Tag: Fighter

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Completed : Hobbyboss 1/72 Grumman F-14B Tomcat ‘VF-102 Diamondbacks’

Kit Info Brand: Hobbyboss Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Cam Decals 72-046 Tomcat Alley: Grumman F-14B Tomcat The Subject In 1987, the Grumman F-14A received its first major upgrade in the form of the F-14A+. The original TF30 engines were replaced with the F110, which provided a significant increase in performance, range...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14B Tomcat Pt.3

Time to beat-up the finishing! 😀 First up I added some sponge chipping using Model Color Medium Sea Grey. I was quite random about this. This is a much faster way than using salt for chipping but the effect isn’t as fine. Decals are next after a gloss coat. The markings are from Cam Decals’ …...

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Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Lockheed Martin F-16A ADF ‘Aeronautica Militare’

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic and Photoetch Markings: TwoBobs 72-09/32-060 F-16ADF L’Ultima Diana The Subject The Lockheed Martin (originally General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter. It currently serves in no less than 25 nations, with over 4,400 aircraft built. Commonly...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A ADF ‘AMI’ Pt. 5

After another gloss coat over the decals, it was time for weathering. I went with Raw Umber oil paint this time and I like how it turned out. It’s subtle on the dark gray sections so I did the wash twice. The weathering looks more obvious on the bottom. Then the pylons, stores, landing gear …...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14B Tomcat Pt.2

Work (finally) continues on the F-14. Surprise surprise, the first thing to be tackled is the cockpit. I first sprayed Vallejo Air Dark Sea Gray thinking that it’s a match to FS36231 (the standard interior color for modern US jets) but it was too dark. So I ended up spraying my usual Vallejo Air US …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A ADF ‘AMI’ Pt. 4

It took a few rounds but the salt weathering is done. It’s still a bit subtle but I think it should look better after some weathering with oil paints. The F-16 I’m modeling requires a black tail and pattern on the nose so I masked and sprayed Black Grey for this. After a day of …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A ADF ‘AMI’ Pt. 3

OK… another Queen off the shelf. Painting begins with trying something new. While painting the P-51, I sprayed the leftover paint in the cup on the F-16 in a random pattern. The intention is to have a randomly colored base to cause some variation in the main colors. I then smoothen the base coat with …...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14B Tomcat Pt.1

The next project is a new kit instead of finishing a shelf queen. My friend said that this kit was quite straightforward compared to the Hasegawa. Let’s see shall we? First impressions are good so far. The panel lines aren’t as fine as Hasegawa’s but aren’t as deep as the Revell’s. Shape looks alright too....

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WIP : Lockheed Martin F-16A ADF ‘AMI’ Pt. 2

Work on the cockpit begins. The consoles are all decals. Looks decent enough especially since I’m keeping the canopy closed. Ejection seat next. There’s quite a few details missing like the prominent canopy breakers and the green oxygen bottle on the left side of the seat. I added seatbelts using strips of masking tape. They...

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WIP : Lockheed Martin F-16A ADF ‘AMI’ Pt.1

I previously previewed this, decided to just try to quickly build one (yeah right). This will be the F-16A ADF (Air Defense Fighter) from the Italian Air Force (AMI – Aeronautica Militare Italiana). As of 2011, the AMI operates 27 ADFs in an air defence mission. The Hasegawa kit is from the 1980s and it’s …...

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