The Beast. A brick with two big engines. A mig killer.
Eduard 1/48 Good evening Da nang edition. Actually Academy repack packed with Eduard goodies: rezin wheels,seats,engine nozzles and PE. A great pack all in all. Cockpit is a bit spartan, but PE rectifies a bit of it. I really did`t like the fit of the kit in places, especially the heat shield and intakes(no wonder there). Was bummed out about the details I lost sanding it but managed to bring it back 90%. I really hate scribing…The ordnance is great, but what I really NEEDED to have on it was the SUU cannon. Sadly, it`s the 23 version in the kit and not the 16 but what the heck. It`s theoretically possible. Instructions have errors in them, some I caught on, and some I didn`t( inner pylons should not have chaff dispensers). Decals are a mixed bag…while glossy and with good register, the backing film is quite thick. Not Tamiya thick, but thick. Quite visible on the stencils. Really needs a polished surface to sit good and then flooded with Aqua gloss to sand it down flush.
I like the early SEA scheme birds, the white undersurface ones with peeling upper paint. Painted with GS paints, weathered with enamel washes and oils. RBFs are from Eduard too. Wheel chocks and ladder are scratch built as is the plaster base
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