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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 16, 2017
Project: #027 Kitty Hawk Su-35S Flanker-E in scale 1:48
1:48 Sukhoi Su-35 "Flanker-E" (Kitty Hawk KH80142)1:48 Su-35 Flanker Thrust Vectoring Nozzles (A.M.U.R. Reaver RC 4822)1:48 Sukhoi Su-35S (Begemot 48-039)
25. September at 15:17:02 Share
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Murad ÖZER with your blessing i wanna marry her Michael.
16. October at 13:13:25
Michael Phillips Thanks Bernd, Konrad, Bart, Spanjaard, Dale, and Murad!

Dale, as you can see in the pics, my work area looks like a tornado ran through it. I think part of the reason I build so fast is I just put stuff anywhere while I work. LOL The downside is bench re-set after a project is complete takes awhile... OH, and sometimes it hard to find things I am looking for ("Now, where did I put those damn sprue cutters?" ;) LOL

Murad, I now pronounce you Man and... um... jet? LOL
16. October at 15:07:54
Maciej Bellos Man, I can't always seem to find my tools, more so my bright yellow sprue cutters... !!!

Splendid results on the metal areas. Can't wait to see her finished!
16. October at 18:10:58
Erik Leijdens Great work so far Michael, the exhausts are fantastic mate
16. October at 18:31:19
Spanjaard excellent result on the exhaust. fantastic!
16. October at 20:02:55
James C Looking fantastic Michael. Love the metal paintwork.
16. October at 20:55:11
Kees Kleijwegt Metalwork on the exhausts is stunning!
16. October at 21:53:09
Donald Dickson II I hesitate to say this, because they look freaking awesome, but yes, I would tone down the blue a bit. That is in no way to say I think you did anything wrong. As a matter of fact, I was told by a former Wild Weasel pilot (yes, we have one in one of the clubs I belong to. Makes it hell to bring in a Spook or Viper LOL) that I should blue the exhausts on my F-4 a bit, and I have yet to do so because I have never done that. So you are way ahead of me there anyways.
17. October at 04:27:23
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October 16, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 23, 2017
1:48 Su-17/22 M3/M4 (Kitty Hawk KH80144)1:48 Su-17, Su-20, Su-22 (Fitter) - Pitot Tubes (Master AM-48-122)1:48 Su-17/22 Mach-cone (HAD Models 148019)1+
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Kerry Cox I should have mentioned that the discolouration of the tail pipe metal is most convincing, and not easy to do Michael. really impressive mate. I'd like to see you do your magic on an F-100 Super Sabre and all the colours it has on the tail end. :-O Yes. ?? hehehe

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15. October at 09:47:18
Thomas Tuerler Very nice paintwork, Michael, another real beauty for the display case.
15. October at 09:48:01
Michael Phillips Thanks Kees, Bernhard, Bernd, Kerry, and Thomas! You guys really make me proud and honored to have such great modelers compliment my work.

Kerry, that looks fun! Look at those hues! Hmmm, I don't think I even have a HUN in my stash. Which kit is the best of this beast in 48th?
16. October at 06:15:02
Michael Hickey Nicely done.
16. October at 06:48:13
Kerry Cox Michael. I have been hunting around for an F-100 SS and Trumpeter have one out in 1/48, and in Thunderbirds livery too. Monogram had one out a few years back, but I get the feeling Trumpeter got that old die and cleaned it up a bit. Titanium is the metal the whole back end of those 'Century' series birds had and it threw up all kinds of delicious colours and hues, and the F-100 was the best I ever saw for the effect. I have seen a lot of attempts, but not too many have been able to capture that lovely metal finish, but I rekon you could make a good job of it.
CHALLENGE. !!! :) :) :)
16. October at 08:33:23
Przemek Przybulewski Very nice, I really love it.
16. October at 08:44:01
Michael Phillips Thanks Michael, Kerry, and Przemek!

