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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.. :) ..





Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kumanworks.com updated with new layout


After a long hiatus of blog updates, i'm back (at least for now) to updating the blog.
First order of the day is to announce the reopening of my website www.kumanworks.com with a new layout.

This should be more direct to Scale Models as i think my last website is not so mobile friendly.

Enjoy the new site and this blog will receive regular update via Work In Progress of scale models where the completed models can be view in my website www.kumanworks.com

again enjoy your stay and do regularly visit my blog for Work In Progress updates.

Thanks

kuman

UPDATES...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hard Rock Cafe Shotglass: Berlin

Hard Rock Cafe Shotglass: Berlin

This i received together with the Prague shotglass..

but this time only the original Orange Circle.. time to hunt the cityshots :D

enjoy


#hardrockcafe
#hrcberlin

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hard Rock Cafe Shotglass: Prague


Hard Rock Cafe Shotglass: Prague

Received this one also back in June 2015 from a fellow visiting friend but he only get the city-shots (better than nothing) .. now i have to find the Orange Circle to accompany this one :o)..

enjoy


#hardrockcafe
#hrcprague
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