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12. October at 11:47:25 Share
Thomas Kolb I am just starting the build of this kit - given the complexity of the aftermarket parts I will be using and the limited-run quality of the kit, I can already see that this is not going to be a quick build... Yesterday I started cleaning up some of the parts, which are marred by large mold gates and ridiculous ejector pin marks at some very visible places... like in the middle of the cockpit and the landing gear bays. What were these guys thinking?
13. October at 07:01:34
Daniel Mysak Nice to see the Lansen here. I´m very interested in the kit but the poor quality and the high price stops me from buying yet. Looking forward to your progress.
13. October at 07:26:20
Bernd Korte Nice project! I still have the Heller kit in my stash. That kept me from buying this new one.
13. October at 14:21:10
Thomas Kolb This evening I managed to cut out the openings for the air brakes on the fuselage sides. This was really difficult and nerve-wrecking because of the thickness of the plastic. Next I will start assembling those incredibly fiddly air brakes - if I mess up here, I will have large openings on the fuselage and no brakes... that would be bad. Fingers crossed.
13. October at 16:08:28
Oleg Smilyk Intresting project,Thomas.So you have chaff dispensers and Petrus,what included in the box.
13. October at 19:00:39
Thomas Kolb Oleg Smilyk, only that bulbous central fuel tank and two rather simple Sidewinders are included in the box. The missiles are only valid for the B-version. The two BOZ 3 pods and the two Petrus/Adrian pods for the E-version need to be purchased separately.
13. October at 19:59:21
Stefan Schacht nice start, count me in
13. October at 20:29:49
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October 11, 2019

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1:72 SAAB J32B/E Lansen (Tarangus TA7202)
 
SAAB J32B/E Lansen
Tarangus 1:72
TA7202
2016 | New tool
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October 10, 2019

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1:144 Airbus A-321 (Zvezda 7017)1:144 "Sharklets" Winglets (Bra.Z Models BZ4090)2+
 
19. September at 13:08:26 Share
20. September at 20:01:44
Thomas Kolb This evening I have been busy buffing the entire surface of the model to get rid of the rough and "pebbly" surface. The flight deck transparency is in place and I have filled and sanded the join between the transparent part and the gray part for a seamless transition.

Next step will be to get the rudder and stabilizer in place, replacing the molded wingtips with the resin sharklets, plus some minor details. I am however not sure how much time I can spend this week building - a lot of stuff going on at work right now.
30. September at 21:54:54
Thomas Kolb Well, that part is done - it is now really starting to look like an Airbus! This weekend I plan to add the landing gears and the extended flaps and slats, and also finish assembling the engines. The engines will however not be added to under the wings until after painting.
10. October at 18:06:27
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19. September at 17:03:57 Share
Treehugger Interesting how this paint scheme is something that doesn't require decals in white, pink adn blue, I mean one can just airburush on all the three main colors.
19. September at 20:07:06
Thomas Kolb Treehugger, yes, that's the plan. But TBH, I would have preferred decals, as finding that magenta color was an absolute nightmare: none of the existing model paints I could find comes even close. I will be using Motip automotive acrylics decanted from a rattle can - that is the closest match.
19. September at 20:23:51
Łukasz Gliński Gunze lately issued some odd pinky shades, check it out :)
20. September at 20:04:06
Thomas Kolb Łukasz, I will, thanks for the tip. I was checking out the WizzAir Airbuses here at Landvetter Airport to try to get the color right, but damit, that is one elusive color, it seems to be shifting with the light... bluish one day and reddish the other... I guess I will just wing it.
20. September at 20:45:36
Nathan Dempsey Looking great so far! I had the same issue trying to find the "ice blue" for an Air Canada livery. It just looks different in every picture or each time I actually saw one at the local airport.
28. September at 23:55:02
Thomas Kolb Nathan Dempsey, thanks! Yes, it is always difficult to get colors right, even when you have the official color number or swatches: things look completely different in 1:144 scale... that is why I almost always end up creating my own paint mixes, based on photos and gut feel. What looks right usually is.
29. September at 07:34:42
Łukasz Gliński In case you haven't found these links before:
https://britmodeller.com/for..590-wizz-air-pink-any-clues/
https://modelwork.pl/topic/9852-airbus-320-1144-wizz-air/
The latter is in Polish only, one of them suggests the Helvetic Magenta paint and after all they redirect to a HAD page which is not valid anymore :(
29. September at 11:04:18
Thomas Kolb Łukasz, thank you! Yes, I saw the BM article, but the Helvetic Magenta is unfortunately no longer carried by Hannants so it is more or less unobtainable. The Motip paint that I bought is on the other hand pretty close - actually almost perfect, so I will be using that.
29. September at 11:46:04
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October 4, 2019

