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On the Bench

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 : 1/48 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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Previews

Preview : Hobby Boss 1/48 F-14B Tomcat

Note : this post gets a lot of hits so I need to mention that I’ve lost the images for this preview. The only images left are low resolution ones you see here. I hope to be able to bring back the originals. Kit Info Manufacturer: Hobby Boss Scale: 1/48 Media: Injection Parts: 490+ The …...

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Completed Builds

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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Previews

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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WIP : Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C 414th CTS Pt.2

I say. This project has been ongoing (mostly off) for almost 3 years! Who would have thunk. Time sure flies. Anyhow, before I get bitched to death by my friends who know about this project, I decided I really have to finish this one. So anyhow, I still don’t have a proper workdesk, but I …...

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Previews

Preview : 1/48 Wolfpack Design F-5E Tiger II Update set

Kit Info Manufacturer: Wolfpack Design Scale: 1/48 Media: Resin Parts: 10 Price: US$20.00 The Subject The Northrop F-5E Tiger II is one of the most widely used light supersonic fighter aircraft in the world. First introduced in the 1960s, there are currently hundreds still being fielded by numerous air forces. The Tiger II is an …...

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