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50 | 8. January, 13:02
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Bill Gilman
Just caught up with this one. The YF-23 is one of my favourite modern jets, and I so much wanted it to win the ATF competition. Oh well...in any case, the paint work you've done on the exhaust tiles is exquisite. You've really captured that look.
22. March, 17:38
Slavo Hazucha
@Otto - I will use a metal rod & a wood base to have some weight at ground level - it´s quite a big model & I found this method working rather fine for me.

@Black Baron - deepened the lines a bit with a carving needle & then went through with a JLC razor-saw. the small angles were carefully cut through with a hobby knife

@Bill - in terms of shape innovation it keeps up even with the "6th-gen" concepts coming up now in the 2020´s... thanks - I went along the excellent sources from:


I´m sure you´d manage the same in 72-scale😉
22. March, 20:19
Is this project on hold?
12. June, 21:48
Nathan Dempsey
Hopefully it is just a video game that has stolen Slavo away.
12. June, 22:57
Gary Kitchen
Awesome stuff Slavo. I know that canopy isn't what you planned but the clarity and shine on the pre-dipped plastic is astounding. What treatment did you give it please. 👍
13. June, 07:10

April 30, 2021

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Fast fish
1:72 US Navy Skipjack Class Submarine (Revell 05119)
33 | 20. April, 14:12
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25. April, 21:30
Black Baron
😄 Nice work. Huge sub! No build pictures? That must have taken a couple MRP bottles of paint. What airbrush did you use? It seems this "You paint it. I only want to build stuff" is normal at that age as it's the same thing with my son, who I've been trying to get in this hobby for a couple of years.
27. April, 16:01
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks Clifford! - surely was "something else" 🙂

@Black Baron - nothing really interesting to report during the build... the ol´lady sports a rather good fit, actually excellent given the size and my usual cockpit tends to have more parts than this whole kit... 😄 project was in the "painting phase" before I managed to pull out a camera....

Precisely 2/3 of MRP black went on it, over a dark grey prime-coat in a somewhat cloudy pattern. Thought I´d need more, franky...

+ In my experience with the kids it´s really about catching the "window of interest" for a subject - then things go +/- smoothly...
29. April, 16:06
Peter Hardy
Interesting comment re the kids. I think with younger kids it's more about the destination rather than the journey. As they get older the journey has some points of interest they look forward to. And really big kids only care about how many extra parts you can fit in a cockpit!
29. April, 23:58
Jim J
That Sub Brief YouTube channel looks intriguing - I hadn't seen it before. I'll poke around at a few videos. Thx.
30. April, 17:02

April 20, 2021

Slavo Hazucha added a new project.
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1:72 US Navy Skipjack Class Submarine (Revell 05119)
Submarine Skipjack-class
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
USS Skipjack SSN-585
1968 - Groton
1 | 20. April, 14:00
Slavo Hazucha owns this item
20. April, 13:58

March 26, 2021

Slavo Hazucha and Stefan Fraundorfer are now mates.
26. March, 18:13

March 17, 2021

Slavo Hazucha wants this item
17. March, 21:01

March 15, 2021

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
51 | 23. September 2020, 14:02
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Jos, anybody can create such event (like you can create an event for your local club, for example). Just neede to go to events, and create one
14. March, 12:41
Lode Schildermans
Slavo, this album let me sitting here completely speechless. Astonishing
14. March, 20:08
Clifford Keesler
Your work is always amazing Slavo.
15. March, 01:10
Andy Ball
Great dialogue Slavo, your vignettes on the builds will inspire others!
15. March, 09:33
Slavo Hazucha
Cheers mates - this project is a bit on hold for the 5th-gen build F-23, but every day I feel the mojo coming back to do some works on the MiG´s 🙂

While the F-23 is mostly a paint-job, this is an intricate project with a lot of planned detail-upgrades & co... Thanks for all praise & motivation!

@Jens - the AMK is objectively clearly a better kit, yet in some aspects the HB does better - stay tuned for further comparisons... what I do not do is comparing the actual measures in 48-scale - not my stage to add/substract a mm here/there on a wing/elevator etc... 🙂

Now for the MiG-21 GB - I hope it comes to life, got one on the shelf and a clear plan what to make out of it... Whoever gets to the MiG-21 first on his next project should start it 👍
15. March, 10:22

January 24, 2021

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
65 | 15. August 2020, 14:17
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Ben M
Thank you - so you apply the oil dots, wait an hour or more for them to dry, then start the removal process. Let it dry more, the next day do more removal. I always let oils dry for a week or so after I use them for weathering, they do take quite a while to fully dry.
20. January, 16:40
James C
That's some great advice on using oils Slavo 👍
20. January, 16:46
Daniel Klink
Just can't get enough of this beauty.... Thanks for upping it Guillaume 👍
20. January, 17:35
Greg Baker
I just about spit my coffee all over my computer screen... fanTAStic!
20. January, 18:01
Clifford Keesler
I'm speechless sir.
24. January, 01:33

January 20, 2021

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
55 | 20. September 2020, 17:06
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Konrad Limmer
Really nice Slavo!!
Congrats to this beautiful rollout 👍!
20. January, 09:26
Dominik Weitzer
a w e s o m e !!!
20. January, 09:32
Wow Slavo.. just awsome m8
20. January, 09:54
Jos Jansen
Did I mention this is one of your better builds ?! Amazing Slavo...you're a true modeling master mate 👍.
20. January, 12:23
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks Christian, Maciej, Patrick, Konrad, Dominik, Augie & Jos!

