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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:37 am

    Hi guys,
    Things in Greece, are very bad. We live under a new financial war occupation. I do apologize for my long absence, but there is no time left at all for my usual web activities as I have used to. I hope you understand. Anyway....


    Here is one of my latest builds..Something quick and easy. First, I removed all the panels, from the Kit. Easy job, very fat plastic. I had to re-create all of them in order of realism in the 1/72 scale.

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    Then I made some detailing into the main cabin and the cockpit. I used Eduard's zoom set, mostly to earn some time on the instrument panels, seatbelts and side walls.

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    My new and improved Main Cabin's doors

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    and here all the additional panel that will be placed on the power plant.

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    I decided to paint the 4011 tiger scheme of a Czech Hind D. I used my own masks.

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    and here is the finished machine... I will place it on ground diorama. I do not like the resin weighted wheels. I hope you like it

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    Post  Gordon on Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:50 am

    Good job Alex
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    Post  Wayne on Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:57 am

    Stunning as always mate, and in such a small scale!

    Hope things get better there soon.


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    Post  iCocker on Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:07 pm

    Alex glad to see you back in action! Hope things get better again neither here is a paradise but at least models are a therapy for apathy!

    I am no plane nut but to be honest just bought over the net a Hobbyboss Hind D, this to me it's a tank that flies so have an excuse to built one! Have to say your model is a masterpiece all that detail and subtle weathering making it stand out over that scheme! Bravo.

    PS. Can you help me out what colour did you use for the interiors, I know ruskies like strange greens and pale blues ... but no idea the nearest hues ...

    Keep them coming my friend ...

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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:15 pm

    Alex it is fantastic to see you on the forum again. And what a magnificent model to be presented!! You are still the man, still setting standards i see, the detail is breathtaking especially in that small scale. I see you still have your eyes functioning properly not like mine, they are gone and i cannot see anything without my glasses. Thanks for sharing this wonderful masterpiece it is brilliant in all respects, the build, the extravagant amount of detail you put in and also the fantastic paint job, one of a kind.
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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:22 pm

    Hi Alex I don't know where my previous post has gone....how are you my habib...so nice to hear from you and see your awesome work....You haven't lost your touch buddy......amazing model.....detail is stupendous and such a good paint job....
    well done Alex...well done
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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:58 am

    Wow ...what detail , came back with all your modeling glory..welldone...cheers 
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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:37 am

    Thank All my dear friends. I really appreciate it.

    That build was a little injection for me. Nothing serius...but i really enjoy it.

    Ivan. The Czech Hind's interiors (especially the "E" ver) are painted with bluish grey colors. Personally I made my own shades by mixing various of bluish greys. (the cockpit is not included)
    If you are going to paint an authentic red star machine, you should better work with AKAN colours. (100% representation) You need set 47303 (exterior classic camo schemes) and for the undersides AKAN 73049
    For the cockpit you can easily make the emerald green by mixing Gunze H-25 and H-46 (50%-50%), or AKAN73006
    For the other interior colors the best color that matches to the most old Russian Hinds is the RLM 65 (yes!)
    Be carefull. The Ruskie interior colors are very very strong. You are not going to meet....chipping compared to their heavy duties. You should better fade them and dust them.

    The above come from my personal research. That does not mean that are 100% accuarate.

    I have already started a USSR Mig 21 SM (the Old classic Mig in 70s) in 1/48. I'm on the beginning now. Nothing important for the moment. I will make a post later. The Mig 21 is my favourite jet.

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    Post  iCocker on Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:22 am

    Thanks Alex

    I am not a guy that 'obey' all the standard colours correctly and like to follow up hues instead, I feel that by time colour change, productivity might not always be the same and there also might be human intervension. My Hind is planned to be a Libyan one, which already few years ago was repainted before the uprising to be part of an airshow and commemoracion of teh 40 years of dictatorship ... Thank you for suggesion that russian interiors were coated well, infact scrutinizing the images I have of teh actual bird the only scratched areas are the outside which were locally repainted by the new owner ... cheers buddy and keep the ruskies coming, I love the 21s as well, will you do it all metal?

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:36 am

    No...
    If you mean the camo, I will paint it with the classic 5 color camouflage scheme, faded a lot. I do not intent to make any "magic"... I'm full of aftermarket set that come from reviews on Helmo, and I want to finish it in 3 months. I just wanna have a Mig 21 in my showcase. Nothing more.

    I'm working (studding actually) the Hampden and there I'm going to pay all my attention as i did on Whitley.
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    Post  Ray on Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:45 pm

    Awesome as always Alexander the Great king

    Your work is exceptional in all scales....but...especially in that scale Shocked
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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:52 am

    Thank U Ray.

    To be honest with U, this my first attempt on that small scale. I used to build 1/72 Matchbox Kits when I was very very young, without painting work on them... I do not know if it looks good or not. I'm going to build a Blackburn Buccaneer in the same scale later. I love this ugly bird...
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    Post  Jerzy Ciupek on Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:08 pm

    wonderful job, perhaps the best Hind in 1/72!!!
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    Post  ascomt on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:53 pm

    Simply lovely Alex

    Exquisite detail, super paint job and authentic weathering.

    Prosit

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:47 pm

    Thank you Jerry and Alex. I need a rest from my heavy projects, and such kind of builds are a nice break for me. I'm glad you like them

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    Excellent work Alex!

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