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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)
6 | 8. August, 16:25
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Erik De Smet
I used such a strip inside my Sabena DC-3 see Douglas Dakota | Album by opadesmet (1:72) and Youtube Video . Thelittle house on the scene is from GPM control tower :
https://sklep.gpm.pl/modele-..i-1/72-model-wyciety-laserem .
I did not finish the control tower itself, it is also delicate, but I have no project to use it.

 
11. August, 09:43
Thomas Kolb
@Erik, that's pretty impressing, I am almost waiting for the DC-3 to start taxiing! :)
11. August, 10:29
Maverick212
Following
12. August, 13:22
Dominik Weitzer
this is really cool! watching your work, very informativ.
12. August, 13:23
Łukasz Gliński
I see you have reached the most tricky part - the grid assembly.
My parts became bit wavy once put together, but your skeleton looks much better.
You can seal the paper using some kind of epoxy or soak it with CA glue. I went for the latter and just sprayed it with quick-drying car paint using a rattle can.
12. August, 13:40
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, yes, I noticed that the roof grid has a tendency to be a bit wonky so I needed to work slowly, section by section and let the glue dry properly between the sections. I will also add three lateral cross-beams, one in the center and one on each side to give it some stability, before adding the roof to the lower walls. Thanks for the tip on impregnating the material with CA! I actually did some spray painting with Tamiya acrylics on a cutoff piece and couldn't see any negative effect as long as I sprayed consecutive thin layers.
12. August, 18:07
Thomas Kolb
Now I will need to wait a week or so until the 330 Ω resistors for the LED lights arrive in the mail. In the meantime I can try to improve my (sub-par) soldering skills and try to figure out how to hide the inevitable wiring mess...
14. August, 13:44
Bart Goesaert
Soldering is easy, clean up the connections, add some flux and let the temperature do it's job
14. August, 14:15
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Andy Ball
Terrific skill on those vacform canopies , I must ask you about the Dremel - thinking of getting one, looking forward to the build moving on....
2. August, 20:47
Thomas Kolb
Cuajete & Andy, I have the Dremel 4000. It can be set to run at a very low speed (5 KRPM), which is low enough not to melt the styrene (higher speeds will do that in an instant). For the canopies I used a very fine grinding stone. BTW, in case of a spouse approval factor, the Dremel is not just a modeling tool, but is also great for fixing stuff around the house, I recently used it to cut the metal fixtures for our new panel curtains.
2. August, 21:57
Andy Ball
@Thomas: thank you very much. Can I also practice dentistry with it too?????, but seriously- I too can think of alternatives, and my good lady never objects to those sorts of acquisitions (she's on about another dog!, and I'm sure will go ahead and get one!)
2. August, 22:17
Alexander G.
Funny, because I obtained a new "Dremel" recently as well. In my case it was a Proxxon though, but "Dremel" seems to be the universal name for small hand rotary tools.
Anyway, it had the lowest RPM setting also at 5000rpm which to my taste is way, WAAAY to high for our purposes. Really curious that you label 5000 rpm as "very low", Thomas, but of course in the end all that matters is personal taste and what you do with it. Ended up sending the Proxxon back and buying a fairly cheap one from Amazon (20€) which has the lowest setting at around 1000-1500 I believe. Perfect for drilling holes is soft plastic with sub 1mm drills, but you can also crank it up to 10000 rpm+ to cut metal. Very multifunctional.
3. August, 09:42
Thomas Kolb
Alexander - I guess "very low" is relative. My previous no-name grinding tool had the lowest setting of 12.000 RPM, needless to say, that was pretty unusable for plastic. The Dremel on the 5000 setting seems okay as long as you are careful. I have polished, drilled and grinded plastic without any issues.
3. August, 12:20
Alexander G.
Ok that makes sense now, all is relative and you compare it to what you are used to. My previuos trusty drill (which was a Christmas present from my parents back in 1999!) was rapidly demising after 20 years of usage and it was also a low rpm low torque tool.
3. August, 14:06
Andy Ball
Edging closer....
7. August, 19:46
Thomas Kolb
Primer added, yay! I was almost starting to think that I would never get this far with this model...
7. August, 21:36

