WOW, that's a great project. Looks really nice so far! ?
Manufacturers and the opinions in the forums promise a lot, unfortunately none of the people has yet built the model ..., many burrs in places where it is better to scratch right away, the colors in the construction plan are more puzzles than logic and should also be used when gluing you check the 3rd step in advance otherwise you will obstruct your way in some places, but if you know it, the kit is a lot of fun and I'm already looking forward to the 12th / 13th. March 2022 at the Sachsen Show in Siebenlehn (PMC Riesa & PMC Dresden Team Show of Möbel Maler Siebenlehn )
Every time I see the building of a Zoukei-Mura kit it's itching to buy one myself. But than, looking at my stash common sense drops in................🙁
Good luck building this beautiful kit 👍
@Lex Jassies I know that too, new models and always desired models that you've been looking for for a long time 🙂, I can then say NO, but unfortunately not always 🙂 when the cockpit is ready, the rest will probably go a little faster, until I still have a lot to do with Siebenlehn 😉
I guess with this, you´ll not have to break a single drop of sweat when a jury challenges you to put your model into a MR-imager... 😉
Fascinating through and through 👍
Small update because the Ki 45 is built in a closed manner
for me one more reason to doubt the title as model of the year ...
The area on the right is particularly worrying, the spar is a mandatory requirement for holding the shells, but the pictures show the clear deviation between the upper and lower shells
a few small fillings are accepted, but such tolerances should not occur
Getting the engine mount in place was more of an adventure than building a model, but with a little courage to take risks, that is also possible 🙂
Small paint update, only intended as an attempt because the colors and airgun still have to be set, I tested the Tamiya Tigger with nozzle 0.2 and an IWATA HP with nozzle 0.3, pressure 1.0 bar, color Grum Gunze Mr. Color C 15 25% paint 75% thinner
The paint is still drying too quickly and the needle itself is still too tight / insensitive in the Tamiya Gun, the remaining amount in the cup after tipping the cup is good for 4 - 5 larger stains, only the flow of paint still needs to be corrected
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Really nice Jens 👍 Congrats!
Lovely build Jens. An inspiration to pull this one from its waiting spot in the stash.
Thank you friends, I'm happy if the MRP colors fit and please 🙂
@Nathan this kit is addicting to AMK, I have already built a lot, but such top quality was only available from Tamiya and the 1:48 ZM Ho 229
I tried some accessories, the Ural by Kitty Hawk is painted in Russian green with Model Master, I made the tow bar and ladder from the same kit with MRP Color Orange
Thanks Robert 🙂 and some more pictures of the Kitty Hawk Ural 🙂
Lovely job - a reasonably weathered MiG-31 👍 Interesting choice with the 4x R-77 too. Happy to see this, just the kick I need to pick up my neglected couple.
I hope you had your deal of fun with the AMK kit - unless one really wants something else, it´s all in the box 🙂 Keep´em coming!
Ohhh yes Slawo, AMK is the revelation for model building, except for the chassis a really perfect kit, some accessories from Eduard and you have real fun, the weapon set in the kit is awesome, I didn't know that yet 👍 and after the experience with the L 29 Delfin I have to recall my opinion on AMK, the F 14 won't make you wait long 🙂 😉
July 26, 2021
Great result 👍
I always liked the Euro I camo. Great result Jens!
Thank you colleagues for the nice words, after the experience with the F-4G, a Phantom of the Air Force will soon follow, Norm 81 😉
Missed this one. Very well done Jens.
Thanks Clifford, there is something new again 🙂
Thanks for the nice words 🙂 Unfortunately, Eduard did not research the colors well, or these pictures were not yet on the network at the time, the wings should also be painted in the fine meander, a mistake that I will avoid with the next model will 🙂 because the Eduard Bf 110 G version is not perfect, but still an addictive factor among propeller aircraft 🙂
I am a big fan of the twin engine heavy fighters of that era and the BF110 is one of my favorites. I too try to be accurate with my models by conducting research and the like, but I also try to remember that (to me at least) this is a form of art, and as an artist, we have a degree of creative license. Remembering this helps me not to stress too much on the different shades of grey and relax and enjoy the build. Again, the quality of your work is excellent and helps to inspire me to start working on one of my heavy fighters in my stash.
