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Thomas Kolb (Mimoid)



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5 | 20. September 2019, 14:18
Gordon Sørensen
Great looking Zlin, Thomas. The instrument panel is fantastic.
20. September 2019, 14:36
Looks good!
20. September 2019, 15:17
Thomas Kolb
Thanks guys!
20. September 2019, 15:57
Géza Szekér
Nice work! Thanks for the Hungarian theme.
20. September 2019, 18:23
Łukasz Gliński
Another gem!
20. September 2019, 19:51
26. December 2020, 20:43
28. December 2020, 12:22
Alec K
Not sure how I missed this one. I really like the dashboard, very well done
28. December 2020, 14:08

December 19, 2020

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19. December 2020, 17:36

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The finished model of the ATZ-5 truck.
23 | 29. October 2020, 19:24
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Daniel Mysak
Nice work on the two trucks and a great result with the green decals. Have you ever thought about a plotter to make masks and spray paint these markings instead of printing the camouflage color around?
25. November 2020, 19:17
Thomas Kolb
Daniel, thank you! Yes, I looked at the Silhouette Cameo cutter, but it is just too expensive.
25. November 2020, 21:08
Daniel Mysak
Okay, I purchased the Silhouette Portrait about a year ago, it´s perfect for this kind of stencils. Anyway, your solution with the decals works also perfect.
26. November 2020, 13:43
Thomas Kolb
Daniel, what is the smallest size of cut that the Portrait can do? Would it work for this, like 2-3 mm stencils?
26. November 2020, 13:45
Daniel Mysak
I did 4mm for my Oshkosh Tanker, that works fine. I think it will depend on the chosen font and the masking foil but 3mm should work anyway.
26. November 2020, 13:50
Thomas Kolb
Ok, thanks, I might take another look!
26. November 2020, 15:19
Stuart Fowle
Nice looking kits. I have yet to try any ICM models.
13. December 2020, 10:49
Thomas Kolb
Yesterday I started with the APA startup truck, but almost directly came to a complete dead-end. There are some long, thin and spidery PE parts that need to be bent very precisely in shape and to which a dozen other spidery parts need to be added. It is even worse: the parts are attached to the fret by more than a dozen attachment points, and they proved more or less impossible to remove without messing up the parts. I am by no means a stranger to PE, but this is clearly waaaay beyond my skill level. I would dare to say this is only for the top 1% model builder clientele. I might try to use something else later, but for now I just call it a day.
18. December 2020, 18:30

December 16, 2020

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Ready for a night mission
48 | 20. May 2020, 22:37
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Slavo Hazucha
Very cool looking & rarely seen Flogger version, and a perfect installation, especially the night pics!

There are moments when I think about some form of "base & background" for my kits, this definitely is one of them! :)
4. October 2020, 13:07
Thumb ups and handclaps, stunning work, especially the canopy cutting part. Those hand scribed panel lines scared me off from buying one though... (Still better than floggers from KP probably?)
20. November 2020, 13:03
Self-correction, better than floggers from RV*
20. November 2020, 13:05
Oliver Zwiener
Looking great !!!
20. November 2020, 14:22
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Gooq work ,,,, Bravo !!!
21. November 2020, 18:07
Thomas Kolb
HammerMax, thank you! I am not sure about the RV kit, but the ART kit is more or less the same kit as the KP. Lots of rivets and panel lines, all a little bit wonky.
Oliver & Julian, thank you, my dear fellow modelers!
21. November 2020, 20:02
Adam Dylag
Pięknie - Inspiruje do pracy .
15. December 2020, 20:23
Thomas Kolb
Adam, dziękuję - ale to trudna konstrukcja.
16. December 2020, 06:07

