On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0D Pt.3 – Painting & Finishing

I’m attempting another approach to painting this time so I’m skipping the black base + marble coat approach. This begins with a base coat Tamiya Gray Finishing Surfacer. The white areas were spots that I had to go back in to fix again. For the color scheme, I’m going with the 3-tone camouflage used by …...

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Site News

A look at Rocket Punch in 2021

I finished 11 kits (again) for 2021! I was one short of my target even though the Covid-19 pandemic was still ongoing and I was home a lot more. I also didn’t have a ‘shitty’ build this year which would have eaten up a lot of time so I’m not quite sure why I slowed …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Wave 1/20 SAFS

Number 11 of 2021...

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On the Bench

WIP : Wave 1/20 SAFS – Construction & Finishing

I found another Shelf Queen which was quite near to the painting stages so what better time than do roll up the sleeves and finish it? Most of the gap filling had already been done although I spotted more things that I needed to fix. The Wave kits use polycaps for attaching the limbs so …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-100F Super Sabre Pt.2 – Painting & Finishing

I decided to order a spare canopy direct from Trumpeter and received it after about 1.5 months. It still has the same fitting issues as the old one but at least it’s not cracked. In any case, I can finally start painting the kit. I began with a base of black. Then I added a …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0D Pt.2 – Construction

I’ve always used round brass rods to mount my kits because the holes are much easier to drill out. However, the kit can spin in place with a round rod if I don’t use some sort of glue to secure it in place. I’ve previously used a polycap but the clutch eventually wore out and …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0D Pt.1 – Construction

This will be an OOB build of the twin-seater version of the VF-0 Phoenix from Macross Zero. With its delta wings, I’ve always gotten the Dassault Mirage 2000 vibes from the VF-0D so I’ve also always planned to give the kit the same color scheme as the Mirage 2000D. But while playing around with the …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Academy 1/72 AH-64E ‘TNI-AD’ Pt.3 – Painting & Finishing

Time to paint and finish this build. I started with my usual black base and white marble coating. As we shall see later, it wasn’t that effective. The AH-64E fielded by the TNI-AD comes in a 2-tone camouflage of olive drab and green. The CJM decal sheet states that the olive drab is FS34031. I …...

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