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Łukasz Gliński There you go :)
Magyar Gripen D #43 | Album by Woody
There was only this two-seater on static display.
22. September at 18:58:52
22. September at 19:02:33
Oleg Smilyk Nice!Watching.
25. September at 15:29:52
Thomas Kolb I have been adding a gazillion tiny photo-etched parts everywhere... Very slow progress, but the NATO pylons and the landing gears are now in place. The external fuel tanks are assembled and I also created an ACMI pod from an unused Sidewinder missile. Some antennas and stuff remains, but the next main step will be to get the windscreen and the canopy masked and temporarily attached before the priming.
28. September at 22:46:04
Sergej I I love seing people put PE on 1/72, this means it is actually possible :D Great job, Thomas, painting and weathering will now be just the cherry on top!
29. September at 08:32:23
Thomas Kolb Sergei I, thank you! Yes, I almost always use some PE on 1/72 kits, it's fun, but you need high quality tweezers and a steady hand!
29. September at 09:45:14
Łukasz Gliński And a good sight :(
29. September at 11:05:32
Thomas Kolb Slow progress, but some piping and cables were added to the landing gears and to the cockpit. The dropped flaps and ailerons are now in place and I scratch-built the open APU intakes on the left side of the fuselage as they seem to be open on almost every picture.
4. October at 22:51:21
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October 3, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
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1:72 SAAB J32B/E Lansen (Tarangus TA7202)1:72 J32 Lansen details (Maestro Models MMP7217)4+
SAAB J32E Lansen
SE Military Svenska Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force 1926-now)
Uppsala wing F16-01 | Uppsala 1996 | Dark olive green Dark blue Blue grey orange
 
2. October at 11:44:01 Share
Łukasz Gliński That's a surprise to me. Did they really carry 3-tone camo?
3. October at 07:56:26
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 at 11:51:05
Dave Flitton Watching!!!
3. October at 16:30:43
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1:72 Saab J35F/J Draken (Flying Colors Aerodecals SR7210)
 
Saab J35F/J Draken
Flying Colors Aerodecals 1:72
SR7210
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October 2, 2019

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1:72 SAAB J35F/J Draken (Maestro Models MMP7211)
 
SAAB J35F/J Draken interior & exterior detail set
Maestro Models 1:72
MMP7211
2012 | New tool
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1:72 J-35 Draken (Eduard CX138)
 
J-35 Draken For Hasegawa kit
Eduard 1:72
CX138
2007 | New tool
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1:72 J35F/J Draken (Aires 7195)
 
J35F/J Draken Cockpit Set
Aires 1:72
7195
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1:72 Saab J-35F/J-35J Draken (Flying Colors Aerodecals FCASR710)
 
Saab J-35F/J-35J Draken
Flying Colors Aerodecals 1:72
FCASR710
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1:72 J-35 Draken (Eduard CX138)
 
J-35 Draken For Hasegawa kit
Eduard 1:72
CX138
2007 | New tool
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October 1, 2019

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1:72 SAAB 105 Sk60 vacformed canopy x 2 (Maestro Models K7231)
 
SAAB 105 Sk60 vacformed canopy x 2 for use with Marivox 1:72 SAAB 105
Maestro Models 1:72
K7231
2010 | New tool
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1:72 Sk60 SAAB 105 detail set (Maestro Models MMP7213)
 
Sk60 SAAB 105 detail set
Maestro Models 1:72
MMP7213
2xxx | New tool
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1. October at 21:22:26 Share
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1:72 Saab 105 (Marivox 2)
 
Saab 105 Upgraded
Marivox 1:72
2
2002 | Changed parts
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1. October at 21:02:58 Share
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1:72 Saab 105 (Marivox 2)1:72 SAAB 105 Sk60 vacformed canopy x 2 (Maestro Models K7231)1:72 Sk60 SAAB 105 detail set (Maestro Models MMP7213)
 
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1:72 J-35F Draken (Hasegawa 51401)1:72 J35F/J Draken (Aires 7195)1:72 J35 Draken exhaust nozzle (Aires 7198)4+
SAAB Draken J35F
SE Military Svenska Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force 1926-now)
F1 Wing 35627 | Green Blue
 
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September 29, 2019

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1:72 Mi-24V/VP (Zvezda 7293)1:72 B8V20-A Rocket Launcher (4 pcs) (Reskit RS72-0014)1:72 Mi-24V Hind E exterior (Eduard 72513)3+
 
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September 28, 2019

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20. September at 15:40:28 Share
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 at 16:33:01
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 at 17:10:00
Neuling Impressive metal finish!
20. September at 17:42:24
Géza Szekér Great job/Szép munka :)
20. September at 18:19:43
Thomas Kolb Géza Szekér, köszönöm! :)
20. September at 18:44:42
Erik Leijdens Very nice
20. September at 18:59:55
Łukasz Gliński I like it v.much as I already wrote you Thomas :)
Respect for using such a bad kit ;)
20. September at 19:50:07
Oleg Smilyk Great result.with not good base!
21. September at 18:10:46
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September 27, 2019

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1:72 MiG-15bis ProfiPack (Eduard 7059)
 
