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Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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12 | 20. September 2019, 14:18
Gordon Sørensen
Great looking Zlin, Thomas. The instrument panel is fantastic.
20. September 2019, 14:36
Looks good!
20. September 2019, 15:17
Thomas Kolb
Thanks guys!
20. September 2019, 15:57
Géza Szekér
Nice work! Thanks for the Hungarian theme.
20. September 2019, 18:23
Łukasz Gliński
Another gem!
20. September 2019, 19:51
26. December 2020, 20:43
Juergen Klinglhuber
Looks great 👍
28. December 2020, 12:22
Alec K
Not sure how I missed this one. I really like the dashboard, very well done 👍
28. December 2020, 14:08
Ferenc Sarka
Superb. I like all of Your work.
23. May, 20:14
Very nice job 😉
24. May, 08:15

April 9, 2021

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
On hold
1:144 Airbus A-321 (Zvezda 7017)1:144 Airbus A321 WIZZAIR (BOA Decals 14497)1:144 "Sharklets" Winglets (Bra.Z Models BZ4090)1+
19. September 2019, 13:08

December 19, 2020

Thomas Kolb completed this item
19. December 2020, 17:36

December 18, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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The finished model of the ATZ-5 truck.
23 | 29. October 2020, 19:24
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Thomas Kolb
Daniel, what is the smallest size of cut that the Portrait can do? Would it work for this, like 2-3 mm stencils?
26. November 2020, 13:45
Daniel Mysak
I did 4mm for my Oshkosh Tanker, that works fine. I think it will depend on the chosen font and the masking foil but 3mm should work anyway.
26. November 2020, 13:50
Thomas Kolb
Ok, thanks, I might take another look!
26. November 2020, 15:19
Stuart Fowle
Nice looking kits. I have yet to try any ICM models.
13. December 2020, 10:49
Thomas Kolb
Yesterday I started with the APA startup truck, but almost directly came to a complete dead-end. There are some long, thin and spidery PE parts that need to be bent very precisely in shape and to which a dozen other spidery parts need to be added. It is even worse: the parts are attached to the fret by more than a dozen attachment points, and they proved more or less impossible to remove without messing up the parts. I am by no means a stranger to PE, but this is clearly waaaay beyond my skill level. I would dare to say this is only for the top 1% model builder clientele. I might try to use something else later, but for now I just call it a day.
18. December 2020, 18:30

December 16, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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Ready for a night mission
49 | 20. May 2020, 22:37
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Oliver Zwiener
Looking great !!!
20. November 2020, 14:22
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Gooq work ,,,, Bravo !!!
21. November 2020, 18:07
Thomas Kolb
HammerMax, thank you! I am not sure about the RV kit, but the ART kit is more or less the same kit as the KP. Lots of rivets and panel lines, all a little bit wonky.
Oliver & Julian, thank you, my dear fellow modelers!
21. November 2020, 20:02
Adam Dylag
Pięknie - Inspiruje do pracy .
15. December 2020, 20:23
Thomas Kolb
Adam, dziękuję - ale to trudna konstrukcja.
16. December 2020, 06:07

December 13, 2020

Thomas Kolb wants this item
13. December 2020, 10:51

December 8, 2020

Thomas Kolb and f2d are now mates.
8. December 2020, 04:32

November 24, 2020

Thomas Kolb and bughunter are now mates.
24. November 2020, 21:34

November 19, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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One scary bit done ... that large red-white-green decal. Phew! It is incredibly thin so I needed to be super careful not...
24 | 30. May 2020, 18:09
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Bernd Korte
Very nice progress!
23. October 2020, 12:45
Thomas Kolb
Doing some back-pedalling to fix some issues before I continue... there are some serious fit issues with the ramp assembly, so I have decided to display it closed instead. A pity, but at the same time a relief, I was not too happy about the inside detailing anyway.
19. November 2020, 17:21
Andy Ball
so tidy and clean Thomas, it's a pity about the ramp, but am sure that won't detract from the final result!
19. November 2020, 18:25
Łukasz Gliński
Nevermind the ramp, it still looks gorgeous 👍
19. November 2020, 20:37
Zsolt Czegle
Great work! 👍
19. November 2020, 22:45
Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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All details in place and some gentle weathering applied - now I am only waiting for the canopy
25 | 2. October 2020, 15:45
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Bernd Korte
That's coming together nicely!
7. November 2020, 17:30
Thanks, Thomas. I hope to Airfix release a PF version 🙂 👍
In the meantime, I hope they see your amazing job and they fall in shame for not doing it sooner 😄
7. November 2020, 19:42
Pierre Vauthier
very nice following !
8. November 2020, 20:02
Wow... Good progress! 👍
18. November 2020, 19:43
Thomas Kolb
Thanks to you all... I've been slowing down significantly with my builds lately for daytime job reasons, but I am trying to pick up some speed again to finish my ongoing projects. Pretty much everything is done except for the replacement vac-formed canopy (currently in transit from Hannants in England).
19. November 2020, 06:19

November 11, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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Decals applied. Next: undercarriage, ejection seat and canopy. Then some subtle weathering before I can call this projec...
31 | 10. May 2020, 15:42
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Łukasz Gliński
I spray generously thick layers of very thinned GX, so first it levels and then most of the thinner evaporates. But this can only be done over safe surface (e.g. enamels are excluded).
29. October 2020, 14:53
Sergej I
Thomas, same as Lukasz. I thin it at lease 1 part GX, 5 parts MLT. Then apply wet (but not runny) coats, two usually.
I would wait some 10 minutes in between two coats, which is just finishing the full plane and refill on varnish.
If I need a glass-like surface I would "polish" it afterwards with a wet application of clean MLT.

