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  1. Not even a bit of resin aftermarket set to go with your build, Janne? Something must be awfully bad with the world these days!
  2. Thank you both Turtle & Tom. Your replies were a great help to me. Oh, no; I've got the Murdock set to convert either the Hasegawa E or Monogram J 1/48 kits to the C version. I just learnt from you that the Cutting Edge set was not accurate in order to make the conversion. I was this close of getting it, so I guess it was just my luck not to have gotten it. Cheers, fellas. Henka
  3. I wholly agree with that statement. I've known the real SuE up close and personal, so if you happened to be a kit builder, then you'd go with the Kitty Hawk kit. Otherwise, get the Kinetic kit. It's a much better kit even when it's got some fitting issues. Perhaps this is the case for a valid reason? There's something odd with the radome shape in the Kitty Hawk kit. Then again, I don't like the way Kitty Hawk molded the exhaust cone to be detachable, making it look like a lousy toy if you chose to keep it detachable, which leaves an awful trench of a seam line. Something dodgy about the height at which the wing root is installed on the fuselaje. It looks as though it were too high to me.
  4. Nah, Berkut ought to be a moderator "wannabe"? Why would anyone care whether he's bothered anyways? Never mind, members are able to make whatever questions they pleased. If he's bothered, that's his problem, you know.
  5. Tom! Thanks once again. Yes, I meant my other right on the picture. Well, okay; it's just the Cutting Edge instructions sheet says they're deflectors. First pic you posted make everything clear to me now. So the rocket pack opened in an opposite way than the speedbrake; I was not able to fathom how in hell the rockets were released otherwise. Second pic you posted made me make up my mind about doing an E version instead. The two pieces on the left of the picture I posted above (which Cutting Edge call "deflectors"), look nothing like the real thing in any case. One last question and I'm off your back; what angle does the airbrake generally reach after engine shutdown, when the aircraft is parked on the ground? I heard it can reach down until the ground stops it. Cheers Tom! Henka
  6. I agree, Chris. My point is that it was quite silly from Berkut to have compared a picture of the real thing against that of a CAD rendering in order to affirm that there was an issue with the new kit's spine and S-shape. I bet he doesn't even owns the 1/48 Aviation Art/Kinetic Su-33 kit. I think that the only way to accurately tell whether or not there's an issue with the spine is by doing what I'm doing right now with the Hobby Boss J-11 kit; I've chopped the fuselage in transversal cuts, like in the plans you posted above, from the windshield aft, to where the spine meets the engine fairings. Then again, although there's some differences between the kit and the plans I've got - mostly where the S-shape way behind the cockpit is evident in the real thing - I don't know whether anyone could trust 1/48 plans. Tell me, have you got more reliable plans for the Su-27 to spare?
  7. Hi, Tom! Thanks a lot for your reply. Yes, the deflectors are a separate part, on the right in the picture. I'm doing the C version, so the deflectors are to be inside the bay. My question was aimed at learning how the deflectors worked when they had to perform their task. I certainly didn't know that the Crusaders could carry rockets; I thought it could be more like JATOs, to be honest with you. Cheers, Henka
  8. Are you joking me? Tanmodel have also announced a 1/48th scale SR-71 which I'm eagerly looking forward to its releasement. How many markings/schemes and operators did the Sled have...? Well, sure you are able to realise that the angle at which the picture of the real thing was taken is quite different that that in the CAD rendering, don't you?
  9. Rob, I don't know about the 1/72 Cobra Company set, but you could always take a good chunk out of the 1/48 Cutting Edge bit if you sold it on evilBay, like $70 or so.
  10. What are the rocket exhaust deflectors used for inside the speedbrake bay on the F-8? I just received the Cutting Edge set CEC48434, and I haven't got a faintest clue what they're for.
  11. Brass tubing as well...? Nice! I should try those. Mine where a tad wobbly when I attempted cutting brass tubing. Last time I bought at UMM, John sent me the CMK spare blades I'm asking you about. Saw that now he's got ones which read Tiger on them.
  12. Calum, mate! Howdy? Thanks, I'm ordering a JLC handle on UMM. Do you know how the JLC spare blades fare against the CMK ones? I hear the latter are a tad harder than the former. Cheers C! H
  13. Thanks, British Storm! I'm asking a relative who's travelling in Cali to run an errand for me, so I need to know how Future is known up there. Also, I've learnt that the stuff is not flammable, so I'd also need the bottle's aprox. dimensions so as to purchase an airtight container for her to keep the bottle inside her luggage.
  14. Fed up with my CMK holder; it's made of plastic and only holds the razor blade on one point. Was checking the UMM-USA page and saw the JLC holder looks way much stronger. Was wondering whether the JLC holder will work with the collection of CMK blades that I've still got left; lots of them. Thanks in advance. Cheers, Hennie
  15. Uwe, I've build the Revell kit, and I've added a whole plethora of aftermarket sets to it: I've bought Hypersonic Models' exhaust, which are a must. Clickie there! I've also gotten the Verlinden Upgrade set from someone who didn't know what he got; he sold it to me for 5 quid! Added the Paragon Flap and Slat set and the DMold seamless suckers.
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