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…

 

 

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North American F-51D Mustang

IMG_4415Tamiya 1/48 scale, box number 61044, F-51D Mustang with El Salvador Air Force color.

All panel lines are engraved and almost no fitting problem as a standart of Tamiya kit.

All detailed information about this kit was published on:

IN PROGRESS page “North American F-51D Mustang – Building Steps”.

Only pilot was used as an extra from another kit.

Nice decals are from Aztec Model. Latin American Mustangs 1 (48/72-014).

All colors are from Vallejo Acrylics.

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Republic RF-84F Thunderflash

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash – Tanmodel 1/48

img_4925Tanmodel 1/48 scale, box number 2201, RF-84F Thunderflash kit with Turkish Air Force colors, belongs to 1st AB. 114.Filo ESKISEHIR. 1956-1972.

This kit is the second production of the made in Turkey company      TANMODEL. First one was the 1/72 scale TAI HURKUS-A.

This RF-84F is sole RF-84F model with engraved panel lines in scale 1/48. Tanmodel filled this deficiency. Including really nice detailed cockpit, seamless air intake, detailed landing gears  and   amazing   camera parts.

img_4920 img_4915 img_4919Canopy is optionel open or closed. One piece canopy included. Ailerons and flaps are optionel extended or retracted. And camera bay can be build open or closed.

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Skill level is 5 by 5 in my opinion. This kit not for beginner certainly. Even though only second kit of the TANMODEL, RF-84F is really nice and acceptable kit. Strongly recommended.

More detailed informations, pictures and building steps about this kit is shared in IN PROGRESS page. Click HERE

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Sukhoi Su-24M Fencer-D 1/48

Trumpeter SU-24M FENCER-D   1/48 Scale

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Trumpeter 1/48 scale, box number 02835. There are more than 600 parts in a big and nice box.

More than half of the parts for armaments. There are very rich variety and almost all kind of russian aircraft weapons can be build.

Parts are grey plastic and has engraved panels. Rivet detail is very weak.

Radar section can be build open and kit gives nice detail for that in the radome.

Wings are swing wing. Spoiler over wings can be positioned up and flaps are extended. But you should fix wing unswept. If you want sweptback wing, spoiler must be down and flaps are retracted as i did which is very hard modification is needed. Because wings are cannot be build with flaps up. No place over wing for that.

Nose landing gear strut is optional, metal or plastic. Main landing gear strus are plastic but there are metal support core inside. Tires and rims are seperated. Tires are black nylon, rims are plastic.

Extras:

  • Intakes are detailless thatswhy i made FOD cover from evergreen plastic.
  • Cockpit and seats are Aires resin. Instrument panel is colorless photoetch.
  • Wheel bays are from Aires resin.
  • B-13L rocket tubes are Aerobonus resin.
  • ZAB-100 bombs are Advanced Modeling resin.
  • Pilots are from Aerobonus resin
  • Ladder is handmade from evergreen plastic.
  • Chock is handmade from evergreen plastic.
  • Decals are from kits decal.

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North American F-100D Super Sabre

North American F-100D Super Sabre – Trumpeter 1/48

 

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Trumpeter 1/48 scale, box number 02822, F-100D Thunderbirds kit is converted to Turkish Air Force F-100D Super Sabre.

Kit has totally engraved panel lines and rivets but they are very weak. Fortunately kits plastic is soft so i re-scribed and re-rivet all detail easily.

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Movable surfaces like rudder, flaps/slats can be build active position. I prefer closed slats instead of open because lack of detail.

Landing gear struts was detailed with some wire and streched sprue.

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No canopy detail coming with kit. I added some Evergreen plastic .

Landing gear bay doors re-builded to make more accurate. I used some part of kit, Evergreen plastic and sprue.

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Pilots body and head are from another kit. Arms are spare resin arms, parachute is shaped epoxy putty. Seat is resin.

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Extras:

  • Resin cockpit (Aires)
  • Colorless photoetch instrument panel (Aires)
  • Seat (Aires)
  • Wheel bays (Aires)
  • Exhaust nozzle (Aires)
  • Wheels (Aires)
  • Resin nose
  • Metal pitot tube
  • Stencils (Cam Pro Series F-100D)
  • Decals (Microscale Super Sabre of Turkish Air Force)
  • Bombs (Hasegawa Weapon Sets)
  • Paints (Vallejo Acrylics)
  • Reference Sources: F-100 SUPER SABRE IN TURKISH AIR FORCE Volume 1/2 by LEVENT BASARA

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REPUBLIC F-84F THUNDERSTREAK – Hobbyboss 1/48

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Hobbyboss 1/48 scale F-84F Thunderstreak kit with box number 81726.

All engraved panel lines but shallow. Especially rivet detail is very weak.

Cockpit detail is normal like most of 1/48 scale kit but glareshield is without details. Actually most visible parts of the cockpit !

Very few fitting problem generally. But attaching canopy to closed position is little difficult. Clear parts quality is really nice meanwhile.

There is no much detail in landing gear bays also struts. Nose strus is complete. No seperate nose wheel. This makes difficult to paint nose wheel.

Kit gives some photoetch parts for seat belts and spoilers.

More detail was mentioned on IN PROGRESS page.

CLICK FOR IN PROGRES PICTURE

Extras:

  • PJ Production Pilot.
  • Bombs are from Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons:A
  • Pitot tube is from medical injection.
  • Decals are from Icarus Decals F/RF-84F Stencil.

 

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McDonnell Douglas F-4E PHANTOM

 Turkish Air Force F-4E PHANTOM  172. FILO  ERHAC – MALATYA

 

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This Phantom is a member of 172. squadron,   7. Main Jet Base    Erhac – Malatya – Turkey.

Hasegawa kit, 1/48 scale, box number 07208, total 134 parts.

Generally building is very enjoyable with addition of some detail set. I am sure i am going to built another one in the future.

Nice and sharp engraved panel lines but almost there is no rivet detail. Normally F-4 have lot of rivet detail on fuselage and over wings. It must be corrected.

There is no fitting problem especially canopy fits perfect.

Air intake inside detail is insufficient also exhaust. Cockpit detail is normal as standart Hasegawa 1/48 cockpit. It will be much better with detail set. Seat detail is poor. Pilots are nice detailed. Kits AIM-9J missiles are not correct shape. Landing gear bays are empty.

Corrections and additions:

  • Rivet detail was added to all necessary area
  • Flaperons were extended but right wings one is not correct. I learned after building that there is no up movement of flaperon. Movement should be on between neutral and down position. Note: Instead of up movement of the flaperon, F-4 uses speedbrake on over the wings for that.
  • Exhaust nozzles are AIRES – 4118 box number.
  • Cockpit is AIRES – 4126 box number. Instrument panel colorless photoetch from same box. It painted with Vallejo acrylics.
  • Pilots are Aerobonus by AIRES – “F-4B/N/J/S US Navy pilot and operator with ejection seats”.
  • Head of pilots from Hasegawa kits itself.
  • Landing gear bays are AIRES.
  • Placards are EDUARD.
  • Air scoops are QUICKBOOST.
  • Pitot tube is MASTER MODEL.
  • Weighted wheels are ROYAL RESIN.
  • Weapons are from Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons: C set
  • Decals are HI-DECAL LINE.
  • Paint are all acrylics from Vallejo.
  • Antennas are sctratch build according to Turkis Air Force F-4 type.

 

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