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  1. Hi all


    I am having a a bit of a clean out.  So selling the following 1/32 kits.  All in as new condition


    1/32 trumpeter Mig21 MF.  Price 50 Euros

    1/32 trumpeter Mig29 SMT  price 80 Euros

    1/32 Tamiya F15C eagle. Price 100 Euros

    1/32 Tamiya F16C Block50. Price 120 euros


    I'm offering free postage within France and to Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Germany, Holland, UK, Austria and Portugal by Mondial relay


    Anyone interested, PM me.






  2. And sorry guys one last thing.  Can anyone tell me what type pylon they mounted the MBD2-67U MER on under the wings on the Mig23 which replaced the R-23 missile pylon.  Was it the same pylon they used to mount the MBD2-67U under the wing on the SU25?


    Thanks for any info



  3. Hi guys


    Sorry for that.  I'd just forgotten I'd already started that on another thread.  But from memory, I didn't get a definite answer.  I was reading that the Russians carried 4 RBK 250s on the MBD2-67U as the outer casing was only 5mm thick so not so heavy.  So can we put this question to bed once and for all and just tell me if they carried RBK 250 cluster bombs on the MBD2-67U racks or just ZAB 100s, FAB 100s and OFAB 100s?


    I'm doing a mig-23 and want to put 4 MBD2-67U racks on her Adam Afghanistan bird.  I will also do a Mig21 as an Afghanistan bird as well but haven't decided if I put on single cluster bombs or MERs.


    So sorry guys if you can just give me your answer and I promise I cease this topic!!!!!  I must have had a couple beers when I posted the thread again ha ha


  4. Hi all


    Can anyone tell me what bombs could be carried on the russian MBD2-67U MER?  Was it just FAB 100 and OFAB 100s?  Or could the carry larger RBK250 cluster bombs or FAB 250s? similar on them?


    Any help appreciated



  5. You can't beat having excellent reference material and nothing beats a book.  We have the internet now and can lookup anything or find pictures but that can never replace a book.  A book contains pictures, information and the only way you gain knowledge is by reading.  With a book you can pull it out any time, have a read or lookup anything as it's at your fingertips.  There is nothing that beats that smell of an open book.  To me, buying a book is as important as buying the kit.  Some people just make models for the enjoyment but I also make models to learn about the engineering, of the jet, why and how it was designed the way it is and to learn all about the jet and it's variants.  Only a book can give you this.  And when you understand all that about a jet, you make a better model.  You can't beat knowledge!!!!!


    So my mig23 has the Aires cockpit set, Aires burner can, reskit bombs and MERs, zactomans update set of pylons, splitter plates ect, Eduard interior and exterior sets, linden hill Afghan decals, linden hill stencil data decals, Hungarian aero decals KM-1 seat, Aires chaff/flare dispensers and Aires air scoops.  I can't say I'm a fan of the Aires KM-1 seat.  It just looks out of proportion and not right.  Does anyone agree?  That's why I bought the Hungarian aero decals KM-1 seat.  So all in all it should turn out a well detailed Mig23 MLD.


    I also bought the famous russian aircraft mig-29 and mig35.  Again by Yefim GORDON.  It's just the same and a complete Bible to the mig29 modeller.  I have the 1/32 trumpeter mig29 SMT which is next on the list with the zactomans update set, cold war studio cockpit set which I will have to use the Eduard mig29M PE set as the cockpit set is for a mig29A.  And of course some reskit cluster bombs and will do a subject currently deployed to Syria.  So I have enough to keep me busy.


    I'll post pics of the Mig23 when finished.







  6. Yes you did thanks.  I bought the book "Famous russian aircraft mig-23 and mig-27" by Yefim GORDON.  It's a great book for a modelling reference and information.  Go no further than this book for all you need to know about the Mig23 and it's variants.  I'm doing an Afghanistan war bird.  Interesting thing is that they either flew strike/interdiction missions or just CAPS.  They never had a mix of AA missiles and bombs, just one or the other.  I recently purchased a heap of different ordnance from reskit as I'm also doing a SU25 as well.


    An interesting picture shows the Mig23 MLD with four MBD2-67U MERs on it with 16 FAB 100s.  Now I thought the pilots hated flying with these as not very stable at high-speed and the pilot had to go to low to drop the bombs.  So I dare say it wasn't a common loadout.


    However I think I might put this loadout on my mig23.  It looks good.  But maybe I put on cluster bombs.  I will see.  I think the Mig23 looks good in the strike/interdiction role.

