F-16C Germany – update 3

The focus is all on the exhaust in this update. I started by applying putty on the inside.
Partly do fill in the seams and partly to build up where needed. It took some passes with sanding inbetween. Here I’m still not done.

Inside puttied
Inside puttied

Once that was done I started painting the inside. Trying to replicate the patterns and general look inside.

Inside painted
Inside painted

The inside on the “bottom” part also got some paint.

More exhaust paint
More exhaust paint

I might need to redo some or simply glaze with some more insignia white.

I guess I can just mask the outer most part while painting the outside. Possibly I have to wait until I have put the exhaust pipe in place to make sure it sits nicely, before painting.

F-16C Germany 1/32 – update 2

I tried to make up for missing depth in the exhaust pipe. So I wrapped a piece of plastic with thin stripes around the “fan” and glued the ends. It wasn’t easy to get it entirely even.

A bit of scratch building
A bit of scratch building

I added the same kind of stripes to the existing parts.

Stripes being added
Stripes being added

Typical Revel stunt on older models.

Visible copyright on the wing
Visible copyright on the wing

I decided to glue the turkey feathers to the can.

Exhaust nozzle
Exhaust nozzle

My plan is to cover the inside with something that resembles the real thing Not quite sure how yet, but I’m working on it.

For some reason tabs was missing on the bomb parts.

Missing tabs
Missing tabs

Re-scribing and working on parts like landing gears and weapons, have kept me busy for a while.

Assorted parts getting ready
Assorted parts getting ready

Re-scribing is tedious and takes a while. I still got some more scribing to do. The top fuselage is quite complex.

Once the scribing is done and the interior got some more paint, I think I can start assemble.

Tornado ECR 1/32 Update 6

I tried to mask the inside of the canopy and front glass, but gave up and decided to only mask the outside.

Canopy masked
Canopy masked

To be ready for putting the canopy in place, I had to sort a few other things. First I put decals on the ejection seats.

Seats with decals
Seats with decals

Then I glued the sight/HUD display.

Sight added
Sight added

I gave the seats a wash and then both seats and interior got a light dry brush with grey primer.
I forgot to take a pic of that before I glued the canopy parts in place.

Canopy in place
Canopy on place

Then I painted the frames with grey primer.

Frames painted
Frames painted

I decided to go with the open fuel probe.

Fuel probe case added
Fuel probe case added

These three holes on the bottom confused me a bit as the instructions told nothing about them. I realized that they are for a mid pylon that isn’t used on the ECR model.

Three strange holes
Three strange holes

I found a rod that was close, drilled some and glued in place.

Plastic rods inserted
Plastic rods inserted

After it had dried, I cut them even, sanded a bit and then filled with some putty.

Holes sanded and puttied
Holes sanded and puttied

I’ll sand that down, and then it’s soon getting ready for paint. I just need to cover the inside of the intakes, air brakes and the wheel bays.
I think it’s ok to add all small antennas and other stuff later.

New arrival – Strv 122 by HobbyBoss

I got this kit in the mail today. I bought it 2nd hand, but it is more or less untouched.

Boxart

I think this is my 4th Swedish tank or vehicle in 1/35. I plan to get a CV9040 as well and perhaps even a 9030. Now I just need to build them! πŸ™‚

Tornado ECR 1/32 update 5

The tail fin was glued in place!

Fin assembled
Fin assembled

All in all parts seems to fit quite well, and the fin only needed a little putty and sanding.

While handling the plane I accidently knocked off one of the stabilizors. So now it was time to sort this problem somehow. My options as I see it was either to glued them in a fixed position or find something better than the current rod system.

My idea was to find a tube and a rod that fit snuggly into each other, and by chance I had saved a few lollipop sticks that is hollow, and then I noticed that my ordinary wooden tooth pics fit very well.
After removing the kit rod, I could put the lollipop stick in place and glue it, and I also drilled the stabs and glued tooth pics instead of the old mechanism.

New rod system added
New rod system added

I also did the same thing with the broken pylon.

Pylon fix
Pylon fix
Pylon in place
Pylon in place

Stabilizers in place.

Stabilizers in place
Stabilizers in place

I’ve also painted some of the load out with black primer.

Black primer painted
Black primer painted

By the looks of it they need some more attention to look good, and then some more primer.

Next will be sorting the canopy so I can start priming and painting the plane.

BAE Warrior – Airfix 1/48 – Finished

This kit I also intended to have in a small diorama with the figures I also got. The figures are about half done, meaning they’re assembled and painting is started.
I also need to figure out how I want the dio to look. I’ll get to the dio later, and meanwhile, here’s some pics of the finished Warrior!

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Pic 8

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

M3A1 Scout car – Finished

I have a small base or dio intended for this build, and I’ll sort that later, but until then I’ll consider this one finished.

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Pic 7

Angel Knight/Arch Angel Michael – finished

Here’s some pics of the finished Angel Knight figure!
For this build I mainly used Vallejo Model Air, Game and a few Games Workshop colours.

All is done with some air brushing, fine painting and a lot of dry brushing.

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Pic 6

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Angel Knight – final part

I added some skin colour to the face and what I assume is bare legs.

Skin colour added
Skin colour added

The beast head got some more colour and dry brushing.

Beast head painted
Beast head painted

The fleece was painted and glued in place, and the head got some more details painted.

Painted fleece added
Painted fleece added
The other side
The other side

Then I glued the figure to the base!

Complete figure and base
Complete figure and base
Backside
Backside

With that I considered the figure done!

I actually adjusted a few minor flaws before taking photos for the final reveal.

This kind of build with a 3D printed figure was new to me, and I enjoyed the end result!

Angel Knight – 3D printed figure

I bought this figure and one more some time ago, but as I don’t have a 3D printer yet, I have to rely on someone else to do it for me. This is the first one that he printed for me, just to see if it was good enough.

Not sure what to expect, and I’ve heard that resin printing would have been better. Anyway here’s the parts I got.

Angel Knight parts
Angel Knight parts

There are two heads and two weapons, and I’ll ask him to print one more so I can do both versions, and maybe also one twice as large.

I’m not used to 3D printed figures, and not entirely sure how to handle all the print lines, and if rendered with resin it becomes better, which I think it does. I scraped and sanded away some of it, but the plastic is very hard to scrape with a knife.
Anyway after some sanding to fit parts, I glued the lower jaw to the head, and then used putty to fill the gap. This gap is the most visible on the entire figure, and will need some more work.

Lower jaw glued and puttied
Lower jaw glued and puttied

Next I glued the leg and the first wing.

Leg and one wing glued
Leg and one wing glued

Then the second wing was glued.

Two wings glued
Two wings glued

It was here that I realized that I should have done things in a slightly different way.
I should have checked the site how it should look more closely. The wings should have been more apart and possibly the sun crest should have been glued before the wings.
I have no debonder and didn’t know at the time that acetone might solve the CA glue, so I’ll leave it as it is, and do the next one better.

After some more work fitting parts, I got every part on the figure glued in place, and everything ready for primer.

Ready for primer
Ready for primer

For some reason I used gloss black primer.

Black primer
Black primer

I primed the wings as well and then started to use different greys to give the wings a base for the dry brushing and painting.

Painting started
Painting started

The base and cape/fleece also got some paint.

Some more painted
Some more painted

The wings was masked and then the armor was painted with Vallejo steel.

Armor painted steel
Armor painted steel

I then started doing some detail painting with gold and blue metallic.

Detail painting started
Detail painting started

Next will be skin and I’ll also try some different tones on the metal colours.