Tag: USMC

Hobby News

Upcoming : DreamModel 1/72 AH-1Z Viper

Check out what DreamModel has coming out in May! I wasn’t expecting this one at all. And in a scale I prefer for my helicopters! Seems like they can take orders to ship to you direct too. Nice. Unfortunately they haven’t revealed their prices but more pictures can be seen on their Facebook page. Now …...

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Hobby News

Upcoming : Kittyhawk 1/48 AH-1W “Whiskey Cobra”

Kittyhawk is finally releasing the AH-1W variant of the AH-1 Cobra. I’ve been holding off getting the AH-1Z because I prefer the sleeker look of the AH-1W. No release details yet but their AH-1Z has gotten good reviews so I expect the same with this one....

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Completed Builds

Completed : Tamiya 1/48 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

Kit Info Brand and Kit Number: Tamiya 61034 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Techmod 48018 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat The Subject The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft in service with the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and British Royal Navy in World War II. It was the only fighter available...

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On the Bench

WIP : Tamiya 1/48 Wildcat Pt. 3 – Weathering

I decided to model an ace’s Wildcat. In this case, it will be Marian Eugene Carl’s F4F-4 from September 1942 while stationed in Guadacanal. The decals some from Techmod, a Polish decal maker. The decals went on very easily and reacted well to Mark Softer. Markings are sparse and I was done quite quickly. After …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Tamiya 1/48 Wildcat Pt. 2 – Painting

Tamiya lives up to its reputation of having kits that require minimal seamline fixing and I’m onto the painting stage quicker than usual. First up, I did a base coat of Tamiya XF-1 Black thinned with lacquer thinner. This is now I preferred primer since I haven’t been able to figure out acrylic-based primers yet. …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Tamiya 1/48 Wildcat Pt. 1 – Construction

My next kit is hopefully a straightforward build of the Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat. This was the workhorse of the USN and USMC during the first half of the Pacific campaign. When I opened the box, I realized that I had already assembled most of the parts into subassemblies previously. This includes having already painted …...

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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 …...

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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....

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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. …...

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