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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/48 A-4E Skyhawk Pt.2 – Painting & Finishing

Time to sling paint on this thing by beginning with something different this time: I primered in gray and didn’t bother with mottling or preshading. The markings came from TwoBobs 48-018 Top Gun TInker Toys!! sheet and the color callouts were FS20400 (light brown), FS30117 (medium brown) and FS34079 (medium green). Going from...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A ‘TNI-AU’ Pt. 3 – Painting & Finishing

So in the last post I’d taken off the masking of the walkways and was checking my work and I felt that there was something wrong… At 0.7mm the walkways were too thick. They need to be thinner. So out with the masking tape again and I carefully painted the colors of the scheme over …...

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WIP : AFV Club 1/48 F-5N Tiger II Pt. 1 – Construction

I found this kit in my partially built stack and well, this time is as good as any to finish it. I’ve built an AFV Club F-5E before, let’s see if I manage to improve on how I finish it. Opening the box I found that I was quite a ways into the build already. …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A ‘TNI-AU’ Pt. 2 – Painting & Finishing

The fun part can now begin. The original TNI F-16As were delivered in a very striking three tone scheme and the few photos found online showed that it was medium blue, light and medium gray colors. However I was told by a good friend that the light gray was actually a light blue. He sent …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Revell 1/72 Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon ‘Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)’

Kit InfoBrand: Revell 04612Scale: 1/72Media: StyreneMarkings: Kit and Zotz Decals 72-016 ‘Vivacious Vipers #2’ The SubjectThe Lockheed Martin (originally General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter. With over 4,400 aircraft built, it currently serves in 25 nations. Commonly known as the ‘Viper’, it...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/48 A-4E Skyhawk Pt.1 – Construction

It’s time for another Aggressor build. This time it’s a Skyhawk and in the scheme of TOPGUN 55 that was made famous among modelers for appearing in the movie TOP GUN piloted by both Jester and Viper. The kit is Hobbyboss’ interpretation of this classic aircraft. Let’s see how it builds up… The cockpit is...

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Completed : Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14B Tomcat ‘VF-103 Jolly Rogers’

Kit InfoBrand:  Academy 12563Scale:  1/72Media:  StyreneMarkings: Fightertown Decals 72004 + Kit stencils The SubjectIn 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 : 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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