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  1. skuki

    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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. skuki

    Academy Su-27 1:48 inflight

    Incredible work! What did you use for tinting the canopy? Thank!
  5. skuki

    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
  6. skuki

    1/32 Mosquito Tamiya wip

    Thanks Joel. Here are some new progress pictures. And thank Anthony for help! Now to wheelbay :) Regards!
  7. skuki

    1/32 Mosquito Tamiya wip

    Just a small update, I've managed to blend it in
  8. skuki

    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
  9. skuki

    1/32 Mosquito Tamiya wip

    Hi, thanks! Ive used tamiya basic type putty for rough parts, and Mr. surfacer for fine tunning :D
  10. skuki

    GWH Su-35S building

    I am still waiting mine from UK. It should have tinted canopy, right?
  11. skuki

    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"
  12. skuki

    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
  13. skuki

    SU-27 UB 1/32 digital camo

    WHAT THE F.... next is the scene when my jaw drops Looks amazing EDIT: I can't get enough of this camo, speechless. Are these all decals or combination with masks?
  14. skuki

    1/48 Sukhoi Su-30MKI Flanker

    Incredibly beautiful... and not an easy work there, good old Sol - ancient history these days between all those new flanker kits. therefore it is realy nice to see someone using it. I remember my Su-33 conversion and the amount of work there thanks for sharing
  15. skuki

    1/32 Mosquito Tamiya wip

    Today !! :D And thanks all, glad you like it Here are some pictures of the opened panels that will be on one wing. I've decided to make some things out of pe, so I've asked my friend for help. I've explained him what I would like to have, gave him basic dimensions and he did all other work - drawing, adjusting and etching. It looks very nice. Thank and regards, Marko