December 13, 2020

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13. December 2020, 10:51

December 8, 2020

Thomas Kolb and f2d are now mates.
8. December 2020, 04:32

November 24, 2020

Thomas Kolb and bughunter are now mates.
24. November 2020, 21:34

November 19, 2020

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One scary bit done ... that large red-white-green decal. Phew! It is incredibly thin so I needed to be super careful not...
24 | 30. May 2020, 18:09
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Raphael Bernecole
Really nice and interesting !! I have the same model to do in my stash. I will continue to follow your project with interest... :)
23. October 2020, 07:13
Thomas Kolb
Raphael, thank you! I will try to add as many details of the build process as possible. I recommend that you load up with filler before starting the kit, it certainly needs it.
23. October 2020, 08:40
Daniel Klink
Absolutely beautiful Thomas!
23. October 2020, 09:12
Bernd Korte
Very nice progress!
23. October 2020, 12:45
Thomas Kolb
Doing some back-pedalling to fix some issues before I continue... there are some serious fit issues with the ramp assembly, so I have decided to display it closed instead. A pity, but at the same time a relief, I was not too happy about the inside detailing anyway.
19. November 2020, 17:21
Andy Ball
so tidy and clean Thomas, it's a pity about the ramp, but am sure that won't detract from the final result!
19. November 2020, 18:25
Łukasz Gliński
Nevermind the ramp, it still looks gorgeous
19. November 2020, 20:37
Zsolt Czegle
Great work!
19. November 2020, 22:45
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All details in place and some gentle weathering applied - now I am only waiting for the canopy
25 | 2. October 2020, 15:45
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Łukasz Gliński
Got it, my references confirm that. It seems to be a longer version indeed
6. November 2020, 17:36
Wow... I hadn't seen this job until now...
An amazing job so far, Thomas. I think my expectations to build a Mig-17PF from the Airfix kit have faded considerably :D
6. November 2020, 19:29
Thomas Kolb
Cuajete, thank you! Yes, the MisterCraft kit is horrible even in small doses... But it is pretty obvious that Airfix has prepared for the possibility to produce the PF without a huge effort: all the subtype specific parts are nicely separated on the sprues. So I don't find it impossible that they will make one at some time.
7. November 2020, 11:04
Bernd Korte
That's coming together nicely!
7. November 2020, 17:30
Thanks, Thomas. I hope to Airfix release a PF version :)
In the meantime, I hope they see your amazing job and they fall in shame for not doing it sooner :D
7. November 2020, 19:42
Pierre Vauthier
very nice following !
8. November 2020, 20:02
Wow... Good progress!
18. November 2020, 19:43
Thomas Kolb
Thanks to you all... I've been slowing down significantly with my builds lately for daytime job reasons, but I am trying to pick up some speed again to finish my ongoing projects. Pretty much everything is done except for the replacement vac-formed canopy (currently in transit from Hannants in England).
19. November 2020, 06:19

November 11, 2020

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Decals applied. Next: undercarriage, ejection seat and canopy. Then some subtle weathering before I can call this projec...
30 | 10. May 2020, 15:42
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Łukasz Gliński
@Sergej: GX100 works with metals, depending on the metal probably. Haven't encountered any problems with Mr.Hobby SMs and Alclads so far.
29. October 2020, 14:40
Thomas Kolb
I have never tried to sand it, although I have polished it with Tamiya Polishing Compounds a few times, and it worked fine without peeling. On the other hand, the Gauzy Glass Coat (the orange jar) does lift easily with masking tape. It can even be peeled off with a wooden cocktail stick (which can be a good thing if you don't get a smooth layer).
29. October 2020, 14:44
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz & Sergei, how do you guys manage to get such a mirror finish with the GX-100? Are you applying multiple thin coats with waiting inbetween, or spray it on wet-on-wet?
29. October 2020, 14:48
Łukasz Gliński
I spray generously thick layers of very thinned GX, so first it levels and then most of the thinner evaporates. But this can only be done over safe surface (e.g. enamels are excluded).
29. October 2020, 14:53
Sergej I
Thomas, same as Lukasz. I thin it at lease 1 part GX, 5 parts MLT. Then apply wet (but not runny) coats, two usually.
I would wait some 10 minutes in between two coats, which is just finishing the full plane and refill on varnish.
If I need a glass-like surface I would "polish" it afterwards with a wet application of clean MLT.

But applying it wet to metals, it will eat them up in my case. And I can't have thick application of metals, otherwise black base has no effect...
I work with AK Extremes mostly, tested also Alclad Stainless Steel with same effect.
Have to check one last Gunze silver chrome...
29. October 2020, 16:35
Thomas Kolb
Thank you both for your great tips! I think my mistake is that I apply the varnish too thick and do not thin nearly enough. For metal surfaces I find that Gauzy or Alclad Gloss works the best, but I have a few upcoming projects that call for a super glossy surface on top of acrylics, so I will give the GX a new test run.
29. October 2020, 16:49
Sergej I
Thomas I normally open a new GX and pour it whole into a 50 ml dropper bottle, then add MLT until its thin enough, usually I'd fill the whole bottle. Add a steel shaker and good to go for a year or two, I don't need to mess with lid cups and measured thinning...
29. October 2020, 17:55
Thomas Kolb
That, Sergej, is an excellent idea! :)
29. October 2020, 18:16

