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When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« on: June 21, 2023, 10:16:59 AM »
Piotr Skut (aka "Szut" in the French version of Tin Tin comic "The Red Sea Sharks" ("Coke en stock" in French) was a mercenary flying for the Khemed Air Force on board of a monoplace (!) Mosquito. He was shot down by Tin Tin but they became friends.

RetroSF have released a conversion set to build a Khemedian Mosquito from the Tamiya one, at 1/72 scale.

After having removed all the parts from sprues (some friends here in Belgium call that method "my salad of plastic"), I've modified the cockpit interior to transform the biplace version into a monoplace one, moving the transmetter and the receiver.

I'm actually thinking how to add some stuff behind the pilot'seat...

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2023, 10:22:58 AM »
...But I want also represent Skut/Szut near his plane !!!
Re-reading the comic book, you can see that its flying suit is a mix of different actual ones...
I've taken in my spare box two pilots from Hasegawa : a German one and an American one. I just to exchanged both heads, then I made in a tiny and very fine piece of plastic card the headband of Skut, because his is a one-eyed pilot.

(The other pilot will be used later for a "what-if" project...)

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2023, 12:05:57 PM »
Lovely idea- lets enjoy your build  :-razz

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2023, 01:00:07 PM »
Thank you my friend

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2023, 11:51:53 PM »
Yes!

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2023, 08:02:02 PM »
I dislike to mask some canopies, like the one of the Zero or the Hurricane... or that Mossie !
Really time-consuming and bad for my nerves.  :))
So, I've made the job on three stages  ;)

Ready to paint now !

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2023, 10:08:57 PM »
Agree... time+patience+exterme sharp 11 blade

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2023, 08:51:12 PM »
Some progress after a period without having worked regularly on the kit...

Examining the comic book, I've seen that the 4 ventral guns were not in use in the Khemed Air Force. Some putty was needed...

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2023, 07:02:54 PM »
Good spot!! Khemed Air Force did not need gun fire :))

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2023, 09:57:00 PM »
Good spot!! Khemed Air Force did not need gun fire :))

4 machineguns in the nose only 😁

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2023, 03:54:30 PM »
Well, I've few time to spend for the hobby actually, but my Mossie is still in progress.

Nexte phase : some putty to sand...

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2023, 04:42:39 PM »
Not much, look like easy work

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2023, 05:26:06 PM »
Well, it' Tamiya nevertheless

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2023, 03:58:26 PM »
After sanding, I've airbrushed a white as primer than a yellow identification strip (Gunze H329) ; then masking and finally I've airbrushed Tamiya XF-19 Sky Grey

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Re: When Piotr Skut was flying for the Khemed Air Force...
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2023, 09:50:41 PM »
Sky Grey is so nice looking color but not so much used