“”Twin Beaks” is copyrighted by Jeff Junker  and is used with his permission.                          

Lafreniere Park                    Metairie, Louisiana                              

 

 

 

June 22, 2017

Su 27 Flanker

 

 by Tommy Hecker

This is the 1/32 Trumpeter Su27 Flanker .I found it to be a great kit having great details. I painted the top of the model in the Flanker Blue Splotch pattern; the bottom is the Russian version of Lt Blue.

 

Model Masters was used for the exhaust: Burnt Metal and Jet Exhaust. This was then weathered with the Tamiya “D”set of weathering pastes. I made up different shades and it doesn’t come off once you put it on.

 

Su 27 Flanker

 

Panel lineswere brought to life using a thinned oil paint. I let it sit for about 15 minutes then rubbed off with q-tips. A also applied 3 coats of future before applying the decals. I sprayed it on and it evened out nicely.

Extra details were added to the cockpit with a set from Black Box. In order to prevent the model from siting on its tail, I had to put fishing weights in its nose. It became so heavy wheels collapsed.

New Stuff has a listing of what the delivery trucks brought us!

Future Releases has info from Chooch – – ABTEILUNG 502 – – Bandai – – and not much more

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~ ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

June 15, 2017

by Robert Caruso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 22nd 1941, the German Army embarked on the largest campaign in history, code named Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Soviet Russia. The German expected their armor to be superior to anything that they would face. However, the Soviet Union had secretly developed the T34, which had a strong gun, superb mobility and thick armor. This caught the Germans off guard and led to the development of the heavier Tiger and Panther tanks. This T34 has been knocked out and abandoned. Some extra details have been added such as tow cables.

 

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. . . But this wasn’t it.” ~  ~  Groucho Marx