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  1. Nice job on a really cool aircraft. I like the camo did you hand paint it? Did one of these a few years back, it was a two seater in Polish markings. The camo pattern is so tight its almost imposible to mask and airbrush. Looks like the canopy could have used a coat of future to clear it up. I just started using it for that and it really does work. Great job. Thanks for sharing it.

     

    Chris

     

    Thank you. It was fun build of something a little off the mainstream, and now I am done with Su-22s for a while!

     

    To answer your questions: Its all airbrushed using liquid Maskol to create most of the pattern. Dry brushing for weathering and scratches, and the whole machine sanded with 3800 to scuff the paint and hard edges. I noticed last night that one Atoll is a little off direction... will fix. Anyway, the canopy was very badly marked on one panel when OOB. The photo somewhat does not do the canpy justice (camera focus), but I actually don't use Future, I apply WD-40 with a Q-tip. A WD-40 shine on the "glass" really looks great!

  2. Finished my Su-22M4 "Fitter K" tonight. It's the Pantera 1/72 kit, build OOB with some minor additions.

    Overall, the kit is OK, and needs some work, but it builds up as a fairly accurate representation of the "K". Depicted is a Fitter K of the East German AF ca. 1987.

     

    From a learning standpoint, I enjoyed it, but I'm glad its completed. Various pictures below;

    Cheers!

     

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  3. Just on white metal figures, I purchased some through this guy last year: newhopedesign@hotmail.com

     

    And here is the contact information for Kennington.

    http://theminiaturespage.com/man/?id=kennington

    I hope that helps. Let me know what you find out.

     

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    Extract follows: "It is still alive and kicking - just taking a bit of break from the internet whilst i foccussed on other ranges (i also own SHQ, Kennington, Mayhem and others)...

    However i have been filling orders that found me and i plan to relaunch on the internet v. soon.

    In the meantime my contact details can be found at: www.shqminiatures.com

    The falklands range has 8 x 54mm figures, all of which are available:

     

    OSP133

    MA0333 British Paratrooper, full assault equipment, 1982

    MA0333A British Soldier, in beret, lifting ammo box, 1982

    MA0334 Corporal, 1st Battalion, 7th Gurkhas, 1982

    MA0335 Teniente, Argentine Marine Corps, 1982

    MA0336 Soldier, Argentine Marine Commando, 1982

    MA0449 British Infantryman, armed with blowpipe launcher, 1982

    MA1169 Piper, 1st Battalion, 7th Gurkhas, 1982

     

    OSP156

    MA0517 Rigid Raider Coxswain, Falklands Islands Campaign, 1982

     

    The figures are £8.50 each and postage is 15% of order value to the US.

     

    If you can let other people on the forum know that we are still alive it would be much appreciated!"

     

    Cheers

     

    Adam

     

     

     

  4. Hi all.

     

    I have a request;.... if anyone has a couple of spare 1/72 scale "Odd Rods" laying around, I'd like to take them. (These are the IFF antennae used on most Soviet produced jets produced after about 1960.)

     

    The parts are so tiny, they probably have no real value, but you would have my eternal gratitude, and one owed favor! even if they have been painted or have been stripped off an old model, that would work too.

     

    I will need two of them.

     

    Thanks in advance;

     

    AC

  5. Thank You. It was a fun build.

     

    Peru is quite capable actually. Check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peruvian_Air_Force and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cenepa_War Most recent air combat for the Su-22:

    "February 10 1995: Heavy air activity continues over the battlezone. During the morning, the FAP sends in A-37Bs and Su-22Ms to strike Ecuadorian positions. The FAE steps in. At 12:42, the Ecuadorian radars pick up five enemy targets approaching for another round of attacks. Two FAE Mirage F.1JAs and two IAI Kfir C.2s are sent to intercept the incoming aircraft. In the ensuing action an A-37B subsonic aircraft is shot down by a Kfir and two Peruvian Su-22 were shot down by 2 Ecuadorian Mirage F1 respectively."

     

    Good modelling pictures are hard to find for late C20 jets though.

     

    AC

     

     

     

     

  6. Just completed today was my 1/72 scale Sukhoi Su-22 " Fitter E" of the Peruvian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Del Peru) of Grupo Aéreo 11 "Los Tigres" (the Tigers) ca. 1988. The aircraft is the trainer version of the Su-22, and was fitted with only one cannon – an NR-30 on the starboard wing root. "211" is painted in her desert paint scheme, and is carrying two S-24 240mm Rockets on the outer pylons and twin fuel tanks on the centerline pylons.

     

    The kit is a Hobbycraft, with all decals coming from the spares box, and the nose intake warning triangles are home made. The kit is inaccurate in several key areas, but with some modifications, including the creation of the tail bulge synonymous with the Tumansky R-29B engine, I was able to adapt within reason! It's my first Soviet made jet fighter build, and as I knew nothing about Su-22s before it, I was able to learn a lot about this unique swing-wing fighter for future builds. As you can imagine, getting accurate information on the Peruvian Air Force is pretty difficult, so I took some liberty on a few things. Anyway, I think she closely depicts a "Peruvian Tiger". Cheers all - Adam

     

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  7. Hi - does anyone have a copy of "International Air Power Review #18" published a couple of years back. Its the one with the Su-22 in it. I would like to get a copy of the Su-22 article if possible - if anyone would be so kind. I can give you my email if you want to scan and email it (although I don't know how many pages it was) or I can email you my address for a color copy. Many thanks in return. - AC
  8. AC,

    Email sent and dieing to see the photo. I have actually started a Middle East War Sig with a website. So this one will probably be added to it as well.

     

    Mark

     

     

    Info has been sent. Sent me the stuff for the SIG too when you have a moment. thanks.

     

    AC

  9. I have shots of some panzer IVs. No IIIs however. Also a few of the Stug IIIs as well. I have one Hummel and I do not believe France ever sold any of the Panthers they had. Steven Zaloga and Mouse House state that Syria purchased 20-40 (depending on book) Panzer IVs and IIIs from France and Czechoslovakia.

     

     

    I now have a picture of a Panzer IV L/70 ex Syrian Army on the Golan Heights in the 1980s..

     

    Email me at ca920@sbcglobal.net for the image.

     

    AC

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