Kerry, I saw Danumurthi recently did a HUN and really nailed the heat-stressing on that, so that would be my aspiration to attain. It definitely will be quite a challenge!
16. October at 14:59:42
Kerry Cox I just had a look at his album too just then and your right about the 'nailing' of the look of heat affected titanium. Sensational. .
It looks photographic almost.
I have bookmarked it for my reference section, but the after market items are a limiting factor to me. But oh well. And thanks for the link too. :)
16. October at 17:37:13
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Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 HH-60J U.S. Coast Guard (Italeri 2741)
16. October at 15:12:04 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 2 with 57 images
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1:48 Panavia Tornado IDS (Revell 03987)1:48 Panavia Tornado Pitot Tube & Angle Of Attack probes (Master AM-48-032)1:48 MB Mk.10A (Pavla Models S48020)1+
Panavia Tornado IDS
DE Military Bundeswehr Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1956-Now)
JaBoG 31 Boelcke 43+38
Nörvenich | 2010 | Norm 95 (V2) FS35237 FS36320 FS36375
 
29. August 2016 at 16:02:43 Share
Michael Phillips Off and running on the Tornado IDS! Got some work done on the cockpit today. First time using decals on the IPs. Turned out pretty nice I think.
14. May at 08:40:09
Murad ÖZER Michael you do love your greys! :D
14. May at 08:42:25
Michael Phillips Haha, I sure do! This is my third gray one in a row... and my next one, the completion of my on-hold KH Fitter in Polish markings, will be the fourth. LOL

Hmmm, somehow I accidentally commented on the project instead of the new album. Doh!
14. May at 08:58:51
Bryn Crandell Looking good so far. It is amazing how much time we spend on cockpits only to close them up. Love it with larger scales so you can see the detail, and this has got some detail.
15. May at 17:03:18
Holger Kranich Will you make a german Tornado, Michael? Work on the pit looks already very nice! I´m curious if the complex kit will slow your building speed down, i bet it wont! ;)
15. May at 17:16:11
Michael Phillips Thanks Bryn and Holger!

Bryn, I hear ya! I really am not great at cockpit detailing, and I don't spend as much time on them as I should lol.

Holger, yep, this one will be a German IDS. Going to do plain old in-service jet. And you are not kidding about it being complex! I thought the ICM MiG-25 was complex, but this one is far more so. But I am plugging away at it. Just got the wings attached last night.
15. May at 23:52:16
Holger Kranich That sounds good, Michael! :)
16. May at 08:54:30
scalemates excellent example of a Project on scalemates!
15. October at 22:36:59
Michael Phillips Thanks Tim!

I really love the project feature of Scalemates. I spend a lot of time organizing my future builds using it. As of right now I have about 163 of the 180-something kits in my stash organized in a project. I will add about one a day until every kit I have is in a project.
16. October at 06:26:46
Michael Hickey I love the look of this Tornado, well done.
16. October at 06:47:04
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October 13, 2017

Michael Phillips added the DreamModel AL-31 F Exhaust Nozzles (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 AL-31 F Exhaust Nozzles (DreamModel DM2029)
 
AL-31 F Exhaust Nozzles For Academy
DreamModel 1:48
DM2029
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13. October at 19:20:35 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 Su-27 Flanker B (Eduard 1167)1:48 AL-31 F Exhaust Nozzles (DreamModel DM2029)1:48 Nose Cone for Model Su-27 (Metallic Details MDR4801)
13. October at 19:18:56 Share
Michael Phillips added the Microscale OV-1C/D Mohawks: 504th MIBDE/15th MIBN, 131st SAC, 1st (1:48) to his stash.
13. October at 19:15:24 Share

October 12, 2017

Michael Phillips added the Werner's Wings Blackhawk Stencils (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Blackhawk Stencils (Werner's Wings WW Decals 48-04)
 
Blackhawk Stencils
Werner's Wings 1:48
WW Decals 48-04
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12. October at 15:27:07 Share

October 11, 2017

Michael Phillips added the Attack Squadron C-130 Flaps - Italeri - in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 C-130 Flaps - Italeri - (Attack Squadron 48064)
 
C-130 Flaps - Italeri -
Attack Squadron 1:48
48064
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11. October at 15:53:23 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
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1:48 A-7E Corsair II (Hasegawa P12)1:48 A-7E Colorful Corsairs Part I (Eagle Strike Productions 48117)
11. October at 15:23:18 Share

October 10, 2017

Michael Phillips added the DXM Decals USN F/A-18E Super Hornet in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 USN F/A-18E Super Hornet (DXM Decals 21-4211)
 
USN F/A-18E Super Hornet VFA-137 Kestrels CAG 2011
DXM Decals 1:48
21-4211
2012 | New tool
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10. October at 16:13:23 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 F-15J JASDF AIR COMBAT MEET 2013 (Great Wall Hobby SGN03)1:48 Guard Eagles (Bullseye Model Aviation 48-002)
10. October at 14:55:13 Share
Michael Phillips added the AMK Israel IAI Kfir C2/C7 in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Israel IAI Kfir C2/C7 (AMK 88001-A)
 
