Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C

I’ve been struggling to make the inside of the air intake look better as the design of it is pretty poor. I tried using the ‘paint dump’ method of pouring in household white emulsion paint, leaving it for 10 minutes or so then draining out the excess, the paint acting like a self-levelling compound. DueContinue reading “Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C”

Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C

Work is steadily progressing on the model as I’ve decided there is enough detail in the main gear bays for now; The rectangular opening behind the ejection seat is an air conditioning vent and needed a grill on it which I made from strips of fine heat-stretched sprue; The strips were deliberately cut oversize toContinue reading “Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C”

Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsairs

Before being distracted by the Hasegawa 1/48 F-16 outlined in the previous post, I managed to prime the ejection seats and instrument panels with black from a rattle can. I really wanted to get some paint on both aircraft too but at the last minute I noticed that the Hobbyboss kit doesn’t have the horizontalContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsairs”

Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C ‘Wisconsin ANG’

For a brief insight into how a modellers mind works, I was looking for a 1/72 Hasegawa F-16 kit that I thought was in the stash (it wasn’t as I sold it on Ebay earlier this year) as although Hasegawa don’t include weapons in their kits, they do include baggage pods in some such asContinue reading “Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C ‘Wisconsin ANG’”

Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair

I’m getting closer to actually starting to paint both models but there are still some niggling bits to attend to. First off was the canopies on both kits as the Hobbyboss A-7K one has a seam line down the centre and the Fujimi one has what appears to be a stress line running through theContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair”

Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair

Both builds have slowed down a bit as I got involved with detailing the gear bays on the Fujimi kit plus with the arrival of a silicon mould-making kit I’ve been spending time making moulds of all the pieces that I have made from scratch and casting them in resin; I’ve managed to cast sixContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair”

1/72 Fujimi and Hobbyboss A-7 Corsairs

The wheelwells on the Fujimi A-7 are pretty basic and what detail there is in there is spurious; I was going to leave it and concentrate on the build but once again the AMS (Advanced Modellers Syndrome) kicked in so the back walls of each wheel well were cleaned out and detail added; The gearContinue reading “1/72 Fujimi and Hobbyboss A-7 Corsairs”

ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2

The third and final part of my build review has now been published on The Modelling News; https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/09/construction-review-ptiii-icms-48th.html?fbclid=IwAR1DedsBOJRuviNIUubRwduHTIxuNUME8EAybGftu_Ldm8VnfJqKHFXsGA4&m=1 This part covers the painting, decalling and final finishing bits so go and have a look. I must admit the cover photo ‘Night Terror’ looks really impressive and even makes my model look good lol. MANY manyContinue reading “ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2”

Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsairs

In an earlier post I said about the ILS thing that goes underneath the rear fuselage and how Hobbyboss half-arsed it and Fujimi missed it altogether. I made one from thick plastic strip and now that the mould making kit has turned up I’ve made a mould of it and will cast one to seeContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsairs”


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