August 7, 2020

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1 | 6. August, 09:18
Alexander G.
Wow, what a story. Definitely an interesting project
7. August, 06:04
Sergej I
Agreed, very interesting story about courageous pilots and that not every story has a hollywood ending :( this should be a very nice double build and the colours and the weathering, then damage... just wow
7. August, 06:28
Andy Ball
Tragic, and fitting that you should memorialise this. I'm sure the families would be interested too.
7. August, 09:25
Thomas Kolb
Yes, I just don't want to make it tacky. This story has no bad guys and no heroes, just people doing their job and some really rotten bad luck. But somehow it got stuck in my memory and I have come to the realization that model building with a real story behind it is somehow more rewarding. For me at least.
7. August, 10:07
Andy Ball
Parallels to the 2 Lancasters that crashed about 1km from my house in 1945: inexperience, bad weather, bad luck, and possibly bad maintenance.....
7. August, 10:11
Cuajete
Following.
7. August, 19:02

August 2, 2020

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8 | 30. May, 18:09
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Thomas Kolb
I just received my acrylic putty - this stuff is simply amazing for filling in tiny gaps, such as around wing roots. Just dab it on with a cocktail stick and wipe off the excess with a moist cotton swab. No sanding required - no lost details! I used it to fill in tiny gaps around the engine nacelles and the wings. Highly recommended!

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10. July, 21:52
Łukasz Gliński
First time ever I can see someone recommending Wamod stuff :D
Sounds like cheaper version of Perfect Plastic Putty
10. July, 22:20
Andy Ball
does it work on 50 year-old female faces too? [asking for a friend....]
10. July, 22:27
Łukasz Gliński
I have to test it - is it washable after drying? Perfect Putty is. No clue how the Britons made it but it's awesome :)
11. July, 08:29
Thomas Kolb
@Łukasz, given the cheap price I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe it is not the same as Perfect Plastic Putty - never tried that so I cannot tell. A tip I got was to brush on a very thin layer of matt enamel varnish on top when dry. From there on it should be fairly solid.
@Andy, he he, one can try. If it goes wrong, your friend may have more time to spend on building models...
11. July, 16:10
Alexander G.
Ouch Andy :D :D
13. July, 09:04
Thomas Kolb
Finally got the outer wings on... I was worried that if I didn't add some reinforcing strips inside the wing structure, the wings might droop, but the butt join seems to work just fine. Next: the canopy and the ramp assembly and then it's time to mask off the windows before priming.
2. August, 22:06
Andy Ball
Great progress: funnily enough I was disposing of my contact lenses today and thought: "what could I repurpose these for?", ah an Antonov!
2. August, 22:23

July 31, 2020

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18 | 28. April, 11:39
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Łukasz Gliński
Outstanding. I'm sure it's the cleanest canopy of any MiG ever! ;)
What's the story behind the backround? Looks like some competition for my hangar ;)
29. July, 12:09
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, thanks! Yes, the ground maintenance crew were waxing and polishing up the canopy nicely for the photo shoot... but they forgot to clean the aircraft itself... ;) About the background, no story really, just got a bit tired of not having a proper background for the photos except for a white wall.
30. July, 09:32
Łukasz Gliński
The cupboards hanrdstand looks nice, but the winter ground part is exquisite. Where did you get it?
30. July, 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, 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, 13:55
Łukasz Gliński
They also have a roll-out base, which I find interesting, yet quite expensive.
31. July, 15:23
Thomas Kolb
Yes, but that one looks rather simple, just a bunch of squares with a yellow line in the middle... Maybe use dark gray bathroom tiles on a cork board? [img1]?extend=copy&width=1024&method=thumbnail
 
31. July, 19:59

July 28, 2020

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July 22, 2020

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22. July, 12:16

July 20, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
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1:72 Yak-11 / C-11 "Moose" (RS Models 92166)1:72 Yak-11/ Let C-11 (Brengun BRL72088)1:72 Yakovlev Yak-11/C-11 open/closed (Rob-Taurus 72082)2+
 
19. July, 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, 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, 12:18
Łukasz Gliński
Can't disagree more on your last comment :P
20. July, 12:38

July 9, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72 Supermarine Spitfire Pr.XIX (Airfix A02017A)1:72 Spitfire PR.XIX (Pavla Models U72-111)1:72 Spitfire PR.XIX + vacu canopy (Pavla Models C72085)3+
 
