On the Bench

WIP : Hobbyboss 1/48 A-4E Skyhawk Pt.2 – Painting & Finishing

Time to sling paint on this thing by beginning with something different this time: I primered in gray and didn’t bother with mottling or preshading. The markings came from TwoBobs 48-018 Top Gun TInker Toys!! sheet and the color callouts were FS20400 (light brown), FS30117 (medium brown) and FS34079 (medium green). Going from...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Bandai HGUC 1/144 RGM-79D GM Cold District Type

Kit Info1/144 Bandai HGUC 038Media: StyreneMarkings: Random The SubjectThe introduction of the MS-09 Dom by the Zeon forces proved to the Federation that while the RGM-79 GM was a capable MS, it needed to field a more maneuverable and better-performing MS to match up with the Dom. Late in the War, the RGM-79D was introduced. …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A ‘TNI-AU’ Pt. 3 – Painting & Finishing

So in the last post I’d taken off the masking of the walkways and was checking my work and I felt that there was something wrong… At 0.7mm the walkways were too thick. They need to be thinner. So out with the masking tape again and I carefully painted the colors of the scheme over …...

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Site News

A look at Rocket Punch in 2022

I’m sounding like a broken record but I completed 11 kits for 2022. I’m again one short of my target of a dozen kits built. Seriously, how hard can it be to get a dozen done? Some stats about my site and builds: I published 22 posts for a total of 15,587 words the site …...

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On the Bench

WIP : AFV Club 1/48 F-5N Tiger II Pt. 1 – Construction

I found this kit in my partially built stack and well, this time is as good as any to finish it. I’ve built an AFV Club F-5E before, let’s see if I manage to improve on how I finish it. Opening the box I found that I was quite a ways into the build already. …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A ‘TNI-AU’ Pt. 2 – Painting & Finishing

The fun part can now begin. The original TNI F-16As were delivered in a very striking three tone scheme and the few photos found online showed that it was medium blue, light and medium gray colors. However I was told by a good friend that the light gray was actually a light blue. He sent …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Revell 1/72 Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon ‘Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)’

Kit InfoBrand: Revell 04612Scale: 1/72Media: StyreneMarkings: Kit and Zotz Decals 72-016 ‘Vivacious Vipers #2’ The SubjectThe Lockheed Martin (originally General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter. With over 4,400 aircraft built, it currently serves in 25 nations. Commonly known as the ‘Viper’, it...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hobbyboss 1/48 A-4E Skyhawk Pt.1 – Construction

It’s time for another Aggressor build. This time it’s a Skyhawk and in the scheme of TOPGUN 55 that was made famous among modelers for appearing in the movie TOP GUN piloted by both Jester and Viper. The kit is Hobbyboss’ interpretation of this classic aircraft. Let’s see how it builds up… The cockpit is...

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On the Bench

WIP : HGUC 1/144 RGM-79D – Construction & Finishing

The next build for my RGM collection is the RGM-79D GM Cold Climate from the ‘Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket’ OVA series. As usual it was pretty much cannon fodder but at least it put up a fight. Anyway the kit is one of the earlier releases from the HGUC line so …...

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Completed Builds

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Completed : Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14B Tomcat ‘VF-103 Jolly Rogers’

Kit InfoBrand:  Academy 12563Scale:  1/72Media:  StyreneMarkings: Fightertown Decals 72004 + Kit stencils The SubjectIn 1987, the Grumman F-14A received its first major upgrade in the  form of the F-14A+. The original TF30 engines were replaced with the F110, which provided a significant increase in performance, range...

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