  7. Thanks for that.  Yes I've been going through my book Famous russian aircraft on the mig 23 MLD and I don't see any difference in the position of the landing gear or nose attitude in photos where it is bombed up, has a full AA load or is clean.  So what you are saying makes perfect sense.  So I think I'll put on the landing gear that is not compressed.  I'll also have a read of your suggestions. 



    Many thanks again


  8. Yes you are right.  The russian cockpit colours can vary and it can all depend on what factory it comes from.  I've seen all different grey colours in SU25 cockpits simply because each factory was using a different paint.


    But as I said, I don't like acrylics and the model master colour is the closest to the colour the mig cockpits should be.  You can always add a little green to it or change it accordingly if you are modelling a specific aircraft.  But as a base colour for mig cockpits, I think it's spot on

  9. Hi all


    I'm building the 1/32 trumpeter Mig-23 MLD flogger K.  However I need to make a decision on the main landing gear.  I'm doing an Afghanistan war bird but I am undecided as to whether I will give it a full air to air loadout or a strike loadout.  So In the kit you get two sets of metal main landing gear.  One set is for showing the jet is under weight making it sit low,  and the other set is for showing the jet is light and has the model sit higher.


    Now if I put on a full air to air loadout, would that be enough to show the jet is under weight and should I use this set of landing gear?  Obviously if I do it in a strike loadout, ill-use the landing gear showing the jet is under weight and sits low.


    But what main landing gear set should I use for an air to air loadout?  Anyone tell me what would be correct?  If both an air to air loadout and a strike loadout made the jet sit low under weight, that would be the perfect solution as I wouldn't have to choose the loadout now.


    So if anyone knows, let me know


    Many thanks

  10. Hi all


    I'm desperately looking for the following paint


    Model master #2135 russian interior blue/green


    I live in France and I'm wanting this paint for my Mig interiors.  Can anyone tell me where I can get from?  The only place I can find it is in Australia and the postage cost is outrageous.  I'm wanting 4 bottles so I have a reserve.  I model a lot of 1/32 russian jets.  If anyone can help me out with a supplier that will ship to France, canyon PM me.  Even in the UK maybe my best bet.  But please, anyone who can help, PM me



  11. Has anyone seen a picture of an Italian Tornado in Op desert storm carrying Mk 20 rockeyes?  I read a website which listed all the different loadouts carried by the different aircraft in desert storm and it stated that Italian Tornados also carried a loadout of 5 Mk 20 rockeyes in the same configuration as they carried Mk 83 slicks.  Can anyone tell me if that is correct?

  12. Hi Ken


    Thanks for the reply.  Yes I meant SU25 wheels.  I was up late and must have mistyped it.  You are right about the variations in colours on russian jets.  Even the cockpits can vary in colour depending on what factory it was made at.  I've seen SU25 cockpits ranging from that real greyish blue to standard grey.  Thanks for the pics though.

  13. Hi all


    I'm an old school modeller and always use humbrol.  Could anyone tell me what humbrol green is the most accurate green to paint the SU25 wheels?


    Russian aircraft can be painful as you sometimes see slightly different shades of grey or other colours in cockpits and aircraft parts depending on which factory it was made in.


    But if anyone can tell me the best match of humbrol green to paint the SU25 wheels, most appreciated.





  14. Hi there


    Thanks for that.  Yes Dmitry sounds great.  He answered all my questions quickly on email and explained all the loadout options for me on my migs.  But for the MER they only hold FAB100s or any other 100kg bomb.  So I got two sets of the MBD2-67U  MERs and some ZAB 100-105s for thé racks.  I bought two sets of them as I have a mig21, mig23 and currently doing a Frogfoot.  So got those and some RBK 250 PTAB 2,5Ms, RBK 250-275 AO1s cluster bombs and two sets of UB-8MI rocket pods.  So all sorted for them.  He makes good stuff at reskit so they should look nice.  Trumpeter weapons leave a bit to be desired..  So I'm really happy I found the reskit stuff.  Can't wait to get it.  I think when you make a model, it can be the best the model ever, but if put on average weapons, just the whole model down.  So with reskit and zacto models, you get the best detailed perfect ordnance to make your model look great.  Ground attack munitions from remit and of course the fantastic AA missiles from Zacto.  It's great to be able to do the russian stuff with nice detailed resin sets now.


  15. Just need some info on the russian MBD2-67U multiple ejection racks.  Can anyone tell me if these could carry any larger bombs than the FAB100?  I've only been able to find pics of them with 4 FAB100s on them.  I just wondered if they could be !oaded up with two FAB250s or RBK250s?  Anyone tell me?  Also could they be carried on a mig21 with 4 FAB100s on each MER under each wing?


    I want to use it either on my Frogfoot or Mig23 or maybe if possible on my mig21


    Any help appreciated




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