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Ryan Hothersall

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About Ryan Hothersall

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    Full Blown Model Geek
  • Birthday 06/07/1982

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    Aviation (real and model aeroplanes), weather watching, computers and photography.
  1. 1:72 Zvezda MiG-21bis Soviet Union

    The 1:72 Zvezda kit of the MiG-21bis in Soviet markings. Built as an aircraft from the 797th Training Regiment around the early 1990s in an overall grey scheme. No issues with the build of the kit. This one thankfully didn't have any short shot parts like the last one did. Missiles are a mix of kit parts and from Dragon's Air to Air Missiles set. No issues with decals from Begemot. Option 7 on the sheet. Begemot Decals Overall Tamiya XF-19 grey. Build Progress Photos MiG-21bis-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21bis-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21bis-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21bis-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21bis-43 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  2. Sukhoi Su-17M3 'Fitter-H', Azerbaijani Air Force

    Looks very nice.
  3. 1:72 Trumpeter J-10S Firebird China

    The 1:72 scale Trumpeter kit of the Chinese J-10 built in Chinese markings. This is the J-10S two seater. Build wise, the only thing that didn't quite fit was the wing to fuselage join. Fuselage had to be sanded back a bit to blend it in. Wasn't sure what the two seater carried missile wise, so kept this one fairly clean, apart from the centerline tank. I usually like aircraft to be a bit ,ore loaded up. Overall colour is Model Master 1721 grey. Kit decals were generally ok, but since the markings on the underside of the wing have to go over the flap fairlings, took a while to get them to conform to the shape and I broke one decal. Build Progress Photos J-10-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr J-10-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr J-10-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr J-10-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr J-10-43 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  4. 1:72 South Front L-39ZA Albatros Lithuania

    Thanks.
  5. 1:72 Zvezda MiG-21bis Soviet Union

    Thanks.
  6. Our Name

    Makes sense to me. I use my name in forums like this as I can’t be bothered coming up with witty nicknames like some people do.
  7. 1:72 Zvezda MiG-21bis Soviet Union

    The 1:72 Zvezda kit of the MiG-21bis built in the markings of the Soviet Union. This aircraft wears special Komsomol Guarantee - Excellent Maintenance Guarantee on the starboard side and 17th Congress of Komsomol on the port side. Only issue with this build was this kit had a short shot fuselage half, so there was a piece missing out of the intake, which was fixed with plastic card, filler and super glue. The AA-2 Atoll/AA-2-2 Advanced Atoll missiles came from the Dragon Air to Air Missiles weapons set, also robbed an extra pair of missile rails from another kit. Colour used is overall Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver. Decals are from Begemot. They went on without any trouble. Option 9 on the sheet. Decal Sheet Build Progress Photos MiG-21bis-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21bis-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21bis-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21bis-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21bis-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21bis-51 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21bis-52 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  8. Photos from the 2017 South Australian Plastic Modellers Association Model Expo held over the weekend of October 14-15 2017 in Adelaide, South Australia. Models range from aircraft, armour to ships and sci-fi. Model Expo Photos
  9. The 1:72 scale L-39 kit from South Front built in the current day Lithuanian markings. While this kit may resemble the Eduard kit in some ways, but it's a bit rough around the edges compared to the Eduard kit. Wing parts are quite thick, so needed quite a bit of sanding to get a half decent fit. Canopy fit wasn't good at all. Colour used is overall Model master 2058 grey. Decals used are from Printscale and leftover KP decals. No issues with the Printscale decals, but I ripped one when drilling out the holes for the pitot tubes in the leading edge of the wing, hence having to dig out a KP sheet from the spares file. Build Progress Photos L-39ZA-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr L-39ZA-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr L-39ZA-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr L-39ZA-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr L-39ZA-51 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  10. The 1:72 scale Trumpeter kit of the Su-33UB built in it's prototype markings later after being painted in camouflafe colours. It first flew unpainted. This is one of those aircraft that came at the wrong time, as it roughly coincided with the fall of the Soviet Union. As usual had no issues with building Trumpeter Flankers. Decals are the kit decals. No issues with them. Colours used were Model Master 2038 grey, Model Master 2048 blue and Model Master 1720 blue. Build Progress Photos Su-33UB-62 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-33UB-63 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-33UB-64 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-33UB-65 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-33UB-66 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  11. The 1:72 scale Dragon MiG-17F built in the markings of the Egyptian Air Force at the time of the 1956 Suez Crisis. Not many parts to this kit, so not hard to build. Paint used is Tamiya XF-16 Aluminium. However, the recognition stripes on the wings were a different story, Tried decals at first, but couldn't get them to fit right, so took them off and tried painting the stripes. That did not work at all. Sanded them off and tried again with decals, which worked ok. Rear fuselage stripes are off a Hobby vraft decal sheet, wing roundels are also off a Hobby Craft decal sheet, and fuselage roundels are from Hi Decal and I did break one while applying it. Build Progress Photos MiG-17F-53 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-17F-54 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-17F-55 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-17F-56 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-17F-57 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  12. JF-17 Myanmar

    I wouldn't say no to decals for one either.
  13. Zvezda 1/72 MiG-29SMT 9.19

    Yes I'm in too.
  14. Su-33 Flanker D // Zvezda // 1:72

    Nice build.
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