Tag: 4.5 Gen

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 Rafale Pt.3 – Painting & Finishing

I picked the build up again in February 2024 and while looking at what else needs to be done I reaalized that I had missed out on the a pair of lights on each wingroot. These were quickly handpainted. Based on pictures the inner one is actually a clear panel with the outer one being …...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 Rafale Pt.2 – Painting & Finishing

I’m building a French Air Force Rafale so the color scheme is a uniform medium gray which can look somewhat monotonous. To add some variations to the finish I first added a mottling coat with white color over a base of black. There are usually staining on the hind quarters. To help the eventual oil …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-2A Pt.1 – Construction

The first build of 2024 is Japan’s indigenous F-16 variant, the F-2 Viper Zero. Hasegawa usually makes some extra effort with Japanese subjects, let’s see how this one builds up. First impressions are mixed. This mold is from 1998 but it’s barely more detailed than the F-16 that’s from the 1980s. A plus is that...

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WIP : Academy 1/72 F/A-18E Super Hornet ‘Top Gun’ Pt.1 – Construction

Like any self-professed aviation geek, I was a massive fan of Top Gun: Maverick and upon seeing that DEF Model has issued decals for the aircraft in that movie including of course, Maverick’s F/A-18E Super Hornet, I just had to build one. The kit will be the newish Academy offering that is (somewhat) snapfit. I …...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 Rafale C Pt.1 – Construction

It’s strange that considering how popular the Rafale is (200 or so units in active service) that only Hobbyboss has kitted the subject. My experience with Hobbyboss has been hit or miss though so let’s see how this one goes. As we shall see, this build will heavily reference this Rafale on the Prime Portal …...

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