Tag: Tamiya

On the Bench

• 2 Comments

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 …...

Read More

On the Bench

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 …...

Read More

On the Bench

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 …...

Read More

Hobby News, Hobby Musings

Upcoming : A tale of 2 ‘Cats (Tamiya and AMK)

Wow… there sure is a lot of hate being hurled right now at Tamiya ever since they announced their 1/48 F-14A Tomcat at Shizuoka Hobby Show 2016. Personally it does look like an F-14… And since it’s a Tamiya kit, we can pretty much be assured that it fits better than most other brands (I’m …...

Read More

Completed Builds

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 …...

Read More

On the Bench

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....

Read More

On the Bench

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. …...

Read More

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...

Read More

On the Bench

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 …...

Read More

On the Bench

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 …...

Read More
Close