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  1. You know, it just seems a little too gray for my eye. I just see more of a blue hue so today I switched the ratios and tried 75% 1741 and 25% 1725. To me this seems to have a little more blue hue to it. The Syhart call out is next to it for comparison. I hope you can see it well enough, it was kind of a challenge to get the correct light.
  2. Well that's embarrassing 😂 Using the correct mixes this time, this is what I got. It still seemed dark so I added some white to the mix just to see what it does. It almost seems like from the reference photos, this would be a factory fresh finish, with the color fading in different ways with use. This is just as challenging as matching Russian colors 😂
  3. Yep, I thought the same thing! I guess the research continues 🤓
  4. I messed around mixing the colors that are called out for in the Syhart instructions. I did a sample with Model Master and Tamiya. This is what I got.
  5. Yes the details look very sharp! I am looking forward to the build. Regarding the intakes, I have seen on a build review that they are a challenge to fit. I did find the DMold full intakes so I will be adding those to the build.
  6. Thanks for the info! I do have the Syhart decals already on the way, as I want replicate a Rafale that is in active service. One other paint I was looking at was Model Master's French Dark Blue Gray. I may just pick up a bottle of that and see how close it matches.
  7. I have just gotten my hands on the very nice and crisp panel lined 1/48 Revell Rafale C. Paging through reference photos and checking colors...I am a little conflicted as to the main airframe color. Does anyone know what would be the closets match to the color for the Rafale, preferably in either Tamiya, AK Real Color, or MR Paint? Thank you!
  8. Thank you both for your replies. Yes.....something is really striking about a NMF Viggen. I am drawn to the splinter camo pattern as well, but like I said, I feel a lot of the surface detail will be lost with the darker colors. The grey scheme does look good too, but for the eventual Gripen that will be parked next to it on the shelf, they will look almost identical. I am still learning a lot about this aircraft. The August 2016 issue of Combat Aircraft Monthly has a very good piece on it. Sigh......decisions of the modern day modeler 😅
  9. Yes, as what foxmulder_ms said, the deployment of the Su-35S was in response to Turkey's shoot down of a VVS Su-24 in late November, 2015. A total of 6 were deployed to provide aerial defense for their strike aircraft that were operating near the Turkish border, as the VVS was very active in striking positions in that region during that time. Since then they have also been used to provide similar defense for aircraft conducting operations in other contested parts of the country. Are you building the GWH or KH kit?
  10. I recently picked up the Tarangus 1/48 Saab JA37 Viggen. I'm pretty torn between which scheme to paint it. While I like the four tone green, brown, and black pattern with sharp edges, I feel the surface details will not be as visible, even after a panel line wash. I am leaning towards the metallic finish that I have seen on some photos, with a black radome. However, pictures are scarce, and also I am not sure if the aircraft with metallic finishes were in actual Flygvapnet service. I am still digging around for references and wanted to drop a line here to see if anyone has some insight into this aircraft and its paint schemes. Thank you,
  11. For air to air, this video shows a configuration of two R-73s, two R-27Ts (with infrared seeker), and two R-77s. See this video clip from when they first deployed to Syria in early 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpVEWipSx5k This one shows a similar air to air set up, but also with free fall bombs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxYnjOfCmSI Hope this helps!
  12. Just got mine from Sprue Brothers. Holy freakin' awesome detail Batman! To answer some of the questions that have been recently floated, it does come with both clear and tinted canopies. The canopies do have that seam line on the top, which I am confident can be carefully sanded down, but there will probably some minor distortion due to what has been discussed as far as how the plastic is injected, etc. I forget. The panel lines are little soft in some area, yes, but nothing a scriber and some basic modeling skills can't fix. Other than that, it is a very solid kit. Job well done to all of those involved.
  13. I've done tight airbrush work for most of my Soviet aircraft. I feel it is a more accurate representation of the real thing.
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