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  1. A must have for me! I just Love those small colorful trainers! Stefan
  2. That would be the Typhoon, and it´s on It´s way, but we have to wait, I guess. Cheers! Stefan
  3. Hi! I use Alclad Clear Cote Gloss before the decals and Satin after the decals, even on a metallic surface (usually Alclad Aluminium etc) and have never noticed any reduction in the metallic sheen or "feel". Cheers! Stefan
  4. Thanks Tom! It´s a really great little kit and the fit have been perfect so far! Cheers! Stefan
  5. Hi all! The Cockpit painted with WEM AMT-11 WWII VVS Interior Blue-Grey.... Wheels painted WEM WWII VVS Underside Blue… Some hatches and covers painted with the same color…. The inside of engine covers painted Alclad Aluminium and the gear doors painted with WEM VVS Interior Blue-Grey… The gun barrels and the sway braces painted with Alclad steel and the engine ignition ring (?) painted with Alclad Aluminium…. The engine painted with Alclad steel… More to come soon…. Stefan
  6. Hi all! The cockpit glued to the wing and painted with Alclad Black Microfiller (ABMF) primer…. The top wing is done, the bombs assembled, the small windows in the wheel bays glued in and masked off and the prop ready for paint… The remainder of the cockpit, engine, hatches etc, all primed with ABMF… The inside of the fuselage also got some primer…. More goodies have arrived….. More to come soon…. Stefan
  7. Hi all! I´ll jump in with this..... I know it can be a tough ride, but I just love this Aircraft! Stefan
  8. It´s possible.... I have just done exactly that..... ... It certainty requires a lot of cutting and fettling indeed, but it´s doable! Cheers! Stefan
  9. Thanks Brian! I think the color is spot on. Just remember to give the bottle a THOROUGH shake before painting, and shake it between refilling your paint cup, the pigments sink really fast! Stefan
  10. Hi All! More seam-job, It never stops… Looking better…. The Radar pod masked and more primer… Painted in Glossy Ocean Blue, MRP-14… Marvellous paint! It goes on very easy and super smooth and dries with a slight satin sheen. I expected some problems with how well it would cover the black primer. No worries, it covered perfectly well and I used only 1/3 – 1/2 a bottle, much better then I expected! More to come! Stefan
  11. Hi All! The stabilizator and the bracing assembled…. One thingie to note, the braces fit better on the opposite side compared with the instructions! Right or wrong (me or ICM ?, I dunno know) but I placed the parts where they ”wanted” to sit. I trust ICM´s outstanding engeneering here…. Hope I got It right.... The rudders mounted with a bit of ”swing” to get some interest…. Very nice fabric texture... More to come soon! Stefan
  12. Hi all! The cat is painted with Alclad Black Microfiller primer…. The radar pod was white, so that´s what I painted with Alclad White Microfiller Primer….. More to come soon! Stefan
  13. Thank You very much, MARU! I lost momentum with the kit, but soon I´ll get some paint on her! Stefan
  14. In short order we´ve got the Swedish J8 (Gladiator) and the J11 (CR42) so I´m one happy camper and I will get at least one of each! The colorful PT-17 is a must too, how long will it be before they release a good Tiggie (SK11) or a Bristol Bulldog (J7)? Let them come, I´ll buy every one! Stefan
  15. Hi all! I will not get this done in time so Please move the tread to the WIP section. Cheers! Stefan
  16. If you have ever HEARD a Viggen go away with the RM-8 on full afterburner, you wouldn´t care a bit about Tom Cruise, Top Gun or such silly matters! Viggen was one of the worlds best fighters during the cold war and the only fighter that ever intercepted a SR-71 Blackbird and took a photos to prove it! Viggen was never used in anger, that´s correct, but it was very close several times, the Baltic region was a dangerous place during the cold war. I would love to get a Viggen, Draken, SK105 or Gripen in 1/32 and can´t wait until Fly get their J-29 Tunnan out! Cheers! Stefan
  17. That cammo is very real, but It´s only a one-off for the presentation show and the press, looks more interesting then grey. In service all Gripen E´s will have the greys as usual, I´m sorry to say. Stefan
  18. I love trainers, we still need a Tiggie, Chippie and Bristol Bulldog just to my name a few of my favourites, and I have high hopes now that ICM will do them all! There`s lots of them still needed to be done and 1/32nd scale is perfect for those often small aeroplanes! ICM have given us the Bucker, Rata, Chaika and now the Gladiator (Swedish J8) so far and I suppose they have sold very well as ICM continues to give us small trainers and fighters in our scale. I´ll buy 2 or 3 Stearmans, at least 2 CR42`s (Swedish J11) and at least one of every aircraft in this series! If they can maintain the detail and quality from the Rata and Chaika, we´re looking at the next major player in 1/32nd! Stefan
  19. Hi All! The inner pylons on the wings glued in place, the outermost are still waiting… The whole aircraft primed Black (Alclad Black Microfiller) and finally I´m satisfied with sthe seams! The wheel bays painted with British Interior Green (Hu.78) as Trumpy suggested and I had no better suggestions myself, so that will do. Looks OK to me…. The landing gears painted Aircraft Grey (Hu.196) and glued in place…. The large front doors are always closed while the aircraft is on the ground, but Trumpy designed them to be open on the model! The right hand door fitted OK, only a small gap to fill, but the left door was 2.5mm too small! Luckily, I happend to have a pack of evergreen strips of the correct width at home! …and as tradition on this kit, some sanding of the doors to get all to blend in…. …finally on her own, very sturdy legs! More to come soon… Stefan
  20. Thanks Alain and Brian! Yes, I could´nt agree more, ICM´s kits are lovely little gems and for the asking price, they are a steal! I have the I-16 Type 24 too and It´s just as nice as this, but the Chaika is a really odd bird and have been on my wish-list for many years, that´s why I choose it for this build. As the Gloster Gladiator was used by the Swedish Air Force during the 40´s and 50´s, I will definitely have one or two! Cheers! Stefan
  21. Hi All! Yes, this kit is a real gem! I will get the Gladiator and I hope for many small aircrafts to come from ICM the next few years... Now we have a brand we can hope for Tiger Moth, DH Chipmunk, Bristol Bulldog, YaK´s, and many other small aircrafts from. This build starts in the cockpit as most builds do and a really spartan cockpit it is… The fuselage is round as a little barrell… The fit is perfect and the canvas imitation on the sides are really well done, fine and restraint…. The wings went together just as fine and the canvas are just as well done here too. These frames are VERY fine and very, very fragile and easy to break if you are careless when removing them from the sprue. I started with cutting off large pieces of the sprue to avoid putting any stress on the parts. These parts are molded very close to the sprue so I could not use my trusted sprue cutter, I used a scalpel with a new blade. It took a while carefully cutting the parts from the sprue and then cleaning up the parts…. The frame glued together and mounted on the cockpit base plate… Extremly fine parts with very small contact surfaces but the perfect fit makes the job easy. More to come soon…. Stefan
  22. Thanks all for following this! I got a minor step in the rear of the left wing root, I filled it with small pieces of plasticard and sanded to shape, simple and effective! The tailplanes glued in place and all seams checked, of course there´s a lot to fix…. Not least on the belly…. I also primed all of the doors, hatches, weapons and tanks when I had paint in the cup…. I filled all of those small ghost seams with CA-glue and then sanding commenced, s LOT sanding…. Still a lot to do on the belly…. More to come soon…. Stefan
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