#Zvezda #Italery #1/720 #WIP

[WIP] HMS Hood, 1/720, Italery/Zvezda, 2018

Italery kit from 1978, which explains strange 1⁄720 scale. I’ve got Zvezda version just because it was a present. Interesting fact - Zvezda is not allowed to sell this kit outside of ex-USSR because it’s just cheaper in it’s version. Model quality The kit is surprisingly good given it’s age. It’s pretty detailed, and the part quality is really nice. The only thing that surprised me was total lack of decals. ...

#Airfix #1/48

[WIP] Bedford MWD, 1/48, Airfix, 2018

Nice little model from Battle of Britain: Ready For Battle set. The whole kit is fantastic - it’s ‘new tool’, so perfect quality and level of details. I’ve decided to start with truck just to get back to painting vehicles and try some new techniques. Model quality It’s perfect. Had zero problems with the kit, you have multiple options like open/closed bonnet, with or without tent, and so forth. And the instructions are just great - everything is clear, all new parts in each step are highlighted with color. ...

#Zvezda #1/72

I-4, 1/72, Zvezda, 2017

This model attracted me because of it’s subject. This Tupolev I-4 plane is little known even amongst ex-USSR modellers despite being first Soviet all-metal fighter. And it’s a sesquiplane, which is also interesting to me. Model quality If you think that nothing surprising here, because it’s old Zvezda, here comes the surprise - it’s actually not. It’s Zvezda making Encore Models kit from ninetieth. So the quality is even a bit worse then I expected. ...