November 5, 2020

Thomas Kolb and Magnus Svedberg are now mates.
5. November 2020, 06:05

October 25, 2020

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25. October 2020, 15:07

October 19, 2020

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That's all for now folks! More photos will come as I intend to use this hangar as backdrop for future builds and photo s...
Prosjekt: Hangar
1:72 Hangar (GPM H72-01)1:72 Soviet PAG-14 Airfield Plates (ICM 72214)No Green Grass Small Roll (63.5 cm x 83.8 cm) (Woodland Scenics RG5172)
30 | 8. August 2020, 16:25
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Konrad Limmer
Awesome work and presentation Thomas! Looks incredible realistic !!
15. October 2020, 14:21
Daniel Klink
Awesome work mate..That looks so impressive.
Still waiting fo mine because the first went to wrong postal code with the same Streetname aarghh.
Cant wait to get.
15. October 2020, 16:17
Thomas Kolb
Pawel, Ben, Konrad & Daniel, thank you for your kind words! Daniel, yes, I know what it's like to just wait and wait for a package, one is like a kid waiting for Christmas!
15. October 2020, 16:27
Andy Ball
just so realistic!
15. October 2020, 18:29
simply stunning.
17. October 2020, 22:20
Juergen Klinglhuber
It looks great!
18. October 2020, 18:55
Germen V
nice, congrats
18. October 2020, 18:59
Lovely hangar and fantastic pics. Like real life! :)
19. October 2020, 19:35

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17. October 2020, 16:23

October 16, 2020

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The sprue layout - looks deceptively simple
2 | 15. October 2020, 09:17
Łukasz Gliński
I feel you're gonna build it soon ;)
16. October 2020, 11:15
Thomas Kolb
Yes, it looks like a fun build, but the limiting factor is my time... you know, work and stuff.
16. October 2020, 15:58
David Taylor
You know your gonna build it.
16. October 2020, 16:34
Łukasz Gliński
I keep saying the same about mine ;)
16. October 2020, 17:56
Sergej I
Getting front row
16. October 2020, 22:07

October 9, 2020

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1:72 Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle (Trumpeter 01604)1:72 Mask 1/72 for Ilyushin IL-28 (KV Models 72024)1:72 Hungarian national insignias and Numbers (HungAeroDecals 72120)3+
1 | 9. October 2020, 05:57

October 2, 2020

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1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F 'Fresco' (Shenyang J-5) (Airfix A03091)1:72 Ejection seat KK-2 (2 pcs) (Tempmodels 72010)1:72 MiG-17PF (Fresco D) - 23mm gun barrels set & Pitot Tubes (Master AM-72-072)6+
2. October 2020, 06:15

September 19, 2020

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1:72 Saab J-21R (Special Hobby SH72207)1:72 SAAB J21R detail set (Maestro Models MMP7222)1:72 SAAB A-21R (Special Hobby SH72246)3+
Saab J 21RA
SE Military Svenska Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force 1926-now)
F7 Red N
1952 - Satenas
Dk.Olive, Lt. Blue-grey
3 | 16. September 2020, 16:48
Maciej Bellos
16. September 2020, 18:47
Łukasz Gliński
Me 2(nd), have the very same duo on my mind (and in the stash).
16. September 2020, 18:50
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, really? A comparative build? ;)
17. September 2020, 18:59
Łukasz Gliński
Kind of, bought them together some time ago, firghtened they are going to disappear soon.
On the other hand they are not that high on my prio list ;)
17. September 2020, 19:42
Thomas Kolb
Yeah me two, pretty much sold out everywhere now except one box each on the shelf of my local hobby shop here in Göteborg (I intend to grab them on Saturday). A pity really, they look like really fun-to-build kits.
17. September 2020, 19:49
Erik De Smet
I might have the Heller version somewhere in my stash, but I cannot check it for the moment. I remember to have bought several Saab kits at the Linkoping museum shop some years ago. Can you compare the Heller and Special Hobby kits ?
18. September 2020, 08:09
Thomas Kolb
Erik, I have never built the Heller kit, but I understand that it has raised panel lines, wheras the SH kits have recessed ones. Besides this, I think both are fairly accurate representations of the J-21A. To build the J-21R in 1:72, your only choice is really the SH kit, unless you are prepared to do a fair amount of scratchbuilding.
18. September 2020, 12:49
Bernd Korte
I'm going to watch this.
19. September 2020, 18:48

