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3 hours ago, serendip said:

Balanced symmetry. I thought symmetry was usually pretty balanced.

 

Ah come on, it sound so nice to me. "Balanced symmetry", what's not to like in that phrase? :dontknow::whistle:

 

Yea, I guess you're right. I was stressing its symmetry. As opposed to poor, or unbalanced symmetry. :hmmm:

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Yeah compared to the Su-15 with its weirdly cranked wings, goofy overlong nose, and canopy that looks like it was added as an afterthought, the Beagle looks like a work of art.

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On 4/7/2019 at 8:13 PM, Vaildog said:

Yeah compared to the Su-15 with its weirdly cranked wings, goofy overlong nose, and canopy that looks like it was added as an afterthought, the Beagle looks like a work of art.

What? Those are exactly the things that make the Su-15 so wonderful!

 

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Any update regarding release date?

 

TIA

Brad

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On 4/15/2019 at 1:57 PM, punder said:

What? Those are exactly the things that make the Su-15 so wonderful!

😍

It does kinda have the flavor of something from a Gerry Anderson science-fiction TV show miniature.

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Two decal sheets for the Beagle have also been just released by Hi-Decal:

 

HD48035 IL-28 Beagle:

 

HD48035.jpg?t=1556650560
HD48035_1.jpg?t=1556650560

Color notes:

- Polish AF - Natural Metal /aluminium varnish

- Egyptian AF - Sand and Olive Green camouflage with light blue grey belly

- Finnish AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish & fluorescent orange

- East German AF - Dark Green and Brown camouflage with light blue grey belly

 

 

 

HD48036 IL-28 RT/U Beagle/Mascot:

 

HD48036.jpg?t=1556650473
HD48036_1.jpg?t=1556650473

color notes:

- North Vietnamese AF - Dark Green camouflage with Natural Metal /aluminium varnish belly

- Nigerian AF - overall Sand, Grey Green and Olive Green camouflage 

- Hungarian AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish 

- Polish AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish 

- East German AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish 

 

 

Greetings

Diego

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When do you anticipate shipping your decals Diego??  I really need that Finnish bird!
 

Now we just need somebody to do a target tug stinger pod for it!

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On 5/13/2019 at 9:08 PM, Sleepy said:

When do you anticipate shipping your decals Diego??  I really need that Finnish bird!
 

Now we just need somebody to do a target tug stinger pod for it!

The shipping process has already started. The Il-28 decals will be available in UK on May16th.

Other locations could need some more time...

 

Of course, in case of need, the new sheets can also be ordered directly from Hi-Decal.eu

Greetings

Diego

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On 5/13/2019 at 9:08 PM, Sleepy said:

When do you anticipate shipping your decals Diego??  I really need that Finnish bird!
 

Now we just need somebody to do a target tug stinger pod for it!

 

The new HDL Il-28 decal sheets are already available in Europe and Hong Kong, and will be also available in the U.S. in few days.

 

As far as the target tug equipment is concerned,  as the beautiful Bobcat kit finally arrived to Europe, I think we will shortly see a plethora of components coming from CMK, Eduard and others resin / metal aftermarket specialists :)

 

greetings

Diego

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1 hour ago, Diego said:

 

The new HDL Il-28 decal sheets are already available in Europe and Hong Kong, and will be also available in the U.S. in few days.

 

As far as the target tug equipment is concerned,  as the beautiful Bobcat kit finally arrived to Europe, I think we will shortly see a plethora of components coming from CMK, Eduard and others resin / metal aftermarket specialists 🙂

 

greetings

Diego

 

Will that include new nacelles for the Il-28R?

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52 minutes ago, Sleepy said:

 

Will that include new nacelles for the Il-28R?

 

Well , this may be only guesswork, but, as the Bobcat kit has the nacelles as separate sprue, maybe there will be a future R with thicker nacelles and tip tanks released...hopefully, as resin nacelles could be a big expensive.

Also , Bobcat's solution with the separate belly radome would allow to make a separate forward fuselage for the Il-28U  Mascot without the need of a major surgery to delete the radome, but also to build some of the Elint versions that hadn't this device installed.

Anyway, a new "Mascot" plug-in forward fuselage would need less resin material than the nacelles, and would also work as weight...of course, only in case Bobcat doesn't plan to release the trainer in the future.

 

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But the tip tanks are not on that same sprue.  If they intended to do an R, it seems to me they would put all the R parts on one sprue.

 

I really don't care much about the trainer (it's ugly as home made sin), but the R are the most colorful Il-28s.

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On 4/30/2019 at 11:11 AM, Diego said:

Two decal sheets for the Beagle have also been just released by Hi-Decal:

 

HD48035 IL-28 Beagle:

 

HD48035.jpg?t=1556650560
HD48035_1.jpg?t=1556650560

Color notes:

- Polish AF - Natural Metal /aluminium varnish

- Egyptian AF - Sand and Olive Green camouflage with light blue grey belly

- Finnish AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish & fluorescent orange

- East German AF - Dark Green and Brown camouflage with light blue grey belly

 

 

 

HD48036 IL-28 RT/U Beagle/Mascot:

 

HD48036.jpg?t=1556650473
HD48036_1.jpg?t=1556650473

color notes:

- North Vietnamese AF - Dark Green camouflage with Natural Metal /aluminium varnish belly

- Nigerian AF - overall Sand, Grey Green and Olive Green camouflage 

- Hungarian AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish 

- Polish AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish 

- East German AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish 

 

 

Greetings

Diego

 

It's great that you've included East German 28U as well. I do have some doubts about shape of bort number, rescue markings and - definately wrong - the time. Note that the Target Towing Wing 21 (ZDS-21) was founded in 1966, in April 1971 renamed to ZDS-33 and moved to Peenemünde on November, 14th 1972.

The Quality "Q"-marking was introduced in 1972 (first yellow, later blue Q).

I could not find any proof for shape of number (very untypical), existance of rescue markings and "Q" - do you have any? It would be great if you share it.

 

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On 7/28/2019 at 8:01 PM, Floggerman said:

 

It's great that you've included East German 28U as well. I do have some doubts about shape of bort number, rescue markings and - definately wrong - the time. Note that the Target Towing Wing 21 (ZDS-21) was founded in 1966, in April 1971 renamed to ZDS-33 and moved to Peenemünde on November, 14th 1972.

The Quality "Q"-marking was introduced in 1972 (first yellow, later blue Q).

I could not find any proof for shape of number (very untypical), existance of rescue markings and "Q" - do you have any? It would be great if you share it.

 

Well, indeed, the date should be "1973"...sorry!

I based the artwork on some shots from private collections supplied to me some years ago...then, these were the only detailed photos of the 193 available.  Only years later, a photo of the Mascot wearing with a standardized code 193 was published. 

Interestingly, you will find a profile, I assume based on the same shots I used,  in the book "Flugzeuge der DDR" (Tomes I & IV).

Anyway, as far as the LSK/NVA codes are concerned, there were some interesting "exceptions from the rule", the best known being 

- MiG-19PM "red 335" that hat Soviet style red, black outlined codes applied during her service life ( the bird received a fake camo and "standard" codes first at the " Traditionslinie Bautzen" museum)

- there were also a MiG-19S Farmer and a MiG-17(glatt) Fresco A that flew with Soviet style blue, black outlined  codes,

- Il-28U Mascot "black193" with codes applied using the non standard "squared" font ,

- Il-28 Beagle "black 190" that used a similar font as the a.m. black 193,

and maybe, a few more...

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