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Gelerth

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  1. Another recently completed build - I just realized that it was completed even before Nighthawk. Almost Out of the Box - I replaced cockpit and wheel bay from those from Aires. Some scratch for gun. Rather dirty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  2. I recently finished a long build of Su-25 (long as in the meantime model landed in the box couple of times) and was wondering what next. I took me couple of days to decide and take out model which I got very long time ago. It was my second purchase of 1:32 birds, I gave around 50 bucks for it, so it was rather a bargain. So here it is my F-16C/CJ Block 50 from Tamiya. Apart from model itself, I'm planning to use: - Aires Cockpit Set - Aires Wheel Bay - Aires Exhaust nozzles - Wheelliant Wheels - M61 gun from Master - CMK intake (not sure about this one) - Eduard Canopy Masks - Master Piot and AoA - Master Static Discharges - ResKit BRU-57 (probably) Additionally I have some - Wolfpack's JDAMs - Wolfpack's JSOWs - Eduard's B and C AMRAAMs - Eduard's Sidewinders I would like to do an Aggressor scheme but they rarely are full loaded, so I have problem here - will se later. Due to COVID-19 I'm still waiting for some of above, so it will be long build. As of now, I've started with fuel tanks, HARMs and pylons: . . And as I will have aftermarket exhaust I will put engine on service cart. . Glued engine: . Now I will add some wiring to engine.
  3. BIG thanks to all of you - it was the hardest plane to paint. I was wondering all the time, it is ok, it is enough? Should I add some something else, or more. I'm really happy that you like it.
  4. A lot of time passed since my last post here, I promise I'll try to be more active. Since my MiG-23, I finished 4 birds, I'll present one of them here, next will post in a few days. My Nighthawk was made almost Out of the box, I've changed only wheels for Eduard ones. Base was inspired by last flight box by Academy. Biggest problem was with exhaust painting, I did some research, but it is so hard to find a decent photos, so it is my vision of exhaust. Watch and comment - and please, be gentle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  5. I did similar for my Su-25 base but plaster not resin and in various shapes as I'm not sure what combination use.
  6. Yep, that’s what I was affraid of. KRL, I saw picture of yours Nighthawk on Modelwork, but forum is currently unavailable due to migration. Could post some pictures here?
  7. I need some help... Some time ago I've started Trumpy's Nighthawk. Simple build - complicated paint job but worst of all are those flat exhaust. I was not able to find any good reference photos - well there is a lot of them actually but most of them is small, bad quality, photoshoped etc. On those which are quite good exhaust looks very different, from something brownish rusty thought dirty whites to shining metal. Please help as model went quite well and I do not want to ruin the whole effect with bad exhaust.
  8. Thank you Urs. True. Well, in fact looking for some more photos of the real postument I found two versions of this plane. One was just right after blue camo was painted. Colors were crazy and the whole plane looked really unnatural with bright blue. :-D Second one was some time after the first one where colors were faded. But even then, plane was looking very good, without rust, streaks, etc. I prefered the second one, but I've added some streaks only. ;-) Thank you very much D.B. I'm really glad that you like my work.
  9. Thanks John. I could not find any resin intake here in Poland that's why I decided to do a kit's one. Thank you Harv. In the meantime I'v upgraded a canon as kit's one was terrible: And started shading bombs and missiles: as well as resin parts:
  10. Here you go: Thank you Bill. I haven't noticed such streaks on the real plane on monument, that's why I didn't add them to my model. Thank you very much.
  11. Thank you Sir. For kind words and great idea for final photo. I'm not sure why I didn't thought about it.
  12. I must say that I'm not sure how I did it. It just happened but thank you very much for your kind words. I'm always saying to myself that next one will be OOB but somehow in magical way some aftermarket addons are found on my workbench. ;-) Go ahead and start your Flogger - it was a very nice build. Model is very good in my opinion. Iain - thank you very much. It was the hardest thing to recreate and I was not sure how to do it. Then I just put some wash then push the tissue folded in four to the wing and start moving the wing. I repeat this process 3-4 time for every part of wing until I decided that's enough. Thank you Kev. I'm very happy. Thank you. You build 270 planes?!? WOW, that's something I would not expect. Congatulation. I do not think I will live long enough to get close to 200. Thank you very much.
  13. Finally Aires set arrived. I tried to fit whell wells, so I had to cut some of the plastic, but it looks promising: I had to get rid also the imitation of front well from the air intake: I cut also some to the parts in the exhaust cover. I will try to do them from the proper size piece of HIPS: Air intake was painted before gluing as later I wouldn't be able to paint it properly: It will be hard to sand this putty:
  14. Thank you very much. Hie Kev. Thank you for very nice comment. Yes, of course you can publish it. Thanks again. Big thanks Jay. Dziękuję bardzo.
  15. Thank you very much Alan for your comment. Of course you can choose what option suits you best. I like it too, however the monument plane has something mesmerizing in it. Thank you very much Chuck. I'm happy that you like my work.
  16. Thank you Jarda. Big thanks Harvey. Thank you very much Rod. Thanks. Thank you very much Thunda. I'm glad that you like my ideas.
  17. Thank you very much Lothar. Thank you Peter. John, thank you. I'ts nice to read that my work became inspiration for you. I know that your model will be very good.
  18. Thank you all. Please also take a look at the photos of finished model: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=60087&hl=
  19. Somehow I managed to get to the end of journey with quite good model ofTrumpeter's MiG-23. I've add resin set from Aires (cockpit, exhaust, whell bays etc), air scoops from Quickboost, Pitot and statis dischargers from Master and questionable wheels from Armory. Also I did some wiring to the engine and to the landing gear. Additionaly I used a countless number of magnets used as well on aircrafe frame and wings and on pylons/missiles/bombs etc. Reason for this that model, camo scheme and base were inspired by a photo of a real monument with MiG bort 96. Usually such aricrafts do not have any armament so I've decided to do payload as a plug and play. In this way you can attach any kind of bomb or missile you want in variuos combination as I did almost 30 different weapons. It was quite occupying task but effect if very interesting. Additionally the whole rear part of plane can be detached and set on the cart to show engine and it's mounting. Finally the part of the base with monument can be removed showing another version of base with the imitation of asphalt airfield How I did? You have to decide. It's a 27th model in my career but only 7th plane. Please watch and comment:
  20. I'm fighting with armament adding putty, sanding and again putty and again sanding... We all know this: Exhaust cover is very poor detailed: As well as exhaust itself: Air intake is also very bad: And after dry fit I'm wondering how I will sand it with my chubby fingers:
  21. Thank you very much Jim. Thank you Kevin. In the meantime I've add some dirt and striking. I think it's enough, I do not want to overdo: I've made my own static grass applicator and I tried it on the base: And with some different versions of teeth: I'm still waiting for the base and glue to dry, that's why I think that final photos will be in new year. Now enjoy your Christmas time with family and friend and have a wonderful time.
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