Tag: Props

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Starting a new kit with my kid

A few weeks ago, my boy asked if he could start building some aircraft kits. Now that term break is here, we decided to crack open the Hasegawa 1/72 Spitfire Mk.I kit which looks to be a quick and easy kit to finish quickly. Previously he tried a Zaku Warrior kit but it didn’t keep …...

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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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On the Bench

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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 Builds

Completed : Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb

Kit Info Manufacturer: Tamiya Scale: 1/48 Media: Injection Plastic The Subject The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat, short-range and high-performance fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and her many allies during and after the Second World War. It was the most produced British aircraft in history and spawned...

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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 4

I have found that Future is a lot easier to airbrush when thinned. It was however, slow going as I let the Future cure for a day between layers. In the end though, I got a decent result out of it. Time for decals! In my decals stash were 3 remaining markings from the Eagle …...

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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 3

Now it’s time to cleanup the camo. First up, I painted all the gaps that I missed out the first time round. I also took the opportunity to finetune the camo by using blutack on specific spots. Sometimes the camera sensor catches more than the eye can see. This close-up pic clearly shows a very …...

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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 2

Painting begins. The Spitfire I’m modeling is primarily 3 colors: Medium sea grey bottom with ocean grey and dark green up top. First up, the bottom. Based on some research, Model Master Acryl Neutral Gray 4757 is a close match to medium sea grey. As acrylic paint chip easily, I let each color cure at …...

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WIP : Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Pt. 1

I’ve been on and off this one for quite awhile (as is usual haha). But finally, some progress. So here it is. Anyway, this kit will pretty much be OOB except for perhaps the decals. I decided to close the canopy and with it being so small, the lack of safety belts is not a …...

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