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  1. Great job! what's that tool called you used for making the camo masking?
  2. Great job on the couple! Can't wait to start mine - got the 4 of them in royal class boxing. What's wrong with kit stencils that you decided to replace them?
  3. Glad I could be of use with the vids. I am improving the quality as well with the current build. Filming was a steep learning curve so I'll try to improve as much as I can with the limited resources I have at hand. Yeah I skipped a few minor things in the vids - I masked the canopy and airbrushed the sealant. But in case you haven't noticed, Begemot released sealant decals in 3 different pink tones in 1:72 and 1:48 just a few days ago. Thanks for the info on the UB-32/wheel door thingy. I will certainly remember this if I build any more mudmoving variants 🙂
  4. Cool W40K projects you got there! I was also tempted into these by a couple of friends and will probably build a few Space Wolves figures.
  5. Thank you, Moritz! Link sorted out! I have a plan to build several Afghan war veterans in the future, so this Azeri bird was kind of a testing ground and I really like the outcome. regarding the UB-32s, ha you got me. I used overtrees version and instructions from the very first bunny club members edition release, which had only brassin a2s weapons included. Although I have checked Ed's instructions in pdf on their site, there is no mention of UB-32 or different doors. I am not so familiar with the -21 to know this "mod" but it seems entirely possible.
  6. New addition to my display cabinet! Full article and gallery: https://vvsmodelling.com/2020/08/09/mig-21sm-fishbed-j/ And in video for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/embed/cPJ14amMNAI https://www.youtube.com/embed/pkZkmmtt6jE
  7. Thanks guys! Actually they come with the kit - it's a special edition of Revell Spitfire with 2 Eddies and 2 variants of decals - either this Aces High or the stage version that Iron Maiden are using on current tour.
  8. I don’t normally build ww2 era planes and even rarer you can find 1:32 subject on my desk. But having Revell release this kit about 6 months before my good friend’s birthday, who is (surprise surprise) a huge Maiden fan, the ever present “what to buy for birthday” question was solved then and there. I am happy how she turned out and the Spit brought the new proud owner to the brink of tears and a huge bear hug 😄 Anyhow, Up the Irons! Full gallery and model info: https://vvsmodelling.com/2020/05/24/spitfire-mk-ii-aces-high/
  9. Thank you, Ken! Like the Facepalm but I guess it could also be called Flop 😄
  10. New model in my X-plane collection Full review article and gallery: https://vvsmodelling.com/2020/04/28/ilyushin-il-102/
  11. Thanks Ken! Glad you like my work so far. I've spent quite some time trying to figure out the colours. The instructions suggest Humbrol codes but I don't use enamels anymore. As I am painting exclusively with Mr.Paint lacquers now, I was searching their catalog. Blue shouldn't be a problem as I have a bunch for different Flanker variants - in the end, AMT-7 WW2 underside blue seemed a good match. Black was no brainer, dark Green I've decided on SEA Dark Green. Sand, I was searching in their catalog and found a good match - will write it down when I finish the kit in the article. Mi
  12. Here she is. Took a while but I am satisfied with the result.
  13. Model is now primed and almost ready for painting. Why almost? Because during the photo shoot, I noticed a small crack appeared in the nose, which I have to fix first! The aircraft is a real behemoth. Compared to the MiG-21, it looks like it’s a bigger scale. I imagine its size wouldn’t be an advantage over the battlefield either. Armament to be mounted on the aircraft.
  14. a rather poor out of focus and underexposed photo and details about 10times bigger than real may not be actually representative of quality.
  15. With some time off, being on home readiness every second week, but parenting still taking a considerable chunk of it, I managed to move forward with my Il-102 build. K-36s painted up and ready for installation. Il-102s heavy wings and tail design scream of a tailseater. Combination of lead fishing weights and Uschi van der Rosten Three Green in the nose will hopefully do the trick. Instead of adding engine pods after the fuselage is closed, I'd rather install them before that, thus easily pressing them together against the fuselage surface
  16. There's two narrow aluminum strips on the canopy centerline extending from the rear frames for both pilot and RIO about 2/3 forward - crew protection from lightning strikes. If there's a single line through the whole canopy in a scale model kit, that's the result of moulding process and should be eliminated.
  17. Since I started using MrPaint paints, I don't gloss anymore... no problems with silvering, even without polishing.
  18. My first 2020 project finished. The model itself was finished in the last days of 2019 but I needed a bit more time with accessories and the base. In progress shots: https://vvsmodelling.com/2020/03/07/zvezda-172-mig-29smt-fulcrum-build-article/ Built article and full gallery: https://vvsmodelling.com/2020/03/08/mikoyan-mig-29smt-fulcrum/ Some photos for the flavor 😉
  19. The cockpit and gunners position are reasonably detailed for the scale and the decals nicely printed to bring out all the little details. The rear gun assembled and painted and waiting for installation into the rear turret. And the infamous K-36 seat. Anyone that built recent Modelsvit kits have come across one of these. 23 parts for a seat in 1:72! You may have asked 23? He must have made a mistake! No, here's a sprue photo next to a completed one. All those parts go into one seat! But it looks damn fine out of the box.
  20. Thanks for the interest! Ken, I've seen the Il-102 again in August when visiting MAKS - the grey is now quite weathered compared to your photos where it appears quite recently repainted. Anyhow, time for a small update. Il-102 main landing gear was stowed in such gondolas. Multipiece affair but it goes together rather well and fits perfectly into the wings. Also nicely detailed with combination of raised rivets, engraved lines and delicate interior frame work. So, if you wish to pose open bomb bays, you have to cut the doors out of the lower wing
  21. properly degreaseing the surface (I use IPA) and smooth the surface using polishing sticks and/or cloths - not to high shine but basically to the natural finish of the unpainted plastic. Next step is proper paint application, which is as important as surface prep work. And from what I am seeing, it is the main cause for uneven surface and consequent silvering of decals. dnl42 just described this perfectly. And yeah, I am using MRP lacquers.
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