Friday, 24 December 2010


Peace, family, love, giving, food and k-on = awesome.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

F-toys 1/144 - Aichi E13A "Jake" - Complete

F-toys 1/144 - Aichi E13A "Jake" - Complete - 1
Finished remodel of a very nice little kit from F-toys the "Navy Type Zero Reconnaissance Seaplane" or Jake for short.
Wanted it to be a nice quick build and it was, will remember next time to add a bit more filler to the join between the fuselage and wings, thought it was fine until i gave to a panel line wash. Really gave her a good weathering too, wanted to get rid of the very clean shine i had when i first thought she was finished.

F-toys 1/144 - Aichi E13A "Jake" - Complete - 2

The decals which came with the Minicraft kit where very poor, wonder what the newer Minicraft kit decals are like, some nice option with those.

Been looking for reference about this actual floatplane and had no luck finding out about "omi 5" ?

F-toys 1/144 - Aichi E13A "Jake" - Complete - 3

Friday, 17 December 2010

F-toys 1/144 - Aichi E13A "Jake" - Wip 2 - Paint

From green to grey, real easy repaint. Next decal the bird up the ones supplied with the minicraft kit, panel line and weather.

Compared the model to some references ive found and it looks like this kit is perfect panel line wise.


Sunday, 12 December 2010

Revell 1/144 - F-104 Ferrari Starfighter - WIP 2 - Decaled

Revell 1/144 - F-104 Starfighter - WIP 4 - Decaled

All decaled and only needing to add a few bit and have ago at detailing the Spanish starfighters cockpit.

Last thing ive done was a panel wash, which looks really good on the grey one and just enough on the red to make it look less bright.

Using the Airfix decals was great, very fine, unlike what ive heard about them.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Quick build - F-toys 1/144 - Aichi E13A "Jake" -

F-toys 1/144 - Aichi E13A "Jake" - Navy Type Zero Reconnaissance Seaplane
New "quick" rebuild of the Allied reporting name Jake or Aichi E13A or even "Navy Type Zero Reconnaissance Seaplane", one of the most important float plane in the IJN.

Got the Minicraft kit first which i really do not like, a repackage of the 40 odd years old Crown kit. After seeing some great photos of the f-toys Jake decided to get that and model it using the decals from the Minicraft in the ghost grey that i prefer. Really happy with the canopy no sprue or injection imperfection to be seen.

F-toys 1/144 - Aichi E13A "Jake" - Wip 1
After being taken apart, scratched a very simple cockpit and then glued back together and the quite big seams filled and sanded while still not quite dry, hope that the putty won't shrink overnight.

Will prime tomorrow then hopefully be able to airbrush soon after. Sanded off some of the marking hoping that they to reduce what will show through during painting.


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Revell 1/144 - F-104 Starfighter - WIP 3 - Paint

Revell 1/144 - F-104 Starfighter - WIP 3 - Paint

All painted airbrush yesterday and the details done today. Red finish really zings in the photos, do like the finish but i think i might have over painted the grey, no more undershading on that one. Recently glossed, ready for decal which i hope i can do next weekend.