Category Archives: 1/72 Scale Aircraft


Hasegawa 1/72 scale, box number 01565 (E35), Su-33 Flanker D Russian Navy.

Nice sharp engraved panel lines. No ofitting problem if you build without any resin detail set. But after attaching Wolfpack resin detail set closing the body is tricky. Kit gives all air to air loading for this Su-33 but armament detail is weak. Thats why Zvezda armament was used.


  • Scratch Build Radome Bay.
  • Scratch Build Landing Gear Hydraulic lines.
  • Scratch Build FOD covers for pitot tubes and safety belts.
  • Wolfpack Cockpit Set.
  • Wolfpack Wing Folded Set.
  • Wolfpack Wheel Bay Set.
  • Wolfpack Engine Nozzle Set.
  • Zvezda Weapons from Su-27SM kit.
  • Zvezda Ladder, Intake Cover and Chocks from Su-27SM kit.

Paints are Vallejo Acrylics

All detail information about kit is published on ” In Progres” page.

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First Try at Moson Model Show 2017

22-23 April 2017 Mosonmagyarovar.

Fantastic organization, excellent shopping opportunities and more. Memorable show.

I was joined to competition with my Su-33 Flanker D.

Category was M-17 which is:

Master 1:72 and smaller, (with open service panels).

My Su-33 was 2nd prize winner of Master Category.


Gallery photos and all detailed progress are coming soon…










Model is Italeri, 1281 box number, 1/72 scale KC-135R/FR Stratotanker kit. Grey color plastic parts and engraved detailed panel lines. 2 piece fuselage, 2 part each wing and stabilizer. All these opposite parts (upper and lower wing or left and right fuselage) are not symmetric. I dont know this is special for this model or mold mistake but especially wing mounting impossible to make symmetric each wing, not possible mounting left and right wing symmetric to fuselage  and also give the dihedral angle. A lot of work need for this. Engine mounting to wing is also big problem. Engine pylons are not suitable to wing. There are really big gap between and you have very small area to make putty/sanding operation. Crew entry and cargo door can be open position. There are some detail in the fuselage but i did the cargo door closed. Cockpit is less detailed, instrument panel is decal. Not big problem, cockpit inside is mostly invisible because of the narrow cockpit windows. There are some gaps between clear parts and fuselage, eyebrow windows are most problem area in clear parts. Fitting main cockpit windows is mostly good. Nose gear bay has some detail but main landing gear bays are empty. Boom ruddervators has very small attach point so it is difficult to glue them and also you have to give special dehidral angle for boom ruddervators.


  • Some scratch build detail in the cockpit although difficult to see inside. Glareshield was detailed, engine fire switches added because they are visible from outside, thrust lever was added and seat belts. All added components are Evergreen plastic and seat belts are tamiya masking tape.
  • Landing gear bays were detailed with plastic and different size of wires.
  • Crew entry door was scratch build from evergreen plastic. Because no detail on the orijinal one.
  • Engine fan blades was built using evergreen plastic.
  • eyebrow, fuselage windows and boom operator windows were built with plexiglass plastic.
  • All big and small antennas are scratch build from plastic and cable antenna from fishing gut to make Turkish Air Force type KC-135. This antenna not included in the model.




F-8E “VF-111 Sundowners” Academy 1/72

United States Navy F-8E “VF-111 Sundowners”

This F-8E is 1/72 scale, Academy kit, box number 12434. Fully engraved panel line and rivets details. Details are clear and clean. Almost no fitting problem. Details in the landing gear bays are standart 1/72 scale detail but cockpit relatively better. Clear parts are enough clear, detailed and fitting good. Box gives MK-82 SNAKEYE bombs for alternative loading but they are not realistic. AIM-9 and Zuni rockets tubes are standart 1/72 scale.

There is no detail set used for this model. All improvements are scratch build

  • Nose gear strut extended nose up due to typical F-8’s aft center of gravity. Original one was totaly compressed.
  • All flaperon and slats are seperated to make down position.
  • Stretched sprue was use for switches inside of cockpit and some styrene sheets for panel base. Seat was detailed same way and belts made by using masking tape.
  • Landing gear bays are detailed with various wire and cables.
  • Some panels are opened over fuselage and detailed especially gun area.For detailing i used styrene sheets and sprue as always.
  • FOD Cover made by using styrene sheet to hide inside of the intake.

Vallejo Acrylics used for painting. Diluting with normal water. Matte and Gloss varnishes are Microscale Acrylics. Decals are kits decal, good quality.