Tag: Modern

On the Bench

WIP : 1/72 Skunkmodels Reaper Pt. 1

I couldn’t resist starting on this when it arrived a few days ago. A pleasant surprise is the inclusion of 2 units of MQ-9s in the box, with 2 complete sets of decals too. A greater surprise is how big the MQ-9 actually is… It came together straightforward enough although the in order to get …...

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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 : 1/48 A-4E Skyhawk ‘TOPGUN 56’ Pt. 1

This one’s been in the backburner for awhile (what else is new?) so it’s time for it to see the light of day again. The plan is OOB with decals from TwoBobs Decals. Back when the US Navy ran the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School aka ‘TOPGUN’, it operated A-4 Skyhawks in the role …...

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Previews

Preview : Hobby Boss 1/48 F-14B Tomcat

Note : this post gets a lot of hits so I need to mention that I’ve lost the images for this preview. The only images left are low resolution ones you see here. I hope to be able to bring back the originals. Kit Info Manufacturer: Hobby Boss Scale: 1/48 Media: Injection Parts: 490+ The …...

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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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Previews

Preview : 1/72 Hasegawa F-16A/ADF ‘Italian Air Force Special’ Combo

Kit Info Manufacturer: Hasegawa Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection + PE Parts: 150 (75 x 2) Price: IDR 308,000 (est. USD 35) The Subject The Lockheed Martin (was General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon is one of the most produced combat aircraft in the world today. Originally designed as lightweight day fighter, it has evolved into an …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Hasegawa 1/48 Lockheed Martin F-16C ‘414th CTS’

The Subject The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon (originally developed by General Dynamics) 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 frameless, bubble canopy for better visibility,...

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Previews

Preview : 1/48 MAW Decals Late Lot Hornet Nose

Kit Info Manufacturer: MAW Decals Scale: 1/48 Media: Resin Parts: 6 Price: US$17.99 The Subject The F/A-18 Hornet has been in service with the US Navy and US Marines for more than 2 decades. Through the years, its capabilities have been refined and upgraded to meet with new mission requirements. Most of these upgrades are …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C 414th CTS Pt.3

Crap. It’s been almost 3 months since I did anything else to this build. Today, I finally got around fixing the demarcation lines. And boy did I have a ‘great’ time doing it. First I used blutack to mask all over the kit. And ended up not doing anything to it for 3 weekends. And …...

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