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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2015, 12:59:40 am »
Is it bad that the first thing I thought would be "Su-35s to replace cancelled Typhoons?"

Not at all Tom. A friend of mine's first thought was " will I need Roubles then ?" when I told her that  :blink: ;D She's off to Crete in the summer so at the moment it's anybody's guess what they will be using come August.
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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2015, 06:27:48 am »
My thought is China rather than Russia.
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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2015, 07:01:33 am »
So it's been a while since I posted to here, but here's a record: two whiffs finished this year! I will have to make a commitment to finish more next year. Probably get my butt started on that Super Strike Gripen I've always been talking about....

So this is Hasegawa's Ace Combat ASF-X Shinden II, 1/72, out of the box, with a Have Glass-y paint job instead of the boring old gray/gray scheme the kit suggested. I experimented with mixing Citadel grays and metallics to get the finish, along with various weathering and pastels to give it that stained look.



Anyway I'll post more pics when I've taken proper photos instead of in that paint booth.
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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2015, 07:06:11 am »
Wow-wee-wow ! That looks awesome ST ! Love the way the finish blends into itself...and the weapons load. Excellent work my friend !

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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2015, 07:20:06 am »
Yawza, that one hot looking Shinden II  :wub: :thumbsup:
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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2015, 11:59:37 am »
 :bow: :bow: :bow: I love it!! Beautiful paint job... :wub:

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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2015, 03:10:52 pm »
What a great paint job.  It looks like they started polishing it but got bored and didn't do the edges.
Cool.
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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2015, 05:39:11 am »
Tremendous work Tom  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2015, 09:31:49 am »
Great paint job. This look terrific!

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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2015, 09:50:58 am »
Very nice job on that Tom --  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Not knowing what it is I did a google image search about it, but I've got a question.  I haven't watched any of this show so I'm interested to know does the tail plane flap up and down then --- there's pictures of it in all various positions.
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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2015, 08:45:29 pm »
Very nice job on that Tom --  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Not knowing what it is I did a google image search about it, but I've got a question.  I haven't watched any of this show so I'm interested to know does the tail plane flap up and down then --- there's pictures of it in all various positions.

Yep, they flap about alright... ;D They move up and down depending on lift area needed to increase control at slower speeds or decrease drag during high speeds. You can see them pretty good here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OA2aeSergg

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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2015, 09:51:36 am »
Well, what with talk on the interwebs that the F-35 is way too expensive and perhaps a buy of new-build F-15s and F-16s is in order to fill in the gaps, perhaps it's time for a Silent Eagle in USAF markings.... dibs!
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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2015, 10:42:49 am »
Excellent, the Shinden looks great!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #43 on: December 01, 2015, 06:13:52 am »
Always good to see you around Tom. :thumbsup:  I love the Shinden II! :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Re: Supertom's What-If Blog
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2017, 05:22:20 am »
Aaaaaaaaaaaaand I'm back again. I've finally cleaned up the basement and I'm no longer working in a pit of despair. Also, I bought the new Italeri Su-34 rebox on a whim because of those Indian Air Force markings. I've got tons of bits left over from an Su-30MKK build, like those Sorbtsiya ECM pods, and I'm gonna scratchbuild some. I think an Indian Platypus would look cool.
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