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Lockheed F-104G - Hasegawa 1/48

Some pictures of my current build: Eduard's boxing of Hasegawa's F-104G 1/48.


Martin Baker GQ-7A bang seat




Finished cockpit



An inspirational build that obsessed me for a while and  published in Air Fan N°136 in the 90s:



Comparison of Haseg and DACO wings




Masking of the air intakes:




I tried to fill the horrible rivets with MrSurfacer & Deluxe Perfect Putty but the result was far from "perfect". I had to finish the job with CA glue:




Re-scribing of the nose details: A 6-steps tutorial
1- Helped by Dymo tape, I use a needle to re-scribe straight lines


2 - The same needle is used to re-scribe rivets



3 - The line running around the nose cone is done helped using a circle template


4 - For a perfect work, I use a bit of Tamiya cement to blend all imperfections


5 -  When the cement is dry, fine steel wool is used to smooth the surface

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Yakovlev UT-1b (Mikro-Mir 1/48) - finished

Calling it done !
This was my longest build so far, not that the kit is intrinsically bad, it just lacks so many details and every single part needs to be taken care of or rebuilt from scratch. Overall, I had a lot of fun building this kit and learnt a lot of new modelling techniques.








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Yakovlev UT-1b (Mikro-Mir 1/48) - Part 7

Several details were added using plastic card and brass








Painting ! Finally !




Yakovlev UT-1b (Mikro-Mir 1/48) - Part 6

After the Fieseler, I chose to come back to the build of the UT-1b and honestly I am feeling quite motivated.
I procrastinated the build of the undercarriage since I didn't know how to tackle the alignment of the different parts and was concerned about not having a pegged leg aircraft. I thought of different complicated solutions or creating a jig but never managed to convince myself. Anyway, I finally solved the issue by using my sole Mk1-eyeball and it worked !




Fieseler 103 (Re-IV) Bronco Model 1/35

Finally ! My last model: The Reichenber IV (Fieseler 103) from Bronco Model, 1/35. A nice model to build with a bit of scratch-building and some fun painting. The only annoying part was to remove the locating pins and make a new circular access panel on the left side of the fuselage.





Kawasaki ki-100 walkaround - Historical pictures

I plan to build the Hasegawa kit of the Ki-100 and I found pretty good (and rare !) historical pictures of the picture in the walkaround style. Enjoy !