But applying it wet to metals, it will eat them up in my case. And I can't have thick application of metals, otherwise black base has no effect...
I work with AK Extremes mostly, tested also Alclad Stainless Steel with same effect.
Have to check one last Gunze silver chrome...
29. October 2020, 16:35
Thomas Kolb
Thank you both for your great tips! I think my mistake is that I apply the varnish too thick and do not thin nearly enough. For metal surfaces I find that Gauzy or Alclad Gloss works the best, but I have a few upcoming projects that call for a super glossy surface on top of acrylics, so I will give the GX a new test run.
29. October 2020, 16:49
Sergej I
Thomas I normally open a new GX and pour it whole into a 50 ml dropper bottle, then add MLT until its thin enough, usually I'd fill the whole bottle. Add a steel shaker and good to go for a year or two, I don't need to mess with lid cups and measured thinning...
29. October 2020, 17:55
Thomas Kolb
That, Sergej, is an excellent idea! :)
29. October 2020, 18:16

November 5, 2020

Thomas Kolb and Magnus Svedberg are now mates.
5. November 2020, 06:05

October 25, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
25. October 2020, 15:07

October 19, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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That's all for now folks! More photos will come as I intend to use this hangar as backdrop for future builds and photo s...
Project: Hangar
1:72 Hangar (GPM H72-01)1:72 Soviet PAG-14 Airfield Plates (ICM 72214)No Green Grass Small Roll (63.5 cm x 83.8 cm) (Woodland Scenics RG5172)
30 | 8. August 2020, 16:25
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Andy Ball
just so realistic!
15. October 2020, 18:29
simply stunning.
17. October 2020, 22:20
Juergen Klinglhuber
It looks great!
18. October 2020, 18:55
Germen V
nice, congrats
18. October 2020, 18:59
Lovely hangar and fantastic pics. Like real life! 🙂
19. October 2020, 19:35

October 17, 2020

Thomas Kolb Added a new review for:
Previewed on channel
Tom's Model Time
17. October 2020, 16:23

October 16, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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The sprue layout - looks deceptively simple
3 | 15. October 2020, 09:17
Łukasz Gliński
I feel you're gonna build it soon😉
16. October 2020, 11:15
Thomas Kolb
Yes, it looks like a fun build, but the limiting factor is my time... you know, work and stuff.
16. October 2020, 15:58
David Taylor
You know your gonna build it.
16. October 2020, 16:34
Łukasz Gliński
I keep saying the same about mine😉
16. October 2020, 17:56
Sergej I
Getting front row 👍
16. October 2020, 22:07

October 9, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72 Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle (Trumpeter 01604)1:72 Mask 1/72 for Ilyushin IL-28 (KV Models 72024)1:72 Hungarian national insignias and Numbers (HungAeroDecals 72120)3+
1 | 9. October 2020, 05:57

October 2, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F 'Fresco' (Shenyang J-5) (Airfix A03091)1:72 Ejection seat KK-2 (2 pcs) (Tempmodels 72010)1:72 MiG-17PF (Fresco D) - 23mm gun barrels set & Pitot Tubes (Master AM-72-072)6+
2. October 2020, 06:15

September 19, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72 Saab J-21R (Special Hobby SH72207)1:72 SAAB J21R detail set (Maestro Models MMP7222)1:72 SAAB A-21R (Special Hobby SH72246)3+
Saab J 21RA
SE Military Svenska Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force 1926-now)
F7 Red N
1952 - Satenas
Dk.Olive, Lt. Blue-grey
3 | 16. September 2020, 16:48
Maciej Bellos
16. September 2020, 18:47
Łukasz Gliński
Me 2(nd), have the very same duo on my mind (and in the stash).
16. September 2020, 18:50
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, really? A comparative build? ;)
17. September 2020, 18:59
Łukasz Gliński
Kind of, bought them together some time ago, firghtened they are going to disappear soon.
On the other hand they are not that high on my prio list😉
17. September 2020, 19:42
Thomas Kolb
Yeah me two, pretty much sold out everywhere now except one box each on the shelf of my local hobby shop here in Göteborg (I intend to grab them on Saturday). A pity really, they look like really fun-to-build kits.
17. September 2020, 19:49
Erik De Smet
I might have the Heller version somewhere in my stash, but I cannot check it for the moment. I remember to have bought several Saab kits at the Linkoping museum shop some years ago. Can you compare the Heller and Special Hobby kits ?
18. September 2020, 08:09
Thomas Kolb
Erik, I have never built the Heller kit, but I understand that it has raised panel lines, wheras the SH kits have recessed ones. Besides this, I think both are fairly accurate representations of the J-21A. To build the J-21R in 1:72, your only choice is really the SH kit, unless you are prepared to do a fair amount of scratchbuilding.
18. September 2020, 12:49
Bernd Korte
I'm going to watch this.
19. September 2020, 18:48