1 | 9. July, 17:59
Łukasz Gliński
Interesting one
9. July, 20:54

July 3, 2020

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1:72 C-130E/H Hercules (Italeri 015)1:72 C-130H/J HERCULES (Eduard BIG7235)1:72 Lockheed C130H / Tp84 Hercules Tanker (Red Bolt Decals RBD7212)1+
 
2. July, 19:04
Łukasz Gliński
Looks like you liked the big stuff :D
2. July, 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, 05:31

June 29, 2020

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29. June, 08:57

June 20, 2020

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In progress
1:72 ATZ-5-4320 Fuel Bowser (ICM 72613)1:72 URAL-4320 (ICM 72611)1+
 
20. June, 11:01

May 31, 2020

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13. February, 17:56
Thomas Kolb
Before doing anything else, I began with replacing the most obvious raised panel lines with my own scribed ones. I will definitely not replace every panel line, as a lot of them should actually not even be there. I expect this part to take at least a few weeks as it is really a slow and arduous task, but it is somehow strangely satisfying.
13. February, 18:21
Bernd Korte
Way to go!
13. February, 19:37
Harry Eder
I´ll take a seat!
14. February, 10:15
Łukasz Gliński
I have to watch this
Regarding the orange - I have rather good experience with the Revell Aqua Colour from my Vampire project, maybe you could give it a try?
14. February, 11:18
Thomas Kolb
Bernd and Harry, I will try not to disappoint! :)
Łukasz, thanks for the tip! Revell Aqua is unfortunately not available from my local hobby shop, but I was told that Vallejo fluorescent orange would be a good match. Anyway, I bought a bottle of the Vallejo and also a jar of Acrysion Fluorescent Orange, and will test later which one is better. TBH, I think both look far too vivid, so I will probably need to fade them with white and yellow for a more realistic look.
15. February, 17:35
Mirko Römer
Very nice project. I'll take a seat as well :)
15. February, 21:11
Juergen Klinglhuber
More seats available? I am in as well.
16. February, 11:26
Cuajete
I wuld like to take a seat too.
17. May, 17:46
Thomas Kolb
After some time working on other projects, the fuselage parts are now rescribed so I could start with the cockpit. Having a real, flying Safir at my flying club, I could actually go to town with superdetailing, but I think I will just keep it simple.
30. May, 09:40
Cuajete
Better now
31. May, 19:28

May 25, 2020

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10. May, 15:42
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Łukasz Gliński
I know :D that's why I want to see them together :)
And remember, the soapy one is the reason you landed here ;)
17. May, 19:44
Thomas Kolb
Łukasz, yep, and thanks to you mate!
17. May, 20:16
Thomas Kolb
Got the weight putty in the mail from Uschi today... two small, heavy plastic jars containing some sort of lead powder mixed in oil. Not sure how this thing is supposed to be used, perhaps you can fill a closed up nose cone or something with it? Hm, nah, it's not really what I needed... if you want it, you can have it for free, just let me know, or I will take it to the local recycling station in a few weeks.
25. May, 11:07
Chaz Gordon
Maybe it hardens when exposed to air? Perhaps fill a small cup shaped part and leave it overnight, see what happens
25. May, 13:07
Thomas Kolb
@Chaz, it is possible, although it smells like heavy machine oil, so probably not very volatile. But worth trying I guess. I'll let you know.
25. May, 13:11
Chaz Gordon
looking the stuff up, it almost looks like the oil may be just a shield medium, is there a block of putty under that maybe? or perhaps it needs mixing? the reviews are all short and lack a How to, but IU get the definite impression the "liquid" dries after air exposure
25. May, 13:23
Thomas Kolb
No, I tried mixing it but it is really just a fine metal powder mixed with what looks and smells like machine oil. It has a consistency of slush and is very crumbly, so you definitely cannot shape it like putty. You need to use something like a palette knife to scoop up and fill a small container, which you can then possibly cement into the model: but you definitely cannot just attach the stuff to the inner fuselage side of a model for instance (which I was hoping).
25. May, 13:40
Ricardo Reis
I usually use Liquid Gravity and it works fine; does it (maybe) dry when left in the open air?
25. May, 13:52

