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Pero Sušić
Boy, I love the CH-53. I grew up near the Luftwaffe Base Laupheim (Helicopter Squadron 64) and they flew every day around so I could watch them. I bought two of these kits. One for the KFOR camo on the box (Norm 83, I guess?). The other will remain in its box till I find the extension for the Pave Low III. As I said, I love the CH-53!
1 | 5. December 2020, 11:56
Mirko R.
Schönes Teil, war mal "aushilfs" Doorguner auf dem Teil in Afg.
5. December 2020, 22:06

July 20, 2020

Pero Sušić added a new photoalbum.
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1:48
Project: Dark Knight
1:48 Good Bye Tornado F.3 ADV (Eduard 11126)1:48 Tornado F.3 ADV undercarriage (Eduard 49881)1:48 Tornado exhaust nozzles (Aires 4736)2+
4 | 19. June 2020, 06:29
Sergej I
Bravo Pero, welcome back, I have the same life story and been modeling now for two years after the comeback. Word of advice, enjoy spending on stuff. What you need next is a stash ;)
Tornado progressing beautifully, I can't spot the decades missed. Taking a seat on this one with interest.
19. June 2020, 06:51
Denis Stenko
Welcome back, Pero! I have the same life story ;)) I'm 38 years old, but my love for modeling still live deep in me :) Last plastic model was made 30 years ago (without any paint works)... Right now - I created work place and got a lot of different tools! :) next week I will try to use Paintbrush first time in my life! :)
19. July 2020, 19:51
Michael Phillips
Welcome back mate! You really picked a challenging kit to come back to. When I built this kit I had all sorts of trouble LOL, but if you conquer this kit it really turns into a nice model. You are off to a fantastic start, that cockpit and those seats look fantastic!
20. July 2020, 01:27
Denis Stenko
Hi, Michael! LOL!! But I love complexity :)) will start modeling it soon ;)
20. July 2020, 08:26
Pero Sušić
Michael, I already have all sorts of trouble with this kit. :D The fit is not the best, I'm afraid. There is plenty of sand-papering, then graving and riveting. Right now I'm stuck with the wings. I want to build the wings with the flaps down, but I misjudged the changeover from part to the sprue and cut it too short. Now the struts are too short. I'm chewing over this problem since days. And finally I got to a solution. Give me some few more days and I will post new pictures to my album.

As if this wasn't enough the next challenge is on its way. I did some dry-fitting and it is already apparent that the back of the fuselage will not fit at all. It will not fit at the intakes and it will not fit at the point in the inner where the wings are fixed with the T-shaped part.

Yes, you are right, I picked quite a challenging kit to come back to. This wasn't the plan. I watched a sprue-review video on youtube and it seemed all OK. Well, I should have done better research. But it is how it is. I definitely will finish this kit; hopefully with a decent outcome. The good thing is that there is much to learn with this kit.
20. July 2020, 18:09
David Taylor
As always never the master always the apprentice.Always learning.Still looks good.
20. July 2020, 18:11
Spanjaard
We do not do things because they are easy, de do them because they are hardy... (JFK)
Wellcome back to the hobby. Cockpit is looking really good. Keep ar it, it will be a model you can be proud of. But above all, hace fun!!
20. July 2020, 18:34
Slavo Hazucha
Pretty much the situation I found myself in something more than a year ago... :) I think you´ll find it really nice here, hardly ever saw a more positive & motivating environment than on this site...

The Tornado is looking pretty good and expect things to go much easier with every work-loop & build completed. When I finished my "comeback to the hobby" kit, I pretty much wanted to start over and redo all the things I did at the beginning... Check your next kits here for their history, protects you from finding out that a fancy new box contains some obscure molds from tools sold over 3-4 times over different brands... :D

Looking forward to the progress and more coming from you!
20. July 2020, 18:50

June 4, 2020

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4. June 2020, 03:21

May 29, 2020

Pero Sušić
Hello out there.
I'm building this kit and right now I'm about to plan the camouflage. It has to be the black glossy one. I like it, it looks pretty good.
Does anybody have me some advice how to weather a black glossy camouflage?
Thanks a lot.
28. May 2020, 06:21
Roland Gunslinger
Hi Pero,
IMHO this scheme is a showbird and isn't much weathered. But if you want to weather it i suggest to make the Panel Lines with a light-darker grey. According to the weathering age i would do some matt clear coat over some parts of the surface. Gloss finish is lost by dust and dirt hitting the surface on ground and in flight. You also can use a sandpaper.
Oil Streakings from the flaps/slats and on the underside. And a wash with some dusty colors are also possible.

Though it breaks my heart looking at this beautiful showbird weathered, im looking forward to see your result :)

https://jetphotos.com/photo/5813472
28. May 2020, 07:35
Pero Sušić
Hello Roland, thank you for your thoughts. You may be right. This camo is meant to look good, not to look weathered. I have to think about it.
29. May 2020, 06:49

May 22, 2020

Pero Sušić added a new project.
1:72
Ideas
1:72 Canadair CL-415 (Revell 04998)1:72 Canadair CL-415 Detail Set (NH Detail A72-010)1:72 Mikoyan MiG-21 "Fishbed" (3) (Begemot 72-020)
 
20. May 2020, 17:48
Dave Flitton
Watching!!
20. May 2020, 18:23
Pero Sušić
Audience? Nice! ;)

Currently I'm building the F.3 Tornado in 1:48. The CL-415 is a project for the autumn. Right now it's in preparation. Since I want to build a Croatian version, I need suitable decals. And here I'm not sure yet which decals will suffice. I have old Begemot decals of a Croatian Mig-21 I never built, but it seems the roundel is too big. The fin flash might work, but not the roundel, it's definitely too big. I'd appreciate every hint I get.
21. May 2020, 04:40
Łukasz Gliński
I find it very interesting. Have you considered ordering custom decals?
21. May 2020, 09:17
Pero Sušić
Interesting suggestion. I haven't considered custom decals. I wouldn't even know where to order them and how much they would cost. I will look into it. But maybe I will airbrush the roundel. The fin flash from the Begemot decals fits pretty good, the stencils are the same so the only problem ist the roundel.
22. May 2020, 18:35
Łukasz Gliński
I can recommend this guy here: https://mrdecal.zolnierowi.cz
Nevermind the web address, he's from Poland. :)
Ah, your project pic makes me wanna go to HR so badly ;)
22. May 2020, 19:28
Pero Sušić marked this item as tradeable/sellable
EUR 35.00
22. May 2020, 18:13

May 11, 2020

Pero Sušić started this item
11. May 2020, 20:19

April 19, 2020

Pero Sušić just joined this community.
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18. April 2020, 21:25
Gerald Willing
Hello Welcome here Gentleman :)
19. April 2020, 07:38
Pero Sušić
Thanks. :)
19. April 2020, 15:24

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