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    British rock, cars, biking, golf, triathlon, good movies, wines, beers & whiskies. Modeling wise: Russian jet aircrafts and products of the Grumman Iron Works in hi-viz. Both naturally in 1/72 scale.

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  1. janman

    US B-1 Lancer flight and afterburner.

    Nice! Where is this AB, certainly not in the US?
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    I'm not sure if I experienced a similar problem two weeks ago but it certainly seems so. The SAL cost was something astronomical - it really was several times bigger than my order! I don't know if there's a malfunction or something, but after I had tried it two or three times and the result was always the same, I gave up. I could have contacted them but I really didn't feel I could stand all the hassle. I ordered from 1999 (Hobbysearch).
  3. janman

    MiG-25 RBT in 72nd scale

    I'm looking forward to seeing further insights! I know what you mean, Gabor. These kind of posts are the essence of this forum.
  4. janman

    MiG-25 RBT in 72nd scale

    Okay, the spine is a letdown, albeit a small one. The rivet/fastener details on the ventral side and tail look a bit Trumpeterish (too big, only one pattern). Does it look better live? I also remember reading (from Russian guys) about the lack of raised weld lines on certain parts of the fuselage. All in all I think I like it and want one. 🙂
  5. janman

    MiG-25 RBT in 72nd scale

    Oh, they certainly do. 🙂 I do understand your reasoning through. A good kit is released, people give suggestions on making it even better. Later the same type is released in another scale, nothing happened and old mistakes remain. Frustration. Better check those Czech photos. I hadn't noticed them before.
  6. janman

    MiG-25 RBT in 72nd scale

    Finally someone has it! Tried to buy one a couple of weeks ago when my LHS said they have it in store. They were all gone by the time I got there... Anyway, I've been reading about it on some Russian forums and it seems it has some (smaller) issues but nothing dramatic. I would be eager to see what's in the box! 😯
  7. janman

    Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari SF70H

    Excellent work! I too would naturally have chosen Kimi's car.🙂
  8. janman

    My 1/8 BTTF Delorean (WIP)

    Interesting project! Never heard of this before. Fascinating to see how the chassis comes together exactly the way the real car did. The Lotus derived double Y-shaped backbone is clearly recognizable. Everything is pre-painted. How do the parts go together, since you can not sand or otherwise fix the parts very much.
  9. Okay, so I was on the right track since after your input I immediately tried to find something from either Mr. Paint or, as a second choice, from Akan. Naturally, they don't provide anything for modern FinAF as such. The greens might work and just come to think of it, so might the grey too. Only now did I realize the British 627 is (or is very close to) the US Navy Light Gull Grey! I'll mix mine from Humbrols, White Ensigns and MMs.
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    Tamiya 1/32 F-15E Bunker Buster

    That's a handsome model! I've stared the third photo (cockpit from behind) for a couple of minutes now😲. Looks impeccable!
  11. Oh, may I ask what exactly?
  12. janman

    paint problems - - - tamiya on airfix

    This. Yeah, I often do this although I've never had any problems with Tamiya spray paints even when shooting them in normal room temp.
  13. I'm honoured if that's the case. 😀 Anyways, the Hawk is now primed. This is often a threshold of some sort for me since mixing the right shades of colours can be such a nightmare. Luckily there is still a lot of work with different detail parts so the final paint can wait. The work with MLG doors continues. Here's a prototype for the part attached on the gear legs (obviously with the smaller part still missing). As you can guess, the part on the right is the kit part. Immediately discarded!
  14. Thank you very much, guys! I truly appreciate your words.