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Ryan Hothersall

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  • Birthday 06/07/1982

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    Aviation (real and model aeroplanes), weather watching, computers and photography.
  1. The 1:72 Hasegawa kit of the MiG-21F-13 built in Czechoslovak markings. One feature of most of the MiG-21F-13s built in Czechoslovakia was that the clear bit behind the canopy was faired over, which the Hasegawa kit has. Built wise a very simple kit, no issues with the build. The fairing at the top of the fin should be sanded off flush with the fin as MiG-21s did not have one there, and the undercarriage should have an extra strut which is not included in the kit. This also makes the undercarriage stronger. Overall colour is Tamiya XF-16 Aluminium. Decals are from a sheet made by KP Models for Czechoslovak MiG-21F-13s. No issues with these decals. https://www.hobbyshop.cz/shop/6863-large_default/mig-21f-13-fishbed-c-csaf-1-72-decal.jpg Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video MiG-21F-13-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21F-13-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21F-13-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21F-13-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21F-13-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  2. 1:72 Modelsvit Su-20 Fitter C Iraq

    The 1:72 Modelsvit kit of the Su-20 built in Iraqi markings from the early stages of the Iran-Iraq war. Since it's a short run kit, it didn't exactly snap together, but nothing that could not be made to fit. Colours used are Model Master 2130 blue on underside, Model Master 1706 sand and Model Master 2081 green on upper side. FAB-250 bombs and tanks are kit parts. Decals are from Linden Hill Decals Iraqi Fighters sheet. While Iraqi decals are included in the kit, they appeared to not be have been printed properly, However I did yse the intake warning decals from the kit. The Linden Hill decals went on without any issues despite being in multiple parts. Yje green triangles go on first, then the bit in the middle. Wing decals are abgled so that they will point forward when the wings sweep back. The MiG-23 had the markings painted the same way on the wings. Linden Hill decal sheet. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video Su-20-62 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-20-63 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-20-64 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-20-65 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-20-66 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  3. 1:144 Dragon Su-27S Flanker B China

    It's that time of year, another South Australian Plastic Modellers Association 'Build A bad girl' build. Members dig out an unwanted kit, wrap it up, put a number on it and the members pick a number and that's the kit you build over the summer. Number 6 netted me this teeny-weeny little 1:144 scale Su-27. At least it's the sort of thing I build, but not in this scale. Will be built mostly OOB, but since it's so tiny and the undercarriage looks rather fragile, I will build it inflight, something I don't usually do. Build was quite simple, with no major problems, although masking engines etc was a bit tricky due to the tiny size. Colours used were Model Master 1730 grey on the underside and Model Master 2034 grey on upperside. Decals are the kit decals and while they went on ok, they were tiny. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video Su-27-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-27-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-27-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-27-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr Su-27-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr On the table at the February 2018 SAPMA meeting. Su-27-SAPMA-February-2018-Meeting by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  4. New decal from Begemot - 72-034 MiG-29SMT

    Nice sheet. Will get one for the Zvezda and Trumpeter SMTs I have. Really interested in the Algerian option.
  5. 1:72 KP Models MiG-21MF Libya

    The new 1:72 MiG-21MF kit from KP Models which is a modified tooling of the original RV kit, with a few additions like a weapon load of AA-2, AA-8 air to air missiles and S-24 air to ground rockets and done away with the photo etch parts of the original RV kit. Build wise no real issues apart with me getting the main undercarriage a bit crooked, so the aircraft had a lean to one side, so had to break one leg off to reattach it. Basic scheme is from when the aircraft was operated by Egypt. Colours used are Model Master 2053 sand and Model Master 2054 brown on the upperside and Model Master 2038 grey on the underside. Decals are from DP Casper and went on without any issues. Decal sheet For those who don't want to look at the facebook link, the in progress photos are now also available in a Youtube video. Build Progress Photos Build Progress Video MiG-21MF-54 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21MF-55 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21MF-56 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21MF-57 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-21MF-58 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  6. SU-15 1/72 TRUMPETER (Paintbrush)

    Nice build. Not bad for brush painting.
  7. Tu-22 Blinder Esci 1/72 (paintbrush)

    Nice build.
  8. Another sheet I’ll have to get.
  9. 1:72 Eduard MiG-15UTI Soviet Union

    The 1:72 Eduard kit of the two seater MiG-15UTI built in Soviet markings. This aircraft was flown by Yuri Gagarin and Vladimir Seryogin on March 27 1968. Quite a nice build, although I didn't quite get the intake right, so there was a gap in the intake, so had to make a FOD guard to hide it. Overall Tamiya X-11 Silver. Decals are the kit decals, which posed no issues. Then disaster struck... While in the finishing stages of attaching anetennas etc, I ended up somehow broke the undercarriage, then while trying to fix it, super glue ran all over the wing underside, which meant having to rub it down, respray it and find a replacement decal. Decal came from a leftover decal sheet from a previous Eduard MiG-15 build. Build Progress Photos MiG-15UTI-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-51 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-52 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr MiG-15UTI-53 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
  10. 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
  11. Sukhoi Su-17M3 'Fitter-H', Azerbaijani Air Force

    Looks very nice.
  12. 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
  13. 1:72 South Front L-39ZA Albatros Lithuania

    Thanks.
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