September 13, 2020

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1:72 SAAB B-5 'Swedish Dive Bomber' (Special Hobby SH72421)1:72 Northrop A-17A/Nomad Mk.I (Peewit M72111)
2. September 2020, 16:54
Łukasz Gliński
Got it already? ;)
2. September 2020, 20:19
Thomas Kolb
Well, I wasn't planning to, but I had to buy some paints and stuff and this kit just shouted my name. I will probably build it in before the first Monday in Y3K.
2. September 2020, 20:35
6. September 2020, 19:40
Interesting project. I'll be here for when you start it.
I wonder if it will have the exact same content as the old MPM box
12. September 2020, 18:04
Thomas Kolb
Cuajete, by looking at online photos of the MPM kit, the SH looks exactly identical. The placement of the items on the decal sheet are slightly shifted around, but has the same content. If there are any other changes, I certainly cannot see it. It looks like a fun build.
12. September 2020, 22:09
Thx, Thomas
13. September 2020, 11:48

September 12, 2020

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Box art, showing a winter camouflaged B-5. The white paint was just chalk and lime dissolved in water, roughly blotched ...
Prosjekt: SAAB B-5
1:72 SAAB B-5 'Swedish Dive Bomber' (Special Hobby SH72421)1:72 Northrop A-17A/Nomad Mk.I (Peewit M72111)
12. September 2020, 11:17

September 4, 2020

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4. September 2020, 14:30

August 30, 2020

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Together with its successor in the Hungarian Air Force: the Zlin-242
2 | 20. September 2019, 11:13
Gordon Sørensen
Nice looking Yak, Thomas. Looks like the kit needs a lot of work to get as nice a finish as yours...
20. September 2019, 14:37
Looks good!
20. September 2019, 15:15
Thomas Kolb
Thank you!
20. September 2019, 17:29
Łukasz Gliński
Seen this on youtube and it looks awesome. And it's Amodel kit :) Didn't know they are/were used in Hungary
20. September 2019, 19:57
Łukasz Gliński
A busy hangar you got there ;)
30. August 2020, 18:28
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, you should know - it is originally yours (I think GPM should pay you a commission). ;) BTW, I was just testing out ideas for the apron concrete paintwork.
30. August 2020, 18:40
Łukasz Gliński
Nah, not mine at all ;) Nice concrete indeed
30. August 2020, 19:39

July 31, 2020

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The finished model (in the new hangar)
20 | 28. April 2020, 11:39
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Alec K
Very nicely done
29. July 2020, 09:36
Łukasz Gliński
Outstanding. I'm sure it's the cleanest canopy of any MiG ever! ;)
What's the story behind the backround? Looks like some competition for my hangar ;)
29. July 2020, 12:09
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, thanks! Yes, the ground maintenance crew were waxing and polishing up the canopy nicely for the photo shoot... but they forgot to clean the aircraft itself... ;) About the background, no story really, just got a bit tired of not having a proper background for the photos except for a white wall.
30. July 2020, 09:32
Łukasz Gliński
The cupboards hanrdstand looks nice, but the winter ground part is exquisite. Where did you get it?
30. July 2020, 12:40
Łukasz Gliński
Thx. Seems to be bigger than it is. My CoastalKits summer background is way to small for me ;) (see P.11a & Avia CS-199)
31. July 2020, 12:27
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, yes I agree, they are really best for small aircraft and closeup photos. Maybe I should learn how to make a realistic diorama base. But I think your summer backdrop is actually quite nice.
31. July 2020, 13:55
Łukasz Gliński
They also have a roll-out base, which I find interesting, yet quite expensive.
31. July 2020, 15:23

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July 20, 2020

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19. July 2020, 22:36
Łukasz Gliński
Following, curious how much better designed is the RS kit compared to the one I built some time ago.
20. July 2020, 11:23
Thomas Kolb
Judging by the unassembled kit, it looks really neat, with a well thought out molding gate pattern and no particular flash. Some ejector pin parks here and there, but at hidden places. The interior is a bit sparse, but I ordered aftermarket stuff for it. The canopy is a one piece affair (closed), so I ordered a vac-formed open canopy. The decals look outstanding. It should be a pretty simple build really (but a rather ugly aeroplane).
20. July 2020, 12:18
Łukasz Gliński
Can't disagree more on your last comment :P
20. July 2020, 12:38

July 9, 2020

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1 | 9. July 2020, 17:59
Łukasz Gliński
Interesting one
9. July 2020, 20:54

