Tag: 1/72

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A ‘TNI-AU’ Pt. 1 – Construction

It’s August again and time for my annual TNI-AU (Indonesian Air Force) build to coincide with Indonesia’s independence day on 17 August 1945. This time it’s the Lockheed Martin (then General Dynamics) F-16A Fighting Falcon (or Viper) Block 15 OCU delivered to Indonesia in 1989. i’ve had this boxing of the...

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WIP: Revell 1/72 F-16AM Viper – Construction & Finishing

This is another Shelf Queen that’s back on the assembly line. I found this kit while re-arranging the mess that was my storage. As you can see, I was quite a bit into the build already before abandoning it many years ago. Anyway let’s see how this Revell kit compares to the Tamiya and Hasegawa …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Platz 1/72 Mitsubishi F-1

Kit InfoBrand:  Platz AC-9Scale: 1/72Media: StyreneMarkings: Kit The SubjectThe Mitsubishi F-1 is a Japanese single-seat, twin-engine supersonic strike aircraft that was in service with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) from 1978 to 2006. Jointly developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries, it...

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WIP : Academy 1/72 F-14B Tomcat Pt.2 – Painting & Finishing

Painting a weathered F-14 is always challenging but fun. The key I think is to build up the effects layer by layer. I began with a base coat of black with the marble coating using white and brown. Note I avoided the panel lines and have kept them black except for areas in the rear …...

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WIP : Platz 1/72 Mitsubishi F-1 Pt.2 – Painting & Finishing

Due to how the gearbay doors work on the real F-1, this kit requires the landing gear to be installed from the beginning. At first, I was worried that I would break them during the painting stage. However, it allowed me to a make sure that they fit properly and strongly. The landing gear were …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Fine Molds 1/72 Incom T-65B X-wing Starfighter ‘Red Five’

Kit Info Brand: Fine Molds SW-1 Scale: 1/72 Media: Styrene Markings: Custom The Subject The X-wing is a starfighter used by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. It is so-named due to how it resembles an X when its S-foils are locked in attack position. It is armed with a laser cannon …...

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WIP : Fine Molds 1/72 X-wing Fighter – Construction & Finishing

My next Star Wars build is going to be Luke Skywalker’s Red Five from Star Wars: A New Hope (ANH). The kit itself has been in my stash since it was first released in 1999 and checking the decals they haven’t fared well so I would have to mask and spray the color scheme. First …...

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WIP : Platz 1/72 Mitsubishi F-1 Pt.1 – Construction

Took me a while to get this post up but it’s finally here. This is a modern kit of this 1980s strike fighter and is the only other option besides the old Hasegawa release. I began as usual with dryfitting the majority of the parts, using masking tape to keep the parts in place. The …...

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WIP : Academy 1/72 F-14B Tomcat Pt.1 – Construction

Another year, another Tomcat. This time it’s the much talked about new mold F-14 from Academy. It’s been getting raves around the community. Hopefully it lives ups to the hype and I can retire my old Hasegawa kits. First impressions though is somewhat disappointing as Academy has chosen to simply re-use the boxart from the...

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