Great looking Zlin, Thomas. The instrument panel is fantastic.
Nice work! Thanks for the Hungarian theme.
Looks great 👍
Not sure how I missed this one. I really like the dashboard, very well done 👍
Superb. I like all of Your work.
Very nice job 😉
April 9, 2021
Just in case you might consider restarting this project - I just came across this set:
December 19, 2020
December 18, 2020
Daniel, what is the smallest size of cut that the Portrait can do? Would it work for this, like 2-3 mm stencils?
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.
Ok, thanks, I might take another look!
Nice looking kits. I have yet to try any ICM models.
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.
December 16, 2020
Looking great !!!
Gooq work ,,,, Bravo !!!
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!
Pięknie - Inspiruje do pracy .
Adam, dziękuję - ale to trudna konstrukcja.
December 13, 2020
December 8, 2020
November 24, 2020
November 19, 2020
Very nice progress!
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.
so tidy and clean Thomas, it's a pity about the ramp, but am sure that won't detract from the final result!
Nevermind the ramp, it still looks gorgeous 👍
Great work! 👍
That's coming together nicely!
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 😄
very nice following !
Wow... Good progress! 👍
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).
November 11, 2020
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).
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...
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.
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...
That, Sergej, is an excellent idea!
November 5, 2020
October 25, 2020
October 19, 2020
just so realistic!
It looks great!
Lovely hangar and fantastic pics. Like real life! 🙂
October 17, 2020
October 16, 2020
I feel you're gonna build it soon😉
Yes, it looks like a fun build, but the limiting factor is my time... you know, work and stuff.
You know your gonna build it.
I keep saying the same about mine😉
Getting front row 👍
October 9, 2020
October 2, 2020
September 19, 2020
Me 2(nd), have the very same duo on my mind (and in the stash).
Łukasz, really? A comparative build?
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😉
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.
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 ?
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.
I'm going to watch this.
September 13, 2020
Got it already?😉
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.
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
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.
Thx, Thomas 👍
September 12, 2020
September 4, 2020
August 30, 2020
Nice looking Yak, Thomas. Looks like the kit needs a lot of work to get as nice a finish as yours...
Seen this on youtube and it looks awesome. And it's Amodel kit 🙂 Didn't know they are/were used in Hungary
A busy hangar you got there😉
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.
Nah, not mine at all😉 Nice concrete indeed
July 31, 2020
The cupboards hanrdstand looks nice, but the winter ground part is exquisite. Where did you get it?
Thx. Seems to be bigger than it is. My CoastalKits summer background is way to small for me😉 (see P.11a & Avia CS-199)
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.
They also have a roll-out base, which I find interesting, yet quite expensive.
July 28, 2020
July 20, 2020
Following, curious how much better designed is the RS kit compared to the one I built some time ago.
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).
Can't disagree more on your last comment 😛
July 9, 2020
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June 29, 2020