Very nice, well done.
Very nice nachtjäger, beautifull paintjob, love the mottling on it.
John G, I think I will print your comment about creative licenses and have it in my hobby room 🙂
July 25, 2021
Looking great so far ?
Hello colleagues and welcome to the MiG 31 🙂
a few words about "marble" aging as a pre-painting,
I used a black from the school painting kit
Spread on pure, untreated plastic (do not degrease, wash or clean !!!) diluted with water, the tension in the water pulls it back and it results in a marbling depending on how thick the watercolor was mixed, then let it dry and varnish with colors that are not very hiding.
MRP Color can be used directly, Gunze Mr. Color (C - coded color) should be diluted 5 - 8 times, Gunze Hobby Color (H - coded) 3 - 6 times would certainly be sufficient
the effects can then be influenced or weakened again with the covering color
if you have detailed questions, please via PM, I will be happy to take the time and clarify any problems with processing 🙂
How did I miss this one Jens, looking good.
Hello Clifford, I am pleased that you are with us 🙂 the weather makes me stay at the workbench, and yet my Yamaha is getting its kilometers 🙂 since February 20th it has become 8000, fun for supplies, good exhibitions ( Cottbus, Gatow etc.) and many visits to model making colleagues ensure that the head needs oxygen to function 😉
Very well done sir.
These Cold War birds are pretty awesome - excellent work.
Thanks John 🙂 the base of AMK is a dream, I have never had such a perfect kit on the table, everything fits, the division is well thought out, even the decals are sorted by zone and sorted by position on the carrier film, a real dream 👍 some work remains, but that's really real model building fun 🙂
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Following! This is going to be my next model as well! Share as many pictures as possible 😄
Hallo Lenny bitte etwas Geduld , noch bin ich mit der F-4G beschäftigt und für den Black Hawk wollte ich noch das Triebwerk von ResiKit ( z.Zt.: nicht verfügbar )und , Du hast beim AH-6J Little Bird diese geniale Mini Gun gezeigt , da verliert selbst das Resinteil von Cobra jeden Anspruch auf Einsatzpflicht , Cobra Teile sind dann aber auch schon vor ca. 20 Jahren entstanden
Live-Resin hat auch noch eine super Variante der M134. Die kann ich durchaus auch empfehlen und kam bei der UH-1Y Venom zum Einsatz - aber ja, du hast recht, die M134 von Master Models ist qualitativ unschlagbar.
Vielleicht fangen wir ja beide gleichzeitig mit der MH-60L an. Werde die Super 68 Razors Edge bauen.
wenn ich die Triebwerke Zeitnah beschaffen kann, würde ich das gern machen wollen , der MH - 60 darf dann auch gern warten bis es bei Dir passen würde , denn ich habe bei vielen Dingen noch eine echte Wissenslücke , vor allem wenn es um den Cockpitausbau geht , Kabel und Verdrahtung waren noch nie wirklich mein Ding 😉
Können wir gern machen. Ich brauche auch noch ein bisschen Zeit. Für die Kabel kann ich dir Lötzinn empfehlen.
Ich denke in 4 Wochen circa werde ich mit der MH-60L anfangen.
Maybe we can do a group build. I also have an MH-60S lying around here. Would be a good motivation for me to build it 😄
I created a "raw" GB here:
Sikorsky S-70 Group Build (1. August until 31. December, )
Everyone is invited 😉
Danke Roland ??
Danke Roland , das motiviert dann doppelt 👍 👍 👍
June 25, 2021
June 20, 2021
Top result! 👍
Danke Neuling , solche Worte von Dir wiegen doch besonders , denn Deine Details im Modell und im Bild zu erreichen wird für mich immer ein Wunschtraum bleiben 🙂
Danke Jens, ich fühle mich da schon geehrt.
