Thanks Robert, Hold off on the reference.
I'm semi tempted to put this one in Chinese markings with drones under the wings so will be wify
OK, lets see what happens! 🙂
The DPRK has apparently mounted SS-N-2 Styx anti-shipping missiles on IL-28's. Those are big missiles. I always liked the trainer version of it, I don't think there's a kit of it but you could make it out of two IL-28 kits… hmm. It's a great subject because it's a communist tube and also it has served in so many air forces there's a zillion making options.
Thanks Guys 🙂
Ben:- Wouldn't surprise me, I'm thinking currently fit a pair of Firebee II drones under it.. as the Chinese did make unlicensed copies of the drone.
Oh, yeah! Watching... Have this kit on my loooooong to-do list 😄
Hehe welcome 🙂
Soo, start as always in the office.. nothing fancy yet..
Was it a real scheme?
Nice progress 👍
If I remember correctly, only the one-seater was real 🤔
Hi Maciej, It was a real scheme, just never on the twin stick Hog.
Roland, your quite right, there was only a single twin seater.
Nice! I like the look of the two-seater Hog much much more than the single-seater. Watching with interest and pleasure.
Thanks Robert 🙂 yeah its an interesting one.
Its turned into a bit of a whif this one, thinking either modern day "Sandy" or FAC with attitude for afghan skies.
Didn't see this one until now. Very cool 👍 👀
Hehe thanks James 🙂 was not many pics, it fell together.
October 19, 2021
Nice job on these three birds, Augie.
As Roland said, it is hardly visible that you painted them with a brush. And I think that Pledge too needs a good groundwork to look smooth. 👍
Thanks Glint 🙂 I have my ways with the brush as many here will say.
Spanjaard, tricky spots are..
Fit .. not great, not terrible. careful dry fitting will beat most of the issues.
Canopy to fuselage.. needs fettling carefully.
Wings... same, need careful fettling
Rest is fairly basic fit
Thanks john 🙂
October 18, 2021
Ohh Wow, this is going to be epic!
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Quick one of the second XS-1... and before anyone says it.. Yes, Its got the wrong tail code on. Its supposed to be 6062, but I manged to spoon it. Will correct it tomorrow.
Corrections done.. and Then the OOPs moment.. dont suppose anyone has a spare canopy for one of these? I've manged to ruin mine
Nice plane, i really like the color😄
Thanks Simon 🙂
Is there a vac form out there Augie.
Not that I've seen.. I've managed to make kinda good with the original so might not be needed
October 5, 2021
Lol thanks Clifford & Spanjaard.. a lady has to collect something.. was kits or shoes 😉
Really nice work Augie. You gotta love the B-29 and you have done a fantastic job. Top Job. 👍
Augie, you finished a fanatstic project! I like the outcome 👍
A technical question (I'm an engineer 😉 ): Would it be possible to retract the landing gear? It looks on the pictures, that there is a conflict between the wing tips and the main gear? Looks also like a tight fit on the original pictures.
Bugs, your right its a very tight fit and its possible to retract the gear, I measured it out to make sure when I worked out where the XS-1 sat in the bay. Its a tight fit, from what I can tell on picture I saw of the original retracting her gear, the clearances look to be inches..
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Almost there! 👍 Great patience with both your awesome builds!
Thanks guys 🙂
Very cool paint scheme on one of my favorite aircraft. The Czech Air Force frequently paints their aircraft in interesting ways.
Looking great, your decal work (as well as your modelling) is excellent. 👍
Thanks John, its a really cool eye catching scheme.
Guy, thank you 🙂 Plenty of practice.
Yeah buts can still have a good bit of stress relief.. 🙂
i use my 38H735 to take out my frustration on unsuspecting loltraktors. But i always feel dirty afterwards, it's nearly indestructible unless the other team works together.
funky space marines 😊
i´ve painted one too
perhaps you´d like to take a loot at my album
Thanks Simon, really nice going and a blast from the past for me.. 9 yrs ago lol
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Very nice 👍 Sounds like shake'n bake ?
Oooh I like that! 👍
Thanks Roland, pretty much shake n bake, a little something for the Mojo.
Thanks James 🙂 its doing ok.
Just dug this up - nice work & topic - these colorful bulb-nose MiGs have something in them that just brings up a smile on one's face 🙂
Nice job with the metal & all - kit detail does not look all too bad too 👍
🙂 Thanks M'amigo, you should see the B-29.
Its actually a really nice kit from HB, does have some inaccuracies, but at the end of the day built, it looks like a MiG-19PF and builds a lot nicer than Smer's offerings.
I'm back after an inglorious break, will need some time to look at all the good stuff! 😉
PS: I'm a secret fan of HB kits, had 4 so far, happy with every single one of them, never pulled the ruler out to take measures 😄
Welcome back then 🙂
Yeah I too am a fan of HB kits, started with the Varks.
What a cool MiG!
🙂 thanks Robert
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This one is a bit of a whoops moment.. I realised I had not got any pictures of the X-1 build.
This is the one thats going to be in the bay so Once painted, I will be Making the slight mod to the spine to put magnet into her.
Nice project. Watch out: the fitting of the canopy is a little bit tricky. Need to add a strip of plastic card at the back (around 1 or 1.2mm) for a proper fitting. My own completed project, of it can help:
Bell X-1 | Album by Hikaru (1:48)
Watching with interest - got one in my stash (so far painted interior green and chrome yellow). Thanks Rv for pointing the vices out.
Thanks rv, check fitted mine was ok so fingers crossed
Decals are going on.. had to find stars and bars as the eduard ones were very off shade. magnet on top is the one that will go in mothership the other is already embedded in the X-1's spine.
thanks Roland 🙂
Very nice !
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Re-jigged the timeline for this kit, its a monogram kit re-pop
June 4, 2021
It will be amazing.
this is cool....
cool! I am in 👍
Ah, a little project for in between lol
🙂 Thanks guys will keep u[dated as I go. At the moment, lots of part cleanup.
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Don't start me on British ww2 bombers,loads of American kits.
Its spread wide.. between a lot of nations that have aircraft just begging to be immortalised in plastic..
I'll get off my soap box now lol
A Manchester,a manchester my kingdom for a manchester and many others.LOL
Yes, I could go on and on and on. LOL. Mathijs, yes the Revell Jolly Green is terrible.
Like so many by Revell/italeri Clifford...Kits for kids
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🙂 very welcome guys
Slavo, this shouldnt be too bad, its decals after all.
Swedish fields and meadows is the real beast with a brush.
oh, my bad, mistook decals for masks 😄 hope theyvare not individual splinter elements though😉
It's going to be awesome.
Looking forward to see this!
Thanks guys, slight pause while i get paint
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Looks good! More pictures?
Thanks Neuling, maybe 🙂
Once again a big applause for you 🙂 This Mig looks splendid!
Thank you Mirko 🙂 much appreciated.
Keyboard alchemy paying off 🙂 and thanks for the encouragment to tackle the smaller 1/72 rendition of the ICM kit!