Since my Mojo is getting back, I went to the garage where part of my Plastic is piled, I want to resume most of the unfinished builds, anyway, most of my Aircraft stash are Russian jets.
Trumpeter 1:48 Su-9 : I started this one in 2017, can't remember when, I lost most of the build photos, anyway it is a simple kit, big but simple. Fuselage was detailed and nice to work with. Work ahead: - Masking the Canopy - Add antennas, pitot tube and missile pylons - build and paint missiles. - Paintjob on the "Cigar Jet"
:: Don't know why but all my photos are a little blurry ::
the other one soon to land on this thread will be this one:
From the instructions sheet and plastic colour I can see that these are ICM moulds, not based on the old Hasegawa Foxbat.
So I took some photos after lunch, but now after resizing them I noticed the same blurry effect, anyway I'll have to see the settings on the camera later... this was the progress when I stepped away from the bench,
Canopy and Wheels
the rest of the aircraft, sorry for the lousy photos, stupid settings..
I've been thinking about this one for the past few days.
this ICM reboxed Hasegawa kit has 2 good things, surface detail on some parts and wheels. The instructions are a mess, you work on the fuselage to fit on one end and it has huge gaps on the other end.
Coming back from a lack of mojo and I end up with this... well it's the problem of being used to Trumpeter /Takom and tamyia kits. Where things work.
As you can see... here's the gap:
I will end up taking the wheels and weapons for a cheap Condor kit I have in stash... If nothing else works, the chunk of the fuselage is great for painting /airbrush tests.
Might wait for Trumpeter or HobbyBoss to start milking 17 versions of the Foxbat in 1:72 and 1:48. In the meantime I might start the 1:48 version just to see how that works out. The ICM instructions are similar but not as bad as the 1:72 kit... fingers crossed.