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  1. This was on kinetics Instagram account today. No real clue as to what it will be, so maybe your av-8b. If the need for speed line is a clue, however, I'm hoping for a new A-4 series. The hasegawa kits are good, but there is room for improvement. Also, the early model B and C are very difficult to come by. I really doubt they would do a new f-14 or f-18 with an the recent new releases of those


  2. On 9/6/2021 at 11:22 PM, SinisterVampire319 said:

    Can't remember who at the moment. But someone else was supposed to come out with a new tool T-34C in 1/48.

    I don't know about 1/48, but it would be nice to get a new one. Freedom models announced a 1/32 T-34C years ago. They even had the box art ready. I messaged them last week about it and it sounds like it is dead. It would have been a nice model in 1/32.

  3. 3 hours ago, crackerjazz said:

    Great job, Brenhen!   Was it blackbasing that you used for weathering?  And mind if I ask what paints these are?

    Thank you for your post. Yes, I did do black basing on this model. As for paints, I used AK real colors for the main aircraft colors- light gull gray and insignia white. The metallic areas were mainly AK extreme metals with some Alclad mixed in.

  4. On 8/21/2021 at 4:24 PM, GreyGhost said:

    Beautiful build !  :clap2:




    1 hour ago, ChernayaAkula said:

    Lovely Phantom! :thumbsup2: The weathered paintjob and the metallic areas are superb.

    thank you both for your comments. They are very appreciated!

  5. 1 hour ago, Thadeus said:

    The model is nice, but the paintjob is awesome. So are the metal areas. I love the super thin lower windscreen lip.

    Are the exhaus from the kit, or some resin aftermarket? They look a bit too good to be plastic.

    Thanks for the comments Thadeus. Actually, the engine exhausts are from the kit. Tamiya did a very nice job of designing a multiple piece exhaust that allows for nice detail on both the interior and exterior sides, all without any noticeable seams to try to clean up.

  6. 3 hours ago, PlasticSmith said:

    Yes, really well done. I particularly like the work on the bare metal areas behind the exhaust, as well as the overall finish. What clear coat did you use on the wings and fuselage? 



    Thanks for the comment Misha. For the clear coat I used Alclad lacquer semi matt. I typically have used a flat coat at the end, but didn't have any. I kind of like the semi matt for some planes and will use it again in the future

  7. I just finished Tamiya's new F-4B. Without repeating what has already been said about it, I can say that this was the most enjoyable build I've done in a long time due to the quality and engineering. Great job to Tamiya and their designers.


    The kit was built using a couple of Cutting Edge ejection seats, TER's from the Hasegawa weapons set, squadron decals from Bulls Eye and stencil decals from AoA. I want to also give credit to both Bulls Eye and AoA. Their decals were both awesome to use.






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  8. 1 hour ago, stalal said:

    Does the F-4B kit includes the top tail section without the antenna? 

    No, just the tip with the antenna. Flying Leatherneck has released two new plug in tips with different configurations though to cover the different options

  9. I'm building Tamiya's new F-4B and have two questions for those that know more about the Phantom:


    - Some pictures show the engine air intake lips as metallic, some are painted over. Is there any rule of thumb for this? Pictures of aircraft from the same squadron seem to show a mix of metal and painted. I'm not sure if it is a change from metallic early on to painted over later, or if it is a variation in different models.


    - Is there any significance between the radome's that are painted white and the those painted black?


    Thanks for the help

  10. 1 hour ago, sierrascale said:

    Excellent explanation! Saved all the photos with captions. I'm sitting a foot away from a stack of my Skyhawk kits, Monogram A-4F, OA-4M, ESCI A-4E and Hasegawa A-4M. And a parts box with leftover Monogram, Hasegawa and Hobbycraft sprues. Now if only someone would do  affordable (and easily obtainable) A-4B and A-4C.


    I definitely agree about the A-4B/C need. The Hasegawa kits are extremely hard to find and very expensive when you do. With the two new Bullseye decal sheets that just came out for the A-4C, we need some more kits!

  11. 19 hours ago, Dsgimenez said:

    Exellent work! I have this kit and I wonder how did you blend the front shield? 


    Thank you! Since I was going to have the canopy open, I just aligned it on one side and used filler on the other. By putting the canopy mask on first, I could sand the filler without damaging the glass and blend it in. It worked fine for the open canopy. If you wanted to have the canopy closed, it may lead to some misalignment. Good luck with your kit. It really is a great kit other than the windshield issue.

  12. One more project from a few months ago that I am just now posting. With all of the critiques of Kinetic kits, I must say that I really enjoyed building this kit and would like to build another in the Argentinian markings. The only real issue is the front windscreen being too narrow, requiring some work to blend it with the fuselage. Not a big job, just annoying.


    I used decals from Berna decals and scratch built the ladder and intake covers. Hope you enjoy








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  13. This is a project that I finished late last year. Just getting caught up on some photos now. Overall I think it was a great kit. A little soft in some details, and a couple of annoying issues but nothing really bad. I used the Eduard interior set, a Master Model pitot tube set, resin seats (though I can't remember which ones) and decals from Model Maker decals



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  14. 4 hours ago, MHaz said:

    When Mike Pister and I were working on those Fights On sheets, this was one of the schemes I pushed to include and ended up drawing for the placement guides. You've knocked this one out of the park! Awesome build!


    Thank you so much! And great work on the decals. I have both sets and want to build them all

  15. 21 hours ago, Spruemeister said:

    I love that scheme.  Very well done! 


    Rick L.


    Thanks Rick! There are a lot of great aggressor schemes for the A-4 out there


    10 hours ago, spejic said:

    This is very well done. The fix for the slat wells looks flawless. The wash is just right.


    Thanks Spejic! Nice profile picture!

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