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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2012, 04:07:51 AM »
This tail looks so COOOOOL!!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2012, 01:19:28 PM »
That is some cool building.   8)
You are kinda guy I need lessons from.
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2012, 05:05:26 PM »
That is some cool building.   8)
You are kinda guy I need lessons from.
Bill

Sign me up for class too!

Inspiring work, Mr Tomcat!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2012, 12:49:43 AM »
Thanks everyone!  :) Means a ton!







This is a 1/100 scale Tomcat I put in Israeli colors to see how it looked. I didn't have Israeli decals though so I happily left it on the shelf like that for years.  But, one of my goals is to have "as many Red Stars in my collection as Ken Duffey" Thats a pretty lofty goal and he has a big head start. So I decided to add some red stars to this. I love the Idea of Russian Tomcats but I usually alter them to make them look the part a little more. First time I have made an OOB Eastern Tomcat. Its just one of my quirks, I guess I like to alter them a little or a lot first, so this kind of threw me... Whats the back story? I do like this though. Looks sun faded and well used I think.

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2012, 01:06:54 AM »
Backstory?

Assume this photo is real:



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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2012, 11:17:52 AM »
 Backstory- Howzabout -----Iran swaps their f-14's for Mig-27's with Russia in 84' during the Iran Iraq war. The Cats' are reverse engineered as the superfortress was all those years before and built in Czechoslovakia under Mikoyan contract. The Varyag class carriers operated the Mig 26 "Kochka" until 2008 when replaced with Su-37's. The duplicates are offered for sale and ironically, get snapped up by Iran.   

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2012, 11:55:05 AM »
Backstory- Howzabout -----Iran swaps their f-14's for Mig-27's with Russia in 84' during the Iran Iraq war. The Cats' are reverse engineered as the superfortress was all those years before and built in Czechoslovakia under Mikoyan contract. The Varyag class carriers operated the Mig 26 "Kochka" until 2008 when replaced with Su-37's. The duplicates are offered for sale and ironically, get snapped up by Iran.


I like it  :)

Another blast from the past:









1/200 Myasishchev BLUNDER
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2012, 01:31:44 PM »
Pretty good, but now we need a Russian equivalent of Maj. Kong!

 "Survival kit check: One PPsh automatic, three clips ammunition, 10 days concentrated cabbage rations, one flask Stolichnaya, one American phrase book, 1000 rubles in gold, --Oy! a comrade could have a real good weekend in Omsk with all that stuff"  O0

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2012, 05:06:38 PM »
1/200 Myasishchev BLUNDER.  Like it - Sweet   :)

Rambling thoughts........
Like to try that using 1/144 B-52 built as 1/72 with under wing Maverick's
Maybe a 1/72 B-25 or B-66 nose will fit, have to check it out.  Giving definitive 1/72 scale.  Perhaps tandom B-47, B-57, F-101 style cockpit & canopy.
Could B-52 nacelles be modified to pass as two of some smaller engine?  What engine?
Use four B-66 engines?  While raiding B-66 kit use its tail gun.
Option to open up bombay and stuff it with what you want.
Bill
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2012, 03:35:37 AM »
That's one of the coolest alt. BUFFs to come along in a while! I tip my hat to your creativity & skill, Mr Tomcat!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2012, 06:21:43 AM »
Pretty good, but now we need a Russian equivalent of Maj. Kong!

 "Survival kit check: One PPsh automatic, three clips ammunition, 10 days concentrated cabbage rations, one flask Stolichnaya, one American phrase book, 1000 rubles in gold, --Oy! a comrade could have a real good weekend in Omsk with all that stuff"  O0


LOL!  ;)

1/200 Myasishchev BLUNDER.  Like it - Sweet   :)

Rambling thoughts........
Like to try that using 1/144 B-52 built as 1/72 with under wing Maverick's
Maybe a 1/72 B-25 or B-66 nose will fit, have to check it out.  Giving definitive 1/72 scale.  Perhaps tandom B-47, B-57, F-101 style cockpit & canopy.
Could B-52 nacelles be modified to pass as two of some smaller engine?  What engine?
Use four B-66 engines?  While raiding B-66 kit use its tail gun.
Option to open up bombay and stuff it with what you want.
Bill


Ton of B-52 ideas myself! I plan on using the 1/144 Rev kit and mating it with some Bear Wings  O0... someday anyway!

