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Completed : Tamiya 1/72 North American P-51D Mustang ‘AURI’

The Kit Brand: Tamiya Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Cap Jempol Metal The Subject The North American P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. Introduced in 1940, it would go on to serve with air forces around the world...

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WIP : Tamiya 1/72 P-51D Mustang Pt.3

Work on decals begin as I was bogged down with another case of the gloss coat messing up with the finish. I had to strip and redo a few panels on the port side of the fuselage. In any case, it means I’ll have to avoid showing that side. The patching isn’t that great. The …...

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WIP : Tamiya 1/72 P-51D Mustang Pt.2

AURI (Indonesian Air Force) flew P-51s in the late 1950s. This Mustang will be in F-338’s markings, which is one of the few AURI aircraft to score an air-to-air victory: it shot down a B-26 piloted by a CIA agent during the Permesta rebellion. The nose was masked and sprayed and the prop was painted …...

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WIP : Tamiya 1/72 P-51D Mustang Pt.1

Using this kit to join a Groupbuild on ARC for the first time. Also hoping to finish this one by 17 August which is Indonesia’s Independence Day. This build will also hopefully kickstart my foray into aircraft flown by the Indonesian Armed Forces. This P-51D will be wearing the colors of AURI (Angkatan Udara Republik …...

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Completed : Academy 1/72 North American F-86F Sabre

Kit Info Brand: Academy Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic The Subject The North American F-86 Sabre is a single-seat swept wing transonic jet fighter aircraft. First entering service with the USAF in 1949, the F-86 was one of the best and most important fighter aircraft during the Korean War. Armed with 6 x 0.50 caliber …...

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WIP : Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre Pt. 2

Finally onto decaling stage and the Academy decals are… crap. They take a long time to detach from the backing, are quite fragile, and doesn’t really react to Mark Softer. Since I don’t have Mark Setter I resorted to Future to stick some errant decals onto the surface. There were quite a few tearings so …...

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WIP : Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre Pt. 1

While I struggle with bad fits on other builds, this particular bad fitting kit is finally up for painting. This 1/72 Academy F-86F will be my first ever BMF build. First up is base coating with gloss black. And since there’s no easy way to add a handle for easy er… handling, I decided to …...

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