Tag: Modern

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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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Completed : Skunkmodels 1/72 General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper

Kit Info Brand: Skunkmodels Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic The Subject The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of both remote and autonomous flight operations. It was developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for the USAF and is a larger, heavier and more capable UAV than the General...

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WIP : 1/48 A-4E Skyhawk ‘TOPGUN 56’ Pt. 2

Another queen (this time from 2011) joins the masses. 😀 This is a Hasegawa 1/48 Skyhawk kit to be draped as TOPGUN 56, an A-4E flown by the US Navy as an Aggressor. The scheme is very unique with a desert camo MiG-17 silhouette superimposed on the aircraft. This build is heavily reliant on the …...

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WIP : 1/72 Skunkmodels Reaper Pt. 2

Yeah it took a while but I’m almost done with this one. There has been quite a few minor disasters but none too serious luckily. I still have the antenna, weapons and navigation lights left to complete. Hopefully I can finish this by the end of the week....

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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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