Great result, that's a beauty 👍
Thank you Roland 🙂 After the experience you need such motivating words and it helps to find a laugh again with the next model 🙂
May 27, 2021
May 25, 2021
Great job 👍
Thanks friends for the nice words 🙂
Jens , super Arbeit ! Wie ist die Passgenauigkeit ? Die Cockpitscheiben sind etwas krumm.
Great build Jens ?
Thanks Nathan, I'm very happy if I can convince you 🙂
@Dimian Passung ist okay, nicht so gut wie bei Fw 189 aber doch gut, die Schiebehaube des Piloten ist mit UHU Booster UV verklebt und hat sich wegen der Spannung auf einer Seite gelöst, der Booster haftet nur so gut wie die Grundierung 🙁 muss ich unbedingt nochmal was machen 👍
May 12, 2021
April 2, 2021
Eduard's MiG 21 MFN in 1:48 is on the runway, but I can't decide on a paint job 🙁 Silver arrow or Vietnamese Dalmatian with green dots, the construction itself hardly poses any problems, you can see that the kit often looks the mold was made, but it should still be possible almost without a spatula 🙂
both will be beautiful, i am sure 🙂
Thanks Spanjaard, let's wait and see how the engraving and spatula will be, that decides then metal finish or green rock 🙂
My only known pain point on the Eduard MiG 21, the fuselage seam between the nose landing gear and the surface approach, I sanded a lot inside and tried but the gap could not be closed 100%, the fine engravings are made with acrylic spatula, which makes post-processing easier 🙂
Watching. I agree with Jens, the Eduard MiG-21 is like LEGO - perfect fit.
A primer with Gunze GX Black and a paint with Gunze Mr. Metal Color did not dry out after 3 days and a light sanding made it roll like rubber instead of the slight abrasion as desired, so the MiG 21 goes into a bath made of Dowanol and is as a whole newly painted
March 27, 2021
beautiful camo indeed.
Thanks Jens very helpful
Thanks Spanjaard and Alain, I'm very happy when the colors like it, the greatest fun for me while building 😉
Love the markings & your mottling came out great ?
Hello Nathan, thanks for the flattering words 🙂, With your last models you show very well what colors make, and what is more fun than hiding all your worries under color and then celebrating the success for yourself with the photos: - )
March 26, 2021
Impressive nuild! Well done Jens!
Cool .... and a great build 👍
Really well done.👍
Thank you colleagues for the nice words about the model, it was a lot of work and certainly I will never again take a Kitty Hawk jet on the workbench, a real disappointment in terms of quality and design.
Mighty Fine Bird I Must Say ! Pretty Colorful for the DDR ! Top Notch work !
I've heard Kitty Hawk are a bit hit and miss, I've got their F-35 Lightning II hope that isn't a putty queen.🤔
Thanks Robert 🙂
@ Michael, spatula is needed, but that's not much, what annoying are the sprues, ejector like spigot, big big tap, the saber takes forever, some recording tap are just wrong, parts are looking for but in the end you do it yourself. ..., the rails of the rockets and tanks should be checked carefully, a lot of imagination and the glue dots are not always in the same places ......., really no fun for the money, but it's model making and not LEGO technology 😄
Excellent. Great Job
Don't know how I missed this one. Well done Jens.
March 25, 2021
the paint scheme looks just great 👍
Just please tell us it's a pre-cut masking set...😉
Looking great & sharp in the tiger pattern 👍
Hello Slavo, unfortunately I have to disappoint you, the masks from DN are made on Venyl like the first attempts at Eduard 🙁 the masks themselves are only a 2 D cutting copy of a photo without considering the radii or openings, the adhesive force is right strong so there is a lot of reworking in the paint itself 🙁 For you as a professional model maker, it is certainly a help, for beginners it is probably horror to work with 🙁
Fantastic job. The cammo sheme is superb
March 24, 2021
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Can i ask. what did you think of the conversion set?
