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  1. illithid00

    1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair

    Holy crap. Those exhausts and the rear landing gear look incredible!
  2. illithid00

    Zvezda 1/72 MiG-29 - Missing Radome

    Thanks! That's exactly what I needed. I can put that build on hold for a couple weeks without any fuss. I've got three other models I can work on in the meantime.
  3. While I was getting the fuselage assembled for my MiG-29, I realized that my kit has no radome anywhere. I've double checked every sprue, made sure I'm not missing any sprues, rechecked every sprue again. It's just gone. I also noticed one of the AA-10 Alamo missiles is gone, too. That one is missing from the sprue entirely, like the kit got opened up and the missile was taken off. Does anyone know how I can get a hold of Zvezda customer service to try and get a new part? Or, failing that, is the Quickboost resin radome worth buying instead? Thanks.
  4. illithid00

    Best 1/72 Modern Jet Kits

    The MiG-29K would be a decent stepping stone to kitbashing a MiG-35. A MiG-29UB would be super cool, too.
  5. illithid00

    Best 1/72 Modern Jet Kits

    There's that, too. My airbrush is a bit finicky at times, but that might be doable. I'm honestly a little concerned the primer itself might cover up some of those lines. I've never seen a kit with such fine panel details. I decided to get back into modeling in a fairly heavy way, so instead of buying just the one kit, I now have four. And my plan is to finish at least two of them before buying any more. All are in 1/72, naturally. Zvezda Su-27SM Zvezda MiG-29 (Swifts boxing, which Google tells me is the 9.13 version. Definitely want aftermarket decals unless I go for a crazy unique paint scheme of my own.) Hasegawa F/A-18E (VFA-27 markings, but I'll be on the lookout for any aftermarket decals) Tamiya/Italeri Su-34 The Su-34 is definitely going to be an OOB build. I know it's got some problems, but my plan is to build this one as is and then eventually either get the Trumpeter Su-34 or another Italeri one and correct everything to make it look right. That's the one I'll do in the new, dark gray paint. Honestly, I kinda just want to get the -34 done so I have a completed model. It's my test bed to get the hang of airbrushing again, filling and rescribing lines, masking, that kind of thing. After that, I'll likely do the MiG-29 or Su-27. The F/A-18E is the one I'm least excited for right now, but I'm hoping the right set of markings helps with that.
  6. illithid00

    Best 1/72 Modern Jet Kits

    I just picked up a Zvezda MiG-29 and Su-27SM. I haven't even taken any parts off the sprues yet, but holy crap, these details are delicate. So delicate, I think I might have to deepen all the panel lines just to stop them from disappearing under a couple coats of paint.
  7. illithid00

    Best 1/72 Modern Jet Kits

    For the Aggressor, at least for the first one, I'm planning on one of the F-16Cs based in Alaska. The blizzard/arctic schemes are my favorite look for the F-16.
  8. illithid00

    Best 1/72 Modern Jet Kits

    I've been out of the hobby for a few years for a variety of reasons, but finally I'm getting back into scale models. I've got an Italeri 1/72 Su-34 kit on the way from Amazon. I realize it's not an incredibly accurate kit, but it was only $20 so I figure it'll be a good refresher build, mostly out-of-box. After that, though, I'll be wanting a few more detailed, likely more accurate kits. I'm mostly interested in Russian and US modern jets. Primarily, I'm going to want a Su-27UB, F-16C in aggressor paint, late model MiG-29, F/A-22, F-35, stuff like that. But honestly, any modern jet is going to at least get some interest from me. My preferred scale is going to be 1/72 since my apartment doesn't have a lot of space to put shelves for 1/48 models. Any suggestions for kits I should look at? It's been a while since I built anything, and most of the kits I remember building were 1/48 or prop aircraft.
  9. illithid00

    Most hated model?

    The Monogram 1/48 P-61 Black Widow. The fuselage was warped, nothing fit, the raised panel lines disappeared from sanding seams, and the clear parts made me reconsider the whole kit. I trashed it, turned it into spare parts, and started building sci-fi models out of it.
  10. illithid00

    Avatar Models?

    Here's a WIP of a guy building a paper Scorpion. http://myhobbycraft.blogspot.com/2010/01/a...avatar-172.html Shouldn't be TOO hard to convert to styrene.
  11. illithid00

    OMG...Look at this...

    So, who's up for a trip down to the deep sea bed to snag some lunch? I'll bring the butter.
  12. illithid00

    Today the hobby is...

    None of these really work for me. I haven't touched a model in damn near 5 months.
  13. illithid00

    Virulence-class Star Destroyer scratchbuild

    No updates yet. I actually haven't been working on any models for a couple months. I've got a bunch of projects started and half-finished, and I just got a bit burned out. I'm heading to Air Force basic training in November, so it will probably be a while before I get any modeling done. Thanks for asking though!
  14. illithid00

    F/A-37 Talon from STEALTH

    It's not that 90% of movie goers are "too stupid" to want a believable combat aircraft, it's that 90% of movie goes don't care if it's believable. That's the whole reason unbelievable action movies exist. Sometimes people just want to sit and enjoy watching a movie without worrying about if it's realistic or not. Besides, if you're going to get this ****** off over a movie, what was the point of seeing it in the first place? It's supposed to be fun, not hyper realistic.
  15. illithid00

    Mecha GB

    If I can, I'd join. I could go for a mech or two on my shelf.
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