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Modeling by Dmitry Stropalov

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Ta 152H (FROG/Revell 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on December 11, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

So, that’s it – an old FROG kit back from 1970, repacked by Revell nowadays. I’ve bought it mostly for practicing in applying “mottling” camo, and to try new Vallejo water-based washes (catalog numbers starts from 76***). After the box […]

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BA-20 (HobbyBoss 1/35)

by Dmitry Stropalov on November 24, 2016 in Armor -- 9 Comments

Usually I build aircraft, but my second passion is armored cars! So, this is soviet armored car BA-20 based on GAZ-M1. A very nice kit from HobbyBoss in 1/35 scale with rubber wheels, engine. As an aircraft modeler I can’t […]

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Ki-78 “Ken” protoype (AZ 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on November 11, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The Kawasaki Ki-78 (Ken or Ken III or Kensan III) was a high-speed research aircraft developed to investigate laminar profile wings with high wing loadings. First prototype was build in 1941 and the project was officially terminated after the 32nd […]

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Spitfire Mk.IXc late (Eduard 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on August 27, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

When you don’t know what to build – build another one Spitfire! It works all the time. This is the new Eduard kit in 1/72 scale – the second one in a “1/72 Revolution” series after Fw-190. I was very […]

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Luftwaffe F-4F (1/144 Academy, Phantom II Group Build)

by Dmitry Stropalov on August 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Maybe the smallest Phantom in this group build and on my display shelf also. I don’t have much to say about this model, especially after more than a month after finishing it. But it was fun to build something in […]

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Avia S-199 (KP, 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on June 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Avia S-199 is one of the last produced post-war Me 109’s variations and was the first fighter obtained by the IAF, forming Israel’s first fighter squadron. First Israeli’s aerial victory was also scored by S-199. So, I wanted this “Sakin” […]

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Kraków Model Fest 2016 (Festiwal Modelarski – Kraków 2016), Poland, June 11-12

by Dmitry Stropalov on May 23, 2016 in News -- 5 Comments

On 11th and 12th June 2016, in Kraków, Poland, Kraków Model Festival will take place. It will be hosted by the Kraków Polish Aviation Museum which has been scored as eighth world’s best aviation museum by CNN television. Both plastic […]

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La-5FN (KP 1/72)

La-5FN was one of the best fighter airplanes of the middle of WWII, and it was a late and the last version of La-5 before La-7. This version has a direct injection of fuel into cylinders for temporary boosting. Many […]

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RWD 8 (MisterCraft 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on March 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Back to 1/72 scale with this model. The RWD 8 was a Polish parasol monoplane trainer aircraft produced by RWD It was used from 1934 to 1939 by the Polish Air Force and in Polish civilian aviation. This kit by […]

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Bf 108 Taifun in Swiss AF (Eduard 1/48)

by Dmitry Stropalov on March 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This aircraft was originally designed as a sport and touring aircraft, and during the WWII, it was also used for personnel transport and liaison purposes. A prototype of my build was used by Swiss AF during WWII. Kit quality is […]