MiG-21 built in Soviet markings. A very simple kit, but my main problems happened, after it had an encounter with the floor and parts like the undercarriage did not survive it. The undercarriage was not all that strong to start with. Sourced a MiG-21 undercarriage from the spares box. This kit is also lacking missiles, so had some Eduard AA-1 Alkali missiles with pylons handy, part No 672192. Painted overall Tamiya X-11, but a section of wing had to be touched up and despite my best efforts, it came out different to the rest of the paint. Decals are from Linden Hill sheet No LHD72033. Build Progress Video MiG-21PFS-70 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21PFS-71 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21PFS-72 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21PFS-73 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21PFS-74 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21PFS-75 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21PFS-76 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  3. The 1:72 Revell MiG-29, which is a rebox of the Zvezda kit, built in the current day North Korean markings. Quite a nice build and I think the Revell instructions are easier to understand than the Zvezda originals as I have built the original Zvezda boxing. Colours used are Model Master 2033 blue on the underside, Model Master 1723 grey and Model Master 2156 grey on the upper side. Decals are from Model Maker decals sheet No D72044. Used two decal sheets as I wanted to build No 555 as it's one of the few 9.13s North Korea has and since it was seen at the Wonsan Air Festival, there are lots of good photos of it. Youtube Build Video MiG-29 9.13-65 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-29 9.13-66 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-29 9.13-67 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-29 9.13-68 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-29 9.13-69 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-29 9.13-70 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-29 9.13-71 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Compared to the older green scheme. MiG-29 9.13-72 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-29 9.13-73 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  4. A fellow member of the South Australian Plastic Modellers Association gave me a box of various Russian models, MiG-19s, MiG-21s etc all with various bits broken off or missing. I decided to have a go at restoring one. Used bits off the others, ysed platic rod and wire to fix the undercarriage and prop it up as the original builder did not put in nose weight. Repainted it overall Tamiya XF-16 aluminium. Decals are Blue Rider BR-813. Build Progress Video MiG-19S-28 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-19S-29 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-19S-30 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-19S-31 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-19S-32 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-19S-33 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-19S-34 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  5. The 1:72 Hobbyboss kit of the MiG-15UTI built in the post communist Albanian markings from Blue Rider Decals shet No BR-813. A nice simple build. No real issues with the Hobbyboss kit. Overall Tamiya XF-16 Aluminium. The Bluer Rider decals went on without any issues. Build Progress Video MiG-15UTI-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  6. The newly released 1:72 MiG-15bis From Zvezda built in Soviet markings. This is not a new tooled kit as it's the Dragon kit reboxed by Zvezda. Not a bad kit build wise and one of the MiG-15 kits that has enough space up front to put sufficient weight in. Overall Tamiya XF-16 Aluminium. No issues with the kit decals what from what I understand are printed by Begemot. Youtube Build Video MiG-15bis-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15bis-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15bis-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15bis-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15bis-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  7. Yes I agree many modern kits have too many fiddly parts.
  8. The 1:72 Red Hurricane kit of the Tupolev Tu-14 Bosun built in Soviet markings. The Tu-14 was designed to fill the same role as the Il-28 Beagle. However, the Il-28 was chosen instead, but the Tu-14 did see service with the Soviet Naval forces and some were operated by China. I have seen some not so well moulded kits, but this one it looks like the moulds are well past their use by date. With this being the only Tu-14 kit that I'm aware of, and no sign of the Modelsvit one coming any time soon. This build was a bit of a hard slog at times, but with this being the only kit of the Tu-14 available, I was not going to let it beat me. I started it late August 2018 and finished March 2019, I never take this long on a build. This kit had no interior whatsoever, so had to made up some bulkheads etc to stop the see through effect. The undercarriage was not strong enough, so made it out of bits of cut up sprue etc, which isn't quite scale thickness, but is more than strong enough to take the weight as there is a lot of weight in the nose and that was not enough to stop it tail sitting. Had to resort to a prop under the rear fuselage. Colours used are Model Master 2129 green on the upper side and Model Master 1726 grey on the underside. The kit decals did not look like they were going to work, so used some leftover Hasegawa MiG-25 decals Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video Tu-14-113 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Tu-14-114 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Tu-14-115 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Tu-14-116 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Tu-14-117 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  9. The 1:72 Academy kit of the MiG-21F-13 built as an aircraft used by the USAF 4477th test and evaluation squadron in the Constant Peg program. Build wise no issues with this kit. Colours used are Model Master 2142 white. White is not the easiest colour to use. Second colour is Model Master 1749 black. Decals are Tigerhead Decals sheet No 72011. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  10. The 1:72 Revell kit of the MiG-21F-13 is Romanian markings. This aircraft is painted as a instructional airframe that was repainted into the colours worn by the upgraded MiG-21 Lancer. There were no issues with the build, just the painting. This was originally going to be a Finnish aircraft, but after a disaster with the paint, I decided to redo it as the Romanian aircraft. Colours used are Humbrol 47 blue on the underside, on the upper side, Model Master 1745 white, Model Master 1726 grey and Tamiya XF-63 grey. Decals are from Tigerhead Decals, sheet No 72011. These decals went on without any issues. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  11. Built as the aircraft operated by the USAF in the 1967 Have Doughnut program. A simple kit, no issues with building it. Overall Tamiya XF-16 Aluminium. Used Begemot Decals sheet No 72-018. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Untitled by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  12. Good luck getting an A-6 off HMAS Melbourne!.
  13. Been watching a few of the episodes, and I hope they do get it flying.
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