The quality is poor, the resin is poured very poorly, almost like a garage product, the construction is complex, the building instructions as CD have to be researched in parts, but it is also the only conversion in 1:32
Many thanks. I was looking into getting this. I have the Ju88 C6 Dayfighter resin conversion on order. I hope it's better quality
It is made in Hungary, I still know the 1:48 conversion of the Ju 388, also a lot of work, the parts are very, very poorly cast, even Paragon or Verlinden delivered better quality 30 years ago, I had to with the Ju 188 The rudder unit was re-engraved, the MG turret was only partially included as PE, the weapons were soft as rubber and have been replaced by Master Model brass, but I will also make the 1:32 Ju 388, just now I know what to expect
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Heinkel He 111 P-1
December 30, 2020
Me and hair ended our partnership many years ago, so I'm not very practised at cutting hair. 😄
Thanks very much for taking the time to explain the process Jens. The next time I have a go at mottling I'll give it a go. Although I suspect that most of my problems are because I haven't the patience to get as good a result with an airbrush as you are able to.
Lovely 262 Jens
Great looking Me 262 Jens.👍
Thanks friends for the comments, that of course makes the next project a lot easier 🙂
December 28, 2020
December 21, 2020
Ahh the poor fkrs hope they are all ok & it allows them to keep trading 👍
Just how shit can this year get?
@Munkyslut 11 days left so don't make it a challenge😉
Unreal. Below is a link to a Czech news article, hopefully online translation will work. It seems that the inventory damage exceeds the initial estimate, but it apparently could have been worse (space below where the fire started was saved). Electrical problem is thought to have been the culprit. There was one person with smoke inhalation issue, but otherwise no one was hurt.
Holy crap! That is some serious black smoke...
November 1, 2020
I got this kit for the Centennial+50 (I was born in Canada back when the Red Ensign flag flew). I have not yet got the nerve up to build it. Only got as far as admiring the sprues and decals. I see you have taken on the one thing that holds me back and that is to remove the seem on the canopy. I actually ordered another clear sprue from Kinetic via Lucky Models in case I F' it up. Also thinking of getting a 2nd set of decals also just to be safe. I have been watching your build. Cheers.
Thanks Robbi, my suggestion for the canopy, get yourself an Eduard MiG 21 (there were also in Canada). Eduard always has 3 versions of canopy that you don't need, you can practice on them 😉 because of the decals I have don't worry, Leading Edge offers a very good replacement, or I simply use other Canadian markings, also from Leading Edge, because the Canadian special markings are simply the most interesting ones that can be found on the CF 188 / F18
I don't worry about decals and canopy, I have been looking for the perfect red for a long time and hope to have found it
I´ll take a late seat, really interested to see this paint-scheme done! 👍
Cool subject, watching as well!
I follow too! Cool colour scheme you have chosen here 👍
I think you indeed found a spot on red, very nice progress!
Man Jens, missed this totally...very wel done so far, respect for the red paint very nice and tight!
Thank you colleagues and welcome on board 🙂 After a long search I got a relatively inexpensive care, a plus for the canopy but also training money when it comes to the clear coat, I destroyed with some decals through the paint, only the simple orange maple and easily replaced by a Model Master Orange and some Tamiya tape, but still tuition in terms of paint 🙁 the hull quickly had its color without much worry, the small parts and rudders are like dust catchers and so is the vertical tail before the decals bathed in Dowanol a good 15 times and freshly varnished ...., but slowly it comes to the larger decals and the alignment is again something that requires more than just calm and patience 🙂
quite some decals to do 👍
A battle of attrition... gain some ground, lose it the another day, counterattack in the morning... 😄 Keep up the heroic effort, it's moving on nicely 👍
nice progress indeed, very eye catching 👍
The red Diva CF 188 has a forced break, a commissioned work simply takes priority
October 21, 2020
Well done Jens, this looks great!
Interesting paintjob on this BIG bird. Well done 👍
Well done Jens, and kudos for persevering with a difficult conversion 👍
Thanks Thomas, Rui S and Alec K, it was really my hardest project so far, and it took the most time, I was often about to give up, some days I didn't want to see it, but who has the Ju 188 in scale anyway 1:32, and I honestly say, after a few days I'll think of AIMS again, without the Vacu pulpit 🙂 Mistletoe 2 and 3 are giants too
Hi Jens.Just had a look on Hannants website Revells new 188 has the same camo as yours,they say copying is the best form of flattery well done