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Wee Beastie

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  1. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    Filthy Falcon! UMP dark dirt wash applied. The weapons, tanks and pylons have been cleaned off. DSC_0995 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0995 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0995 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  2. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    With the Aqua gloss coat dried, the decals were applied. The detail on the weapons, and fuel tanks, is really nice. DSC_0978 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0978 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0978 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0978 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0978 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0978 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0978 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0978 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0978 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  3. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    The second colour of the camouflage has been applied. This is Hataka's Orange Line Light Ghost Grey, which was airbrushed freehand. The GBU-31's are OLine Olive Drab, which was airbrushed first. Then some masking was done, and LG Grey applied. AIM-120's LG Grey, and White. AIM-9X's, and fuel tanks are all LG Grey. To finish off, the pylons were also painted. With the painting now done, everything has been given an Aqua gloss coat. DSC_0928 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0928 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0928 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0928 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0928 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0928 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0928 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0928 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0928 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0928 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  4. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    Managed to get the first colour of the camouflage sprayed. Hataka Orange Line Air Defence Grey. DSC_0917 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0917 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0917 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0917 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0917 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0917 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  5. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    I have now done the pre-shading. I use Hataka Orange Line lacquer Traffic White. This was thinned 50:50, and it sprayed beautifully. It's the first time I've used the Orange Line for pre-shading, and it won't be the last. Much better for this sort of work. The Aires resin exhaust is also completed. Sprayed with Vallejo Metal Colour acrylics, Exhaust Manifold and Steel, with a light coat of OL Traffic White on the inside of the exhaust itself. When the painted had dried, the parts were given an Aqua gloss coat. The exhaust was weathered using UMP Dark Dirt wash, on the inside of the exhaust, and Vallejo Black ink wash on the outer elements. When they were dry, the excess was wiped away. Finally a couple of light matt coats sealed the wash. DSC_0903 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0903 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0903 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0903 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0903 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0903 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0903 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  6. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    I've been doing a fair bit of masking. The canopy is masked, both outside, and inside. The canopy frame is dry fitted for now, as it will be primed separately, along with the canopy itself. The cockpit and wheel bays have also been masked. On the wing tips, the top and bottom strobe lights were masked with Maskol. I have also made a start on the boarding ladders. The PlusModel ladders will make a great addition to the finished kit. Made of plastic, the construction is simple, and the first ladder looks great, I think. DSC_0878 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0878 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0878 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0878 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0878 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0878 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0878 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0878 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  7. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    Managed to get a little time at the bench this weekend. I assembled the weapons, fuel tanks, pylons, and the AN/AAQ-32 Internal FLIR Targeting System (IFTS) pod. Detail on all of these is very good, AIM-9x and AIM-120 missiles in particular. The fuel tanks were a bit tricky, as the plastic on these is very soft, so care was needed when taping them while the cement dried. The window, on the IFTS pod, was the biggest disappointment. It had a very ugly raised seam. I sanded it back, and then polished with successively finer grades of micro-mesh cloths. It was coloured on the inside with Tamiya clear paints. Front sections are yellow, lower window green. After they dried, I painted a thin layer of smoke. All this was finished off with a dip in Klear. DSC_0804 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0804 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0804 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  8. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    Thank you.
  9. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    Sorry, it's a lengthy one. The seats are finished. I used a UMP wash, then cleaned off the excess. Sealed it with a matt coat, and dry brushed them. The canopy had a big seam on the top. I gently scraped the seam off, with a seam scrapper, and followed that with using progressively finer grades of micro-mesh. Lastly I dipped the canopy in Klear. To get the tints, I mixed some black wash in some Klear. The other tint is a mixture of yellow, orange, and brown, also diluted in Klear. I think I've managed to get a close approximation of the different tints in the real canopies. The Aires resin exhaust is lovely, with nice crisp detail. The fit, into the rear of the fuselage, was none existent. There's a flange inside the fuselage, what is for the kits exhaust. This flange was trimmed out, and a bit of sanding left the opening just right for the resin exhaust. There's also progress on the main airframe. Top and bottom fuselage halves fit together pretty well. Some weight was added to the inside of the nosecone, and this was then attached. The intake opening was also fitted, and the wings and tail fin attached too. There are a lot of small intakes, ducts and scoops, on this aircraft, but they're on! DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0771 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  10. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    Detail painting on the seats is finished, and a gloss coat applied, ready a light wash. The intake trunking is together, and the inside is finished in Hataka Red Line Traffic White. Once dry, the intake opening was masked, and the tape trimmed to the edge. A small piece of foam was also inserted, to keep the main colour out later on. Also got the cockpit tub is now installed. The fit was very good, with only a small amount of sanding needed to the back of the pilots side panels. DSC_0758 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0758 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0758 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0758 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0758 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  11. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    Cockpits main tub is finished. Main colour is Hataka Red Line acrylic Light Ghost Grey, panels and instrument panels are Hataka Blue Line NATO Black. The main switches were picked out with Blue Line White, with the odd switch in red, yellow and orange. The MFD screens were painted with Tamiya clear green. After a clear coat, a wash was applied, followed by a matt coat, then a final drybrush of Insignia White. The main seat frames are the same LG Grey, with Blue Line Dark Green seat pads, Ocean Grey head restraint pads, and the top of the seats, NATO Black. Ian G-2 by ian gaskell, on Flickr Ian G-2 by ian gaskell, on Flickr Ian G-2 by ian gaskell, on Flickr Ian G-2 by ian gaskell, on Flickr Ian G-2 by ian gaskell, on Flickr Ian G-2 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  12. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    Hi Alan You’re right, there is a third probe, thanks for pointing that out. I’d missed that looking at references, and there’s no third one in the kit. Oh well, time to hunt the 0.7mm drill bit again!
  13. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Kinetic UAE F-16F Block 60

    Thanks Håkan.
  14. On with my next build, Kinetic's 1/48 F-16F Block 60 Desert Falcon, of the UAE Air Force. The aftermarket I'm using is a Wolfpack Resin cockpit and seats, plus MasterModels angle of attack probes, Eduard canopy mask, Aires Resin exhaust, and a set of PlusModel crew ladders. Having made a start, I'm well on the way with the Resin cockpit. Detail on this is very good. Here are all the parts primed. On the nosecone, I've fitted the AofA probes, which look much better than the original moulded ones. IMG_6118 by ian gaskell, on Flickr IMG_6118 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0734 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0734 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0734 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0734 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0734 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0734 by ian gaskell, on Flickr DSC_0734 by ian gaskell, on Flickr
  15. Wee Beastie

    1/48 Eduard MiG-21bis

    Thanks guys.
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