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Sebastijan

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  1. Nice work on this beast! Keep in mind that if the rear cargo doors are open, the tail skid is lifted in order not to obstruct vehicles approaching the cargo bay. here's a nice pic:
  2. my little daughter takes away so much time, but still, I managed to move forward a bit. While Zvezda made nice over-exhaust plates on their 9.13 kit, they somehow missed this area when designing the SMT and made those plates without any details. While not perfect, simple scribing and rectangual pieces of Tamiya tape make quite a difference. One of the reasons why Iโ€™d pick Zvezda over Trumpeter MiG-29 any day in 1:72 scale. Trumpeter completely simplified the shape of engine bulges; too narrow and without that inital curve that makes them look really beefy on real aircraft. Really like this stage of model building when you put sub-assemblies together and the model takes shape of the aircraft youโ€™re building.
  3. 6 weeks too late. And it's a bit weird now, because the Pe-2 is in the hangar and they have some damaged glass on that side where it's parked, so there are plastic sheets hanged above it to avoid damage, as well as vertical sheets on sides, so you basically cannot see it whole.
  4. So I've had a chance to visit my first Czech scale modelling show this weekend and the size and especially the quality of the models blew me away. Add to this Czech hospitality and best beer and food to go with it in the world and you have a winner combo. Click on the photo for the report (too many pics to post on forums directly).
  5. Why not using remote trigger? You can get cheap wireless remotes easily. I have just got a D850 and was playing with phone app triggering the shutter and it works very well... Not sure though how many Nikon DSLRs have the option, but IIRC some entry level cameras already enable this. I will try focus stacking as D850 has this feature already in the menu, but otherwise so far, I've been using ISO100, F3x something and a little bit of exposure compensation correction and that's it. Check my page vvsmodelling.com galleries to see the results. I'm using 28-300mm lens.
  6. Oh, I didn't know they had bomb bays in there as well. Great job so far!
  7. hahaha nothing pleasurable - just a kidneys infection ๐Ÿ˜› I think I will prepare an update by the end of the week sp stay tuned.
  8. haha well, I've been tied to bed for two weeks, then tied to work and this past weekend, I travelled to Czech republic for a modelling contest and a little bit of speedway... update should follow soon ๐Ÿ˜‰
  9. End of summer and new project! Unlike most of the kits that start with cockpit assembly, I started this one down below, in the wheel wells. Some additional wiring was added to the wells, as well as some bottles attached to the right side well, as seen at MAKS'19. Some PE detailing added to intakes and front wheel well. The fit so far is good. I've decided to rivet the whole model, which I haven't done in a long long time. Time consuming, yes, but I think it will be worthwhile in the end.
  10. Got the kit during the MAKS thanks to Andrey Kotkov and Zvezda. I plan on doing a review in the coming week so stay tuned. My model haul (plus Begemot MiG-29SMT decals and flare launchers)
  11. Eduard 1:72 Syhart decals More or less OOB with some additions to the cockpit. Full gallery: https://vvsmodelling.com/2019/08/26/mik ... shbed-j-2/
  12. That may be, but then you've got an even bigger error, as RIO's cockpit is a late D with square PTIDS screen instead of a fishbowl one, jdam coordinate input box and a LANTIRN sidestick controller.
  13. keep in mind Blue 41 served for around two decades, so the weathering is anything from slightly faded paint job with paint oversprays over the tactical number areas to the extreme weathering as you can see in these latest 201x shots.
  14. Looks like the change in colour happened between 2011 and 2012 2011: https://russianplanes.net/id193497 blue 41 cool shot with live missiles and sorbtsiya pods 2012: https://russianplanes.net/id153393 red 41 2015: https://russianplanes.net/id168413 same bird after overhaul now designated red 16 I prefer blue 41
  15. Just found a few profiles and a photo showing it from the left side, being in a row of several Flankers, but you've already probably seen that one.
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