MiG-15bis ProfiPack
Eduard 1:72
7059
2019* | Changed ???
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September 24, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72 MiG-23UB Flogger-C (ART model AM7210)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23UB Flogger-C
HU Military Magyar Légierő (Hungarian Air Force 1991-now)
47 PTFR 15
 
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September 23, 2019

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1:72 MiG-23UB (Eduard AMP 7210)
 
MiG-23UB
Eduard 1:72
AMP 7210
2012
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1:72 Zlin Z-242L (AZ model AZ7608)
 
Zlin Z-242L "Military Guru"
AZ model 1:72
AZ7608 (AZ 7608)
2019 | Changed decals
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1:72 Zlin Z-242L - p/e parts (AZ model AZA7037)
 
Zlin Z-242L - p/e parts
AZ model 1:72
AZA7037
2019
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1:144 Cockpit and cabin windows A321, set (Authentic Airliners A321 Set)
 
Cockpit and cabin windows A321, set
Authentic Airliners 1:144
A321 Set
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September 22, 2019

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21. September at 07:59:52 Share
Łukasz Gliński Splinter? I have to follow it then.
22. September at 19:00:12
Sergej I Following, the two-seater is funny :D
22. September at 19:03:33
Burkhard D Wanna see :)
22. September at 19:51:10
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 at 20:55:43
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 at 21:47:14
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21. September at 08:24:18 Share
Łukasz Gliński Not sure whether the HuAF usedM3 or M4 (as the latter one was the main export version AFAIK)
21. September at 19:47:20
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 at 20:33:40
Łukasz Gliński Lucky you then :) I'm still waiting for the M4 variant
22. September at 10:30:58
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1:72 MiG-21bis (Eduard )
 
MiG-21bis
Eduard 1:72
202x* | Changed parts
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22. September at 08:48:20 Share
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1:72 MiG-21MF Interceptor (Eduard 70141)1:72 MiG-21 MF/UM/Bis Hungarian Stencils (HAD Models 72092)1:72 MiG-21MF (Hungarian Air Force) (HAD Models 72113)
 
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September 21, 2019

Thomas Kolb added a new project.
1:72 MiG-23MF (KP Kovozávody Prostějov KPM0050)1:72 MiG-23UB (KP Kovozávody Prostějov KPM0140)1:72 Mikoyan MiG-23MF (Yahu Models YMA7294)3+
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23UB Flogger-C
HU Military Magyar Légierő (Hungarian Air Force 1991-now)
47 Tac Fighter Reg. red 20 | Pápa | 4-tone camo
 
21. September at 21:40:30 Share
Sergej I grabbing the three seats...
21. September at 22:42:09
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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 at 19:41:24
Thomas Kolb Yes, I like your Fulcrum build!
21. September at 20:34:07
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 at 20:49:09
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 at 20:59:35
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1:72 SAAB 37 Viggen Camo Mask (Maestro Models K7271)
 
SAAB 37 Viggen Camo Mask
Maestro Models 1:72
K7271
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September 20, 2019

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20. September at 17:52:52 Share
Łukasz Gliński Wow, that's soooo tiny
20. September at 19:55:18
Stefan Schacht well done
20. September at 21:24:35
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1:72 Su-17M3 (MisterCraft D-19)
 
Su-17M3 'Recon Fitter'
MisterCraft 1:72
D-19
201x | Changed ???
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19. September at 21:30:27 Share
Łukasz Gliński You'd better go for the Modelsvit issue :)
20. September at 20:02:55
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 at 20:52:29
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Thomas Kolb and Łukasz Gliński are now mates.
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19. September at 17:21:25
Thomas Kolb Thank you! :)
19. September at 17:34:08
Łukasz Gliński Glad to see you here :)
20. September at 20:05:01
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Updated: September 20, 2019
20. September at 11:13:58 Share
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 at 14:37:59
Neuling Looks good!
20. September at 15:15:31
Thomas Kolb Thank you!
20. September at 17:29:07
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 at 19:57:13
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Gordon Sørensen Great looking Zlin, Thomas. The instrument panel is fantastic.
20. September at 14:36:10
Neuling Looks good!
20. September at 15:17:27
Thomas Kolb Thanks guys!
20. September at 15:57:45
Géza Szekér Nice work! Thanks for the Hungarian theme.
20. September at 18:23:20
Łukasz Gliński Another gem!
20. September at 19:51:43
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1:72 Grob Astir CS-77 (KP Kovozávody Prostějov KPM0131)
 
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1:48 TianGong-1 & Spacecraft ShenZhou-8 (Great Wall Hobby L4804)
 
TianGong-1 & Spacecraft ShenZhou-8 China's Space Lab Module
Great Wall Hobby 1:48
L4804
2012 | New tool
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20. September at 17:29:36 Share
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1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F 'Fresco' (Airfix A03091)
 
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F 'Fresco'
Airfix 1:72
A03091
2019* | New tool
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20. September at 17:10:34 Share
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1:72 Su-17/22 (HAD Models 72172)
 
Su-17/22
HAD Models 1:72
72172
2017
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