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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14A Tomcat ‘VF-41’ Pt.1 – Construction

This kit has been in the backburner for a while now, partially assembled. It’s time to get it off the Shelf of Doom. Having built a Hobbyboss F-14 before, this one went more smoothly. This kit will wear the markings of ‘Fast Eagle 107’, the F-14A from VF-41 Black Aces during the Gulf of Sidra …...

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Works : Trumpeter 1/72 Sukhoi Su-30MK2 Flanker-G ‘TNI-AU’

Kit Info Brand: Trumpeter 01659 Scale: 1/72 Media: Styrene Markings: Caracal Models CD72041 The Subject The Sukhoi Su-30MKK (Russian: Сухой Су-30; NATO reporting name: Flanker-G) is a variant of the Su-30 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C). The Su-30 is a twin-engine, two-seat fighter aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by...

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WIP : Trumpeter 1/72 Su-30MKK TNI-AU Pt. 5 – Finishing

Time to finish this build even though I didn’t make the 17 August deadline. Finishing took more time as usual because of various unforeseen disasters that needed to be addressed. Anyway, the decals I’m using comes from Caracal Models. They were printed by Cartograf so quality looks very good. Over the usual gloss coat, the...

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WIP : Trumpeter 1/72 Su-30MKK TNI-AU Pt. 4 – Painting

To prep for the second gray color, I masked off the pattern with Tamiya Masking Tape for Curves. The TNI-AU uses solid demarcations for their camouflage so the tape would be OK. However, the tape just won’t do sharp curves so I ended up going back to using blutack for these. The second gray color …...

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WIP : Trumpeter 1/72 Su-30MKK TNI-AU Pt. 3 – Painting

Unlike my previous builds, I need to paint the exhaust area around the Su-30 first. As these will be metallic colors, I’ll need a glossy base. I begin with spraying a base layer of Tamiya X-18 Gloss Black. Reference photos show that the exhaust area is a myriad of shades of dark metal colors. I …...

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WIP : Trumpeter 1/72 Su-30MKK TNI-AU Pt. 2 – Construction

Trumpeter offers a ton of weapons to mount onto the Flanker. I went with a pair each of R-73E (AA-11 Archer), R-77 (AA-12 Adder), R-27T (AA-10B Alamo) and KH-31P (AS-17 Krypton). I couldn’t resist having the Krypton anti-radar missiles: TNI-AU SEAD! I added pins using brass rods to the rails for added mounting points for …...

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WIP : Trumpeter 1/72 Su-30MKK TNI-AU Pt. 1 – Construction

This one has been on my to-do list for a while: a Sukhoi Su-30MKK deployed by the Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU). The plan is to finish this by 17 August, Indonesia’s independence day. Let’s see how I deal with a fixed deadline (I’m usually not good with it). I first took a …...

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Hobby News

Upcoming : DreamModel 1/72 AH-1Z Viper

Check out what DreamModel has coming out in May! I wasn’t expecting this one at all. And in a scale I prefer for my helicopters! Seems like they can take orders to ship to you direct too. Nice. Unfortunately they haven’t revealed their prices but more pictures can be seen on their Facebook page. Now …...

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Completed Works

Completed : Tamiya 1/72 Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon

Kit Info Brand: Tamiya 60788 Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Markings: Kit 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 known as the ‘Viper’, it features innovations including a...

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WIP : Tamiya 1/72 F-16CM Fighting Falcon Pt.4 – Finishing

While waiting for the gloss coat to cure, I decided to tackle the exhaust. After a base of black and painting the inside white, the outside is painted with Vallejo Model Color Pale Burnt Metal. I then masked off the exhaust petals with both 1mm masking tape and liquid mask. Yes each individual petal. The …...

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