May 18, 2020

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18. May, 15:31
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12. October 2019, 11:47
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Zbynek Honzik
It looks like a real plane! :) Very nice!
20. April, 15:46
Neuling
Top notch in every aspect!
20. April, 18:50
Cuajete
Very nice job. Well done. Congrats!
24. April, 19:36
Stuart Fowle
Great to see your build steps, very smart finish.
18. May, 06:50
Erik Leijdens
I like it! You've made the best out of this kit
18. May, 07:03
Mirko Römer
Saw the video on youtube, wonderful work, congratulations!!
18. May, 08:26
Markus Antonius
great - don't do that... you will push people into buying crappy short-run kits :D
18. May, 08:42
Thomas Kolb
Gentlemen, I thank you all for your kind words!
18. May, 13:31

May 17, 2020

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24. April, 08:50
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Łukasz Gliński
Lovely kit and great camo choice. Regarding the weight - maybe you should try the smallest leadballs available? (e.g. the ones I used for my MiG-15? I found them at the fishing shop.
1. May, 18:51
Thomas Kolb
Lukasz, I removed the internal nose details (a pity because it really looks nice) and will try to cram in a bunch of fishing weights, crushed to tiny pieces there. Since it is at the very front of the model, maybe a smaller amount will do, together with more weights underneath the cockpit.
1. May, 19:56
Łukasz Gliński
A hint then: if you warm them a bit (in your hand for example) you can squeeze and rehsape them a bit to conform the fuselage.
1. May, 20:13
Christian Lehmann
Great start!
1. May, 20:31
Alec K
This will be awesome. Taking a seat
2. May, 01:53
Oleg Bogolei
Following!
2. May, 07:02
Sergej I
Nice! Watching!
5. May, 20:53
Cuajete
Well done so far. Following.
17. May, 18:28
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12. November 2019, 19:33
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perry w h leu
Great job. I loved it.
4. May, 11:03
Thomas Kolb
Urban, ha ha, so right!
Perry, thank you!
4. May, 12:59
Erik De Smet
This is an excellent result, Thomas, rewarding all the efforts you have put in it. But on picture 1 I see two boxes, do you intend to make a second one ?
4. May, 14:41
Daniel Klink
Great Result Thomas! Superb Job
@Urban..Made my day...cant'stop laughing
4. May, 15:17
Urban Gardini
Nice, then it's mission accomplished. I all of a sudden got the idea for the meme and checked if it was possible it was not just possible but really easy to pull it of!
4. May, 15:39
Andy Ball
"All Killer AND Filler"!
4. May, 15:56
Thomas Kolb
@Daniel, thank you!
@Erik, yes, I bought two kits to have some major spare parts in case I screwed up the first kit. As it turned out, I didn't need to sacrifice the second kit, so I will later try to build it as the regular C-version (the light attack version). I suppose it should be much easier, since I know all the pitfalls now.
5. May, 12:24
Cuajete
Very nice aircraft. Fantastic job and result. Congrats!

Waiting for your next Saab-105 kit :P
17. May, 18:22

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April 14, 2020

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January 21, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
19. September 2019, 18:08
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Łukasz Gliński
@Thomas: Lovely couple, looking forward to seeing your next builds.
@Chris: that sounds bit Bostonish, doesn't it? ;)
16. January, 20:46
Konrad Limmer
Very nice work Thomas ! Both looking fabulous!
16. January, 21:01
Harry Eder
Both look really great!
17. January, 06:57
17. January, 15:44
Neuling
Top builds and attractive presentation.
17. January, 15:49
Daniel
They both came out great, a nice pair you got there :) really like the lighting mood on your pics
21. January, 15:19
Juergen Klinglhuber
Two real great builds!
21. January, 18:14
Daniel Mysak
Really nice Gripen couple
21. January, 20:28

January 20, 2020

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
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In progress
1:72 Aero L-29 Delfin (AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 86001)1:72 Aero L-29 Delfin - Pitot Tubes (Master AM-72-084)3+
Aero L-29 Delfin
HU Military Magyar Néphadsereg légiereje/Hungarian People's Army Air Force (Hungarian Air Force 1948-1990)
374 Red
 
20. January, 19:33

January 17, 2020

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December 24, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 47 images
1:72
In progress
1:72 An-26 (Amodel 72134)1:72 An-26 (Brengun BRL72168)4+
 
