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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 4

I have found that Future is a lot easier to airbrush when thinned. It was however, slow going as I let the Future cure for a day between layers. In the end though, I got a decent result out of it. Time for decals! In my decals stash were 3 remaining markings from the Eagle …...

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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 3

Now it’s time to cleanup the camo. First up, I painted all the gaps that I missed out the first time round. I also took the opportunity to finetune the camo by using blutack on specific spots. Sometimes the camera sensor catches more than the eye can see. This close-up pic clearly shows a very …...

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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 2

Painting begins. The Spitfire I’m modeling is primarily 3 colors: Medium sea grey bottom with ocean grey and dark green up top. First up, the bottom. Based on some research, Model Master Acryl Neutral Gray 4757 is a close match to medium sea grey. As acrylic paint chip easily, I let each color cure at …...

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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 1

I’ve been on and off this one for quite awhile (as is usual haha). But finally, some progress. So here it is. Anyway, this kit will pretty much be OOB except for perhaps the decals. I decided to close the canopy and with it being so small, the lack of safety belts is not a …...

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WIP : 1/72 Academy F-8E Crusader Pt. 2

Now it’s time to put the two halves of the fuselage together. First up, the myriad parts I needed to assemble before hand. Incidentally, all were sprayed white. Academy provides a long trunking so you can see into the nose intake. Nice. From left to right: the MLG bay, the belly flap bay and the …...

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WIP : 1/72 Academy F-8E Crusader Pt.1

Like all aircraft kits, I started with the cockpit. The details are basic but acceptable for 1/72. Control panels are recessed but Academy conveniently includes decals. The ejection seat is made up of 4 parts. It doesn’t have any seatbelt details. This is handbrushed, washed and drybrushed to bring out the details. I decided to...

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WIP : HGUC RGM-79Q GM Quel Pt. 1

This is my version of the RGM-79Q GM Quel operated by the Titans of the Earth Federation. It’s my entry into Plamo’s WOOB 07. I’m combining the upper body and arms of the HGUC GM Quel with the bottom half of the HGUC GM Custom. Why? I find the lower portion of the HGUC GM …...

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WIP : 1/48 A-4E Skyhawk ‘TOPGUN 56’ Pt. 1

This one’s been in the backburner for awhile (what else is new?) so it’s time for it to see the light of day again. The plan is OOB with decals from TwoBobs Decals. Back when the US Navy ran the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School aka ‘TOPGUN’, it operated A-4 Skyhawks in the role …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-22S Sturmvogel II Pt.14

Last few things to complete. And as usual, a minor disaster… I sprayed the exhaust in Alclad Jet Exhaust and I found the color abit too dark. Given another go, I think I’d have gone for gun metal color. I attached the exhaust petals with cement and carelessly got the cement onto the Alclad. Sigh… …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-22S Sturmvogel II Pt.13

The end is in sight! After leaving the kit to dry for more than 24 hours, I sprayed on a semi gloss coat of Future mixed with some Tamiya flat base (to of course, flatten the finish). Note near the wingtip a somewhat big glob of black oilpaint which I missed out when I was …...

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