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Ivan Ivanovich

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    West of the Urals. Roughly...
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    Scale modelling (1/32, 1/48 and 1/35), military aviation and aviation history.

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  1. Ivan Ivanovich

    Mig-23 ML in Angola

    Хорошая работа! Terrific job and finish. Top-notch!
  2. Ivan Ivanovich

    TF-104G and (R)F-104G Italeri 1/32 on their way...

    It's an SUU-21/A practice bomb dispenser in closed configuration. Videoaviation 1/32 SUU-21 Bomb Dispenser Open
  3. Ivan Ivanovich

    Postage fees from Germany to Belgium ?

    Parcel size is the key. DHL Small parcel vs Parcel. The box dimensions of the Airfix Hurricane will no longer qualify DHL shipment as a "Paeckchen international/small parcel international". Based on the Airfix box dimensions, DHL postage to Belgium would be 13.99 Euros. ("Paket international/parcel international")
  4. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk 1/32 Mirage 2000-5F !!!

    Presuming the CAD shots of the single-seater are preliminary ones, mostly looking like a C with some random -5 features, all we have to do now is waiting for a firm release date and shots of actual production sprues to be published. Can't wait to see the 2000C/-5F/-5 being released.
  5. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    Just for the CAD record, Jennings did:
  6. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    Whether you like it or not. Messerschmitts and Focke-Wulfs will never die and will remain popular subjects. And as long as melted styrene will be injected into moulds, we will see new state-of-the-art Bf 109 and Fw 190 kits being released. Instantaneously, and as sure as pizza is pizza, we will see another wishlist being compiled, another missed opportunity being deplored and another kit wish remaining unfulfilled. If you don't like pizza with Wuerger topping at all, you won't buy it - no matter which pizzeria has one on the menu. Life goes on, and at the end of the day it's just another first world problem. Just my two kopeks...
  7. Planned: Fly Saab J29F and KHM Northrop F-5F. "While we are making plans, stash happens."
  8. Ivan Ivanovich

    MiG-23ML in Angola

    Hands down one of the best/most promising MiG-23 paint jobs I've seen for a long, long time. You're doing a bang-up job on your MiG!
  9. Ivan Ivanovich

    TF-104G and (R)F-104G Italeri 1/32 on their way...

    In principle yes, but... I explicitly wrote about operational German AF F-104G/TF-104G, not about ex-GAF HAF Zippers. It's nitpicking, I know... Maybe I should have added " in operational/active GAF/Navy JG/JaboG/AG/MFG service". Operational Bundesluftwaffe/Marine F-104s after November 1973 -> J79-MTU-J1K. Except for those 58th TFTW birds. The -11A could be maintained, overhauled and repaired in the U.S. A -J1K would have been sent back to Germany for depot maintenance, etc. In the end, it's just a side note for those who want to build a German Starfighter in German service. Ex-GAF ΠA Zippers: I cannot say whether some of those were "re-retrofitted" with the -11A prior to delivery to Greece under the Defense Assistance Program while being processed at Gruppe 12 of Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 1 in Erding or whether the -11A was retrofitted in Greece. In principle, it wasn't too much of a big deal to switch back from a -J1K back to a GE- or licence-built -11A. The -11A was more widely and readily available than the -J1K, the latter being "a German thing" born out of necessity in view of a really large Zipper fleet to be maintained. I'm soooo tempted to get one or two TF-104G kits, but my large stash of 1/48th Hasegawa Zippers says "nyet!"
  10. Ivan Ivanovich

    TF-104G and (R)F-104G Italeri 1/32 on their way...

    Maybe another interisting fact about German Air Force (despite their USAF markings) 58th TFTW TF-104G's: Unlike their regular GAF siblings, the birds stationed at Luke were the only two seaters in German inventory that have never been retrofitted with the J79-MTU-J1K engine with the late nozzle, retaining the original J79-GE-11A turbojet (early nozzle). The entire fleet of operational GAF F-104G/TF-104G models was re-engined between December 1970 and November 1973. 58th TFTW TF-104G's were skipped for logistical reasons. J79-MTU-J1K:
  11. Ivan Ivanovich

    TF-104G and (R)F-104G Italeri 1/32 on their way...

    Would paint masks be an option? If so, feel free to shoot me a PM.
  12. Ivan Ivanovich

    TF-104G and (R)F-104G Italeri 1/32 on their way...

    You're absolutely right. Good point, Menelaos. Early nozzle aperture as it should be on the ground on parked aircraft - open: Forced-closed early nozzle almost exclusively found on non-operational/displayed aircraft: (Italeri got it wrong for parked aircraft)
  13. Ivan Ivanovich

    KHM 1/48 Su-17M4

    I love those markings... Having selected "Черный Дьявол" (Black Devil) positively suggests that you're a man of good taste.
  14. Ivan Ivanovich

    KHM 1/48 Su-17M4

    Here you go: http://lemkits.com/product/1-32-su-22-m4-limited-edition-resin-model-kit/ WIP thread here on LSP: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/65641-lem-su-22-fitter-finished/&
  15. Ivan Ivanovich

    TF-104G and (R)F-104G Italeri 1/32 on their way...

    Nyet, Japanese F-104J/DJ retained the Lockheed Banzai seats throughout their career. Additional intel from the GRU archives: The TF-104G boxing features two different nozzle types - " early closed" and "late open". JASDF Kamikazippers were powered by a Ishikawajima-Harima built J79-IHI-11A turbojets featuring the "early" convergent/divergent nozzle design. "Early closed": Much nicer than the original kit part: Eduard #632043, F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Early