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I tripped across this kit looking for carrier deck parts and thought it would be a unique build.

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Did some reading up on the drone and found out an interest combat proven history in recent conflicts.

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This Brengun kit in 1/48th on first look has nice surface detail it will take some careful cutting to get the parts off the carrier sprune. 

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Plans are very straight forward should be a good build I havent done a kit like this in a non traditional format.

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Tonight stared getting into this kit looking at detailed photos there are many corrections that will need to be made along the way. 

 

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This kind of moulding mistake is almost unforgivable I mean common for the price this is not acceptable. So ill have to cut it and fill it and shape it.

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Cut off the bottom and ill sand it down we will see if that works.

 

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Sanded, reglued and puttied.

 

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Lined up ill let it dry overnight and sand it out tomorrow.

 

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Got alot done this weekend on the fire scout. Filling and sanding adding all the little pieces. This kit is like glass super fragile I can't list all the parts that broke while painting and sanding.

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The aft section looking at photos was missing alot of rivet details so I broke out the rivet decals.

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So because this is a small model after I did the Vallejo light ghost gray primer I noticed that the model without pre shading was extremely boring. So I preshaded NATO black and mist coated Dark Ghosts gray then cut in on the larger surface with light ghost gray. I used Vallejo light gray wash to pick up the panel lines then some gray pigment powder. I sprayed with vallejo satin varnish then applied the decals which are very good quality.

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Next is the Remove before flight covers and rotor tie downs. Oh also a final coat of satin varnish and running lights.

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Nicely done! :thumbsup:

 

I built this a few years agoi, when it was kitted by Attack Squadron. They also had an even more diminutive RQ-7B.

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After a day of not looking at the model I referenced some photos and decided to tone down the panel lines l think it looks better.

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For a scale reference here is the fire Scout beside a Sea Hawk

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