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@starfar Dmitry Stropalov

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Scale modeller, software developer, jazz and metal fan from Ukraine. Prefer aviation kits in 1/72 and 1/48 scale.

Yak-1b (Eduard 1/48)

My final model of 2018 – Yak-1b "Liberated Donbass" of 257th IAP, Yugoslavia, late 1945. The kit by Accurate Miniatures, repackaged by Eduard with some PE parts and masks. This is completely OOB build, I've only added Pitot tube made from brass [...]

PZL P.7 (Arma Hobby 1/72)

This is the second kit from the Deluxe Set by polish manufacturer ArmaHobby (which was also known as Attack Squadron). If somebody is interested, first one is here – The kit comes very nicely without any significant issues, and I can recommend[...]

Fanera-2 (MicroMir 1/72)

This model is my entry for the "iModeler at the Movies" group build (if you missed announcement, here is the link – join and participate!). NIAI-1 "Fanera-2" (fanera/фанера means plywood) was a soviet light civil airplane of mid thirties. As [...]

Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. F (FlyHawk 1/72)

Tiny tank in tiny scale (for Armor). I don't build AFV models frequently, but sometimes it's good to change something, even in your hobby. This one looks interesting to me, especially that side doors. FlyHawk kit is nearly excellent – molding q[...]

Avro 560 (Choroszy Modelbud 1/72)

Between two World Wars there were build a lot of various airplanes – the great time of pioneering. Sure, most of that constructions did not managed to leave any significant trace in the aviation history, so they are forgotten. But we have some m[...]

Supermarine Seafang Mk.32 (Trumpeter 1/48)

First of all, I need to say that this is a "what if" build. There are two reasons for that: Trumpeter and Trumpeter. First reason is that model has a lot of issues with an accuracy, clearly visible if you're comparing with photos. Usually I don'[...]

Hurricane Mk.I early (Airfix 1/72)

Hi everybody! I have some issues with abnormal craving for early versions of a well-known aircraft – two-blade props, strange canopies like on an early Spitfire, strange camouflage patterns, and so on. And this is a very early Hurricane version [...]

Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo (Tamiya 1/48)

Hi everybody! This is my latest build, and this one is something special. First of all, this is an iModeler build, started back in October 2015, and it took 2 years and 7+ months to be completed. And all I can say – thank you everybody, who foll[...]

J2M3 Raiden (Hasegawa 1/72)

I just don't know what to write in addition to the photos. This is Raiden, one of the most beautiful airplanes I know. And this is Hasegawa in 1/72 scale – the classic kit. Completely OOB, 100% of fun. Glued with glue, painted with paint. I've s[...]

PZL P.7 of “Bajan Trio” (Arma Hobby 1/72)

A long time ago I've assembled several PZL P.7/P.11 kits from Poland manufacturer PZW Siedlce. This kit is still present on the market, but it could be treated only as a "classic" kit nowadays. But last year (2017) another polish company Arma Ho[...]