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Slavo Hazucha (slavatarko)



Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
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31 | 18. April, 16:09
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Slavo, you are a true master of this hobby, the flanker looks amazing and the pictures are just fantastic! ever thought of doing workshops? i would be great to learn from you ????
12. August, 21:37
Clifford Keesler
Well done sir. My hat is off to you. You truly are a craftsman.
12. August, 21:41
Very impressive, love the stand for the hornet and the aircraft both look superb!
12. August, 21:52
Sergej I
Speachless. Slavo, you are master of details and convincingly-realistic surfaces. Please do a Tomcat :D
12. August, 21:53
13. August, 06:24
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks Schnemat, Clifford, brianireland, Sergej & Pero!

Schnemat it's really flattering to read that - a lot of my work is done in a rather "organic way", following a general idea & mental picture for the outcome, setting up a rough plan of action and taking it layer after layer... In my job I work with computer graphics since around the year 2000 (not as an CG-artist, more in boring management roles...) and I learned a lot there to understand layers, rendering, light/shadow & co-relation of colors into a final whole - maybe that helps a bit here... will try to document & describe what, how & why I did in my projects when I think it's worth mentioning...

Sergej - It's currently between place 5-10 on my ToDo list... ;)
13. August, 20:42
Andy Ball
We open our pan-European Modelling-Museum with this in the reception hall! (Be careful: the Russians may mistake it for a 'Honey I Shrunk the Sukhoi')...that's my way of saying "magnificent"!
14. August, 11:43
Clifford Keesler
When are we going to see a Tomcat from you Slavo? LOL.
15. August, 00:44

August 13, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
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41 | 2. December 2019, 21:56
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Lode Schildermans
Well, I waited until the 12th ;). Happy birthday, Salvo
12. August, 04:50
Palo M
Happy birthday, Slavo! Enjoy the Eiko, looking forward to that build, too!
12. August, 06:30
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks Lode & Palo!

Lode going by the ship's bell, precise like a Swiss watch! ;)

Palo - table & tools cleanup & off we go!
12. August, 07:04
Bart Goesaert
fantastic one, from start to finish...
12. August, 07:06
Antoine Meylan
Joyeux anniversaire Slavo, et c'est toujours un plaisirs de regarder tes réalisations
12. August, 16:49
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks Bart - if you do want to do yourself a favor, get a recent GWH kit...

Merci Antoine et j'espère que je ne décevrai pas à l'avenir;)
12. August, 19:31
Lode Schildermans
Aha, tu maîtrises même la langue française :)
12. August, 20:19
Gary Dahlström
I feel like a TV show I'm addicted to has aired its' last episode. Bravo! Will be watching for the next riveting series by Slavo. ;)
13. August, 00:13

July 24, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
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Project: 427 big block
1:6 Chevy L89 Big Block Engine (Revell 85-1441)
2 | 25. February 2019, 10:10
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Slavo Hazucha
Thanks :) the kit was really not built to leave anything open, details only where they can be seen once everything is actually in place...
28. June 2019, 14:59
Tim Heimer
Still looks great! Maybe you could put it in a prop plane! LOL
10. July, 13:58
Slavo Hazucha
Tim it´s already growing a small propeller on the front... I think... :D
10. July, 14:48
Tim Heimer
LOL! Good come back!
10. July, 20:15
it looks amazing
23. July, 00:15
Andy Ball
more metal to work with...delicious!
23. July, 09:50
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks Tim, Spanjaard & Andy - an old build really, I hardly had any tools or colors at that time (old were long gone, new not yet purchased :) ), so its really very OOB with a bit of washing & few touches here & there... Nothing is airbrushed here, most colors left as they came in the box, as is the metal - it´s the original silver and chromed plastic from the box with some basic surface treatment...
24. July, 20:02
a master at work, can do great things, even with simple tools ;)
24. July, 20:12

July 20, 2020

Slavo Hazucha owns this item
20. July, 10:55
Slavo Hazucha owns this item
20. July, 10:09
Slavo Hazucha owns this item
20. July, 10:08

July 13, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new project.
1:32 P-51D-5NA Mustang (Revell 03944)
18. June 2019, 11:36
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10. July, 20:23
Tim Heimer
This will be a great project!
10. July, 20:26
I can design masks for that scheme. Drop me a line in private if you have interest. Cheers
11. July, 21:08
Maciej Bellos
That's a big kit and it will be awesome from Mr SuperbMetal :)
11. July, 21:16
Slavo Hazucha
Mathieu thanks & already done!

