The 1/72 Hasegawa F4-J Phantom II is the third plane I built after the Academy 1/72 Tomcat and Hasegawa 1/48 F16. By far I am very pleased with this build compared to the previous two but there are definitely rooms for improvements.
One thing I noticed when building this kit is that it is pretty hard work mostly due to its size. The hardest part has got to be the landing gears. Should have built this in flying mode then I don’t have to struggle with the landing gears. I think I like to build a 48th scale next.
Enjoy the pics.
Written by Ken on May 28th, 2010 with no comments.
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This is my second attempt at building a plan and the victim this time around is a Hasegawa 1/48 scale F16C Fighting Falcon ‘Alabama Ang Special’. I bought this kit from a huge model shop call Universal Models Limited (UML) in Hong Kong during one of my business trip there back in June 2008.
This took me couple of months to build due to my hectic workload but was able to finish it sometime in October 2008. Instead of having it in the normal landing pose, I wanted to build this in a more action oriented pose aka flying pose. As such, I did not bother about the landing gears and covered all the landing hatches.
I also drilled a small hole under the main fuselage so that I can poke a small iron rod into it and pose the F16 in flying mode. But also due to this, there is no more space to attach the spare fuel tank under the fuselage. As such, that spare tank was omitted.
Here are the pictures of the Hasegawa 1/48 F16C Fighting Falcon. All pictures were taken with my Canon EOS 400D with Sigma 18-200mm OS lens.
Written by Ken on September 22nd, 2009 with no comments.
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This was the second year running of the 1/72 Air Show held at Hobby HQ on 10 and 11 November 2007.
The 1/72 Air Show is basically a showcase of 1/72 scale model aircrafts and any type and genre. To make things more interesting, a mock airport was built to house all the aircrafts. The aircrafts on show were contributed by local modelers who are passionate about their hobby.
Beside serving as an avenue for modelers to showcase their precious models, the air show also aims to generate more interest in plastic modeling among the general public.
These photos show some of the model aircraft that took part in the air show. I personally enjoyed the air show plus the free food and I am hoping for a bigger and better one next year and hopefully I will be able to contribute some exhibits.
All photos were taken with my Canon 400D + 18-55mm kit lens.
Written by Ken on November 29th, 2007 with no comments.
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