24. December 2019, 21:33

December 23, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 14 images
1:72
In progress
1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F 'Fresco' (Shenyang J-5) (Airfix A03091)1:72 MiG-17A/P/F (Fresco A, B, C) - 37mm and 23mm gun barrels set & Pitot Tube (Master AM-72-071)3+
 
23. December 2019, 22:53

December 18, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 14 images
1:72
In progress
1:72 Saab 91 Safir (Heller 262)1:72 SAAB Safir vacformed canopy x 2 (Maestro Models MMK7232)3+
 
6. December 2019, 09:54
16. December 2019, 13:21
16. December 2019, 13:47
Thomas Kolb
I am still contemplating what to do with the panel lines on the model. They will obviously need to go as I cannot stand raised lines, but I cannot just leave the surfaces blank and lifeless. On the real thing, the surfaces have overlapping panels riveted together and also riveted to the frame, so the "panel lines" are in fact mostly rivet lines: thousands of really visible, protruding rivets! I am not sure I will be able to represent this with my rivet wheel tool as I cannot seem to be able to draw straight lines with the damn thing for my life. Just rescribing everything is also unrealistic, it would make the model look like an Excel spreadsheet. I guess I will have to test it on a mule.

Also I am still thinking if I should make a yellow or a green/blue camo version: both are really attractive. I guess I will do what I usually end up with: getting a second kit and build both.
18. December 2019, 05:21
Harry Eder
I did the Sk.50 some month ago. I did the main rivet lines with the rivet wheel tool and Tamiya tape. And I think that is enough in this scale. ;)
18. December 2019, 06:15
Łukasz Gliński
What comes to my mind is a scotch tape and riveting tool. Haven't tried it on my own, but it's thicker than Tamiya.
Btw. Why does the yellow verion carry the roundels and civilian Id at the same time?
18. December 2019, 08:42
Thomas Kolb
Harry & Łukasz, thanks for the tip - Harry, your SK50 looks stunning! :-D I think I will do the same, but probably use Dymo labeler tape as guide, or possibly electrical tape, which I am often using for panel scribing.
Łukasz, it is because it is withdrawn from service from the Swedish Air Force, and is now a privately registered civilian aircraft. I think this one belongs to the Aviation Museum at Västerås, but AFAIK it is still airworthy. There is also a camouflaged SK50 at my airport where I fly, it is registered as SE-KGZ.

https://dailymotion.com/video/x2xy9zg
18. December 2019, 10:30
Harry Eder
It´s also possible to take some layers of Tamiya tape or an electrical tape. You better get into the curves and small areas then dymo tape.
18. December 2019, 11:01

November 3, 2019

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3. November 2019, 17:39

November 2, 2019

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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
Neuling
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

October 3, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 67 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 SAAB J32B/E Lansen (Tarangus TA7202)1:72 J32 Lansen details (Maestro Models MMP7217)4+
Saab J 32E Lansen
SE Military Svenska Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force 1926-now)
Flygflottilj 16 16 | Yellow 01 | 32507 | Uppsala 1996 | FS34086 FS35042 FS36173
 
2. October 2019, 11:44
Łukasz Gliński
That's a surprise to me. Did they really carry 3-tone camo?
3. October 2019, 07:56
Thomas Kolb
Yes, they were painted this way by the end of their life. It was same color scheme as used for the J35 Draken in brown-green and blue-gray, where the green and blue soon faded into each other, giving the aircraft a bluish, extremely weathered and almost underwater-like appearance (actually perfect for the Swedish hazy dusk and dawn colors).

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3. October 2019, 11:51
Dave Flitton
Watching!!!
3. October 2019, 16:30

October 1, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
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Completed
1:72 Saab 105 (Marivox 2)1:72 Sanders SCSG-5A smoke generators (Maestro Models MMK7239)2+
 
1. October 2019, 20:57
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72 J-35F Draken (Hasegawa 51401)1:72 J35F/J Draken (Aires 7195)1:72 J35 Draken exhaust nozzle (Aires 7198)4+
Saab J 35F Draken
SE Military Svenska Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force 1926-now)
F1 Wing 35627 | Green Blue
 