July 3, 2020

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2. July 2020, 19:04
Łukasz Gliński
Looks like you liked the big stuff :D
2. July 2020, 20:47
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, nah, it is still 1:72. :) I wasn't originally planning on building this beast, but I got the Swedish Air Force decals for free and now need to have something to put them on.
3. July 2020, 05:31

June 29, 2020

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29. June 2020, 08:57

June 20, 2020

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1:72 ATZ-5-4320 Fuel Bowser (ICM 72613)1:72 URAL-4320 (ICM 72611)1:72 APA-5D (Armory M72302)2+
20. June 2020, 11:01

May 31, 2020

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Main cockpit parts assembled - now time to prime before adding the pre-painted PE parts. The photo-etched luggage net is...
1 | 13. February 2020, 17:56
Thomas Kolb
Before doing anything else, I began with replacing the most obvious raised panel lines with my own scribed ones. I will definitely not replace every panel line, as a lot of them should actually not even be there. I expect this part to take at least a few weeks as it is really a slow and arduous task, but it is somehow strangely satisfying.
13. February 2020, 18:21
Bernd Korte
Way to go!
13. February 2020, 19:37
Harry Eder
I´ll take a seat!
14. February 2020, 10:15
Łukasz Gliński
I have to watch this
Regarding the orange - I have rather good experience with the Revell Aqua Colour from my Vampire project, maybe you could give it a try?
14. February 2020, 11:18
Thomas Kolb
Bernd and Harry, I will try not to disappoint! :)
Łukasz, thanks for the tip! Revell Aqua is unfortunately not available from my local hobby shop, but I was told that Vallejo fluorescent orange would be a good match. Anyway, I bought a bottle of the Vallejo and also a jar of Acrysion Fluorescent Orange, and will test later which one is better. TBH, I think both look far too vivid, so I will probably need to fade them with white and yellow for a more realistic look.
15. February 2020, 17:35
Mirko Römer
Very nice project. I'll take a seat as well :)
15. February 2020, 21:11
Juergen Klinglhuber
More seats available? I am in as well.
16. February 2020, 11:26
I wuld like to take a seat too.
17. May 2020, 17:46
Thomas Kolb
After some time working on other projects, the fuselage parts are now rescribed so I could start with the cockpit. Having a real, flying Safir at my flying club, I could actually go to town with superdetailing, but I think I will just keep it simple.
30. May 2020, 09:40
Better now
31. May 2020, 19:28

May 18, 2020

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Here you can see the slightly tinted windshield (Tamiya Clear Green). There should be windshield wipers too, but none ar...
1 | 12. October 2019, 11:47
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Zbynek Honzik
It looks like a real plane! :) Very nice!
20. April 2020, 15:46
Top notch in every aspect!
20. April 2020, 18:50
Very nice job. Well done. Congrats!
24. April 2020, 19:36
Stuart Fowle
Great to see your build steps, very smart finish.
18. May 2020, 06:50
Erik Leijdens
I like it! You've made the best out of this kit
18. May 2020, 07:03
Mirko Römer
Saw the video on youtube, wonderful work, congratulations!!
18. May 2020, 08:26
Markus Antonius
great - don't do that... you will push people into buying crappy short-run kits :D
18. May 2020, 08:42
Thomas Kolb
Gentlemen, I thank you all for your kind words!
18. May 2020, 13:31

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12. November 2019, 19:33
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perry w h leu
Great job. I loved it.
4. May 2020, 11:03
Thomas Kolb
Urban, ha ha, so right!
Perry, thank you!
4. May 2020, 12:59
Erik De Smet
This is an excellent result, Thomas, rewarding all the efforts you have put in it. But on picture 1 I see two boxes, do you intend to make a second one ?
4. May 2020, 14:41
Daniel Klink
Great Result Thomas! Superb Job
@Urban..Made my day...cant'stop laughing
4. May 2020, 15:17
Urban Gardini
Nice, then it's mission accomplished. I all of a sudden got the idea for the meme and checked if it was possible it was not just possible but really easy to pull it of!
4. May 2020, 15:39
Andy Ball
"All Killer AND Filler"!
4. May 2020, 15:56
Thomas Kolb
@Daniel, thank you!
@Erik, yes, I bought two kits to have some major spare parts in case I screwed up the first kit. As it turned out, I didn't need to sacrifice the second kit, so I will later try to build it as the regular C-version (the light attack version). I suppose it should be much easier, since I know all the pitfalls now.
5. May 2020, 12:24
Very nice aircraft. Fantastic job and result. Congrats!

Waiting for your next Saab-105 kit :P
17. May 2020, 18:22

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