On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A+ Kai Tomcat Pt. 5 – Construction

The final stretch before I can start addressing all the gaps and bad fitting parts. First up is working on the canopy, which has a long mold line going down its middle. 5/6 of this needs to be scraped off with the remaining 1/6 at the back remaining as there’s a canopy detonation cord that …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A+ Kai Tomcat Pt. 4 – Construction

Work continues slowly. Before combining the 2 halves of the fuselage together I added the slot for the rod. To ease handling, I added a small length of brass pipe into the fuselage. The rod will then insert into this pipe when I’m ready to mount the kit to the base. A glob of epoxy …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A+ Kai Tomcat Pt. 3 – Construction

The F-14 Kai is equipped with the larger of the 2 sensor pods under the wing glove. The kit comes molded with the smaller one which needs to be cut off. The larger pod is an option in the kit. The Kai doesn’t have the wing gloves so these need to be closed up. With …...

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Real Life

Happy Lunar Year!

May the new year bring more fortune, luck and time for everyone’s hobbies! This year’s Lunar New Year follows very closely to the Gregorian New Year so it’s rush rush rush to family gatherings and matters. Back to regular scheduled content very soon!...

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A look at Rocket Punch in 2019

I finished 8 kits in 2019. That’s less than 2018 and again falling short of my target of 12. I actually had the 9th kit on the finishing stages but a last minute disaster means I’ll only be able to finish it in 2020. My favorite build of 2019 was definitely the VF-1S Super Strike …...

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Completed Works

Completed : Wave 1/20 SAFS MK.III Recon Type Rapoon

Kit Info Brand: Wave Scale: 1/20 Media: Injection Markings: Kit + Custom The Subject The SAFS MK.III Rapoon is a reconnaissance variant of the SAFS MK.III Raptor deployed by the mercenary forces. Yep. That’s all I know. There’s a general lack of translated information about Ma.K stuff 🙂 The Kit This kit was released in …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Wave 1/20 Rapoon Pt. 2 – Painting & Finishing

Time to finish this kit. Seamlines aren’t hidden and need to be addressed. The areas in shadow were pre-painted in black before assembly. Black base as usual to begin. Marble coating with white. Nothing too precise though. I went with a ground-oriented color scheme with red pauldrons. The joint covers were handpainted in medium...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A+ Kai Tomcat Pt. 2 – Construction

This is actually my 4th go at the ‘new’ mold Hasegawa F-14 kit. The less said about the first 3 disasters the better. Anyway I hope to break the cycle with this one. The kit includes all the parts for the various iterations of the F-14 through its 30 years of service so I’ll be …...

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Completed Works

Completed : Tamiya 1/72 Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon

Kit Info Brand: Tamiya 60788 Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Markings: Kit The Subject The Lockheed Martin (originally General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter. It currently serves in no less than 25 nations, with over 4,400 aircraft built. Commonly known as the ‘Viper’, it features innovations including a...

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On the Bench

WIP : Tamiya 1/72 F-16CM Fighting Falcon Pt.4 – Finishing

While waiting for the gloss coat to cure, I decided to tackle the exhaust. After a base of black and painting the inside white, the outside is painted with Vallejo Model Color Pale Burnt Metal. I then masked off the exhaust petals with both 1mm masking tape and liquid mask. Yes each individual petal. The …...

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