Author: Ed.

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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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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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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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 SV-51y Pt. 3 – Painting & Finishing

The exhausts are intricate and required some planning to paint properly. Since I have a custom scheme in mind, I decided to foollow my own path for the exhaust colors too. First up is a base of gloss black. The upper sections of the exhausts were painted Vallejo Metal Color Burnt Metal Exhaust over a …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/48 Fw 190A-5 Pt.1 – Construction

The Focke-Wulfe Fw 190 (nicknamed Würger; English: Shrike) was one of the workhorses of the Luftwaffe during World War II. It’s therefore a popular subject for model kit manufacturers. By all accounts the Hasegawa offering is detailed, fits quite well and comes in a lot of variants. The boxing I have is the A5 variant …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 SV-51y Pt. 2 – Painting

With so many subassemblies coming together, there are inevitable gaps which thankfully, were easy to tackle. The first thing to be painted is the canopy frame which was given the cockpit color of greenish blue. Then an overall base coat of black is done with Mr. Hobby Finishing Surfacer Black. Thinned with Mr Hobby Levelling …...

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