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madcat911

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  1. Made some progress in the paint shop. In black primer and looking a bit like Vandy One And getting the mottling base down with some stencils. Looking a little diseased Mark
  2. Got the construction for the main components done. Looks like I can start painting this weekend. Mark
  3. Thanks for the tip! I've managed to get a hold of a spare set and will see how that goes. A small update for today. Masked the windshield and canopy in preparation for paint. Canopy was masked inside and out. Mark
  4. Thanks! Just something simple you can do to level up the quality of your builds. One nice thing about this kit is that Hasegawa provides a small set of photo-etched detailing parts. Here's the plastic turbine section dolled up with the PE flameholder. And painted. Mark
  5. Thanks guys! While waiting for the decal issue to get sorted, I decided to add some treads to the racing slicks which are provided in the box. Using a book to get the proper height for the saw blade, it was just a matter of running the wheels against it to get the grooves in. And we have treaded tyres. No need for aftermarket here! Mark
  6. Thanks for the tip Rich! I'll check them out. In the meantime, I have completed the work in the cockpit. Mark
  7. So the kit that I'm building is actually pretty old. The carrier film on the decals are actually slightly yellowed. So I decided (wisely, on hindsight) to test them. Lo and behold, they cracked. So, would anyone happen to have a spare set of VF-31 decals in their stash? I can't find any aftermarket sheets with this particular scheme. Thanks! Mark
  8. Let's begin! Started with the seats today. I left the molded harnesses but scratch built the seatbelts. Mark
  9. 1/72 Academy F-14A Tomcat "VF-41 Black Aces" 1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat "VF-84 Jolly Rogers" Mark
  10. My entry for this most awesome of GBs will be Hasegawa's rendition of the Tomcat in 1/72 (newer tooling with recessed lines and positionable flaps). I don't plan on adding any aftermarket. I'll be using decals from the box to depict Felix 202 while she was on board the USS Forrestal Mark
  11. Regarding the canopy, this is how I deal with the seamline: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/205275-tamiya-148-f-16c-block-40-viper/&do=findComment&comment=1945217 If you can't find Future, there is a product by AK Interactive called Gauzy Agent that does the same job. You should be able to find it at M Workshop. Mark
  12. Well done on completing your first build! If you're looking to further your skills and improve in this hobby, may I suggest attending the basic modelling course conducted by M Workshop? They'll probably start you with an armour kit but it should give you a good foundation to work on. https://www.facebook.com/themworkshop/ Hope to see more builds from a fellow Singaporean modeller. Keep it up! Mark
  13. Well done on the paint and weathering. 2 things that stood out though: 1. The orientation of the markings on the AIM-54s 2. It seems you installed the wings upside down Mark
  14. Thank you for the kind feedback, gents. Mark
  15. Back in the 1980s and as part of its modernisation efforts, the Republic of Singapore Air Force chose the General Dynamics F-16 to replace its fleet of aging Hawker Hunters. Under the Peace Carvin I FMS program, the United States sold a total of 8 F-16s (4 As and 4 Bs) to the RSAF. These aircraft were received by the RSAF and were initially based at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona where the Air Force sent a detachment of pilots and ground crew to train under the USAF. On 9 January 1990, these 8 Vipers arrived in Singapore and were inducted into 140 Squadron "Osprey". This is the Hasegawa F-16A kit built with HobbyDecal turned metal pitot and AoA probes. Decals came from Siam Scale but were not too good so I had to use some of the decals from the kit. The scheme here represents one of the jets as the arrived in Singapore with the old-style "yin-yang" roundel. This was quickly replaced with the modern "lion-head" roundel. This was built as part of BM's Viper GB. Build thread can be found here: Mark
  16. Back in the 1980s and as part of its modernisation efforts, the Republic of Singapore Air Force chose the General Dynamics F-16 to replace its fleet of aging Hawker Hunters. Under the Peace Carvin I FMS program, the United States sold a total of 8 F-16s (4 As and 4 Bs) to the RSAF. These aircraft were received by the RSAF and were initially based at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona where the Air Force sent a detachment of pilots and ground crew to train under the USAF. On 9 January 1990, these 8 Vipers arrived in Singapore and were inducted into 140 Squadron "Osprey". This is the Hasegawa F-16A kit built with HobbyDecal turned metal pitot and AoA probes. Decals came from Siam Scale but were not too good so I had to use some of the decals from the kit. Mark
  17. And she's done! More photos in the STGB gallery. Mark
  18. After decal application was completed came the panel wash Also painted up this fella Mark
  19. Got the detail painting done today. Also painted up the wheels. With the paint job done and dusted, decal application has commenced. I am using decals from Siam Scale as well as some from the kit. Mark
  20. Adding to the F-15 hype here. Shot these F-15SGs yesterday. Mark
  21. Standard Hill Grey camo has been applied. I used Mr Color lacquers. Next up is the masking and spraying of the various bits and bobs on the fuselage like the air-refueling door and JFS starter panel. About those missiles, they are simply pinned on and can be removed for painting. Mark
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