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Thursday, September 29, 2016

1/35 SA-2 Guideline Missile & Launcher: WIP#2: Base paint scheme

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This WIP will be categorized under: 1/35 Trumpeter SA-2 Guideline Missile
The completed gallery will be featured in my site: Kumanworks.com
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I amended my WIP#1 a lil bit for the base color, it was Dark Green at where i'll be covering most of it with the desert color later on in preparation chipping later on.

This is going to be just a small WIP as i only manage to spray the base paint and also the first coat of Dark Yellow in preparation for the desert scheme later.



It will cover the hairspray layer, where it will be removed later during the chipping process.



That is it for now..:o)

Next: Desert scheme & missile paint scheme

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

1/35 SA-2 Guideline Missile & Launcher: WIP#1: Build and pre-shade

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This WIP will be categorized under: 1/35 Trumpeter SA-2 Guideline Missile
The completed gallery will be featured in my site: Kumanworks.com
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To keep the momentum and modelling "mojo" going i started with my next "new" project..
the 1/35 Trumpeter SA-2 Guideline Missile on Launcher.
** i put "new" because i still have a few pending kit in various stages **


This will be a "warm-up" kit before i start (hopefully in this lifetime) my SA-2 Guideline Missile on Trailer.

A problem free build and i completed the general assembly in record time of 2 days!!
i wish that all the kit is this easy, but again it have a small count of sprue trees.. :0)


I proceed with Mr Surface 1000 treatment, and then with pre-shade with black on the raised lines on the model. Missile included



Then i sprayed a layer of Hairspray out from the can in preparation of the Hairspray techniques for chipping that will come next after the base paint Dark Green  (Dark Yellow + Desert Yellow)   (i amend this; as actually the base paint will be Dark Green, in preparation for the Dark Yellow + Desert Yellow scheme, sorry guys) i'm going to do this in the desert scheme from a reference i found on the internet from a modeler.


That should be it for now..

NEXT: Base color paint for launcher & missile.

Monday, September 26, 2016

1/48 Academy F-15E - WIP #3: Decals, wash & loadout

Continue from where i left off the other day.

This build will be placed under: 1/48 Academy F-15e label
and also will be in my site: Kumanworks.com when its done :o)
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Decal progress moving nicely..
the model is basically done.

Anyway i'll share the WIP some photos to show the progress..

Decals went on nicely and with no big problems.
Then i proceed with 2-3 layers of Future coating before the wash steps.

while

after

For Panel lines i use tamiya product, Panel Lines Accent - Black.. and clean it using Zippo Oil.

As i liked my plane clean so the wash-step is very minimal.




Some photos of the loadout i'll be using, although i doubt that i'll hang all under the belly but some will be.
I've planned to have the F-15 as a show piece, so i'll try yo put everything that i can on the hardpoint.


Preview of the next steps, putting it all together...
the end is near guys....

Next finished Gallery



Thursday, August 18, 2016

1/48 Academy F-15E - WIP #2: Loadouts, Painting

Continue from where i left off the other day.

This build will be placed under: 1/48 Academy F-15e label
and also will be in my site: Kumanworks.com when its done :o)

Armaments && Loadouts
I love to see my aircraft that i build armed to the max, so with this F-15E; i would go OOB-ly insane with the weapons (after all this kit said on the box "with weapon", so its only appropriate to use it all).

So far i've done painting the MK83's, all the MK20s, the Sparrow AAM, the sidewinder AAMs, the ECM Pod and the fuel tanks.


next will paint the GBU-12 and the ASAT Missile (eventhough i dont think i'll use the ASAT Missile) but maybe i can display it on the "tarmac" beside the f-15.

Painting
From my reference, i really liked the F-15E with the darker tone of grey instead the light grey paint. So after priming, i mixed my own Dark Grey with H335 + some black. It would be easier to just use H331 or H68 out of the bottle, but with my limited stock of paint i'll have to mixed my own grey instead. 
Below is after the first layer of the grey mixture, those pre-shade is still very visible. A 2nd coat is needed. 
Note to self: Next time when do pre-shade with dark grey instead of black.


After the 2nd layer of grey the result as follows.


also already unmasked the exhaust & the nosecone.

next is preparation for decals

Decal Preparation.
My decal routine would involve 2 layers of Future for the whole aircraft. and wait for at least 12 hours in between layers.


Notice the streaking on the wing portion, this is intentional as part of the weathering during the painting process and also the result of the different paint mixture shades. As i doesn't mix all in one go, instead every painting session is a different mix, thus the result is a pre-weathering ( i guess..).

That is all for now.

Next:
Decals (a lot of stencils!!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

1/48 Academy F-15E - WIP #1

Its been a while since i last update my Work In Progress in here.
For this round its a 1/48 Academy F-15E with weapon aircraft.

This build will be placed under: 1/48 Academy F-15e label
and also will be in my site: Kumanworks.com when its done :o)


The construction started back in May 2016 and after a few session of build now i'm at the final stage before the decal.  So below i share some of the photos the construction process up to where i'm now.

The build is straight forward, after the Surfacer 1000 treatment, i begins with the painting of the exhaust silverish steps. The way i paint it:
1. Gloss black (i use Tamiya)
2. Gaianotes Bright Silver
3. Future




Also at this step, i start my newbie pre-shades.. not too sure how much will be visible after the painting process later.

Then i masked off the silver part to proceed with the general paint steps.

for this kit, the canopy have a nasty seamline that need to be take care off... so i proceed to sand it off and the polish it up with Tamiya polishing compound and a dip into Future, its done.




Up Next:
- Weapons, Painting & Future


Monday, June 13, 2016

1/48 Trumpeter Westland Wyvern S.4 (Suez Campaign) - Completed


Completed this sometime in Feb 2016 with OOB build
unfortunately no WIP is available although i did snapped some photos of it in progress.. will try to up them later

more picture of the Wyvern is available at my site (www.kumanworks.com)

Enjoy.






Monday, June 06, 2016

Malaysia Scale Hobby Show (MSHS) 2016


The 1st ever International South East Asia Scale Hobby Show ended yesterday (June 4 ~ 5, 2016) and it was a huge success in my view :). A big Kudos to the organizer and all the participants.
Held at Cititel Hotel Penang for the 2 days.

I was there on Saturday and it was a lot of fun and got to "put-the-name-to-the-faces" from all the WhatsApp and forum groups :o)

I'll snapped a few photos and will need to sort through and will share them below and also in my site kumanworks.com  (a bit later)

The handpainted Hind camo!!

The crowd at around 1045am

..and they said DURIANs is not allowed in hotel.. yet someone is eating it in plain sight of everyone :o). Zoom in to see the durian.

The crowd in the afternoon during the Demo session


Those rotors are spinning and the interior lighted..


zoom to see "Megan Fox" in action.. more on this later.

and a pair of DORA guarding the entrance

Another durian
MIG-21 of the world. The owner said he should have bring more if he had enough space to bring it with  :o)

AMK MIG-31... this got me sold and at 25% off i cannot resist...


TUDM workhorse.... 

Kinetic SU-33... wish they have the kit on sale as well.. :) ..





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