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About Sebastijan

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  • Birthday 08/31/1977

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    playing simulators (DCS:A-10 and ARMA II atm)

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  1. Sebastijan

    F/S 1:72 and 1:48 kits

    list refreshed
  2. Sebastijan

    Grumman F-14A Tomcat - dio/ update 3/12/2018

    Thanks guys! Yeah, she's ok now already. Luckily she only had fever without much or any pain, but on the other hand, we didn't know what's causing it until visiting the doc; antibiotics made a short work out of it. Steve, thanks for pointing that out - haven't checked all the little details before the painting yet, but I might have missed that little detail if you haven't pointed it out.
  3. Sebastijan

    F/S 1:72 and 1:48 kits

    refreshed the list
  4. Sebastijan

    Grumman F-14A Tomcat - dio/ update 3/12/2018

    Not much time for model building last week as daughter had high fever and ear infection but nevertheless I managed to finish something during the weekend. Dryfitted the wings and tailerons and attached the fins - Tomcat, baby! Was playing with different shades of metallic colours, picking out single petals, and attacking those with washes. I’ll further putt a matt coat on them as they’re too shiny now and probably add a little more staining. And dryfit of the nozzles - They look really nice attached to the fuselage. Had to bypass instructions a bit so I can remove and install them later in the build.
  5. Yeah, I fly warthog with 5cm extension (more than enough for desk clamp mounted stick) and have been flying a10c since first beta in 2011 and the series since first Flanker game. TrackIR is great but I've recently had a chance to get Oculus Rift VR set for a mere 100eur and it's a total game changer. Think of it as much of a step forward from TiR as it was from no headtracking to TrackIR.
  6. No you don't! Buy a PC and HOTAS, sell Linda and the kids and you're about ready 😉 DCS is simply amazing and calling it a game is almost an insult to its developers. Tomcat's just around a corner - goodbye modelling for me 😄
  7. Sebastijan

    25% off at Starfighter Decals

    I'd order some if I could - Slovenia not listed under shipping options unfortunately.
  8. Sebastijan

    F/S 1:72 and 1:48 kits

    Bargain prices and combined shipping available. https://www.ebay.com/sch/huskythor77/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
  9. Sebastijan

    Grumman F-14A Tomcat - dio/ update 3/12/2018

    Time for weekly update: Last week I received Reedoak 3D printed figures to be used on diorama. Oh boy, I can’t believe how far 3D printing technology has advanced! Layer edges that were in the past really prominent on this kind of prints are almost non existant on these figures. I had to use a magnifying lens to spot it, but even then, it look like a texture to the textile more than layering. Really amazing. These figures aren’t cheap, but they look better than anything I have seen so far. I am no figure painter and it was a first time for me to work with Mr.Paint acrylic paints specially made for figure painting. I have to say I am satisfied with the result – keep in mind that the figure on the screen is several times the real size so everything looks better balanced on 1:1 scale. Finished painting the “spine” interiors. Had to rivet all the inner edge details. and she’s slowly coming together.
  10. Sebastijan

    Slovenian Nationals 2018

    Small show by internantional standards, was this year, when it reached a quarter of a century, packed with excellent models. Click on the photo for full gallery:
  11. Sebastijan

    Grumman F-14A Tomcat - dio/ update 3/12/2018

    Thanks, guys!
  12. Sebastijan

    Grumman F-14A Tomcat - dio/ update 3/12/2018

    Thank you guys! Instructions mistake! Do this only if you're planning on closing the canopy! Painting the exhausts... First white then progressively darker thin layers of brownish colours and some dark brown, black and grey pigments at the end. Jet intakes finished - the lower rear ramp at the top of the intake is clearly visible including the actuator that opens it. Interesting design of the rear fuselage - you have to attach the rear fuselage sides to the jet exhaust piping. The whole assembly is then attached to the upper fuselage half. The join runs by the panel line and is virtually invisible. The only area needing some filler will be right of the airbrake - nothing a swipe of PPP couldn't solve in few seconds. Attaching the lower fuselage was a breeze - fit is just perfect and we finally have something resembling a Tomcat fuselage. View of the lower fuselage - again no filler needed! Oh and for those who didn't know - take a look at Tomcat's fuselage, bring those intakes closer together and voila! A-wing fighter from Star Wars E:VI Return of the Jedi!
  13. Sebastijan

    Fast cat

    Now that's an interesting bird! Following closely!
  14. Sebastijan

    1/72 Airfix BAe Hawk Mk.51 Finnish Air Force

    I've got a suggestion for the following paints, but they are, as you know it already, airbrush only. But they my give you some direction. I'll have to make a test if they're really suitable sometime in near future. MRP-218 Dark Olive Drab 328 (Swedish paint standard) MRP-228 Aircraft Grey-Green BS283 (British paint standard) MRP-098 Light Gull Gray FS36440
  15. Sebastijan

    Grumman F-14A Tomcat - dio/ update 3/12/2018

    Intakes painted up; one showing the one piece affair and the other one with rear part insert. Front view of the intake insert. Stator at the front with a cone was painted Aluminum while the rear one with darker Magnesium, giving a nice sense of depth. Notice the reflections in the intake. Cockpit was finally fitted in the fuselage halves and instrument panel shrouds installed. Turtle back behind the rear seat was bare of details so I added a horizontal beam and rivets per reference photos. NeOmega seats arrived yesterday and they proved to be of identical dimensions as FineMolds ones but of course much better detailed. RIO's IP shroud received circular cooling vents at the sides and the wire that runs from the top handle to the side.