Nils Steyaert this project has begun, the kit has been prepared for start and im ready to begin building the cockpit.
the only thing that had to be done prior to the start is making & printing out the bort number decal myself, as the TOM decal sheet doesnt include the smaller size serials. this model will be the first 1/72 project to be painted with the airbrush.
Ekki Lost some tiny parts to the carpet monster and had to scratch built them (which I had not done before).
Also made some mistakes with the cockpit. But, in the end, I was not too unhappy with the result.
1. February 2015, 19:46
Bernd Müller Modelling is a challenge, on my F-4N i ruined the clear parts with thinner and had a long sanding and polish job to recover them.
1. February 2015, 19:53
Soeren . Ekki I love your builds! I can only say it that way! Awsome!
1. February 2015, 19:54
Ekki @Bernd. The same happened to me with the Buckeye. I was swearing like a trooper.
And then I learnt how to fix it. Now I know that there are other uses for tooth paste,
@ Soeren. Thanks,
1. February 2015, 20:04
Bernd Müller Modelling is not only glueing and painting but often to fix own mistakes. The hard way to colllect skills
A stunning build anyway, love it !
Volmir Batista Simple and sympathetic plane... here, in Brazil, we have a theory: There is a parallel dimension where modelers do not have factories or specialty stores...they then expect what our kit pieces getting trapped in the dimensional portal (yours is on the carpet) , so they can continue their models ... no scape !
David Lengyel @Holger I'd like to begin where I left this wonderful hobby. I don't expect myself to build a competition kit, I will do my best though. This one will be ready to fly - open canopy, flaps down and elevators in neutral position. I'm going to use new cockpit, wheels and nozzle. This particular kit is known for some errors around the canopy, so I'll replace it as well. Since it's a training jet, there's no armament which means less work for a starter. I hope the result will be good enough to show off around here
Holger Kranich Hey David, its all about having fun!;) And thats most important to me! I dont want to make models for competitions (My skills are far too low for that;)), i just want to have fun, doing research and watch out for historical inf´s about the particular plane/kit etc.!
So i wish you good luck and a steady hand while building your plane!
7. April 2014, 12:48
David Lengyel @Holger Speaking of competitions, I am going to ask you something via PM.
7. April 2014, 12:54
David Lengyel I'm back! This kit needs a lot of care scribing wise. I've filled some sunken areas around the tail fin, two surplus hatch covers on wings plus one air duct on right avionic bay cover. Then I've sanded off bulges on wing root and on the main gear wheel bay doors (they're on ZA variant, not on C). I also drilled some holes for vents, APU and compressed air pressure gauge. There's still a lot to do on the surface, including rescribing, repairs of my faults, and such.
Günther Debiscop Lafite, this is a seller only on Ebay. His name there is tomcat03630.
He's got nothing to sell at the moment, but maybe he can make them for you.
Be aware though. The white part on the sheet is also decal, so you have to cut everything out. There are no clear decals on them.
11. December 2014, 06:49
Michael D Thanks for your answer Günther. I have found "Tomcat03630"'s profile on e-bay and I will write to him to see if i could persuade him to make one and send it to me. My son and I saw "Team Rus" i 2011 at Roskilde Airshow - and we just thought that it would be funny to replicate one of their L-39.