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  1. I hope you’ll do the extension for this GB as I’ve been doing *some* work on my Flanker Estate but have been struggling to find the time to show any meaningful progress yet.
  2. DXM digital! Saw the Grey Wolf fly his display in it during RIAT 2017, great looking bird!
  3. Don’t the Ukrainians fly with those big round bulbs with a bunch of holes in the upper front like the russkies? 🤔
  4. I have edited the title and opening post: I’ll be building the 1/48 Great Wall Hobby Su-27UB instead. The 1/32 Trumpeter kit is a little bit too involved to reasonably be finished around the deadline of this GB. The GWH kit offers the accurate shapes and details without having to graft a plethora of resin onto the base kit. The first actions in the cockpit have been done, although not interesting enough yet to show in pictures. So I’m still asking you for patience. To get through that waiting period, here’s another Ukrainian folk song: Bayraktar!
  5. Another nice idea could be the MiG-29 of the Ukrainian demonstration team that did operational sorties in the team colors… https://theaviationist.com/2014/04/16/ukrainian-mig-29-show-of-force/
  6. It’s slow going. I think I have all I need now. Nice thing is that ResKit and Armory are Ukrainian companies. I have the Zacto nose and inlets for ages in my stash. I had meant them for the single-seater, the one I have is the first edition, non-Zactoman-copied kit. I was of two minds if I wanted to use these bits on the UB, keeping in mind that there are some shape-errors in the forward fuselage section and windshield that I don’t see myself correcting. But since February 24th I have decided that the single-seater will some day be built in Ukraine’s digital scheme and not as a Russian or Belarussian aircraft. Although I have the masks from Foxbot Decals, the decalsheet for the details like registration, badges etc. that is also needed is next to impossible to get, as Foxbot is also from the Ukraine and they have at the moment better things to do than worry about shipping decals! So that one will have to wait until the “orcs” (as the Ukrainians call them) are ordered home by rasPutin. In any case, thanks for the patience, to see progress, I’m afraid you’ll have to exercise some more of that. To lighten the wait, here’s a Ukrainian folk song with a contemporary twist: Undertitling included.
  7. I guess I’m a bit like the Russian army: I ran into some logistical difficulties. Somehow I couldn’t find half of the aftermarket sets I know I have for this kit. Found some, while a couple of others are still MIA. I’m on my last nightshift at the moment, so I hope to start later in the day or tomorrow. Thanks for the patience! 😬
  8. I’ll give Trumpy’s 1/32 Su-27UB a go, with Linden Hill decals and Aires resin details. Edit: To have a slight chance of finishing this project on time, I’ll be switching to 1/48, more particularly the awesome Su-27UB from Great Wall Hobby.
  9. Jeroen, were those blisters parallel to each other? From the top of my mind I recall they were of a different shape to each other? Or was that the case with the 30mm blisters?
  10. Hey Tim, what sources are you using for the detailing of this kit?
  11. The BMW 801 at the IWM: The rust on the cylinders shows it's steel, while the cylinder heads are aluminium. BMW 801 at Fort Veldhuis Museum: And some photo documentation from warbirdsnews.com. The photos are via Andor Burnáczki:
  12. Wouldn't you want to paint the cylinders, pushrods and the like before fitting them? Reaching all those different colored items looks to me like being a pain in the sphincter after assembly.... As you may remember from the SIG-chat, my personal theory is that the cylinders were made of steel and painted black (so as not to rust) while the cylinder heads and valve covers were aluminium... I know the American radial engines had black cooling baffles around the cylinders and atop the cylinder heads. In one of my books on the Fw 190, a restored museum engine had aluminium colored baffles fitted.... If that is accurate, the Americans probably used stamped sheet steel, painted black, while the Germans used stamped aluminium sheet?
  13. Interested to learn what the quality of the parts is!
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