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@grgast Boris Grgić

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As a military pilot’s son, my early childhood was closely connected to airplanes, tanks and guns, so I dreamt of military career when I grow up. But then during ’90s I had a misfortune to see a war from up close and I realized I do love airplanes and tanks, but I don’t like the army.

So here I am, mid 30s lawyer, trying to stay in touch with my childhood love through plastic modeling.

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Hasegawa 1/72 F/A-18D Hornet

Another nice kit by Hasegawa. Kit is out-of-the-box with USMC markings, made to accompany modern USAF and NAVY planes on my shelf. Parts fit fine, but there’s not many of them, and there’s very little choice of weapons included (2x […]

Hasegawa 1/72 F-16 CJ Fighting Falcon

It’s a simple little kit by Hasegawa, very easy to assemble. I used it to practice salt weathering and experiment with electronics. Not too detailed, not too perfect, but it looks very nice in the dark with lights turned on. […]

WIP Hasegawa 1/72 F-16 Falcon CJ with lights

Here’s the latest project – Falcon at night with lights and afterburner. Took whole lotta nerves to solder all those tiny wires, almost threw it all away, but it finally worked. Glueing top and bottom part of the fuselage while […]

Russian Collection in 1/72

My collection of RuAF, all kits by Zvezda in 1/72 scale.

1/48 Revell-Monogram F-15E Strike Eagle

This is “recycled” kit, made almost 15 years ago. It collected vast amount of dust over time and I was thinking of throwing it away considering the shape it was in, but finally I decided to give it a try; […]

1/72 Academy F-14A Tomcat

Not as good as I hoped for, not as bad as I expected. I used this model to practice preshading and weathering, in the end main screwup were stencils (silvering effect). It was also first time to apply PE parts […]

Bell-206B Jetranger, Croatian Air Force; Italeri 1/72

An easy kit to build, but it was a painting challenge. It was the tiniest model I’ve made (cca 12-13cm) which made masking job very difficult. For example painted sqares are 4x4mm and it took a lot of tryouts before […]

Aerobatic – BAE Hawk Red Arrows vs. Aermacchi MB-339A Frecce Tricolori

1/72 Revell BAE Hawk and 1/72 Italeri Aermacchi MB-339A in aerobatic color schemes flying side by side. I thought it would be a nice change from grey military schemes. In 2016, my brother attended English Royal International Air Tattoo show […]

1/72 Zvezda MiG-31 Foxhound

Another excellent kit by Zvezda. Model is out of the box, display stand included. As in previous Zvezda kit, parts fit very well together. Missle launch effect made of PUR foam applied on piece of wire and just “stuck” on […]

1/48 MiG-21 UB/bis

Here’s my temporary collection of MiG-21’s (grey twin seater was sold). Plan was to assemble Croatian Air Force red/white display twin seater and standard single seater. In the meantime I was asked to assembly another twin seater for a friend. […]
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