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4 hours ago, Kasatka said:

Looking at the details of the cockpit I wonder if I need a Quinta Studio 3D printed decals..  OOB looks very impressive

  It depends on the personal choice of the builder. There is no doubt that 3D printed decals can provide the easiest solution for painting cockpit instruments,In addition to the price factor, I personally think that the actual effect may be very close to that provided by the kit body.

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Just got mine...all I can say is that this is the best model kit in the world,EVER!!!!

Just looks at those details,geometry...incredible!!!

I have a lot model kits...and I mean A LOT!!! This is new benchmark.All I can say WOWWW...WOOOOOOO!!!!!Thank you Minibase!

 

Ok, so Minibase what is next? 😉

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Few years ago I believed GWH's Su-35 is the next level in model enginering, talking about details and quality.
Well, now we have Minibase and Su-33. And the cockpit made out of over 120 parts. And over 330 tiny parst on three small sprues (out of 15 in total plus many singled parts like missiles or inlets). I don't know. Have never seen such detailed, thoughtful and polished kit. I wish to know what about fitting issues (if there are any), but that kit is something spectacular.

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On 2/12/2021 at 1:08 AM, SuperTomcat21 said:

  It depends on the personal choice of the builder. There is no doubt that 3D printed decals can provide the easiest solution for painting cockpit instruments,In addition to the price factor, I personally think that the actual effect may be very close to that provided by the kit body.

Yeah, besides the extra cost over the already big investment in the kit, I personally couldn't get myself sanding off all that nice and accurate detail which comes with the kit. 

 

My only doubt is how well I could get the instrument decal to fit over the raised details so I wish there was an aftermarket decal set with individual instruments late soviet style. 

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2 hours ago, ijozic said:

Yeah, besides the extra cost over the already big investment in the kit, I personally couldn't get myself sanding off all that nice and accurate detail which comes with the kit. 

 

My only doubt is how well I could get the instrument decal to fit over the raised details so I wish there was an aftermarket decal set with individual instruments late soviet style. 

   Hi ijozic,From my friends Sharing ,You can try to do some tests with waste parts as follows.
   The operation is actually not difficult. First cut the decal into small pieces,Then paint Mr. Mark Setter on the light blue bathtub dashboard,Move the decal to the correct position,During the period, there will be some buttons to support the decals to form a small tent,Ignore them at this time,Wait till next day. When you think they are completely dry,Apply Mr. Mark Softer on the surface of the decal,Then use a soft flat pen to flatten gently to make it fit:)

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3 hours ago, Solo said:

Few years ago I believed GWH's Su-35 is the next level in model enginering, talking about details and quality.
Well, now we have Minibase and Su-33. And the cockpit made out of over 120 parts. And over 330 tiny parst on three small sprues (out of 15 in total plus many singled parts like missiles or inlets). I don't know. Have never seen such detailed, thoughtful and polished kit. I wish to know what about fitting issues (if there are any), but that kit is something spectacular.

Thanks for such a high standard appreciation,But still need to have enough patience to complete the build.

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7 hours ago, Mustang381 said:

Just got mine...all I can say is that this is the best model kit in the world,EVER!!!!

Just looks at those details,geometry...incredible!!!

I have a lot model kits...and I mean A LOT!!! This is new benchmark.All I can say WOWWW...WOOOOOOO!!!!!Thank you Minibase!

 

Ok, so Minibase what is next? 😉

WoW...Just Wooow!! Thx~What do you hope it will be?

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One question: what are clear parts I6, I15 and I 16 for? I can't find anything about them in instruction manual, so why are they there?

 

10 minutes ago, SuperTomcat21 said:

What do you hope it will be?

Anything.
Really, any next such detailed kit would be warm welcomed.
Personally I wish to have something what is missing on the market: good Su-25 or A-10 kit.
Or - seriously - new F-16, because althought Tamiya kits are almost perfect regarding surface and shape, but there is lack od details in cockpit or wheel bays. New F-16 from Minibase... it would be really big WOW. 🙂

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4 hours ago, SuperTomcat21 said:

WoW...Just Wooow!! Thx~What do you hope it will be?

Thank you for answer dear friend.I really mean that you just made perfect kit.I have buyed two boxes,because I would like to make my Su-33 in both variants with folded wing and ready for mission.And also to show standard,and modernized variant with SVP-24-33 system, it is very important that this aircraft it can be presented in it's first combat campaign.All I can say to you is BRAVO SIR!!!To you and to all team from Minibase.

 

As of next what I would like to see is MiG-35...MiG-29KUB.And also very important Chinese jets,like J-8,J-7... series.Those Chinese aircrafts are very important for aircraft history and they deserve to be shown in better light.

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16 hours ago, Solo said:

Anything.
Really, any next such detailed kit would be warm welcomed.

 

Given the time it took them to finish this one, they could release some more Flanker variants. Since GWH did the regular single and dual seat Flankers, they could reuse the canard base and do Su-27M/35/37 and Su-30SM perhaps 🙂

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17 hours ago, SuperTomcat21 said:

   Hi ijozic,From my friends Sharing ,You can try to do some tests with waste parts as follows.
   The operation is actually not difficult. First cut the decal into small pieces,Then paint Mr. Mark Setter on the light blue bathtub dashboard,Move the decal to the correct position,During the period, there will be some buttons to support the decals to form a small tent,Ignore them at this time,Wait till next day. When you think they are completely dry,Apply Mr. Mark Softer on the surface of the decal,Then use a soft flat pen to flatten gently to make it fit:)

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Nicely explained, I will be following your advice. Thanks for that.

 

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It is always better to look carefully on the picture before you write something.
The real pylon has got raised lines on front part and recessed at the end.
Minibase pylon has exactly opposite.image.thumb.png.deb281cb6a7d2b6250bc02196b3ebfc1.png
 

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