Israel IAI Kfir C2/C7
AMK 1:48
88001-A
2017* | Changed parts
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10. October at 14:43:03 Share

October 09, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 Hughes 500D TOW (Academy 12250)
09. October at 15:19:06 Share

October 06, 2017

Michael Phillips added the Caracal Models U-2R/S & ER-2 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 U-2R/S & ER-2 (Caracal Models CD48126)
 
U-2R/S & ER-2
Caracal Models 1:48
CD48126
2017 | New tool
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06. October at 20:36:02 Share
Michael Phillips added the Caracal Models F-16C "Dark Vipers" - Part 2 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-16C "Dark Vipers" - Part 2 (Caracal Models CD48117)
 
F-16C "Dark Vipers" - Part 2
Caracal Models 1:48
CD48117
2017 | New tool
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06. October at 20:35:25 Share
Michael Phillips added the Caracal Models USAF C-130H "Guard Herks" (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 USAF C-130H "Guard Herks" (Caracal Models CD48122)
 
USAF C-130H "Guard Herks" for Testors / Italeri C-130H kit
Caracal Models 1:48
CD48122
2017 | New tool
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October 03, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 MiG-29AS Slovak Airforce 2014 Special Painting (Great Wall Hobby S4809)
03. October at 21:50:10 Share
Michael Phillips added the Furball Aero-Design F-35A Lightning II Anthology Joint Strike Fighters Part One in 1:48 to his wishlist
03. October at 15:18:33 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
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1:48 F-35A Lightning II (Meng Model LS-007)
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October 02, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new project.
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1:48 Grumman F-14A Tomcat (Hasegawa 07018)1:48 F-14 Alfa probe & Angle Of Attack probe (Master AM-48-007)1:48 F-14 GRU7A Ejection Seats (Verlinden Productions 413)1:48 Victory Cats (Afterburner Decals 48-069)
02. October at 18:45:28 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
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1:48 EA-18G Growler (Hasegawa 07252)1:48 Growler Anthology (Furball Aero-Design 48-048)
02. October at 14:41:11 Share

September 29, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new project.
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1:48 Bf 109G-6 Early Version (Eduard 82113)
29. September at 14:24:19 Share

September 28, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 F-4S Phantom II (Zoukei-Mura SWS-48-05)1:48 McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II (Afterburner Decals 48-051)
26. September at 14:44:33 Share
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Donald Dickson II Considering all the options seem to be Navy/Marines, flip a coin. I DO like the look of the VF-96 plane though.

My question. Have you built the Academy F-4? If so, I will be curious to see what you think about the ZM in comparison. I got to see the ZM kit before it hit the shelves. And while it looked very impressive, I didnt get an Im going to buy this one over the Academy kit vibe from it.
27. September at 05:32:59
Konrad Limmer I have the VF 96 Kit from ZM. Will be the next one after my current F4 from Acadamy. I'm following this build with interest.
27. September at 07:34:50
Michael Phillips Well, thanks for everyone's input, I have made the change! The F-4S has now moved into the #30 slot, so I should get to this late this year or very early next.

Clifford, I am going to do the Heater-Ferris Scheme of VF-301 or VF-302, not sure exactly which one yet.

Donald, I have not yet built an Academy Phantom. I have, however, built two Hasegawa Phantoms. Those are really nice kits, actually... they fit well, very good shape, and a very quick build. The only issue with those though are the bad intakes and you have to be careful not to get an old boxing with raised panel lines. I do have a couple Academy Phantom kits, so at some point I will build one.
27. September at 15:02:19
27. September at 16:34:57
Patrick Hagelstein Yessssss!!! I'm surely looking forward to that new #30! I have this kit as well and want to see how a real professional handles it! :)
27. September at 16:36:04
Donald Dickson II I did the Good Evening Da Nang boxing of the Academy kit. The only real issue I had was with the intakes, and that may have been my fault. I very much liked it. Havnet done the Hasegawa yet. And I have the 1/32 Tamiya waiting in the wings.
27. September at 23:51:24
Michael Phillips Thanks guys! Looking forward to this one, the kit, the scheme, the subject. Woot!
28. September at 07:19:09
Maciej Bellos Woohoo! A Zookei Mura. A Phantom. A Ferris. Yeah!!!
28. September at 15:52:07
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Michael Phillips added a new project.
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1:48 UH-60L Blackhawk (Minicraft Model Kits 11621)1:48 Blackhawk Stencils (Werner's Wings WW Decals 48-04)
28. September at 14:27:51 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
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1:48 F-8J Crusader (Hasegawa 07226)1:48 F-8 Crusader ejection seat w. safety belts (Quickboost QB 48 501)
28. September at 14:19:03 Share

