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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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1/48 Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk

As the title says, last month I spent with wonderful Hasegawa kit. Model is pretty much out of the box, except I added pilot figure from old "decomissioned" Revell's F-8 Crusader. The kit itself was fun and easy to assemble, only con is lack of [...]

Eduard 1/48 Fw-190A-8

Eduard's Weekend edition...weekend my a**. Kit is detailed, complex and sometimes frustrating, many times tempted me to just close all the doors and hide insides to simplify the assembly. For me it was something like child labor - painful and fu[...]

HobbyBoss 1/48 Bf-109F-4

My first experience with Hobby Boss models. I decided to step away from modern era models and take a trip to WW2 machines. I choose a cost-friendly, $23 Hobby Boss kit. I encountered absolutely no problems assembling the plane. Level of detail i[...]

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 Sidewinders, [...]

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. And yes, I suck at p[...]

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 trying to prevent[...]

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; after showering the dust away, I peeled [...]

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 in the cockpit. All in all I'm call[...]

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 I managed to line them all up[...]
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