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  1. VG 33

    Print Scale Decals?

    Hi Glynn Yes I would do my best to give you information. Send private messages. Patrick
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    Print Scale Decals?

    Hello I've tried twice : they are very thin and you should be carefull as they can wrap around the paper when sliding on the kit. Here are a couple of examples : http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/301674-172-special-hobby-nakajima-ki-43-iii-french-air-force-in-indochina/ https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235022576-172-valom-mc-donnell-rf-101c/ Patrick
  3. Thank you for your comment. The wingtip position lights are painted red on left and green on right but these pictures are low definition. The antennae wire are EZline but I can use 0,08mm fishing line next time as for biplane rigging. I am always shy for weathering but you're right under eastern Indian climate it was for sure hard for the paint. Patrick
  4. Hi Here are my last builds with these two Curtiss fighters from Special Hobby. First, this is the P-40N-5 s/n 42-105233 from the 89th Fighter Squadron / 80th Fighter Group in 1944 and based in Assam, East India. She was painted with Olive Drab and Neutral Grey from the Aqueous Gunze range. Decals came from the box. I added the resin wheels from CMK 72295 and the seat from 72294. Second is the Kittyhawk Mk. Ia AK772 of the No 112 Squadron RAF in spring 1942 somewhere in Libya. The paint came from Gunze for the Dark Earth and Middle Stone and from Xtracrylics for the Azure Blue. Inside the cockpit, I used CMK 72301 side panels and 72293 seat. Both builds will be published in Tamiya Model Magazine French Edition. Comment are welcome. Patrick
  5. VG 33

    question on FH Phantom

    Hi Dave Here is one of the pictures I took in 2012 at the Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola. Patrick
  6. VG 33

    1/72 Fujimi A-7E

    Hi This is one is very nice and the Fujimi still worths buying. If I remember well the jet intake has the good lower shape contrary to the Hobbyboss kit. Thank you for sharing. Patrick
  7. VG 33

    Yak-130 'Mitten' - 25/03/2018 FINISHED

    Still very interesting and useful. Patrick
  8. VG 33

    1/72 Valom - North American B-45A

    Thank you. Yes she is a nice aircraft to see as one of the first operational jet bombers. Patrick
  9. VG 33

    1/72 Valom - North American B-45A

    Thank you for your kind words. Patrick
  10. Hello Here is my most recent build with this 1/72 North American B-45A from Valom. This aircraft was from the 86th Bomb Squadron / 47th Bombardment Wing in 1954 at Sculthorpe RAF Station. The transfers came from a Caracal Models sheet and were very satisfactory. This kit is not for beginners and honestly one is enough. In the end the product is correct and will be published next month in the French magazine "Avion de combat". Patrick
  11. Hi Here is my new finished kit with this reconnaissance fighter Dassault Mirage F1 CR from Special Hobby. This one is N°603 #33-NR of Escadron de Reconnaissance ER02.033 in 1988 in Chad. The shark mouth was added before going back to Reims AB, France. The vanilla/chocolate camouflage is typical of the Chad operations during the 1980s. She was loaded with two 1200 L fuel tanks, two Magic air-to-air missiles, a Phimat chaff dispenser under the starboard wing and a Barracuda ECM pod under the port wing. Patrick
  12. VG 33

    1/72 B-52 wing box fix

    I do not remember wher I read we have to cut the upper wing every 5cm to get the correct curve and not just around the wing box. So far I have built a -H stright from the box butfor the -G I will try the multiple cuts. Patrick
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    Yak-130 'Mitten' - 25/03/2018 FINISHED

    Hello I am starting the same kit next January and I am foolowing yours. Patrick
  14. Hello Here is my new finished kit with this 1/72 Special Hobby Nakajima Ki-43-III when used by the Armée de l'air (French Air Force) in Indochina between December 1945 and February 1946. The GC I/7 Provence stationed at Po Chen Tong near Phnom Penh when they used less than a dozen former Japanese Army Air Force Nakajima fighters. There were many accidents and after a couple of months they were replaced by Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, and this is another story. The kit is easy to assemble. For the very worn effect I painted first the kit with Alclad Duralumin. Next I applied with a piece of sponge some masking fluid before airbrushing the dark green. After one hour I peeled off the paint with the finger. I made the same for the yellow identification markings. I saw on the pictures that the metal blades of the propeller were in perfect conditions. The transfers came from two sheets on the subject by Printscale. I say two because the transfers are too thin and after the first I could see the mottle effect through the white and red transfers. Then I bought another sheet to put exactly a second layer of the same transfers. Patrick