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Nikolay Polyakov

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  1. As I read somewhere, these interesting construction was made after the long research and the main landing gear has a pushrod suspension that pulling in the wing mechanically. That’s why the bay doors are 4-part unit - just to «puzzle» into the one-piece door without actuators. Original text: «После долгих исканий было найдено простое и рациональное решение: крепить колеса главного шасси на рычажной подвеске и убирать в крыло механическим подтягом. Зазоры между стойками шасси при уборке их в крыло уменьшили. Данная схема, не имеющая аналогов в отечественном и зарубежном самолетостро
  2. Caracal Models has an excellent decal sheets for an F-101B: Air National Guard F-101B Voodoo and Air National Guard F-101B Voodoo Part 2. There’s no stencil data, but I think it can be very useful.
  3. Hello @Johnny_K! Maybe I’m late, but here’s the great build with a some portions of research: Convair B-58 Hustler 1/72. Your progress is amazing, now the Hustler takes its shape! It seems like you’re a very skilled. Keep up the good work; I’m following with an interest... P.S. The foiled wings looks superb!
  4. It’s enough to see the difference. Anyway, a lot of great offerings available there.
  5. Well done! And very interesting research, as well.
  6. Moscow. Not all the Dragon kits available, so it’s some alternatives exists: 1/35 Resin US Helicopter Crew Door Gunners 4 Set Unassembled Unpainted BL690. Yes, some projects can be expensive... Sure thing! Finished: Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-101 A/C «Voodoo», Revell 1:48 Bell UH-1 «Huey Hog». Ongoing: Zvezda 1/72 Mi-24V/VP Hind E, Trumpeter 1:48 Scale RA-5C Vigilante.
  7. As for me, looks tinted: It’s not so evident, but look: Indeed. Cheers! 🤝
  8. Привет! 🙂 В мобильной версии сайта не увидел адрес: Krasnodar! I was able to dry-brushing 20 years ago, but now - after the long hiatus - I can’t reproduce this skills... I missed some posts in this thread when I offline for a few days, and it’s something special here. 👍 The Dragon has «U.S. Helicopter Crew, Vietnam» kit. I think it must be a bit cheaper. The model with such a level of details will be attractive as is, so you can decide about the making diorama later. Keep up the good work! Cheers! 😉
  9. Improve?! Your scratch building skills is amazed me, especially the seats! The work on the jacket is also superb. The only thing I noticed is the very olive uniform color, but it’s a very obvious on some photos - I never saw it before. I found it on a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel page, from the Meg Jones family archive: I thought that the uniform was light green, as on the man on the right side. And I was wrong - so you’re done it beautiful! Interesting... Keep up the good work! 👍 Cheers!
  10. Hello, Marc! The correction with these parts looks vague and tricky, in my opinion. There are the furrows on an inner sides of the intakes. I think that the KH engineers offer us to cut an intake trunks there an use the provided parts to make a new lips. I didn’t measure an angles on these parts, but all we need is to made the 90 degree angle between the fuselage and an intake. I think that just to cut an existing intake is a way better idea. Please, look for fresh and interesting discussion about it here: RF-101C auxiliary tanks. There is som
  11. Thanks for this great article, Adam! Well-written and interesting, as I always liked to see that boxes in a hobby stores, more than 20 years ago... Cheers! 😊
  12. Yeah, looks wonderful! The basic white base color turns into an amazing colorful sceme. Cheers! 😎
  13. My grandfather flew the Beagles (sadly, he's passed a long time ago); they all were unpainted (except markings) and unpolished, as my father remembered. An aluminium paint was used on a museum airframes. And if I understood it correctly, an anticorrosion finish was applied on a Soviet planes in late 70s or an eary 80s. So it's a bit different times. Cheers! 😎
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