That's one of the coolest alt. BUFFs to come along in a while! I tip my hat to your creativity & skill, Mr Tomcat!

Brian da Basher


Thanks BDB!









IL- 23 Kamchatka, 1981

Supposed to be one of those quick builds that got put on the back burner for years  :-\ Scratchbuilt fins, Used a Canopy from a 1/72 Ah-1W, Mig-29 nose radome and front Gear, scratchbuilt doors Airfix GR kit originally.

I tried to Airbrush it in a Gekko scheme but my Airbrush was having none of it and I had to resort to rattle bombs and a different camo pattern. Even then it still didn't cover the airbrushing mistakes so I brush painted the Light Blue... still peaks out here and there for the keen eyes among us.

Overall I think it looks cute  ;D

Cool Mig pic  :-*



 O0 The building continues comrades  O0
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2012, 07:56:29 AM »
That's some amazing paintwork, made even moreso because you used spray cans! Man, I don't know if I could even come close with hand-brushing and the patience of Job.

I'm short on superlatives or I'd go on about the wonderful mods you made too.

Fantastic!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2012, 11:13:27 PM »
They were all pretty much out of necessity LOL   :-\





1/48 scale panel from a Revellogram F-14. You can see I got some Epoxy everywhere! No worries It will be painted black soon. I had to fight like hell to get that part to cooperate!   :icon_swat:



Underside showing the Ventral fin. Very important that it was strong because I am constantly forgetting its there and setting the model on it  :o No breaks...yet



The "Mig-16" as of right now. Primed,  scheme (Finally) decided on!! I just need to think of the smartest way to make it work   >:D



Hope to have more stuff soon  O0
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2012, 11:30:07 PM »
MiG-16 is lookin' good, can't wait to see the paint when it goes on.  :)
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2012, 06:29:00 AM »








Myasishchev BOUNCER Eastern Kazakhstan 1995

I always wondered what a B-2 would look like in SIOP scheme... Then I threw red stars on it!  >:D An afternoon of spray painting because Testors makes SIOP colors in rattle bombs. I used a previously built B-2. Had fun! Though I probably rushed the masks a tad as the paint has some texturing to it in some areas.

Based off this very interesting B-52 with additional black added to it:





« Last Edit: July 14, 2012, 06:34:54 AM by taiidantomcat »
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2012, 06:35:42 AM »
Oh yeah!
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2012, 01:37:29 AM »
Super idea. Especially like the basic weathering at the control surface pivots.  O0

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2012, 06:30:50 AM »
Super idea. Especially like the basic weathering at the control surface pivots.  O0


Any compliment from the "Flying Wing King" I am very happy about!





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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2012, 12:57:47 AM »








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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2012, 02:08:21 AM »
This thread is awesome!!!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2012, 02:19:58 AM »
 :)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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But you can make the Bastard work for it.

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2012, 06:16:50 AM »



Mikoyan Mig-26 FROGMOUTH San Antonio AFB, Cuba 1993



Another look at the "Kuban Krokodile" scheme.



Aggressive pilot (Got very used to the reclined look of the F-16, Really looks different)



"Viper" front



"Crocodile" rear



Underside



Underside detail



Detail of Louvres shown closed, they open on the ground when Intake Doors close to guard against FOD.



Shown banking for all you intrepid Photoshoppers out there...



Closer



Demarcation line, scoops, and 'brakes.



Front



Until next time.  O0

After 8 years in the making its finished! The last model I build before I move to San Antonio, TX this Wednesday morning. Researching the Soviets in Cuba I discovered there is a based named San Antonio:



San-Antonio AFB. April 17, 1963. Photo by Victor Sharkov

So naturally thats where this beauty is based!  ;D Cool coincidence!

Colors are

50's aqua, Euro I Gray, RLM 75 Grauviolet, and Acft. int. black. outlined with Ink. Very thrilled with this one :-*


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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2012, 07:46:32 AM »
Like this model concept and your use of the Mint-o-green-chip finish !  O0

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2012, 08:03:29 AM »
Gorgeous!
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2012, 09:09:28 AM »
Dang, that looks great!  :)
Cheers,
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