1. October 2019, 20:43
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1. October 2019, 17:52
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September 29, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72
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1:72 Mi-24V/VP (Zvezda 7293)1:72 B8V20-A Rocket Launcher (4 pcs) (Res/Kit RS72-0014)1:72 Mi-24V Hind E exterior (Eduard 72513)3+
 
29. September 2019, 08:18

September 28, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
20. September 2019, 15:40
Andy Ball
Great build!!, now I know what to do with my Rioja foils too!! :)
I wonder how Airfix's new release will stack-up against this build?, (looks like you may have had some fit-issues which have been adeptly fixed)
20. September 2019, 16:33
Thomas Kolb
Thank you! The Airfix Fresco will surely be a dream compared to the MisterCraft kit... which was almost like kitbashing, almost nothing would fit without major surgery.
20. September 2019, 17:10
Neuling
Impressive metal finish!
20. September 2019, 17:42
Géza Szekér
Great job/Szép munka :)
20. September 2019, 18:19
Thomas Kolb
Géza Szekér, köszönöm! :)
20. September 2019, 18:44
Erik Leijdens
Very nice
20. September 2019, 18:59
Łukasz Gliński
I like it v.much as I already wrote you Thomas :)
Respect for using such a bad kit ;)
20. September 2019, 19:50
Oleg Smilyk
Great result.with not good base!
21. September 2019, 18:10

September 24, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 39 images
1:72
In progress
1:72 MiG-23UB Flogger-C (ART model AM7210)1:72 MiG-23UB (Pavla Models V72-99)2+
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23UB Flogger-C
HU Military Magyar Légierő (Hungarian Air Force 1991-now)
47 PTFR 15
 
24. September 2019, 14:01

September 22, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
22. September 2019, 21:14
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
21. September 2019, 07:59
Łukasz Gliński
Splinter? I have to follow it then.
22. September 2019, 19:00
Sergej I
Following, the two-seater is funny :D
22. September 2019, 19:03
Burkhard D
Wanna see :)
22. September 2019, 19:51
Thomas Kolb
In the 70's, the Swedish Air Force wanting to create a new camouflage pattern for the Viggen, hired artists to render the Swedish landscape using geometric shapes and four colors (black, dark green, light green and tan), and with all angles being obtuse (>90˚) as much as possible. They came up with this pattern called the "FOA-kamouflage" (nicknamed "forests and meadows" ).

The pattern was applied from the factory. It was strictly regulated and looked exactly identical on each aircraft. If there was a repaint needing to be done, the pattern was applied precisely, using masking templates and tape measures. The colors however faded very quickly, the light green often turning almost yellow-green, and the black turning into a dark bluish-brown color.

I am really curious how I will succeed on these kits: I tried it once when I was like 18 and TBH, it looked like crap.
22. September 2019, 20:55
Sergej I
I did a Viggen 1/48 about 30 years ago, painted with a brush and enamels... didn't look bad as I remember it... of course no measurement whatsoever used with camo, it was free art :D
22. September 2019, 21:47
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72 Su-22UM3K (Modelsvit 72051)1:72 UB-32 rocket pods (Eduard 672103)1:72 Su-17/22 (HADmodels 72172)
 
21. September 2019, 08:24
Łukasz Gliński
Not sure whether the HuAF usedM3 or M4 (as the latter one was the main export version AFAIK)
21. September 2019, 19:47
Thomas Kolb
Hungary never used the M4 (like Poland), but they ordered the M3 with a Tumansky engine instead of the usual Ljulka. The idea was that the engines would be interchangeable with the similar engines used in the MiG-23 (which they turned out to be not). So in order to build a correct Hungarian Fitter model, one would need to broaden the back of the fuselage slightly and change the auxiliary air intakes. Personally, I won't care.
21. September 2019, 20:33
Łukasz Gliński
Lucky you then :) I'm still waiting for the M4 variant
22. September 2019, 10:30
Thomas Kolb wants this item
22. September 2019, 08:48
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72 MiG-21MF Interceptor (Eduard 70141)1:72 MiG-21 MF/UM/Bis Hungarian Stencils (HADmodels 72092)1:72 MiG-21MF (Hungarian Air Force) (HADmodels 72113)
 
22. September 2019, 07:31

September 21, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72
Ideas
1:72 MiG-23MF (KP Kovozávody Prostějov KPM0050)1:72 Mikoyan MiG-23MF (Yahu Models YMA7294)1:72 MiG-23 Hungarian Data & Stencil (HADmodels 72110)2+
 