@Christian - sorry to be so late - very happy to be called "likely minded" by the maker of such formidable big-scale machines and some very cool loking shaded finishes😉

@Maciej - a Block 52+ F-16 is very tempting indeed - I have a soft spot for 4th-gen modernizations which change the original´s shape and create "ugly ducklings" like this or the MiG-29 SMP...

@Jos - bud, I´m just a careful follower & interpreter of what I see the "big one´s" do😉 But this model was so far my happiest start-to-finish run, always bringing a smile to my face...
20. January, 14:43
Slavo Hazucha and Roland Sachsenhofer are now mates.
20. January, 07:26

January 8, 2021

Slavo Hazucha started this item
8. January, 12:59
Slavo Hazucha added a new project.
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1:48 USAF YF-23 (HobbyBoss 81722)
8. January, 12:46

January 7, 2021

Slavo Hazucha will attend
7. January, 23:49

October 14, 2020

Slavo Hazucha owns this item
14. October 2020, 16:50
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14. October 2020, 16:50
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1:48 MiG-21PFM wheels (Eduard 648110)
MiG-21PFM wheels for Eduard 1/48 MiG-21PFM kit(s)
Eduard 1:48
648110 2013 | New tool
14. October 2020, 16:50

October 7, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
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68 | 18. April 2020, 16:09
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Mateusz Wisniewski
I admire the finish on the exhaust! The 3 gray splinter camo looks so nice.
21. September 2020, 23:49
Clifford Keesler
You sure did hit a home run with this one. OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!
21. September 2020, 23:53
6. October 2020, 09:50
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks ZHOU Kun, Björn, Mateusz, Clifford and Giuseppe!

Björn the Kinetic F-18 kit, with a lot of version-based & double parts is a great base for such works - it featured 2 set of main gear legs, making the retracting position easier to set-up with sawing & re-connecting the legs.

Mateusz - I spent a lot of time brooding over photos in different lights & angles to get the dark color right. Make it too grey or too blue and it just kills the appearance - suggestions from instructions were obviously wrong, I mixed various combinations of greys & blues and checked them in various light conditions before arriving at a tone I liked 🙂
7. October 2020, 09:08
Jasper Breur
That is absolutely fantastic! Photo 20, what a stunning job on that metal work! Congratulations on this perfect result!
7. October 2020, 09:41

October 4, 2020

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4. October 2020, 18:09
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4. October 2020, 18:08
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4. October 2020, 18:08

September 24, 2020

Slavo Hazucha and Phil M are now mates.
24. September 2020, 17:16

September 23, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new project.
In progress
1:48 Mikoyan MiG-31B/BS Foxhound (AvantGarde Model Kits 88008)1:48 Russian MiG-31 Foxhound (HobbyBoss 81753)1:48 Mikoyan MiG-31B/BS (Begemot 48-044)4+
1 | 23. September 2020, 13:25

September 16, 2020

Slavo Hazucha and Micky are now mates.
16. September 2020, 12:59

August 23, 2020

Slavo Hazucha and Kees Kleijwegt are now mates.
23. August 2020, 19:54

August 15, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new project.
1:48 Eikō (Eduard 11130)1:48 Eikó Upgrade Set (Eduard 481002)1:48 F-104 undercarriage wheels late (Eduard 648181)1+
2 | 15. August 2020, 14:13

August 13, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
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44 | 2. December 2019, 21:56
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Bart Goesaert
fantastic one, from start to finish...
12. August 2020, 07:06
Antoine Meylan
Joyeux anniversaire Slavo, et c'est toujours un plaisirs de regarder tes réalisations
12. August 2020, 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 2020, 19:31
Lode Schildermans
Aha, tu maîtrises même la langue française :)
12. August 2020, 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 2020, 00:13

July 24, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
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The obligatory small, but perfectly visible scratch on the chrome part came rather soon, so I went for a slightly used o...
Project: 427 big block
1:6 Chevy L89 Big Block Engine (Revell 85-1441)
4 | 25. February 2019, 10:10
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Tim Heimer
LOL! Good come back!
10. July 2020, 20:15
it looks amazing
23. July 2020, 00:15
Andy Ball
more metal to work with...delicious!
23. July 2020, 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 2020, 20:02
a master at work, can do great things, even with simple tools😉
24. July 2020, 20:12

July 20, 2020

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20. July 2020, 10:55
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20. July 2020, 10:09
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20. July 2020, 10:08

July 13, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new project.
18. June 2019, 11:36
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Maciej Bellos
That's a big kit and it will be awesome from Mr SuperbMetal 🙂
11. July 2020, 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... 😄

Very far from the Russian service- and weather-beaten gear...
13. July 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 15:34
Daniel Klink
Slavo goes to real planes...count me in👍
13. July 2020, 15:35

June 27, 2020

Slavo Hazucha and Alexander G. are now mates.
27. June 2020, 08:46

June 20, 2020

Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
2 | 4. July 2019, 20:56
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a work of art... stunning. what an exquisite minute detail work and paint is out of this world
14. May 2020, 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 2020, 18:31
Rain Moses
It is fantastic!
16. May 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 19:59


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