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    Smack in the middle of the Ring of Fire...

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  1. Thanks! It's all the kit. I just painted it. 😄
  2. My 7th build of the year is a somewhat easy build even with the finicky intake and its many parts. All done with acrylics with light weathering and she wears the 35th FW Wing Commander color markings from the 13th Fighter Squadron ‘Panthers’ in 2010. The squadron is part of the 35th Fighter Wing, 5th Air Force, flying out of Misawa Air Base, Japan. She carries an asymmetric load because the F-16CM can now carry out the SEAD/DEAD mission. More pics on my site. All comments welcome.
  3. Thanks! Thank you! Thanks! I didn't do anything real fancy with the paintwork, just that I made my paint translucent so the layer below shows through easier. I made a post about it here > https://www.rocketpunch.biz/wip-fujimi-rf4c-4/
  4. This is a USAF RF-4C in the markings of 64-1047 from the 106th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (TRS) deployed during Operation Desert Shield. 64-1047 would be the ’top scorer’ of 106th TRS, flying more missions than any other RF-4C during this period. The kit is a Fujimi with donor pylons and stores from other kits to 'modernize' it. This was surprisingly, a bear to build that needed 'basic modeling skills'. Definitely not my best work but I'm glad I can finish it. More pics and a build log @ https://www.rocketpunch.biz/completed-fujimi-72-rf4c/ All comments welcome!
  5. This is fictional but it flies so I hope it's OK 🙂 Build 4 of 2019 is a straight build of the VF-1S with extra extra FAST packs. All painted with acrylic paint and minor weathering. Built gear up like my usual Macross kits. Quite happy with how this turned out. This is based on the 'S-FAST pack / Config ver. 1.1 w' that appears in one of the Master File books just but both twin beam cannons mounted. Because more guns is always better. 🙂 More pictures on my site > https://www.rocketpunch.biz/completed-hasegawa-72-vf1s-superstrike-valkyrie/ All comments welcome!
  6. Build 3 of the year is a what-if aircraft designed by Testors in the late 1980s. The MiG-37B Ferret E is their idea of a Soviet stealth fighter. My kit is an Italeri rebox. The build is simple but the fit leaves much to be desired so I spent quite a bit of time filling gaps. This was given a custom digital camouflage scheme of my own design. Markings are from my spares box. More pictures and a build log on my site > https://www.rocketpunch.biz/completed-italeri-72-mig-37b-ferret/ All comments welcome!
  7. Thanks! Thanks! There are some sink marks very near rivets and panel lines to watch out for. Otherwise, there's nothing major.
  8. Build 2 of 2019 is a straight build of a lesser known dive bomber variant of the P-51 Mustang. The mold is originally from Accurate Miniatures and was a trouble-free build. The seat harness was scratchbuild but everything else was stock including the very good decals. It has a shark mouth! How could I resist? All comments welcome! More pictures and a build log here > https://www.rocketpunch.biz/completed-italeri-48-a36-apache/
  9. Thanks for the kind comments everyone I added a small fishing weight (maybe about 20g) as recommended by the instructions in the small space provided in front of the cockpit.
  10. Build 6 for this year is my first ever Airfix kit. Quite trouble-free except for the small parts which all require trimming to fit. The completion of this build coincides with the month Indonesia gained independence in 1945. Markings are from Scale Nutz depicting TNI-AU's Hawk 109 TT-1203 from Skadron 12 'Panther Hitam' (12th Air Squadron 'Black Panthers') which flew out of Pekanbaru, Sumatra (not Wakanda). More pictures and a build log here > https://www.rocketpunch.biz/completed-airfix-172-hawk-109-tniau/ All comments welcome. 🙂
  11. This is the Y-wing fighter from Star Wars built out of the box and given a custom color scheme. The kit is great: fits well, nary a seamline, very slight ejector pin marks but is now somewhat overshadowed by the newer Bandai release which is a snapfit kit. In any case, highly recommended. Build 5 of 2018 Thanks for looking. All comments welcome! More pictures and a build summary here > http://www.rocketpunch.biz/completed-finemolds-172-ywing/
  12. Build 4 of 2018 is a Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet A operated by Top Aces, a civilian contractor flying these jets for adversary training purposes. All I'll say is this Kinetic kit definitely 'requires basic modeling skills'. Out of the box except detailing up the cockpit, canopy and landing gear. The result looks good from 2 feet away which is good enough for me. Thanks for looking. More pics and a build log @ http://www.rocketpunch.biz/completed-kinetic-148-alpha-jet-top-aces/
  13. Thanks for the kind comments. And yes, brilliant kit with excellent fitting and details. :)
  14. Build 3 of 2018 is a 95% OOB build. The 5% is: drilling out the gun barrels and replacing with 0.5mm brass pipes adding an aerial using my daughter's hair though I gave up doing the shorter one scratchbuilt seatbelts markings for Marian Carl's WIldcat in 1942 Guadalcanal from Techmod. Quite happy with how it turned out although some obvious mistakes if you know where to look. All comments welcome. More pictures and a build log can be found on my site > http://www.rocketpunch.biz/completed-tamiya-148-wildcat/
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