Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Next kit i will be building is the cool black and yellow checkered tail 1/144 Mustang from the super detailed Sweet kit. Nice Nasa-chan as pilot and then engineer on the other side
Everything that comes with the kit, excellent detail and very nice looking decals, wish there were alot more kit and detailed as these and at the price.
Either side of the box show what mustangs that can be modelled, will be modeling the mustangs on the other side, means you don't know which is the front.
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Only one per case of these awesome 1/144 scale Tie Interceptor, had to buy extras off ebay to make up a squad.
Plan on painting one up a Baron Soontir Fel's red stripped 181st Imperial Fighter Wing.
Standard f-toys packaging.
Great f-toys stand which come with all the star wars 1/144 vehicles.
Friday, 25 June 2010
Decaled, gloss coated then panel washed, this is just before the last gloss coat.
Never added so many super small decals before, all the "NO STEP" decals are a slight pain to get in the correct positon.
Only thing left to do is add the landing gear, weapons and then a little weathering.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Finished what i think is my best yet. A mix of Revell and DML Dragon kits to make this Panavia Tornado GR4 - ZD478 in special markings for the 95th Anniversary of No. 2 Squadron in 2007.
Port view of the open panels are computer interfaces, really happy with how these turned out, going to be try it on some future models.
Undercarriage with the weapons payload.
Profile view, hoping to copy the prints you buy at airshows.
The cool Storm Shadow Cruise Missile along with a Aim-9 Sidewinder and ECM pod.
Starboard view of the cockpit with the refueling tube for in-flight refueling (IFR), air-to-air refueling (AAR).
Starboard view of the 90th anniversary tail markings.
Really enjoy painting the jet engines, always turn out good.
Quite nice view of all the various grebbles, weapons payload, ECM pod, open panels and refueling pod.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Brilliant reference book i received today for the Typhoon which comes with some awesome decals in 1/144 scale for 12 different jets from the 6 air forces which currently use the Eurofighter.
First 1/144 scale decals that Mark 1. Ltd have done and a fine set to enter the scale with. All the different scale come with the same book or more like a mook which has a page of photo of the jet to be modeled and a detail painting of the jet from various angles.
On the inside in bold letter it states no photo to be taken and shared on the web so no pics of the excellent selection of references but can tell you that there some of the best ive seen.
Back cover shows all the great Typhoon that can be modeled, 4 new RAF livery for the single seater and even have double seater decals for the model which is bound to be released from Revell in the future, making the single seater i noticed a few bit inside the model ready for the double version.
Unfortunately for the Luftwaffe modeller the decals that comes with this set are the same squadron which comes with the Revell model but different serial number but that means in total 3 Typhoons from the same Luftwaffe squadron can be modeled as the Revell kit has 2 other serial number for the same squadron, cool for a line dio maybe.
Want to model all of these, to model them all would cost me the same as one 1/32 scale Typhoon.
One that i would do in a different livery is the Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon, recently seen in a really fantastic desert livery that is just like the Nato jets in "Operation Desert Storm"
Hoping for more 1/144 scale dozen sets in the future.
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Started this little beauty of a kit during the weekend, got quite far with it in a short time.
My own little pilot i sculpted for the cockpit. Going to try and make more modern and WW2 1/144 pilots.
No decal for the control panel with the revell kit which i thought it being a new one it would have, had to dig through my left over for one.
Basic build all done and ready to be primed, left the nose off as its a different shade of grey and wanted to try painting it separately then gluing in on afterward, see how that turns out.
Also tried Humbrol Maskol on the cockpit, stuff stinks of old fish and totally ruins the brush you, reckon i won't be using that again useless for camo designs.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Quality little OVA this anime. Known simply as Madox 01 here in the UK and can be found in any anime bargain bin being only 45 minutes long. I think the awesome poster above explain it all, mecha + military = action. Anime don't seem to have these fantastic painted artworks anymore,
Very simple but effective plot, private contractor building this "Metal Skin" for the US military in Japan, little accident happen where student finds prototype skin, wears skin but there is unable to get out of it and has a little adventure as he tries to meet up with his girlfriend who waiting for him.
Action filled and funny with some quality animation, the late 80's, early 90's cel painted works are my favorite and its always good to find a new one to watch.
MADOX-01 payload, nothing like overkill with the weapons.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
The best 1/144 scale kit ive yet built, the detail is amazing for something so small.
Canopy took me quite sometime to get right, amazing that a pilot could win a dogfight with so many obstacles in your line of sight.
Toned down the panel line with this build, wanted to be able to see the panels but not for them to stand out too much.
This photo seems somewhat wrong, i think it needs to be pointed the opposite direction like in aircraft profiles.
"X2-172" Pilot by Lt. Toshio Shiozuru, March 1943, Timor island, Koepang.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
A new kit from Revell which ive been really looking forward to getting my hands on. Its doesn't disappoint, excellent detail, decals for Luftwaffe and Royal Air Force No.11 Squadron, (one of my favorites) and loads of weapons, an entire sprue from them!
Going to start this as soon as i can, bought a couple so i can hopefully build up a nice collection of Typhoon from various RAF squadron and various other air force who use her.
This is the single seater version no doubt a double seater in the future, i mean why state it if your not going to release the other version.
Nice access panels, will have to do something with those in the future.
Excellent detail, lot of nice panel lines.
Royal Air Force No.11 squadron decals, result!
Paint guide, only difference in colour is the nose cone but im sure that both air forces typhoon have there own unique grey. Sad that i know that.
An entire sheet for the painting and detailing the weapons, go Revell!
Be sure to see this being built soon.
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
All painted, panel line done, glossed and ready for decals which i think always bring a model to life.
Broke the refueling tube during the painting, always something like that happens to me. Liking those Storm Shadow cruise missiles.