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Kfir C7 - First finish in 2020 (and in quite some time)


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As the title notes. I haven't finished a kit in awhile. No excuses really, just too busy for my model therapyūü§™

 

The AMK kit is fantastic, I can't give it enough praises. I meant to make this a quick OOB build, but it was building up so well, I bought the ResKit wheels, Aires bang seat, and ended up using different decals - probably the only gripe with the kit, as they are overly thick, and won't lay down. I ended up using a mix of Kinetic decals (same airframe ironically), Superscale insignia, and a couple stencils I made using my new cricut maker. The cut stencils were the new technique I tried. If you've seen any of my other posts in the last 18-24mo., I try to use something new on each kit. I'm attempting, in my own ham-fisted way, to expand my skills, getting back into modeling after a too long absence.

 

Enough Rambling, on to the model;

 

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Hope you enjoy. As always, comments, critiques and questions are always encouraged.

 

Mark

 

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Very nice looking Kfir Mark. Interesting pod on the starboard missile rail - is it a range pod? Is that in the kit?

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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It is a SAIP pod. It's included in the kit. There's a pretty nice selection of stores included. I opted for just a few.

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13 minutes ago, Mark4700 said:

All I can see is a lot of grey boxes. 

I'm getting the same problem and also on another RFI.

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Reloaded pics. No idea why previous had issues. I use same permissions on every album.

 

Best,

 

Mark

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Thanks All,  for the kind words. And I hope everyone can view the pics now.

 

@F-32, on the first image, it looks like they had to "fix" the tail markings the same way I did, albeit a much larger scale. Once the decal was microsol'd and manipulated for the umpteenth time, I fixed the rest with matching paint. Some of those bumps were impossible to get a decal around (for me at least).

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7 minutes ago, Enrywar67 said:

Beautiful model,compliments!The underside color seems too dark.....what color have you used??ūüėČ

The underside would seem a bit dark if you're expecting FS35622 Light Blue like on the 'classic" 60s and 70s IDF/AF schemes, but look spot on for a weathered FS36375 like on the later patterns. 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

 

 

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Is the bottom NATO black?  Like a USAF F-111?  I've never seen that IDF scheme before.  Fantastic weathering.  Amazing workmanship.  Well done, my man!

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Thanks for the interest. The underside is FS36081, per kit instructions. It looks lighter in person (the paint also appears much flatter than the the photos)

I too, felt it was a bit too dark, but found some images that seemed to confirm the color in the instructions;

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As I'm no IDFAF expert, I rolled with it.

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8 hours ago, markmcguire25 said:

Thanks for the interest. The underside is FS36081, per kit instructions.

It might have been a one off - the standard undersides of that scheme is FS36375 Light Ghost Gray.

 

Still looks good though.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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  • 2 weeks later...

Very nice Kfir!!

I built 2 of these AMK gems, really nice!

And their upgraded 2nd edition comes with even more and nicer weapons!

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