September 26, 2017

Michael Phillips added the Werner's Wings Blackhawk Stencils in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Blackhawk Stencils (Werner's Wings WW Decals 48-04)
 
Blackhawk Stencils
Werner's Wings 1:48
WW Decals 48-04
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26. September at 18:05:06 Share
Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
29. October 2015 at 19:02:09 Share
Marko One have one LIKE from me.
29. October 2015 at 19:11:49
Christian Ristits Very well done, especially the paintjob and subtle weathering!
29. October 2015 at 19:54:16
Anna Love to see models posed in-flight. Beautifully done, Congrats! :D
29. October 2015 at 19:55:11
Michael Phillips Thanks Marko, Christian, and Anna! I am happy with how this turned out. This is my 3rd completed model build. The weathering is very subtle, that was my goal. Pictures of the real aircraft show it to be kept quite clean since this was a showbird of sorts. Anna, this is my first in-flight build, and I too love the look... but getting there is no fun! Closing the doors on this kit was not fun LOL. My next build will also be in-flight as well I think.
29. October 2015 at 19:59:29
Wim van der Luijt That's one project you can be proud of! The weathering looks just right to me too...
29. October 2015 at 20:06:10
Anna @Michael - I hear that, I'm closing the gear bays on a 1:48 Hasegawa F-4E, it's a lot of work. :)
29. October 2015 at 20:26:14
Christian Meyerhoff Excellent Work! The Intruder is one of my favourties.
29. October 2015 at 20:30:52
Sarunas D Looks good. Would you recommend this kit?
23. September at 12:42:17
Holger Kranich Had this kit years ago... One of Monograms best! I had my fun, building it.
23. September at 12:46:33
Michael Phillips Thanks Sarunas! This is a blast from the past... This was actually only the third model I ever built, back in late 2015, and my very first in-flight build. I had not yet started weathering my models, only used pre-shading at that point (and not black-basing at this point, that started with my 12th model, a VF-84 Hasegawa Tomcat).

I remember the kit being pretty nice, and fit being pretty OK. All raised panels, however. I would def recommend it, as long as you are aware it is not a state of the art kit by any means. But I have heard it is the most accurate, shape-wise, of all the 1/48 Intruder kits.
25. September at 14:54:14
Stephan Ryll Very nice build and paintjob Michael
25. September at 18:30:12
Clifford Keesler How did I miss this one? Great job.
26. September at 03:23:00
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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 21, 2017
1:48 MiG-29 SMT "Fulcrum" (Great Wall Hobby L4818)1:48 MiG-29A Fulcrum (Quickboost QB 48 237)1:48 MiG-29 (Fulcrum) - Pitot Tube (Master AM-48-060)
21. September at 05:34:03 Share
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Maciej Bellos I think you did well with the weathering. Here is an example of an SMT (27 Red):
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23. September at 22:28:41
Dale Marston Very nice Michael.
24. September at 07:05:17
Kerry Cox That is one mean looking machine. :)
Superb in every way. :)
24. September at 07:34:06
Ed Froix WOW that's nice!
24. September at 08:57:58
Xander Jansen One hack of a build!! Well done !
24. September at 09:45:23
Michael Phillips Thank you Thomas, Sarunas, Philip, Gavin, Anthony, Clifford, Maciej, Dale, Kerry, Ed, and Xander! I was away for the weekend and it is such a pleasure to return to so many wonderful comments and compliments. I really appreciate it!

Maciej, that is indeed one of the pics that I looked at when trying to decide how to weather my model. I also thought it was interesting to see the contrast in actual color of the grays in the two aircraft in this pic. Goes to show you, especially with Russian Aircraft, that actual color is not so important. It is all about what color you see with your eye, picking out what looks right to you, and going from there. That is what I did on mine, I just picked grays from my paint stash that looked about right for each color.
25. September at 14:58:22
Kerry Cox You can't trust those bloody Russians Michael. hahahaha :)
Even when it comes to a simple lick of paint. :)
25. September at 18:53:00
Clifford Keesler The one looks almost a very faded Flanker blue. So I guess you are right about the eye of the beholder. But then again I'm a blind old man. LOL.
26. September at 03:20:44
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September 25, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 F-16C/N "Aggressor/Adversary" (Tamiya 61106)1:48 Aggressor Vipers (Bullseye Model Aviation 48-003)
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