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NATO's LanceR- a Romanian MiG 21MF in 1/48
chukw1
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 01:53 PM UTC
Here's your COVID19 update! Hope you are all well and keeping safe. I still have a couple of weeks work to finish my current freelance job- and then, well- I'll have a lot more modeling time. As Starlord might say, "Something good? Something Bad? Maybe a little of both?"




























































gaborka
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Borsod-Abauj-Zemblen, Hungary
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 11:53 PM UTC
The pictures are unfortunately not visible - link broken?

Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 03:04 AM UTC
When I try looking at the individual image links I get 404 error. Perhaps Chuck's image host is down?
chukw1
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 05:03 AM UTC
Thanks, Gabor and Jessie- I think I've found the problem. I host the pics on my own website, and I have used up all my disc space! I host with the Canadian firm Doteasy, and won't be able to contact them until tomorrow. Sorry to make you wait!
Redhand
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 05:26 AM UTC
I am happy to see you back on the radar here!
chukw1
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 06:19 AM UTC
Thanks, Brian. I FIXED THE DARN THING!
gaborka
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Borsod-Abauj-Zemblen, Hungary
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 08:18 PM UTC
Superb, thank you.

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chukw1
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 05:15 AM UTC
Thanks, Gaborka!
Here's an update- enjoy! I have enough material to do another, but I didn't want to flood the system.














































SF-07-18D
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Madrid, Spain / Espańa
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 06:37 AM UTC
What an amazing work, Chuck. I haven't seen it yet, and I won't lose the next updates!!

Cheers!
chukw1
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 11:54 AM UTC
Thanks, Nacho Lillo!

In this thrilling episode, we take a long, hard look at the ejector seat trolley- read on!








































chukw1
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russamotto
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Utah, United States
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2020 - 01:38 PM UTC
Chuck, thank you for another amazing build. The detail and story are always great to follow. I am also glad to hear you are on the mend and hope you have a good and full recovery. I saw on another site that you are already prepping your next build. I look forward to following it.
cji1980
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Iasi, Romania
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 - 01:09 AM UTC
Fantastic work Chuck! I stumbled across this thread couple of days back, and it inspired me to start my own build, after recently finishing a Romanian Mig-29, Fulcrum C (9.13), in 1:48. I too have a taste for classic proplanes (mostly war-birds), but this recent build and your fantastic LanceR project opened my appetite for jets! So I ordered the Eduard MF, LCaerodesign conversion kit and the new Ural/Apa 50D truck in 48! I plan to build a Lancer A and place it in an airfield diorama.

When you have some time, can you post some more pictures/different angles with the finished model? It looks fantastic, I just can`t have enough of it! If these are already listed in some other part of the forum, please excuse my clumsiness, I`m new around here .

Last but not least, you mentioned in one of the prior updates that you were struggling with masking tape marks (masking tape adhesive leftovers) on the exhaust nozzle. It happened to me too on my Mig 29 project, I tried many things, and what worked for me was a delicate scrub with cotton swabs dipped in white spirit. I`m leaving this here as perhaps it can help others in the future.

Thanks for this wonderful project

Cristian
chukw1
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 11:39 AM UTC
Thanks, Russ! I've been taking some time off from my time off, and getting the 'leftovers' of the LanceR build squared away. The JOV-1A is sitting the holding area!

Glad to have inspired you to try a LanceR, Cristian! I think you'll enjoy it, and the color scheme is just too nice to pass up. I'll see if I can post a few more overall shots, but I'm itching to start my next build. Of course, now I have to get one of those Ural trucks- who makes them? I forget...
Tank1812
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 08:22 PM UTC

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'Of course, now I have to get one of those Ural trucks- who makes them? I forget...



Chuck if your talking 1/48 Ural’s, Batalon Modell/HAD Model had a resin kit sometime ago. Kittyhawk has a plastic kit and HAD Model has an upgrade set for it. Kittyhawk also has a Russian weapon loading cart kit, if. nothing else you can use that as a muse to make your own pieces that would help fill up a diorama open spaces and add interest.

Almost forgot to add great looking build been following this one for a long time.
cji1980
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 11:09 PM UTC

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Of course, now I have to get one of those Ural trucks- who makes them? I forget...



Hi Chuck, I got the Kittyhawk kit, you basically get 2 models in the same boxing, allowing for multiple possibilities. It also includes a tow-bar and a ladder. It is this one:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/kitty-hawk-kh80159-ural-4320-apa-5d--1268984
Sharkman
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:06 PM UTC
Chuk, Another amazing finish! Incredible work on this one again. I really like your use of the small wire for the streaking. Will have to try that skill myself.

Glad to see you finished this one, I remember when you started it and was impressed with the progress. Thought you had dropped off the face of the world.

Good luck with your recovery!

chukw1
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2020 - 06:16 AM UTC
Thanks, Tank! That looks like a nice kit. The HAD stuff is super-tempting as well. I'll have to check and see if our Romanian pals are still using Urals!

Thanks for the link, Cristian!

Much appreciated, Warren. The micro-oil dots are fun- and pretty easy, too- enjoy! As for me, I'm regularly doing 3-5 mile walks, and only have two more cardiac rehab classes. My JOV-1 Mohawk is is taking off with a bit of a twist- I'll be posting that in the new forums soon.

Cheers, all- and happy November!
magnusf
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Posted: Monday, November 09, 2020 - 06:25 AM UTC
Chuck! Good to have you back and good to see the MiG finished! Stay healthy and do your walks as per what the doctor says
- my wife works for the Swedish Heart and Lung Association and sends her best regards !



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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 04:50 AM UTC
i think this build is absolutely fantastic, you have a remarkable skill there to build that kit sir, well done indeed.

i am also liking the female cartoon figures which also adds an interesting light to the build, perhaps you can tell us how to do that as well.
chukw1
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 - 07:10 AM UTC
Thanks you, Magnus! I am being very careful with the pandemic madness- and walked 9 km yesterday. Please thank your wife for all the good she does for people like me!

Cheers, David! Thanks for your kind words- and if I can squeeze it in I'll try a how-to on my drawing process.