Łukasz Gliński Welcome. Well, at first it was to be OOB fun build, but then I found the kit to be way different than original. Hence now I'm trying to find a balance between OOB and building everything from scratch
Mark Boots Wow! I like your detailing very much. That stairs is awesome. Really good work.
2. February, 02:08
Tom ... Following. Been eyeing this kit. Very inspiration build!
14. July, 02:34
Łukasz Gliński Welcome Gents, it was a bit on hold, but I got back to it lately. Will upload some newer pics soon.
14. July, 07:33
Adam Gudynowski How do You find Yourself in this new topic? I've recently sold my last ship model
15. July, 08:15
Łukasz Gliński Not bad, but the next one must be better designed, I have to take a break from scratchbuilding
15. July, 12:30
Richmond Have to agree I recently built this kit and the design was awful and the whole experience was not enjoyable. I then decided I would never buy another Revell rebox and then I went and purchased the little tug!!!!!
Łukasz Gliński Dry-fitting as far as I remember, but penetration glue solved the problem
27. July, 13:37
Thomas Kolb I completely missed this one, but it sure looks nice! Apart from the first canopy... oops. If you don't mind me asking, what did you do, sanded it with a dremel?
29. July, 13:10
Łukasz Gliński Well, at first I thought it's scratched and tried polishing it. First using some polishing cloths, then switched to my Lidl-branded-dremel-like tool. It turned however it was perforated already
29. July, 18:39
Cuajete Łukasz, you can try to request a spare here. For now maybe there is some problem due to the current pandemic, but you could try
Alec K Monthly "New" release quota shall be maintained!
5. July, 12:47
Łukasz Gliński I know they work this way, but still:
- the Bilek stuff is soooo hard to get,
- the Panteras are soooo bad
- and the Modelsvit M4 is soooo far away
I think I'm gonna get one or two, the KP/AZ decals surprised me very nicely on my Hawk.
5. July, 12:52
Łukasz Gliński I really don't understand why Bilek didn't re-release those kits for so many years...
Thomas Kolb Oh yes, the Fencer is one of the most brutal looking aircraft ever built - it's big as a house and just looks mean. If you have seen one in real life, you will never forget it; it's like an iron steam locomotive on wings!
22. July, 12:23
Soeren . This is not a Fencer
The Su 17/22 is the Fitter - the Su 24 is the Fencer.
I agree - the grey Polish Fitters are really cool, almost as cool as the Lancer Fishbeds from Romania
22. July, 12:28
Thomas Kolb Sorry, a momentary lapse of brain activity... 'Fitter' of course. Going to get some coffee now.
22. July, 12:30
Łukasz Gliński You are right, the grey Polish Fitters look really cool and different.
Got a Bileks 2-seater in the stash, maybe I should make it grey instead of initially planned Vietnamese blue?
Łukasz Gliński Thanks guys, I hope it's not too shiny. The plan was to have it in kind of satin look.
@Alex: Looks like you missed my (in)famous hangar project: Hangar | Project by Woody (1:72)
@Andy: I have to admit I find a lot of fun in taking the sunny pics of completed builds
19. July, 21:13
Adam Gudynowski Very nice outcome. Decals looks like painted Great photos as well
Łukasz Gliński I looked at it again today and I consider giving up the black primer for Alclads, they become too dark for my taste. It's only so bright in the sun, on the shelf it looks more like abandoned Albanian MiGs of the 1990s
20. July, 11:33
Cuajete Great result, Łukasz!! And very nice job with the pics . Congrats!
Łukasz Gliński Many thanks mates, I really appreciate your comments. The subject itself is definitely off the beaten track
The colour is a longer story Neuling, first I planned to use Tamiya's X-4, but it turned out too dark. Then I started mixing and came up with this one. Planned to have it more greyish, which would be more realistic, but I like this one too much
Patrick Hagelstein Beautiful result after the ordeal you had to go through! You really turned some random pieces of plastic into a great model! I also like that the future Tomahawk/Kittyhawk lines are already visible.
Łukasz Gliński Many thanks guys, much appreciated.
@Patrick: The kit's quality is not outstanding indeed, but it's buildable as you can see
Hmm, it might actually look interesting beside a P-40, I have to consider that.
@David: Nice to see that my famous hangar hasn't lost its sex-appeal yet
4. July, 17:56
Cuajete Very nice, Łukasz!... The effort was worth it. I just hope someday I can take mine with desire.
4. July, 17:59
Thomas Kolb No, that hangar backdrop is still as gorgeous as before. It really gives a realistic 3D feeling to the photos especially with some soft natural light.
4. July, 19:32
Daniel Klink Beautiful result Lukasz. The weathering and paintwork, well i do like it a lot..
Not a simple scheme at all.... Congrats
Łukasz Gliński Alright, consider yourself tested lads - none of you spotted missing front gear of the front undercarriage Me neither Found it today on my workbench.
Aside from that - the weather was perfect today evening, so I took nicer pictures
5. May, 18:44
Cuajete Oops... didn't look so bad without it, Łukasz
5. May, 19:33
Patrick Hagelstein See what those colors do to us! We are so involved in those subtle nuances, we don't even see the glaring obvious!
8. May, 06:24
Łukasz Gliński Thanks, I just spotted it on my desk and the first thought was: shouldn't it belong somewhere else?
Martin von Schreckenstein I am very conflicted about the Academy kit. A lot of work for questionable result but as my decal mule build got repurposed as a toy for my daughter, I see it a lot and I have to say some details really keep this kit relevant (strangely accurate canopy cover)
Martin von Schreckenstein Treehugger: I was talking about the 1/72 Academy of which this Design kit is a rebox (as cleared up by Patrick)
13. May, 08:51
Łukasz Gliński You started sounding very pessimistic
I have to recheck the decals first and seal them, they are quite old.
13. May, 09:31
Martin von Schreckenstein haha. yes. what I meant to say is that this kit can still be build into a beautiful tomcat given enough skill and patience. Remembering your previous builds Łukasz I am certain you have plenty of both