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  1. expectation-wise eduard's danger zone. hobbyboss part of the build was so bad in terms of fit that i couldn't let myself use any eduard goodie in the kit, they'd be wasted. build wise PST's 1/72 KV-122, build evolved into a philosophical level; plastic from flash or flash from plastic? tho i built an Eastern Express T-38 amph. tank kit recently in 1/35, it's capable of contesting with PST just as easily.
  2. so if i understand you correctly, current or future ARM type of weapons are outta question?
  3. is there anything documented about an agm88 or anything similar with that particular job to be able to fitted onto/into and fired off an f35 so far? even if on paper how many and in what combo with other weapons?
  4. more numbers again. one problem i see with the sead part at least is that any dd rusian sam worth it's salt would require at least 2 good flights of f16s to do all the saturation as well as locating the real radar (decoys, triangulation, any ec aircraft the whole deal) and finally getting tru to even in a half assed iads environment. if that 4 f35s alone really can do the job just with their sensors and limited dead/sead capability then more power to them of course but as has been said earlier russians probably aren't standing still with their electronics and tactics.
  5. Meng's f35 has raised panels too unfortunately so unless the fit issues and sprue gates are just as terrible as their previous ones i wouldnt call kh f35 dead.
  6. better luck next year, hopefully.
  7. ah, more numbers.
  8. how nice and huge would that be :)
  9. interesting there are not even rumors yet?
  10. oooh shiny.
  11. looking very nice.
  12. mm metalizers do have lacquer on their labeling, apart from their own specific thinner for metalizer they can be thinned via lacquer thinner indeed (be gentle for metalizers are prethinned already!) tamiya yellow cap for example.
  13. if you can figure out what causes the weathering over the inner section that would help to begin with. if i had to make an educated guesstimate (read: b$) it's a combination of prop wash, smoke and any other fluids coupled with crew walking over there for whatever reason; you can use every available trick starting the base work with hairspray chipping causing lots of contrast in that area like flaked and scratched paint followed by patchy basecoat than sponge chipping for finer specks, discolortion via oil or airbrush (your choice), leaks and stains via oils and finally pigments and smoke soot the very last since they will be the most fresh/on top when compared to all the other effects. all these multiple effects might require a very high contrast heavy handed applictaion with the initial paint job because as effects compound they'll eventually darken the underlying ones causing you to lose the work in the end, hence the need for contrast.
  14. Thanks for the reply Sowar, tamiya was kind enough to provide the flap section with a decal. As for the color of the skin splice section i decided to paint em red as well after looking at tamiya's call for gear bay doors to be marked with red, turned out like this:
  15. thanks a ton, smack on answer.