Builds Hasegawa F-16 MLU Klu

Not much to show tonight, this took ages to do.
Added the bomb tail brace to the first station, made from an old PE fret.
Not 100% accurate but close enough for Govt work.
My favourite phrase when working for Big And Expensive! Misses goes daft when I say it now around the house!

Forgot to say - cracking work there.
 

Dads203

Old-Salt
Second bomb fin holder done.

I've added the the only imperial measuring tool that should be used in scale modelling - a soft drinks beverage can. should give you an idea on size of what i'm dealing with.

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Second bomb fin holder done.

I've added the the only imperial measuring tool that should be used in scale modelling - a soft drinks beverage can. should give you an idea on size of what i'm dealing with.

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.....are those bomblets on the right way? I'm very happy to be proved wrong after all your hard work on this.

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stuskimac

Old-Salt
Second bomb fin holder done.

I've added the the only imperial measuring tool that should be used in scale modelling - a soft drinks beverage can. should give you an idea on size of what i'm dealing with.

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That's a novel clamp you have holding that piece, is it a specialist item? looks useful.
 

Dads203

Old-Salt
That's a novel clamp you have holding that piece, is it a specialist item? looks useful.
Brilliant bit of kit made by Gunze GSI, not cheap but made to last. i bought mine from Amazon back a few years ago and ithink it cost £40 ish. The vice assembly is on a ball mount.

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Second bomb fin holder done.

I've added the the only imperial measuring tool that should be used in scale modelling - a soft drinks beverage can. should give you an idea on size of what i'm dealing with.

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At last, someone who drinks the correct form of a cola beverage; not that sickly light-weight stuff in a red can.
 

Dads203

Old-Salt
Painting up the stores
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Practice bomb carrier and bombs

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ELGTR

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And one of the dummy Sidewinders being painted up

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Dads203

Old-Salt
A tiny bit more done tonight. ACMI TACTs pod got hit with some paint
and the plyons were given a panel line wash.

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I have a bit more detailing up of the Triple Ejector Rack yet before I hit that with some paint then I can attach the ELGTR round.
 

Dads203

Old-Salt
Drop tanks

More playing with the colours as to make the one colour a bit more interesting. These get really grubby in service so I'm going to hit these hard with some weathering. This is as far as I go at this stage, decals next then more weathering after.

Building up the pre shading - just black and white at this stage.

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And one finished, its quite subtle but effective, decals next and then I'll carry on with adding grime and shite to the tank.

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Enjoy folks
 
Drop tanks

More playing with the colours as to make the one colour a bit more interesting. These get really grubby in service so I'm going to hit these hard with some weathering. This is as far as I go at this stage, decals next then more weathering after.

Building up the pre shading - just black and white at this stage.

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And one finished, its quite subtle but effective, decals next and then I'll carry on with adding grime and shite to the tank.

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Enjoy folks
I think it looked better in the pre shading……..;)
 

Dads203

Old-Salt
Cheers chaps.

Both drop tanks painted and glossed

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And Decals going on, the Procal Decals are quite thick and I thought this is going to be a problem but with some Daco strong they settled into place.

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The row of rivets on the tank flange was done with some Microscale rivets

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Dads203

Old-Salt
A bit of a break away from the bench as family has come up and stayed for a week.

More work on the stores mainly decals and a tad of painting.
TER is painted up and some basic detail blocked in added the ELGTR round.

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Not the best pic but this is of the braking chute pack

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Standard scale rule deployed

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NSP

LE
Gotta love pale blue ordnance. Came on shift one night to find the survey room in a slight state of panic with client rep, party chief, ROV pilots and my oppo' huddled over the ROV console, flapping like a flock of hummingbirds over "a massive, highly dangerous bomb."

I shoulder my way in and, on seeing the camera monitors, see this:-

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Apparently, my guffaw was "unhelpful" and my suggestion that it was exercise ordnance "ignorant and ill-informed." And unhelpful...

Imagine my surprise at the complete lack of apology when the reply to our enquiry with screenshots from Faslane came in...
 

Dads203

Old-Salt
Cracking on, primer and pre shade time.

Nothing special just Halfords finest primer, Tamiya NATO black and flat White at this stage. Masking of the wheel bays done with Bluetak and the main gear doors.
Top coat next.

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Dads203

Old-Salt
And the landing gear gets some attention.

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First Captive AIM-120 blocked in, Decals next for this one.

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