Completed Builds

Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 30 Fighting Falcon

Kit InfoBrand:  HasegawaScale:  1/72Media:  StyreneMarkings: Xtradecals X00872 and kit The SubjectThe Lockheed Martin (originally General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter. It currently serves in 25 nations, with over 4,400 aircraft built. Commonly known as the ‘Viper’, it features innovations...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-16C Blk 30 Pt.2 – Painting & Finishing

Ok time to put paint onto plastic. For this build I’ve gone back to doing pre-shading: in this case, it’s black preshade over a base primer coat of light gray. In the 1980s, F-16C was still in its original sccheme of 3 shades of gray. I used AK 3rd Gen Pale Grey for FS36375 (bottoms, …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Hasegawa 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa 09883 Scale: 1/48 Media: Styrene + resin figure Markings: Kit The Subject The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (nicknamed Würger; English: Shrike) is a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s and was widely used in World War II. Along with the Bf 109, the Fw 190 became the...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-16C Blk 30 Pt.1 – Construction

While waiting for a spare canopy for my F-100F build, I decided to start on another SEAD aircraft, this time a 480th TFS Blk 30 F-16C based in Germany and deployed as part of a Hunter-Killer team with F-4Gs in the late 1980s. At this time, the HTS Pod hadn’t been developed yet so the …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/48 Fw 190A-5 Pt.2 – Painting & Finishing

So unlike my previous WWII builds, I’ve decided to keep the cowl separate for ease of painting. My marble coating is usually quite haphazard so I decided to try a finer look to it for this one. I also avoided marble coating most of the panel lines. It’s a lot more work doing it this …...

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Reviews

Review: Gemo UV Light Curing Putty

Gap filling is at the top of my list of things I’d rather avoid when building. In my case, I always have that 1 gap that requires multiple passes before it’s fixed. So for me, anything to reduce the tedium is welcome. I’m currently using various methods for gaps and I spotted this new product …...

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WIP : Trumpeter 1/72 F-100F Super Sabre Pt.1 – Construction

There has never been an official F-100F Wild Weasel I kitted so the only route is to modify a base 2-seater Super Sabre. Well, how hard can that be right? The base kit will be the Trumpeter F-100F kit from 2010. No photo of the box as I’d thrown the box away to save space …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : KA Models 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10

Kit Info Brand: KA Models KP48002A Scale: 1/48 Media: Styrene Markings: Kit The Subject The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II fighter aircraft that formed the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s fighter force along with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Primary deployed by the Luftwaffe, it started operational service in 1937 during...

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On the Bench

WIP : KA Models 1/48 Bf 109G-10

Next up is a Shelf Queen I dug up to finish. The kit inside the box is actually a Fujimi mold but with an additional fret of photo-etch. The kit was started by my son and as you can see here, it’s actually almost at the painting stage already. I began by checking my son’s …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Sukhoi/IAI/Dornier SV-51y

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa 65776 Scale: 1/72 Media: Styrene Markings: Bits and pieces from Eagle Strike and no brand stencils The Subject The SV-51 is a variable fighter jointly developed with Overtechnology by Sukhoi, Israel Aircraft Industries and Dornier. Like the VF-0, it is an advance trial production model equipped with...

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