Hanno, Tim & Maciej - this will be an exercise in self-restrain... the movie plane barely displays any wear at all, being clearly looked-after for by a loving crew... :D

Very far from the Russian service- and weather-beaten gear...
13. July, 13:14
Tim Heimer
From the what it's worth dept. Most of the guys with a specialty paint job, and some without, would wipe down their plane with airplane fuel to keep them looking good. That started in WW2.
13. July, 13:23
The R.A.A.F. discovered that polishing the Spitfire could increse air speed by five miles.
It doesn't sound much but every bit counts.
The paint oxidation was very rapid in the tropics.
Clive Caldwell even went as far as having one of his Mk. Y Spitfires stripped to bare metal being the C.O.
It was soon returned to camoflauge with the directive from higher up.
I'm sure Clive wouldn't have minded the extra attention being our top ace
13. July, 15:34
Daniel Klink
Slavo goes to real planes...count me in
13. July, 15:35

June 27, 2020

Slavo Hazucha and Alexander G. are now mates.
27. June, 08:46

June 20, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
4. July 2019, 20:56
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Alec K
Fantastic work Slavo
14. May, 12:28
Dominik Weitzer
Wow. Just stunning work!
14. May, 13:51
Patrick O
Looks amazing! :) Planning to build one as well at some point, though I'm still not sure which one should I go with - Hobby Boss or Kitty Hawk
14. May, 18:15
a work of art... stunning. what an exquisite minute detail work and paint is out of this world
14. May, 18:18
Bernhard Schrock
Just noticed that I haven't left a comment in the guest book: a masterwork and a piece of art. Looks absolutely like the original!
14. May, 18:31
Rain Moses
It is fantastic!
16. May, 12:34
Ricardo Reis
Great model building! Loved the WIP album too! I only think the model deserves better pictures (white clean background, not the black wrinkly one you have)! Fantastic, thank you for sharing and inspiration!
19. June, 07:03
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks Alec, Dominik, Patrick, Spanjaard, Bernhard, Rain & Ricardo! Sorry I forgot to check this older thread for some time...

Ricardo you are right, I need to up-rate my photo setup - maybe with the next one... or the one after that... :)
20. June, 19:59

May 8, 2020

Slavo Hazucha will attend Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020
Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020 in
Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020
1. May until 31. December 2020, in
8. May, 16:07

April 17, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new project.
Albums: 2 with 180 images
In progress
1:48 F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 (Kinetic K48030)1:48 Su-35S "Flanker-E" (Great Wall Hobby L4820)9+
1 | 12. August 2019, 14:00
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Michael Phillips
This is going to be an awesome follow, count me in for sure!
14. August 2019, 03:34
Slavo Hazucha
So... October approaching at supercruise speed... I ordered my Aggressor model & decals at least a month ago via a physical store (a reasonably good one...), because I think physical stores deserve support these days... Suspicous since I got no notification, today I dropped by like "Greetings sir, where´s my model?"

Turns out they had some software issues & the order is only just about to go out! :o

I was hamstering RedBull cans for some epic night shifts on my Vark to be ready for the GB +/- on time, yet now this happens...

Anyway, I´ll think about something, not giving up! Not at all in fact... ;)
26. September 2019, 11:58
Maciej Bellos
Tough luck Slavo... Hope for the best. Also I agree about the physical stores, problem is I don't have one in the city I live...
26. September 2019, 13:17
Holger Kranich
I am addicted to online stores. I live on a phucking island. It is always the joy to walk into a Hobby Shop and just go around. :D
26. September 2019, 17:28
Stephan Ryll
Hope everything will be there for the start Slavo :) on the other hand I'm a slow builder and I don't have a problem to see other builds rush by ;)
26. September 2019, 17:53
Martin von Schreckenstein
Yes please! watching
26. September 2019, 17:56
Patrick Hagelstein
I totally agree to help the struggling physical shops a helping hand as much as possible but yeah, sometimes the online stores are just that tad efficiently. Hope it all turns out well and hopefully you can be off to a good start together with the rest.
30. September 2019, 14:37
I am impressed with the modification on the F/A-18 landing gear. The main gear legs are not fully extended when retracted and you made it so realistic, thumbs up!
17. April, 13:41

April 12, 2020

Slavo Hazucha wants this item
16. March, 11:34
Slavo Hazucha
Something to stay calm & count days for... ;)
16. March, 11:36
Lode Schildermans
Now this is a bird I'd like to build by you. I liked the Aardvark a lot, and even saw it from very close 30 years ago, but it doesn't match the Blackbird (from a shape point of view, not what you'll make of it. Your talent makes even an ugly duck a swan)
16. March, 22:58
Greg Solomon
And I just bought two 1/48 kits at an estate auction too...
20. March, 23:46
Slavo Hazucha
Would have done the same given the chance... What were the odds for a 48-scale Blackbird coming...

