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  1. Oh, ok, than there still is the chance for folded blades. You said that they do plan on it for all the Navy variants, which for me meant not for others 😄 Hmm, few shops in Europe accept preorders with release date indicated mid October... I guess they will have to revise that I've found out in the meantime that Croatia is getting two UH-60M , so I'll start to look for options to make an conversion
  2. It is a pitty they will not do the option to fold the rotor blades (as I understood Floyd) since it is possible to fold them manually. I did preorder pave hawk and now I am considering to cancel it and wait for the navy one. I just couldn't imagine that beside all those opened panels and exposed engine they will no do the option to fold blades. I just like it more with folded blades so I planed to make it as "ready for transport", tide up, with fod's etc, or even during inspections. Maybe I'll stick to the order if it can be done without too much surgery... any ideas how difficult it might be? Also, any inside info on release date? :)
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    Which 1/48 SU-35?

    I am currently building GWH kit. I would definitely go for GWH, despite some issues. Though I haven't seen KH kit in person, but I did see a lot of comparison. Beside that, I had a lot of KH kits, and although I liked them a lot, none of them was even near to something I see in this GWH su-35. I doubt that Su-35 kit stand out much from other KH releases
  4. Then we must have different criteria. I am mainly referring to the panel lines on the front part of the fuselage, near and around cockpit. Quite a few are very thin, shallow, with "water details", not as crisp as other parts of the kit. Also, rivets (bolts, fasteners or whatever) are so shallow on some parts that you can barely see them, especially on those bare metal panels where the gun is. There I've tried to re-rivet every hole with the pointed tool, but it was so barely visible that I've messed everything up. In the end, I've filled and sanded everything away and made rivets with the rosie the riveter by myself. I've spent hours re-scribing the panel lines, and of course, as usual, the scriber went off the line so I had to fix/fill that also. There is a seam line where the parts of the fuselage join (vertical one, that starts about where the front windscreen ends) and it goes over the horizontal panel line which wouldn't be a problem if the panel line continues, but it breaks the panel line so a part of it is off, just enough it needs re-working. I don't know, but those pictures that are posted before in this topis regarding these areas, are representing exactly what I got - they are not just "bad pictures" with "bad light" taken with the cell phone. I'm not whining or complaining, I am only stating my own impressions. I also think that this kit deserved more tunning on this area and that it was released too early. It doesn't follow the quality of other kit parts, and it is certainly not making any standards there. As I said, I still recommend the kit, since it has other details very well done. Attention to details representing the real thing is astonishing. Details on the seat and cockpit are better than some resin detail sets. I think that KH kit is not even near that. But this is the impression I got from the pictures on net since I don't have KH kit.
  5. Did anyone measure the diameter of nozzles on KH and GWH kit? I was wondering if I can use AMUR REAVER nozzles on GHW kit? Regarding the kit - so far there are obvious problems with panel lines that were already pointed out. Some rescribing of the panels will be necessary. However, a lot of effort is put into details and accuracy of them, so I still recommend this kit. Thanks
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    Academy Su-27 1:48 inflight

    Incredible work! What did you use for tinting the canopy? Thank!
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    GWH Su-35S building

    I got the same paints also. They look nice, but I think I will need to combine them with theirs su27/33 colors it will be interesting to see your thoughts
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    1/32 Mosquito Tamiya wip

    Thanks Joel. Here are some new progress pictures. And thank Anthony for help! Now to wheelbay :) Regards!
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    1/32 Mosquito Tamiya wip

    Just a small update, I've managed to blend it in
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    1/32 Mosquito Tamiya wip

    Thank all! RedCrown, you remember :) it is about 90% finished. this 10% is in progress for about few years. But I hope I will finish it until the end of the year. Cheers
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    1/32 Mosquito Tamiya wip

    Hi, thanks! Ive used tamiya basic type putty for rough parts, and Mr. surfacer for fine tunning :D
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    GWH Su-35S building

    I am still waiting mine from UK. It should have tinted canopy, right?
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    SU-27 UB 1/32 digital camo

    now I'm even more fascinated, I didn't even consider this option because that is "no way, impossible"
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    1/32 Mosquito Tamiya wip

    Thank Jeol. Well it should blend in the wing. But that is a very tricky part, I did such thigs before so I know... If there were panel lines and rivets around, I wouldn't go with this
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