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  1. yeah, ED used to be pretty slow in bringing changes and updates, but recently they picked up a pace a bit. Looks like new management is doing the right work. And now you have free Mariana's map in this weeks Open Beta patch! I am flying F-14B in 108th 'Specters' Tomcat squadron, part of a 132nd virtual Wing. http://132virtualwing.org/
  2. There are several great campaigns (both free and payware) for DCS and the team is now actively developing dynamic campaign generator, which should, if I remember correctly, be released sometime later this year in its basic form, so some really fun times ahead. But flying in a virtual wing beats any single player (dynamic) campaign. I remember one mission, when us (Tomcats) were tasked with CAP on a night mission, with Hornets coming in behind us for a strike, while I could see in the distance AAA and SAM launches further up the coast, where I knew A-10s had their share of fun. So immersiv
  3. To be honest, when you finish all those training missions, you know just basic stuff. But like with everything, practice makes perfect. It also helps if you join multiplayer and find yourself a nice MP community, virtual squadron or a wing, because those guys will teach you the trade better than anything else.
  4. I sooooo knew I have to give you this kit! This is marvelous!
  5. Thank you for your kind words. I have never used Surfacer as a primer before, but guess what. I just received two bottles of Mr.S 1500 Black. I've had enough of experimenting as well, I guess 😄
  6. I don't have a preference of the type, as long as it works. I've had really great results with their Grey primer, but Black failed me on first try. Off to Surfacer 1500 Black. Thank you, Curt. Actually I do it just as you've described it. 00 brush and Mr.Paint acrylic paints (aluminum in this case). I also use optivisor for such detail work which helps immensely. Recently I've been playing a bit with figure painting so I got a little bit more confidence in brush painting. Yeah One Shot. Grey has served me well, but Black just didn't work. Ah no worries.
  7. Hehe. Thank you. Unfortunately I had to temporarily shelve this project. Ammo's black primer hasn't levelled out and filled most of the scribed details and left worst surface you can imagine. I will return to it in a few months but have to regain the joy of modelling. Ironic how you get one of the best kits in the market only to be let down by faulty product.
  8. Maybe a bit late with the reply, but MRP actually recommends that you use their 2K lacquer before applying the chrome.
  9. Be cautious about that VR test. I've had 1080Ti until early December. It is a monster of a card and will run everything without hiccup on high settings. But on monitors. In VR, it's a different story. It doesn't have a problem running first generation VR sets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and I guess it would run Oculus Rift-S as well. But if you go the higher resolution way with second generation headsets like Index or the 4K HP G2, 1080Ti just won't cut it. Or you'll have to seriously reduce graphic quality which defies the high res logic in the first place. I went Oculus Rift
  10. Thanks! You are right on both accounts. All plastic so far and yeah, ejection seat handles are a bit on a thick side. Gauges actually come in a single instrument panel decals, but I cut them off individually and applied them one by one and filling the faces with UV glue, creating glass like effect - not really seen in the photos, but looks nice in person. Well it was never my intention and to tell you the truth, my modelling table atm is too small for this Flanker. I constantly keep on hitting things with it so I am really looking forward to going back to my 1:72 😄 N
  11. Since I am into sims for almost 40 years here's my take on current situation. DCS is great and in 10 days, with the revised clouds, will get even better - MSFS style clouds and complete weather engine rework in the works. Modern day combat, its great - I have in excess of 500hrs in the A-10C and recently it got even better with modern systems Cs now feature (Scorpion HMD, laser guided rockets, new radios,...). Personally I almost exclusively fly F-14 these days and have amassed almost 200hrs in the last year and a half in it. But yeah, HOTAS is essential for flying newer
  12. Thank you Chris! Real life is interfering with my modelling so I am not progressing as fast as I would like to. Luckily, the kit is not fighting me back and here she is - for the first time the plastic pieces joined into a beautiful Flanker shape.
  13. I wasn't as well, but then checked resources, and there are... Anyway, finished with exams and I managed to more or less finish the cockpits
  14. It's about a purchase of a new fighter aircraft for the Croatian Air Force. The guy holding the models is a Member of Parliament and explains that the only aircraft they're gonna buy, is one of these and that he's gonna present them now to those members so they can play with them (audio gets bad when he walks down the stairs and couldn't get what he was saying there). But yeah, real video and someone got really offended... 🙂
  15. Thank you, Dave! During studying for the exams, (this old head of mine doesn't suck knowledge in as it used to and has to be constantly beat into submission :D) I managed to do a few relaxation modelling sessions and here's the result so far. Aft cockpit mostly painted up. Front cockpit painted and washed. And side by side comparison.
  16. Thanks guys! I've got a bunch of learning to do for my upcoming ATC exams so not much time for modelling, unfortunately. I managed to finish the main wheel wells though.
  17. I haven't posted anything in this section for a while but I've decided that this is about to change. Brand new GWH kit of the Su-27UB in 1:48 and from my initial inspection, I am quite certain you can make it into outstanding looking model without use of any aftermarket products. Progress is slow as I have a bunch of exams at work in the near future and parenting and other hobbies take a toll, but still, I am gaining momentum with this build nevertheless. First completed piece is front gear well - I am doing an early version of the UB so I've chosen the open bay wi
  18. The aircraft I had a pleasure of photographing at MAKS 2019. Full article about the aircraft, the model and direct comparison with Hasegawa kit in same scale and of course the full gallery at: https://vvsmodelling.com/2020/12/11/su-35s-flanker-e/
  19. MRPs: Applicable to desert camo and new splinter camo Tan FS 20400 - MRP-244 Brown FS 30140 - MRP-233 Forest Green FS 34079 - MRP-101 Camouflage Grey FS 36622 - MRP-104 There are two variants of blue camo - blue/grey and blue/sand Blue is both times FS35450 - MRP-240 Sand FS33578 - MRP doesn't have this colour in their selection but I'd take MRP-226 Sand and take it from there Grey FS36622 - MRP-104
  20. MRP-49 is too dark for the MiG-31 landing gears. Not sure which paints are you using but I'd just pick a grey, that is slightly lighter from the paint you will be using for the airframe.
  21. All Navy Su-30SMs have three tone bottom camo. Here's a photo of 45 where you can clearly see it's not uniform blue. https://russianplanes.net/id240244
  22. Overall LGG with Gunship Gray details
  23. The HUD is actually one of the bigger disappointments in the kit for me personally. Moulded in grey styrene??? And with PE fret included with useless flare dispenser covers yet having the HUD (and IRST) moulded in grey plastic are the two biggest downsides of this kit.
  24. I switched from MM enamels to MRP lacquers - best thing I did in my scale model "career". As for the inaccuracy claims - each company has rotten eggs in their baskets and it would seem, the paint saga can often be quite subjective. I really like them. Hell no, I LOVE them.
  25. Man that looks FAST! Really great looking model! Even if I prefer P/PDs I am now considering adding one of the Rs to my collection.
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