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Kinetic 1/48 F 16 Block 52+ & Block 52M HAF Dual Build (WIP)


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Looks like you’ve nailed the colours very well, did you use them straight from the bottle?

 

Although it looks a bit stark at the moment due to the contrast between the radome and CFT’s, but once you spray them up, it’ll all come together.

 

👍🏻🇬🇷👍🏻🇬🇷👍🏻🇬🇷

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7 hours ago, scotthldr said:

Looks like you’ve nailed the colours very well, did you use them straight from the bottle?

 

Although it looks a bit stark at the moment due to the contrast between the radome and CFT’s, but once you spray them up, it’ll all come together.

 

👍🏻🇬🇷👍🏻🇬🇷👍🏻🇬🇷

Thank you very much Scott

 

Yes the paints were used straight from the bottle.

 

I agree with you but I wanted to finish with the main camo prior to radome and CFts' painting.

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Hello fellow modellers

 

The painting is fanally finished. Details like antennas and some lines on the wings were painted with FS36270, the despensers were painted with Jet Exhaust and the Exhaust of the jet fuel starter was painted with stainless steel.

 

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Finally I received a new decalsheet with a lot more decals than the other decalsheets. Also the roundels' colour seems more accurate. Another nice feature is that faded decals  are also included.

 

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Thank you very much!!

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2 hours ago, SERNAK said:

Beautiful colours but, these remind me more of a Block30/32 than a later block52+.

 

You are right Block52+ have a darker colour due to coating's graphite. But this airplane will eventually become a Block52M, which have a cleaner finish closer to the one that Block 30/50 have. I created this thread almost a year ago, but during Christmas I got a twin seater as a present, from which I decided to build a Block52M, but I couldn't find out how to change the title. 

 

This is a photo of the actual aircraft.

 

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The lighting is not the best one in the indoor photos. 

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10 hours ago, scotthldr said:

Any progress on the build?

A lot of progress on the build, but no time to post.

 

After four days of decal application the airplane is almost finished.

 

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Next step weathering. I will paint some smoke on the gun and I will apply a light panel liner.

 

Also I finished the seats. Unfortunately I received the resin seats with some broken parts and the seller didn't refund me or replaced them. Also I sanded the sides of the seats in order to make them fit into the cockpit.

 

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That is looking sweet🤤, can’t wait to see it finished.

 

🇬🇷“Και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη,
Χαίρε, ω χαίρε, ελευθεριά! “🇬🇷

 

How’s the Blk 52+ coming along?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 5/15/2021 at 6:01 PM, scotthldr said:

That is looking sweet🤤, can’t wait to see it finished.

 

🇬🇷“Και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη,
Χαίρε, ω χαίρε, ελευθεριά! “🇬🇷

 

How’s the Blk 52+ coming along?

 

Thank you very much Scott!!! 

I focused on finishing Blk52M, so I let Block52+ on shelf. I have finished sanding it and I have to glue main landing gear prior to paint it. 

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Finally I had some time to almost finish the Block52M. I wasn't satisfied with the included pitot so I ordered some resin pitots. Now I have to deal with some fitting issues on the seats and find a way to improve static dischargers. Some minor details still have to be painted. Your opinion is very importand since it's my first complete 1/48 build and I tried to implement a lot of techniques for the first time. Also this kit was a nice testbed to test aegean ghost camo and the custom have glass varnish. 

 

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Well if that's your first 1/48 kit then I cannot wait until your second and third and so on...... 

 

Absolutely fantastic, you have caught the 'Aegean Ghost' scheme on the Blk52M spot on:thumbsup:.  The Greys look exactly as they should be and the weathering is just enough. The decals have settled very well, especially on the CFT's and drop tanks:thumbsup:. As for the pitot, I would highly recommend the turned brass ones made by Master of Poland, which you can pick up on Ebay.

 

http://www.master-model.pl/product/am-48-008.html

 

Looking forward to seeing the 52+ progress.

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Finally the block52+ is painted, only some minor details are missing.

 

Once again AK Real Colours were used, straight from the bottle. 

After the initial painting RLM66 filter was used to darken the colours. 

Then, I repainted the airplene in order to make a post shading effect.

 

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To produce the graphite colour I used AK Xtreme Metal Jetexhaust

 

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Finally to enhance the metallic effect I sprayed a very thin layer of AK Xtreme Metal Stainless Steel.

 

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Currently, I am painting some lines and the nose cone.

 

Hope you like it!!!!

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Hi and Greetings from Greece!!!

 

Last months, I had absolutely no time to post here!!! So the update will be huge and will include lots of photos!

 

Firstly the walkways and other details were painted

 

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Then different shades were painted in order to create depth and contrast.

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Then the decals were applied, the a/c with s/n 527 was chosen, due to its heavy weathering.

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In order to recreate the shading of the real aircraft I used oils.

 

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I am looking forward to your opinion!

 

Stay Safe

 

Thanos

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