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Completed Builds

Completed : Hasegawa 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa 09883 Scale: 1/48 Media: Styrene + resin figure Markings: Kit The Subject The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (nicknamed Würger; English: Shrike) is a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s and was widely used in World War II. Along with the Bf 109, the Fw 190 became 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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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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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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Completed : Academy 1/48 Lockheed Martin F-16A Fighting Falcon ‘TOPGUN 51’

Kit Info Brand: Academy 1688 Scale: 1/48 Media: Styrene Markings: TwoBobs ‘F-16 NSAWC Vipers’ 48-069 The Subject The Lockheed Martin (originally General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter. It currently serves in at least 25 nations, with over 4,400 aircraft built. Commonly known as the ‘Viper’, it...

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WIP : Academy 1/48 F-16A ‘TOPGUN 51’ Pt.6 – Painting & Finishing

So we finally come to the meat and potato parts of the build: painting and finishing. I begin with a base coat of Mr Hobby Black Surfacer 1500 thinned with Mr Leveling Thinner which results in a smooth and semi-gloss surface. This is now my go-to base coat when I can spray outdoors. For the …...

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WIP : Academy 1/48 F-16A ‘TOPGUN 51’ Pt.5 – Construction

It’s been a long WIP but it’s finally the last post for this one. The kit only comes with decals for the console details although it comes with detailed foot pedals. Very odd choice by Academy. There’s no open canopy option although I’ve always intended to keep this one closed anyway so I’ll live with...

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WIP : Academy 1/48 F-16A ‘TOPGUN 51’ Pt.4 – Construction

Since I took the time to correct 1 aspect of the kit, I inevitably had to go ahead and try to correct the other more obvious ones. Unlike the Hasegawa kit, the missile rails here are separate but was designed to fit in a strange way with the connecting point being visible. The tab also …...

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WIP : Academy 1/48 F-16A ‘TOPGUN 51’ Pt.3- Construction

Work continues wiith corrections and making my life easier after assembly. The Aggressor F-16A usually flies clean without any pylons and stores. The kit comes with the holes for the pylons already open and will need to be filled. First I closed up the holes from the inside with plastic plates. I then inserted sprues …...

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