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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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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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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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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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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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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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WIP : Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C 414th CTS Pt.3

Crap. It’s been almost 3 months since I did anything else to this build. Today, I finally got around fixing the demarcation lines. And boy did I have a ‘great’ time doing it. First I used blutack to mask all over the kit. And ended up not doing anything to it for 3 weekends. And …...

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Preview : 1/100 Akohobby GM Sniper Custom Conversion

Kit Info Manufacturer: Akohobby Scale: 1/100 Media: Plastic Injection Parts: 44 Price: SGD22.90 The Subject The RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom was developed for the ace pilots of the Federation. Performance and capability was upgraded from the standard GM to the levels of the RX-78-2 Gundam operating out of the White Base during the One Year...

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