Hasegawa 1/48 RNoAF # 78-0286

Unread postPosted: 23 Dec 2009, 16:56
by bk974
Her I will put pictures of my newest project, it is Viper nr. 286. from when it was deployed in italy during the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999. It will be armed with 4xAIM-120 and 2xAIM-9, It will also have an ALQ-131 on the centerline. I will use VINGTOR decals for this build, and pictures will be put in every night during the holidays. ( I hope) I hope you will comment on it as it progresses!

The seat, and the exhaust!

Unread postPosted: 23 Dec 2009, 21:51
by bk974
Here comes the first few pictures, I have spent an hour buliding and painting the ejection seat, adding seatbelts made from foil. I also had to have a go at the exhaust, as I wanted to see if I could get the bluish tint good on the inner ring....

The exhaust

Unread postPosted: 23 Dec 2009, 21:56
by bk974
Hoping to get that faint bluish tint right..tricky one!

Cockpit and Body

Unread postPosted: 25 Dec 2009, 02:22
by bk974
Today I have been of course a bit busy, but managed to squeeze out a cockpit now before I am off to bed.

RE: Cockpit and Body

Unread postPosted: 25 Dec 2009, 14:16
by falcon_1
Nice "office"....;) but u got to work more on that exhaust pal.... ;O)

RE: Cockpit and Body

Unread postPosted: 25 Dec 2009, 15:40
by bk974
I know, it is not done yet, just wanted to see if i could get that blue tint....it will be all cleaned up and the decals will also be put on, maybe today!

Making progress!

Unread postPosted: 28 Dec 2009, 05:27
by bk974
I have been working hard at my Viper since last posting, but have not taken many pictures as it was basically just boring bits like undercarriage etc. But now it is standing on its own, it still nedds to be tidied up a bit, and will of course have decals on, but I have finished the weapons and the tail, will have pictures of them tomorrow! I never put the tail on before I am finished with the decals, is so much more easy when you can lay the viper on its back! This time I have laid the panel lines in dark grey, to try to make them visible, but not too dominating... tell me what you think?

RE: Making progress!

Unread postPosted: 28 Dec 2009, 22:04
by falcon_1
like it so far pal... ;) Guess this one will be better than the last of your work.. colourscheme on this one? hihi, got an itch in my own hands now, better start on that starfighter soon....;)

RE: Making progress!

Unread postPosted: 29 Dec 2009, 00:03
by bk974
Yeah you have to get started...it is so much fun! remember when we built the to hasegawas all those years ago? I use Tamiya FX-19 on the body and XF-66 on the nose....

RE: Making progress!

Unread postPosted: 29 Dec 2009, 02:30
by bk974
Well! Tonight I finished her! I have taken a few pictures, but the battery of the camera flattened out, so I will have to post pictures in the morning, on the Finished Model page!!

99.9 % finished...

Unread postPosted: 29 Dec 2009, 22:36
by bk974
Not quite finished... but almost..here she is! Please comment if you like, I appreciate it!

RE: 99.9 % finished...

Unread postPosted: 29 Dec 2009, 22:59
by falcon_1
like it a lot...! I`m missing the old lightning badge from the 338 sqd.... keep up the good work...!! :salute:

RE: 99.9 % finished...

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2009, 14:54
by Henrik
Wow - what a cool looking Viper!!!! Have You remembered the Block-10-specific antenna under the air linet??

Cheers,

Henrik.

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2009, 15:10
by bk974
Yes I have Henrik.....*smiles* Thanx by the way....I like it too, but it is always about making the next one better....

Unread postPosted: 02 Jan 2010, 20:37
by Henrik
Ahh, yes - just checking ;-)

Unread postPosted: 02 Jan 2010, 21:08
by bk974
unfortunately I discovered today that I should have used a deep ALQ-131, not the shallow one....bummer... :oops: