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About Jarda_Hajecek

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  1. Dear LSP team, sharing photos of a completed 1/32 Sukhoi Su-25UBK Frogfoot from Trumpeter. The model is completed in a “what if” (fictional) scheme inspired by another Czech Air Force Su-25K Frogfoot number 9013 that sported the famous scheme during the 1990’s. The kit is built straight from the box with the following aftermarket items: Eduard Interior set, Quickboost Auxiliary Air Scoops. Paints used: Vallejo Model Air, Vallejo Model, Ammo of Mig, Mission Models. Weathering and washes: Ammo of MiG Washes, AK Interactive Washes, Oil Brusher by Ammo of MiG. Decals: National Insignia - Propagteam and Eduard, Stencils - from the kit, The Frog and other bits were self made custom decals printed on laser printer.
  2. Kit: Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker B Manufacturer: Trumpeter (updated molds with corrected intakes and nose) Aftermarket: Part metal pitot tube and static dischargers, Quickboost seat. Paints: Ammo of MiG, Vallejo, Akan Markings: Ukraine Air Force splinter camouflage Decals: combination of custom masks and kit decals Build was pretty much straight from the box with only adding the metal pitot tube and static wicks from Part and QB seat. The fit of the model is moderate. Some areas fit well some you have to really tweak, fill, sand and rescribe like the nose section. The intakes need a little extra work as well however nothing drastic. One thing to watch out for is the fragility of the nose gear leg. The build was for a friend who wanted to have a splinter Flanker as just fell in love with it. It may not be 100% uber accurate but I believe it comes close. The finishing of the kit was fighting me all the way due to time constraints. The last stretch was the most challenging as the model was literally finished the morning of Palstic Winter contest in Bratislava, Slovakia last weekend. I was finishing the model in my hotel room. Something I fully do not recommend to anyone. Not worth it guys. As an aftermath as the clear coat was still kind of not fully cured and it drizzled rain that morning the rain did a bit of water damage to the paint job. It did create basically real weathering but it was not intended. In the end as it dried it was looking the part but certainly I will have a transport box with a lid next time. For anyone building the kit a word of caution: the model is HUGE. Make sure you have ample room to mamuver the beast around your bench. Many thanks for my close friends for encouraging me throughout the build and to my wife for her support and understanding. Happy modeling everyone. The water damage:
  3. This is an amazingly well done Tomcat. Will bookmark this and the WIP thread as inspiration for my build.
  4. And the final reveal is olanned for when? Cant wait!
  5. This is beyond belief. Absolutely amazing work sir.
  6. Amazingly well done sir. You have inspired me to build mine. (I have two in the stash...)
  7. Thank you gentlemen for your kind comments. Spitfire is a beautiful airplane. I have to agree that with the Invasion stripes its an attractive scheme. Plus for me its my countrymen serving with the RAF during WWII that makes it special. I feel privileged to have personally known and met a few and they were, and some still are fine gentlemen and women. So our scale creations are to honor their sacrifices.
  8. Revell Kit Eduard Seatbelts Steel Quickboost Exhausts Oval Brassin wheels Master gun barrels Paints: Vallejo and Ammo of MiG Jimenez Marking: NNoM sgt. (Col. in Memoriam) Miroslav Moravec, 310th Fighter Squadron RAF (Czechoslovak) Rather enjoyable build of the Revell Spitfire kit. One thing to note, its NOT Tamiya and I dont think the two kits can compare besides being Spitfire Mk.IX in 1/32 scale. This is not meant negatively, I am just putting things to perspective here. This kit is targeted for a different audience and a different price bracket. The fit is very good, it builds quickly to a respectable replica of the Spitfire. It does lack in detail in some aspects and few items definitely need replacement such as the wheels, exhausts and most notably the gun barrels as those are rather unusable. Some molding is on the soft side and some may deem the rivets overdone. As far as I am concerned and my personal opinion is that Revell has produced a decent kit for the “masses” that will bring decent results even for a beginner modeler with equal amount of effort. Its a kit that you can buy in a local supermarket toy section and will not be disappointed. However please do not expect a superdetailed kit. My build was deemed as just an easy quick build between bigger projects. It turned out to be an easy build but not quick due to time constraints. Funny enough it was originally intended to be ready for MosonShow 2017 but I barely made it for E-Day last week. I also wanted to see how Revell coped with the subject. I have enjoyed every minute spend on the kit. All markings with the exception of the stencils are done by using masks prepared by myself and cut by a friend of mine on a silhouette plotter. In the end I am happy with the results, however not happy with the exhaust stains that I will have to still correct. All in all a it was a fun and relaxing build (except the night before E-Day).
  9. Thank you all for your positive comments. I agree that the prop is sticking out a bit more than would be the norm. The weathering aspect, I agree some were more than beat up especially in SEA or training units, so maybe next time as I have another one in the stash. few more pics with the wooden base including one with closed canopy:
  10. Happy to present a T-28B/D from Kitty Hawk. I would say many pages have been written on the kit itself. It is a well fitting over-engineered kit with much cleanup required and some illogical ejector studs increasing the cleanup time. Once you are past the initial part cleanup the kit fits together exceptionally well, its just the kit is pieced up to sometimes absurd number of sub-assemblies, which seem to be typical for Kitty Hawk. The kit was built as a commission build for a friend of mine that is building a collection of 1/32 aircraft in tribute to his father. I have enjoyed the build and took some artistic license on hanging the training weapons as the paint schemes for most aircraft in the kit are warbirds anyway. Based on the customer requirement the engine is all closed up, otherwise the kit provides opportunity to open the engine up. One word of warning: at least in my kit the balance weights provided were not enough and I ended up with a tailsitter that was solved by attaching the kit to a wooden base but please be aware and check before you get surprised. Cheers, Jarda Hajecek
  11. Mighty fine work Chris. Thank you for sharing. Just if I may few comments. - The ejection seats were normally black (reference: www.ejectionsite.com all images below are from their site). Unless the seats are still work in progress obviously. However it may be possible your specific airframe was an exception to the general practice. - Next time for the instrument panel a neat little trick is what you did and paint the instruments white and then overpaint them with black and use a needle to scratch the instrument dials and needles and scales. Once you did that you can use a drop of clear coat to simulate glass on the instruments. Its a great kit (I have more than I am willing to admit in the stash). It has few issues but generally still state of the art in terms of fit and ease of assembly. Again, congrats on a nice Phantom, it always makes a nice conversation piece. Cheers, Jarda
  12. Steve this is one of a kind epic build. Can't wait to start on my beast. However it will be a while. Now it sits in the stash and is screaming at me "please start me" "I want to look better than just the toy they painted me as in the factory with chickenpox!"
  13. Thank you team for the nice comments. Yes come to think of it, I should have added some Styrofoam padding and bulkheads especially when it took me some time just to design and build the box. I have learned my lesson with next build which was CH-47 in 1/35, needless to say that one got hand carried to its end customer.
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