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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 : 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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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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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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