Author: Ed.

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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On the Bench

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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On the Bench

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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On the Bench

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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Completed Builds

Completed : Bandai HGUC 1/144 RX-78GP01 Gundam Zephyranthes

Kit Info Brand: Bandai HGUC 013 Scale: 1/144 Media: Styrene Markings: Various The Subject The RX-78GP01 was a prototype general-purpose mobile suit developed under the Gundam Development Project, an initiative started by the Earth Federation after the One Year War. The RX-78GP01 was the second prototype completed under this program....

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On the Bench

WIP : HGUC RX-78GP01 Pt. 2 – Painting & Finishing

General malaise has slowed down my builds but I’m trying to ramp it up again by finishing this one. I managed to lose the insert on the left torso so I scratchbuilt something out of plastic plate and Kotobukiya minus molds. Painting begins as usual with a base coat of black. My GP01 will have …...

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On the Bench

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

My annual Macross build begins with this one, a part of a build-off with my good friend Maxwinamp from Out There. He is done with his while I’m still taking my own sweet time. Ah well. Anyway, beautiful CGI boxart as usual from Tenjin Hidetaka. A dryfit shows a surprisingly huge kit. As usual with …...

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Hobby News

Upcoming : Hasegawa 1/72 TR-5 Harpy from Crusher Joe

This is a must get for me! Incidentally, the Harpy was used in Battletech as the original ‘Samurai’ Aerospace Fighter but that has since been re-designed due to lawsuits. Anyway, I hope the Siren will be released next. Coming in late March @ 2,860 JPY. More pics on Hobbysearch....

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On the Bench

WIP : HGUC RX-78GP01 Pt. 1 – Construction

I’ve had this kit snapfitted for a few years already so I thought it’s time to finish it before Bandai eventually releases a new version. Except for the overly large hands typical of older HGUC releases, I’ve always liked the proportions of this kit. So there’ll just be very minor mods on this one. First …...

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