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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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Completed : Tamiya 1/72 Bell AH-1W SuperCobra

Kit Info Brand: Tamiya Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic The Subject The introduction of the UH-1 Iroquois during the Vietnam War also brought the concept of air cavalry into reality: troops being carried by fleets of UH-1s to fight the enemy at time and places of their own choosing. However, the UH-1s would prove to …...

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WIP : Tamiya 1/72 SuperCobra Pt. 2

Majority of painting done though I’m still fixing the paintwork here and there by hand. Relatively trouble-free until I dropped it on my lap nose first and almost breaking off the nose gun. I had to carefully bend the 1 remaining barrel back straight and ran thin cement on the other two breakages....

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WIP : Tamiya 1/72 SuperCobra Pt. 1

So after a few rounds of fixing seamlines, I thnk I’ll go ahead with the painting stage. It’s hardly flawless but I think I’ve gotten it as far as I’m willing to go. I cut the main rotor into 3 pieces after reading that Italeri (this is a Tamiya rebox) molded the blades on backwards. …...

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Completed : Hasegawa 1/48 Douglas A-4E Skyhawk ‘TOPGUN 56’

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa Scale: 1/48 Media: Injection Plastic The Subject The Douglas (later McDonnell Douglas) A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft originally developed for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. While relatively lightweight, it was nimble, had a top speed of more than 670mph and could carry...

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