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MiG-17: great success!

MiG-17: great success!

To my great delight, my Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-17 was judged the winner of the Cold War Model Making & Photos Early Cold War Group Build.

This was a very tough build during which I learned a lot about techniques, paints, how to get certain effects, and the importance of properly masked markings.  It was a major factor in my decision to get a Silhouette Portrait 2 mask cutter, which has already proved itself invaluable in my Mosquito build.

My in-box review of the kit is here

And my full build review is here.

Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon – Build Review

Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon – Build Review

A long time ago, in a town… well, a few kilometres from where I live now, I decided that I wanted to build a 1/72 Millennium Falcon.  Back then, the Fine Molds kit was the only option, so when I saw that it was on a 30% off sale at HLJ, I snapped it up.  I bought the Tamiya 1/32 Mustang at the same time, and given that I built that many moons ago indeed, I really did sit on this one for a long time.

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Viggen Update

Viggen Update

My Viggen was judged the winner of the Baltics group build over on Cold War Model Making and Photos.  I’ve never had a model win something before, so it’s a little bit of a big deal.  Thanks to everyone who provided info, advice, and support on this build, especially the Vikings who wouldn’t let me put a foot wrong.

You can read more about the build here and here.

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Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109K-4

Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109K-4

After the Corsair, I wanted a straightforward, not too involved build to end the year.  I was really enjoying 1/32 props, and was looking for a low parts count and something that would fit well.  Hasegawa’s Kurfurst fit the bill on that point.  Overall though, this was a “were they even trying?”.

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