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Dukie99 last won the day on September 2 2017

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  • Birthday 06/22/1974

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  1. Thanks Red Dog, this aircraft would look good with the folded wings but you need to be a brave soul to fold the wing on the Fisher kit: major surgery required and the wings plus the tip tanks are solid resin, so attaching them to the hinge point would be a challenge. I finished tonight without major hiccup and I am super happy with the result. This is a kit that was worth every penny. I will post pictures tomorrow. Cheers, David
  2. This is the home stretch, I have applied a final varnish coat of Alclad Light Sheen on the airframe and I am getting all the final pieces ready for assembly. bombs have been lightly weathered using the salt technique (hard to see on the pictures) and the band mark has been painted: bang seat and transparencies and bits and bobs: Finals pictures soon. Cheers, David
  3. Thank you Ray. Actually the MRP liquid putty worked really well, it dries quickly and does not seem to shrink to much so to fill up rivets and panel lines it worked really well and it sands well. Use water because it produces a very fine dust which is probably not what the doctor recommends to anyone's lungs, and especially not now. Stay safe, David
  4. Thank you for the kind words. This is really a nice kit and not a difficult one (it is not HpH difficult). I just finished decaling the bird and the decals are very good quality, very thin with good solid color. I was concerned that the white would show the GSB underneath but it is not the case. This is the scheme as seen in the movie The Bridges at Toko Ri. If you google it you find on You Tube all the aircraft footage of the movie, which I found extremely helpful to place the decals (especially the dragon) as the instruction sheet was very very dark and it was hard to see where certain decals went. There is a full sheet of instructions on the placement of stencils but it seems that I have no stencils in my kit but it is not a biggie, I think looks good as is. I need to add a coat of future to protect the decals and then finish the cockpit and install the landing gears, the airbrakes and the ordnance. Getting there. Cheers, David
  5. I finished this build over the week-end. Apologies for not updating the WIP, but there was too many things going on in the real life so posting took a back seat. Not my best effort but this is a great kit and the AM available is really good. The weathering is minimal and it actually looks better in real life than in pictures and now sits nicely next to the little ICM i-16 Polikarpov in my display cabinet. All markings have been painted using montex mask (also for the transparencies), which worked really well but patience is needed not to screw up the russian stars. I hope you like her. Cheers, David
  6. At last some colors. I decided to paint the main airframe GSB and then do the masking for the silver coroguard before glueing the pylons and the movable surfaces to make it easier. There is still a few blemishes I need to correct but so far so good, it is very enjoyable resin kit. More progress soon. I have started with the ordnance, a full bomb load, 2 500lbs and 6 250lbs. Stay safe everyone. Cheers, David
  7. Thank Iain. I have now a complete airframe. The moving surfaces are just dry fitted and there is still a few places where I need to putty and sand but were are close to applying some GSB. She is now under primer (alclad Grey microfiller, sanded smooth). It looks like I will be working from home for the next 6 weeks. As I will be saving two hours of commuting every day, I am hoping this will translate in more bench time. We shall see. Everyone stay safe. Cheers, David
  8. Made some good progress. I finished the cockpit glued it inside the fuselage and then expoxied the wings. I also glued the wingtip tanks. The fit is very good for the wingtip tanks and at the wingroot, not so much at the back and in the front nothing that a little sheet styrene and putty cannot correct. It is a fairly big model and so far this is a very enjoyable build. Cheers, David
  9. OK I have made a start. Dutifully following the instructions I started with the cockpit. The quality of the resin is really awesome and compared to HpH there is very little clean-up required. The IP is made of a photoetch face to be glued on the resin dash with a acetate sheet with the dial printed on it in between. There was just a little problem with that: The dials on the acetate sheet do not match the photoetch face So I got rid of the acetate sheet and used airscale early jet decals and the ginter book as reference. Decals went on the resin dash: Then I glued the photoetch face and added UV cured glue (Bondic) to simulate the glass, problem solved Cheers, David
  10. I will join this GB with the Fisher Panther. With the fatface Skyraider conversion, this is my only Fisher kit, so I will try to do it justice. I have given the entire kit a thorough cleaning of diluted bleach and will get started soon. Box shot, instruction manual and the reference material I will use. Cheers, David
  11. TAC scale dynamic makes AGM-12B Bullpup in resin. Two on sale on ebay right now. no idea of the quality but they are cheap. https://www.ebay.com/itm/TAC-SCALE-DYNAMIC-RGM-12B-BULLPUP-RADIO-GUIDED-MISSILES-2-1-32-SCALE-32025/253829326907?hash=item3b1968283b:g:Y6UAAOSwc~xbJfHe https://www.ebay.com/itm/TAC-Scale-Dynamics-Bullpup-Missiles-Radio-Guidied-32025-Super-Rare/233302021563?hash=item3651e255bb:g:ShMAAOSw0eNdQaO3 will follow this project which as per usual is awesome. Cheers, David
  12. I built the A recently for the multiengine GB. I don’t know about the fit of the Aires wheelbays in the UB but in the A the fit of the main wheelbays was great and the front wheelbay was 1mm short but that was easy to correct. The Aires cockpit for the A has gorgeous details and fits very well. Same for the engine details. Masters does very good pitot tubes and armory does excellent resin wheels. My only regret is that for Russian mud movers there is almost no aftermarket ordnance available. If company like Videoaviation or Eduard Brassin were doing Russian ordnance they would make of fortune out of me... Cheers, David
  13. Good start. I built this kit last Summer as a IAF Peten. I posted RFI pictures here. The Masters gun is a must. I had both the Flightpath and the Verlinden set but did not use all parts to retain my sanity. The flightpath set brings lots of nice details to the tail wheel and avionics in front. The main rotor blades would benefit from being curved at bit under boiling water as OOB they are straight and give you a strange look. have fun. David
  14. Hi there, I did not do as much modeling as I was hoping for during the holidays but I did make some progress. I am almost ready to close the fuselage. So far it is a problem free build everything fits well and it's a well engineered kit. The engine will never see the light of day so I just painted it but did not bother with any weathering. The IP is eduard photoetch and the seatbels are HGW. Till next time, thanks for following this build. Cheers, David
  15. Merry Christmas everyone. A day of rest for me playing board games with my kids and wife, good times:)
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