21. September 2019, 21:40
Sergej I
grabbing the three seats...
21. September 2019, 22:42
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
21. September 2019, 13:22
Łukasz Gliński
I have to admit Trumpeter surprised me with the design very positive way. Have a look at the front undercarriage for instance :)
21. September 2019, 19:41
Thomas Kolb
Yes, I like your Fulcrum build!
21. September 2019, 20:34
Sergej I
Sweet, remember seeing the Yugoslav Fulcrums for the first time at an airshow in late 80's. What a loud beast that was :)
21. September 2019, 20:49
Thomas Kolb
Sergej I, yes, I know. I had a chance to do a complete walkaround this summer on a Fulcrum on display in Hungary - these beasts are big as houses!
21. September 2019, 20:59

September 20, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
20. September 2019, 17:52
Łukasz Gliński
Wow, that's soooo tiny
20. September 2019, 19:55
Stefan Schacht
well done
20. September 2019, 21:24
Thomas Kolb started this item
19. September 2019, 21:30
Łukasz Gliński
You'd better go for the Modelsvit issue :)
20. September 2019, 20:02
Thomas Kolb
Yeah, I got those in my stash already, both the single and the twin-seater.... I think I will build them during Christmas. I almost never quit on a model, but this MisterCraft thing is unbuildable.
20. September 2019, 20:52
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 44 images
1:144
On hold
1:144 Airbus A-321 (Zvezda 7017)1:144 "Sharklets" Winglets (Bra.Z Models BZ4090)2+
 
19. September 2019, 13:08
20. September 2019, 20:01
Thomas Kolb added a new photoalbum.
18 images
View album, image #18
1:72
20. September 2019, 14:18
Gordon Sørensen
Great looking Zlin, Thomas. The instrument panel is fantastic.
20. September 2019, 14:36
Neuling
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
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 28 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 Grob Astir CS-77 (KP Kovozávody Prostějov KPM0131)
 
20. September 2019, 17:50
Thomas Kolb wants this item
20. September 2019, 17:29
Thomas Kolb owns this item
20. September 2019, 16:21
Thomas Kolb owns this item
20. September 2019, 16:21
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72
Completed
1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PF 'Fresco' (MisterCraft C-29)1:72 Decal for Hungarian MiG-15/17/19/21/23 1951-1998 (HADmodels 72173)
 
20. September 2019, 15:35
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 18 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 Zlin Z-242L (AZ model AZ7608)1:72 Zlin Z-242L - p/e parts (AZ model AZA7037)
Zlin Z-242L
HU Military Magyar Légierő (Hungarian Air Force 1991-now)
22 | 2019
 
20. September 2019, 14:15
Thomas Kolb completed this item
20. September 2019, 12:43
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 35 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 Yak-52 (Hobby Park 72107)1:72 JAK-52 "Gyula Vári" (HADmodels 72165)
 
20. September 2019, 11:09
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72
Completed
1:72 Saab JAS-39C Gripen (Revell 04999)1:72 Saab JAS-39D Gripen twin seater (Revell 03956)7+
 
19. September 2019, 17:58
Thomas Kolb
Slow progress because of work... next step starting this afternoon is to fix some filling issues, add PE details in the gear bays, build up the landing gears and start working on the wing pylons. They seem to require a lot of fettling for a nice fit.
20. September 2019, 06:03
Konrad Limmer
Hi Thomas yes this work issue is a main problem we all have here ;)!
Anyhow great progress so far !
20. September 2019, 09:00
Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72 SF-37 Viggen (Tarangus TA7204)1:72 SAAB 37 Viggen boarding ladder (Maestro Models MMP7204)1:72 Night recce pod MSK (Maestro Models MMK7208)1+
 
20. September 2019, 07:42

September 19, 2019

Thomas Kolb wants this item
19. September 2019, 21:43
Thomas Kolb completed this item
19. September 2019, 16:43
Thomas Kolb completed this item
19. September 2019, 16:37
Thomas Kolb owns this item
19. September 2019, 13:44
Thomas Kolb owns this item
19. September 2019, 13:44
Thomas Kolb started this item
19. September 2019, 13:28
Thomas Kolb started this item
19. September 2019, 13:28

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