Completed Works

Completed : Hasegawa 1/48 Lockheed Martin F-16C ‘414th CTS’

The Subject The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon (originally developed by General Dynamics) 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 frameless, bubble canopy for better visibility,...

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Hobby Musings

Remembering: Choudenshi Bioman

Choudenshi Bioman (Super Electronic Bioman) was one of the first Super Sentai series that I remember. When I was a kid, I’d buy the monthly Televi-kun, a magazine about children’s Japanese TV programs. Even though it was in Japanese, I’d obsess over the pictures. During that time, Choudensi Bioman was the featured...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-22S Sturmvogel II Pt.4

One last look before sealing the canopy! First up I hand painted the cockpit sills with black grey and instrument coaming US grey. Both are given a black wash and lightly drybrushed to pop the details. I dipped the canopy in Future then cemented it to the kit. In addition to the super shine, the …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-22S Sturmvogel II Pt.3

Cockpit done! First up, an overall coat of Vallejo US Grey. Then Black Grey for the stripe on the bang seat and an overall wash of the same color to add depth. The same was done on the control panels but they ended up still looking quite bare. Besides, it’s supposed to be inflight so …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-22S Sturmvogel II Pt.2

Progress slow (as usual) but basic construction done. First up though, is to do the landing gear in the up position. I cut out the support beams on the gear doors and then I used some blu-tack as support for the doors to make sure they don’t fall into the bays. The rear landing gear …...

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On the Bench

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

Like all of their Macross series kits, Hasegawa engineered the kit to be done up in pretty straightforward subassemblies. I decided to do them up as much as possible before the painting process. As usual, we begin with the cockpit. It’s quite sparse but should be OK with the pilot figure in it. Next up, …...

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Previews

Preview: 1/100 Akohobby RGM-79L GM Light Armor Conversion

Kit Info Manufacturer: Akohobby Scale: 1/100 Media: Resin Parts: 49 + 30 Metal parts Price: USD49.00 The Subject The RGM-79L GM Light Armor was developed for hit-and-run raids and serves as a fast attack unit for the Federation Forces. It mounts the minimum amount of armor giving it better acceleration and maneuverability. Most notable...

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Previews

Preview : 1/100 Akohobby RMS-154 Refined Barzam Conversion

Kit Info Manufacturer: Akohobby Scale: 1/100 Media: Injection Parts: 60 Price: USD16.50 The Subject The RMS-154 Barzam is a mass production mobile suit based on the RX-178 Gundam Mk. II. It was introduced in UC 0088 but was not a successful design and was only produced in limited numbers. The Refined Barzam is a variant …...

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Preview : 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18C ‘Chippy Ho History’

Kit Info Manufacturer: Hasegawa Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Parts: 285 (95 x3) Price: IDR520,000 (est. USD53) The Subject The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather carrier-capable multirole fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. Its primary missions are fighter escort, fleet air defense,...

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Preview : 1/48 MAW Decals Late Lot Hornet Nose

Kit Info Manufacturer: MAW Decals Scale: 1/48 Media: Resin Parts: 6 Price: US$17.99 The Subject The F/A-18 Hornet has been in service with the US Navy and US Marines for more than 2 decades. Through the years, its capabilities have been refined and upgraded to meet with new mission requirements. Most of these upgrades are …...

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