I must say it makes me very happy to see how much interest was shown into my blog, upon announcing it publicly yesterday. However unfortunately due to the misunderstanding from our Greek fellow modellers, the issue of the name Macedonia came up in regards to the poll posted. For those of you, who have issues with this, here is my statement:

I am well aware of the name dispute between FYROM as you call it and Greece. It was not my intention in any way to provoke you using the name Macedonian instead of FYROM. And as I know about why there is dispute as a third party observer and as I have seen politics getting dirty to steer people’s mind away from current situation (we all know the s**t your country is in and your northern neighbour is not much better either). However, Republic of Slovenia recognized Republic of Macedonia by its constitutional name and this gives me the right as Slovenian citizen to use the adjective Macedonian in regards to that republic. And not to forget US, China, Russia and more than 100 other UN nations did the same and use the same adjective. So untill this dispute is settled by either Greek-Macedonian solution or by UN (FYROM is after all just an iterim solution used only by official UN documents), I won’t be using FYROM word.

So I just wish that we all put the politics aside and enjoy what we all enjoy a lot – plastic scale modelling.

I had a day off today and I took advantage of it. Beside some household errands I had to do, I also took some time for modelling. And as you can see, another Flanker has joined me on the table. It’s the Trumpeter’s Su-27UB in 1:72 which I will be converting to Su-27UBM2. I’ve painted the cockpit in light blue today and seats and instrument panel coamings in black. I also assembled the intakes. Some small work was done on Eduard’s little Fishbeds, but more tomorrow.

Here’s a photo of that Su-27UBM2; mine will be Yellow 53: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Kazakhstan—Air/Sukhoi-Su-27UBM2/2108606/L/