Lode thanks mate, I am already imagining some new techniques & experiments to try out on this, heat-matted black color, fuel streaks... ;)
21. March, 11:15
Lode Schildermans
Slavo, just what the blackbird needs :)
21. March, 16:45
Günther Decock
Dag Slavo, een van de mooiste vliegtuigen in de geschiedenis. Ik ga zeker met veel plezier uitkijken naar uw vorderingen.
10. April, 12:31
Slavo Hazucha
Hallo Günther - ik ben het er helemaal mee eens - ik hoop alleen dat het vroeg in 2021 uitkomt en op mijn bescheiden bankje past ... :)
11. April, 17:02
Peter Hardy
Thought I'd pick up Brian Shul's Sled Driver book 'cause I have a passing interest. I didn't and now regret not buying 50!
12. April, 09:58
12. April, 10:12
Slavo Hazucha
@ Peter - The things we don't buy... You can still have a used one for 470$ or a new one fore 700... :D

As for the video - If only I could have such conversations with the Austrian highway police... ;)
12. April, 13:23

March 19, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
14. March, 13:05
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Scott Dutton
Maciej, It was because of ITAR, I'm lucky though, living in Pt Cook the home of the RAAF museum, I just go there to see one
18. March, 21:08
Maciej Bellos
Sorry Scott for asking, but what does ITAR stand for?
18. March, 21:20
Zsolt Czegle
Awsome build! Congratulations!
18. March, 21:25
Nathan Dempsey
International Trade in ARms
18. March, 21:44
Maciej Bellos
Thanks Nathan!
18. March, 22:17
Scott Dutton
Apologies, to used to using TLA's (Three Letter Acronyms, yes I know ITAR is four). Its the agreement countries sign when buying military equipment agreeing not to onsell etc without approval of original manufacturer (USA in this case). Its so we don't get parts or complete systems ending up where they are not wanted.
19. March, 01:47
Maciej Bellos
Thanks Scott!
19. March, 15:00
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks Maciej, Bughunter, Elco, Scott, Bryn, Zsolt & Nathan! - for all the nice comments & praise - most appreciated, I am really happy you find that the build captured some of the "feel" of the Aussie Pig as it approached the end...

& thanks for the intel as well - I thought the radical treatment was necessary because the G-version is basically the FB-111A, which was AFAIK not a FB/Strike aircraft, but a SAC strategic nuclear bomber, hence special requirements for irreversible de-militarization... Something like the dismembering of the Tu-160´s in the Ukraine in the early 2000´s:

Always happy to learn stuff!
19. March, 17:27

March 16, 2020

Slavo Hazucha wants this item
16. March, 11:34

March 14, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
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10. July 2019, 15:38
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Greg Baker
Okay... Lode is too smart for me.
13. March, 14:07
so we need the increase the amount of garlic then :P . well, I do not need that since I am now sentenced to stay home, after being declared guilty of new crime, coughing in public :P
13. March, 14:59
Bart Goesaert
was the queu that long for such drastic measures?
13. March, 15:29
borders not closed... yet
or not, Trup has banned flights from EU I believe :P
13. March, 16:21
Martin Oostrom
Trump has banned everyone with an eu passport as well. Not just on flights from Europe
13. March, 16:43
Matthew Stec
I think I will self quarantine and build more models.
13. March, 16:48
Black Baron
I love that paint job and obsession with details and accuracy. I hope to find that magic combination of materials & techniques to consistently achieve the result I want. Just like you have. Really inspiring.
14. March, 10:56
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks mates for staying tuned in for all these months...!!! You´re the best

In short - it´s done:

F-111G 1/48 Hobby Boss finished | Album by slavatarko (1:48)
14. March, 13:21

March 10, 2020

Slavo Hazucha and Lode Schildermans are now mates.
10. March, 06:03

March 8, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added Vallejo Model Color to his list of favorite colors
4. March, 11:16
Palo M
Really? :)
8. March, 20:09
Slavo Hazucha
I have 4 vials so far & keep them very far from the airbrush, no worries ;)
8. March, 21:41
Palo M
You could try them when you need an excuse to get a different airbrush
8. March, 21:53
Slavo Hazucha wants this item
18. February 2019, 16:31
Palo M
Widow Maker? Ale pekna velkost.
18. February 2019, 22:42
Palo M
Eduard has beautiful japanese versions now.
8. March, 20:13
Slavo Hazucha added this book to his library.
9. April 2019, 19:37
Palo M
Is it good? So far, I'm resisting books about the models I'm building, magazines have been enough. Wonder how this one went for you.
19. April 2019, 19:56
Slavo Hazucha
First, its about 720 pages :) Concerning regular service aircraft for reference a competent internet search does the job too... I too google pics of what I am currently work on and put a tablet next to my mat... On backstory, prototypes, action and rare stuff it really shines... And hey, it's a book, brings the old times back... :)
20. April 2019, 08:08
Palo M
Bought it on sale some time ago. Probably too detailed, bit fun. It's huge! The photos are nice, some good inspiration material.
8. March, 20:12

