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  1. Venezuelan Sukhoi SU-30 MK2 (pics restored)

    This is an awesome build thread! Fantastic work here... Man, looking through this makes me REALLY want to build a twin seat Flanker!
  2. 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-22M4 Fitter-K, Polish Air Force, 2016

    Thanks Andrew! Yeah, the instructions are not a bright spot on this kit. Not awful, but not really great either. Haha, sorry Brandon! But thanks for the kind words, I am quite happy with how it turned out. I am eager to see how yours turns out using the HB kit. I am sure it will look awesome too! If you have any questions about the subject, just let me know when you start it. Thanks Rodney! I knew exactly what scheme I was going to do once I bought the kit and learned that you can build an Su-22M4 from it. Thanks bud! Yeah, it is cool to see a more modern paint scheme on the old lady. I am sure it will. I hope to see what you come up with when you do! Thanks Eric! I appreciate you taking the time to comment with those kind words!
  3. 1/48 Revell Tornado IDS to ECR: Lego tiger

    I will definitely be following this! I just recently built that exact kit, and I will tell you it is the most challenging and frustrating kit I have built so far (out of 25). But I think you already know that. But it definitely builds into a really nice model!!!
  4. Easy to build kit for SEA Camo with engraved panel lines

    I also agree about the 1/48 Hasegawa F-4. I have built the F-4G and it really was a quick build. I built mine in three weeks. It's not an E nor is it SEA camo (Euro I) but they do build into a nice model!
  5. 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-22M4 Fitter-K, Polish Air Force, 2016

    Thanks Janne! I really appreciate the kind words my friend! Thanks Moritz, I really appreciate that. Yeah, I saw this scheme and was immediately stuck at how cool it was to see on the Fitter. It definitely helped that there are some awesome pics online of a shoot of a formation of Polish Fitter, Fulcrum, and Viper. LOL
  6. Werner's Wings UH-1D/H Decals for Kitty Hawk kit PREVIEW

    I definitely will be getting both sheets. Now for the hard decision, which one to do???? LOL
  7. 1/48 SH-2G Polish Navy

    That is fantastic, well done! I have been on the fence as to whether I wanted to buy this kit, but I think you just pushed over the edge into buying it!
  8. 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-22M4 Fitter-K, Polish Air Force, 2016

    Thanks man! Yeah, despite what the early reviews said, I enjoyed building this. Thanks Richard! Yeah, they definitely have some interesting ideas on how to break down a kit. Oh well, they choose some great subjects and have very nice detail, so I guess it is just something we will have to deal with LOL. Thank you Captain Obvious! (I chuckle a little bit to myself every time I write that!) Thanks Rom, I always appreciate your feedback. Yeah, the shape really is not even noticeable without the load. But with everything on, it is really not discernable at all. Thank you Ian, I really appreciate the kind words! Thank Mstor! I am happy I could do justice to your favorite aircraft. That is a real compliment!
  9. 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-22M4 Fitter-K, Polish Air Force, 2016

    A few more...
  10. Hi all, back again! I just wanted to share my latest completed project, the much maligned Kitty Hawk Su-17/22 Fitter. The boxing is for Su-17M3/M4, but as I understand it, the Su-22M4 is externally identical to the Su-17M4 so that a 22M4 can be built from this box. So I chose to build the new Polish Air Force gray camouflage scheme Su-22M4 Fitter-K. I am sure by now you have heard much about this kit. But this is what I can tell you, from my experience... The engineering leaves one to scratch their head often. Lots of sprue gates in poor locations, 6 piece fuselage, and of course the intake and the shock cone. An aftermarket shock cone is an absolute must. I used a HAD Models one, and it is really nice! I highly recommend it. The lower fuselage has an odd banana shape that is not quite right... But that doesn't really bother me as I loaded it up and added the KKR-1T pod underneath. The instructions are ok, but not fantastic. There are some parts numbering errors to watch out for, although I can't remember them exactly. On the positive side, the detail is just fantastic. The cockpit detail is one of the best OOB ones I have ever seen. The fit of parts is actually mostly quite good. The wings are really well done, near Tamiya-like engineering and fit there. And here is the kicker, for me... I did actually enjoy building this. Now, granted, I built the Revell Tornado just before this, and that thing is a monster to build. This was a walk in the park compared to that. So I may have been a bit influenced by my previous build. I used ModelMaker decals for this, as they are the only ones available for this scheme. Actually, I only used the numbers from ModelMaker. The Polish insignias did not have crisp edges, so I sourced those from a Techmod MiG-29 sheet. Also, the ModelMaker decals came with no stencils. The stencils for this scheme are different colors than the old scheme, so I did not have those. So I had to just find Russian/Polish stencils from kits and decals in my stash and use ones that looked to be the right color and shape and place them according to what I saw in pics. That made the stenciling of this a major pain in the butt. And I hate stenciling period. LOL There are some very good pics online of this scheme, and they all seem to be kept quite clean. So I kept my weathering to a minimum here, unlike my previous few builds. Anyway, enough jibber jabber, I hope you enjoy! Kit: 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-17M3/M4 Decals: ModelMaker Polish Fitters, Polish Insignias from Techmod, and random stencils from many Russian/Polish subject kits Aftermarket: HAD Models Shock Cone, Master Model Pitot Paints: Gunze Mr. Surfacer Black 1500 (primer base), Tamiya Liquid White Primer (for marble coat), Gunze Aqueous FS 36375 Light Ghost Gray, and Dark SeaGray, Rubber Black, Clear Red, Clear Green, and Smoke, and Alclad II Gloss Black Primer, Hot Metal Violet, Hot Metal Blue, Airframe Aluminum, Pale Burnt Metal, and Burnt Iron. Future Gloss coat for decals and Future+Tamiya XF-21 Flat Base 6:1 ratio for final matte coat. Mig Ammo Deep Gray panel wash.
  11. Bicentennial F-14A Tomcat

    Absolutely beautiful Steve! Such a striking scheme, and you nailed it. Bravo!
  12. CD72062 - 1/72 C-130H "Guard Herks"

    Perfect, thanks Ray for the info, that is exactly what I needed to know! Kursad, you can expect an order from me as soon!
  13. CD72062 - 1/72 C-130H "Guard Herks"

    I am about to purchase these decals because I want to do the Ohio ANG scheme (I am from Ohio), but the kit I have is the C-130J. If I get the Attack Squadron H Nacelles and sponsons, would I need anything else to backdate that kit to an H that is not in the J boxing?
  14. MiG-29 9-13 Fulcrum C

    Amazing work Janne! The paintwork and scheme choice is fantastic! This scheme reminds me of an autumn day LOL
  15. Monogram A-6E TRAM 1/48

    This is really sad, because this was the single greatest WIP thread I have ever seen. The work done here is nothing short of amazing.