September 13, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
23 images
1:72 SAAB B-5 'Swedish Dive Bomber' (Special Hobby SH72421)1:72 Northrop A-17A/Nomad Mk.I (Peewit M72111)
2. September 2020, 16:54
Łukasz Gliński
Got it already?😉
2. September 2020, 20:19
Thomas Kolb
Well, I wasn't planning to, but I had to buy some paints and stuff and this kit just shouted my name. I will probably build it in before the first Monday in Y3K.
2. September 2020, 20:35
6. September 2020, 19:40
Interesting project. I'll be here for when you start it.
I wonder if it will have the exact same content as the old MPM box
12. September 2020, 18:04
Thomas Kolb
Cuajete, by looking at online photos of the MPM kit, the SH looks exactly identical. The placement of the items on the decal sheet are slightly shifted around, but has the same content. If there are any other changes, I certainly cannot see it. It looks like a fun build.
12. September 2020, 22:09
Thx, Thomas 👍
13. September 2020, 11:48

September 12, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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Box art, showing a winter camouflaged B-5. The white paint was just chalk and lime dissolved in water, roughly blotched ...
Project: SAAB B-5
1:72 SAAB B-5 'Swedish Dive Bomber' (Special Hobby SH72421)1:72 Northrop A-17A/Nomad Mk.I (Peewit M72111)
12. September 2020, 11:17

September 4, 2020

Thomas Kolb wants this item
4. September 2020, 14:30

August 30, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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Together with its successor in the Hungarian Air Force: the Zlin-242
2 | 20. September 2019, 11:13
Gordon Sørensen
Nice looking Yak, Thomas. Looks like the kit needs a lot of work to get as nice a finish as yours...
20. September 2019, 14:37
Looks good!
20. September 2019, 15:15
Thomas Kolb
Thank you!
20. September 2019, 17:29
Łukasz Gliński
Seen this on youtube and it looks awesome. And it's Amodel kit 🙂 Didn't know they are/were used in Hungary
20. September 2019, 19:57
Łukasz Gliński
A busy hangar you got there😉
30. August 2020, 18:28
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, you should know - it is originally yours (I think GPM should pay you a commission). ;) BTW, I was just testing out ideas for the apron concrete paintwork.
30. August 2020, 18:40
Łukasz Gliński
Nah, not mine at all😉 Nice concrete indeed
30. August 2020, 19:39

July 31, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
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The finished model (in the new hangar)
21 | 28. April 2020, 11:39
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Łukasz Gliński
The cupboards hanrdstand looks nice, but the winter ground part is exquisite. Where did you get it?
30. July 2020, 12:40
Łukasz Gliński
Thx. Seems to be bigger than it is. My CoastalKits summer background is way to small for me😉 (see P.11a & Avia CS-199)
31. July 2020, 12:27
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, yes I agree, they are really best for small aircraft and closeup photos. Maybe I should learn how to make a realistic diorama base. But I think your summer backdrop is actually quite nice.
31. July 2020, 13:55
Łukasz Gliński
They also have a roll-out base, which I find interesting, yet quite expensive.
31. July 2020, 15:23

July 28, 2020

Thomas Kolb Added a new review for:
1:72 MiG-15 UTI (Eduard 7433)
MiG-15 UTI Weekend Edition
Eduard 1:72
7433 2015 | Changed parts
Previewed on channel
Tom's Model Time
28. July 2020, 19:59

July 20, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
19. July 2020, 22:36
Łukasz Gliński
Following, curious how much better designed is the RS kit compared to the one I built some time ago.
20. July 2020, 11:23
Thomas Kolb
Judging by the unassembled kit, it looks really neat, with a well thought out molding gate pattern and no particular flash. Some ejector pin parks here and there, but at hidden places. The interior is a bit sparse, but I ordered aftermarket stuff for it. The canopy is a one piece affair (closed), so I ordered a vac-formed open canopy. The decals look outstanding. It should be a pretty simple build really (but a rather ugly aeroplane).
20. July 2020, 12:18
Łukasz Gliński
Can't disagree more on your last comment 😛
20. July 2020, 12:38

July 9, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1 | 9. July 2020, 17:59
Łukasz Gliński
Interesting one
9. July 2020, 20:54

July 3, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
2. July 2020, 19:04
Łukasz Gliński
Looks like you liked the big stuff 😄
2. July 2020, 20:47
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, nah, it is still 1:72. :) I wasn't originally planning on building this beast, but I got the Swedish Air Force decals for free and now need to have something to put them on.
3. July 2020, 05:31

June 29, 2020

Thomas Kolb wants this item
29. June 2020, 08:57


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