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Kinetic Su-33 Flanker-D - Completed!


7. October 2019, 01:11
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Nathan Dempsey
Superb build Michael. I'm sure you will inspire many people to go out and buy this kit.
7. October 2019, 01:18
Soeren .
Fantastic result Michael - as I expected from you😉
7. October 2019, 07:25
Slavo Hazucha
As always Michael, your builds are a pleasure to follow - both the process & the result. You really captured the Sea Flanker spirit through fine details, with the camo/weathering job, which is just 100% spot on, and the extended flaps orchestra at the back of the wings 👍

I really like that you kept the wings down, never was a big fan of the "zipped" optics of this plane - I find the full silhouette & the mentioned flaps a much better choice!

All the best wishes & keep them coming!😉 👍
7. October 2019, 09:43
Top build with spectacular colors. Eine Augenweide!
7. October 2019, 11:05
Michael Phillips
Thanks Nathan, Soeren, Slavo, and Neuling! I appreciate the kind words!

Slavo, I am really stoked that you approve! I tried to nail down the weathering without being over the top, so I kept it rather conservative as to not distract from the awesome camo, but at the same time I wanted there to be enough to not allow the unique camo to dominate the model completely. I am glad to hear you feel as though I was successful in that endeavor!

Aaaaaaaaaand.... I won first place in the theme contest (I have the Blues) yesterday at my IPMS club meeting! In January I have 4 models to take to the year's "Best of the Best" contest, which is the winners of all 8 quarterly contests (4 theme, for non-theme each year). My winners for 2019 are:

Kinetic Su-33 for the "I've got the Blues" October contest theme
Hasegawa F-2A for the "Japanese" July contest theme
Hobby Boss Su-30MKM for the April non-theme contest
ZM F-4S for the January non-theme contest

Not sure how I am going to get those four models AND my January theme contest entry there (never transported that many models before), but I am sure I will come up with something!
7. October 2019, 14:18
Jos Jansen
Wow Micheal...again a perfect build, what a beautiful model...!! 👍 🙂
7. October 2019, 14:42
honor to whom honor is due, congrats! This one is really hard to beat, close to perfect i'd say👍
7. October 2019, 18:54
Stephan Ryll
Very inspiring and colourful build Michael 🙂 a real beauty 👍 👍
7. October 2019, 19:15
Erik Leijdens
Amazing work as always 🙂
7. October 2019, 20:32
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7. October 2019, 20:38
Konrad Limmer
Just perfect 👍!
Congrats Michael to all that and for me it is great to have seen all four builds here live at scalemates 😉!!
7. October 2019, 20:50
Michael Phillips
Thanks Jos, Daniel, Stephan, Erik, Piotr, Marco, and Konrad... I am really thrilled that you all like 'er!

You all drive me to keep going and keep my mojo stong!
8. October 2019, 03:36
Slavo Hazucha
Congrats! 👍 👍 You seem to be quite the Michael Schumacher of your IPMS! 😄

And it´s all well deserved, the topics could hardly have been handled better, details are details and certainly help, but it´s the overall picture and scale impression you handle so well that make the show for me in your builds. Looking forward for many more to come!
8. October 2019, 09:27
Murad ÖZER
tis' da bomb Michael!😎 now onto the next great build. 😄
8. October 2019, 12:30
8. October 2019, 13:09
totally awesome
9. October 2019, 09:52
Really good work and a splendid paint job, as always! It's not easy to make these blues look realistic, but you nailed it!
9. October 2019, 17:58
Maciej Bellos
First things first: congrats for the splendid model. And congrats for your fourth first place this year! Fingers crossed for the next comp!
9. October 2019, 20:13
Jim J
Wow! 👍 👍. Fantastic execution on a really attractive camo scheme. Perfect.
10. October 2019, 00:11
Michael Phillips
Thanks Slavo, Murad, Tim, Spanjaard, Demigod, Maciej, and Jim! I appreciate all the compliments and congrats on my win!

I think this has moved into the pantheon of my favorite model I have built, slightly edging out the Su-30MKM. I really love this particular camo scheme and am really proud of how it turned out.
10. October 2019, 17:31
with good reason Michael 🙂
10. October 2019, 23:34
Donald Dickson II
Wow! Yeah, that turned out gorgeous!
10. October 2019, 23:36
Tim Heimer
Defiantly a show stopper! Congrats!
10. October 2019, 23:56
Michael Phillips
Thanks Donald and Tim!
11. October 2019, 18:08


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