March 4, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added Alclad II to his list of favorite colors
4. March, 11:16
Slavo Hazucha added Revell Aqua Color to his list of favorite colors
4. March, 11:16

December 28, 2019

Slavo Hazucha and Vels Velsov are now mates.
28. December 2019, 17:46

December 17, 2019

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
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1. March 2019, 20:41
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Erik Leijdens
Amazing work...!
13. December 2019, 22:27
Igor Lyash
OK, Slavo. I understood you. I also want to make this model. Some small model companies is makes different aftermarket for this HB model - correct nose, outboard weapons, nozzles, seats, wheels, resin cockpit and other. Using all of this, can make a gorgeous model of this frontline bomber.))
16. December 2019, 19:09
Slavo Hazucha
Igor, I'm very much looking forward to see another Fullback in big scale! I think the HB kit is the right choice over the Kitty Hawk, although that one is supposedly OK too...

The Big ED PE really provides meaningful and visible extensions, except the cockpit curtains, that part I found unusable/unrealistic...

I used OOB Nozzles, which are OK, but Amurs would be better for sure - got those for an Su-35 and they are very nice.

Su-27/30/33/34 Engine nozzles (A.M.U.R. Reaver RC4817, 1:48)

Don't know about Reskits... maybe better, maybe not...

Sukhoi Su-34 exhaust nozzles..s) (Reskit RSU48-0014, 1:48)

If you want to do a series model with the APU cooling, consider this set:

SUKHOI SU-34 APU SET (Cold War Studio CWS48012, 1:48)

The kits sting has no APU grid, nothing, even the panel lines on the sting are not 100% correct. I did some scratch reshapes, but the set surely does better...

Finally, for the nose, there are several aftermarket options, but I've seen articles showing that the connection to the sawed off kit parts is not great and you end up filling & losing more detail on the kit than with my method - there is enough plastic on the kit nose to re-sand it to correct shape...

In any case, enjoy the kit and the beautiful plane, I surely did!

1:48 Su-27/30/33/34 Engine nozzles (A.M.U.R. Reaver RC4817)1:48 Sukhoi Su-34 exhaust nozzles (designed to be used with Hobby Boss kits) (Reskit RSU48-0014)1:48 SUKHOI SU-34 APU SET (Cold War Studio CWS48012)
16. December 2019, 20:51
Igor Lyash
I m agree with you, Slavo
17. December 2019, 07:43
Roland Sachsenhofer
Uff! Most dramatic story! All incredients for a great plot, cliffhanger included... But I hope we won´t see a episode "Su-34 : return of the particle" :)
17. December 2019, 09:45
Igor Lyash
RES KIT very good set. There is still a good company AMIGO MODELS from Chelyabinsk (South Ural) which also makes excellent epoxy nozzles.
17. December 2019, 09:49
17. December 2019, 09:53
Igor Lyash
And price is quite loyal....))
17. December 2019, 09:57

December 15, 2019

Slavo Hazucha and Stephan Ryll are now mates.
15. December 2019, 21:02

December 8, 2019

Slavo Hazucha and Bart Teunis are now mates.
8. December 2019, 20:40

December 2, 2019

Slavo Hazucha started this item
2. December 2019, 21:54
Slavo Hazucha started this item
2. December 2019, 21:52
Slavo Hazucha started this item
1:48 Su-35 (Metallic Details MD4834)
Detailing set for landing gears
Metallic Details 1:48
2019 | New tool
2. December 2019, 21:52

September 28, 2019

Slavo Hazucha and Andy Ball are now mates.
28. September 2019, 21:24

September 10, 2019

Slavo Hazucha and Konrad Limmer are now mates.
10. September 2019, 15:54

September 9, 2019

Slavo Hazucha and Christian Ristits are now mates.
9. September 2019, 09:40

August 27, 2019

Slavo Hazucha marked this item as on order
27. August 2019, 15:31


2019-08-27 15:31:18

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