Category Archives: Scratch Build

BRITISH ROYAL NAVY – FAIREY GANNET

Revell Fairey GANNET T.5 1/72 scale kit with British Royal Navy color.

Kit has been builded direct out of box and detailed with some scratch build works mentioned IN PROGRESS page.

This Fairey Gannet is an abandoned airplane and builded to show extreme weathering effect.

All paints and weathering effects were made with acrylic paints.

 

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F-16D Fighting Falcon- Chapter 1

Italeri F-16D Fighting Falcon 1/48 – Main Fuselage Details

Kınetic reboxed by Italeri F-16D kit is completed after 5 month works. Kit converted Block 50+  with some additions from Hasegawa F-16 Block 52+.

Livery is for F-16D Block 50+ from 161.squadron 6.Main Jet Base – Bandırma.

This kit is builded to show some scratch build open panel works.

24 scratch build, 8 resin, total 32 open panel builded in 1/48 scale.

The other additions are:

  • Resin cockpit and seats.
  • Resin wheel bays and tires.
  • Resin exhaust nozzle.
  • Resin weapons.
  • Resin Sniper pod.
  • Some photoetch additions like Remove Before Flags.
  • Scratch build FOD covers.

Detailed building phases published in IN PROGRESS section.

This section is for main kits look after finish.Detailed open panel pictures are going to publish later.

Click for Kit Detail

End of this section.

Italeri F-16D Flight Falcon – Part 4

Air intake

4 open panel on intake area fully scratch builded.

Some small inner equipments.

And after detail painting.

3 open panel at radar avionic sections fully scratch builded.

Painted and some details added.

And the results are acceptable.

Doors of radar avionics. Two of them are detailed kits parts and the other is scratch builded door.

All openable maintanence doors are ready. The only three of them is resin door from HADMODELS.

Resin radar used for radome inner from Eduard Resins. But it is also need some improvements.

And the view after some cable works.

Canopy locking mechanism detailed with little additions

All FOD covers are scratch builded on this models. Here examples of two photos.Intake Cover and chaf dispenser covers.

End of this section.

Italeri F-16D Fighting Falcon – Part 3

Fuselage Top

7 open panel added top of fuselage, 2 of them resin parts and remaining panels are scratch build.

I used resin M61A1 Canon bays.Options are HADMODELS and CMK KITS. But HADMODELS resin bay is much more accurate up to me.

Details has shown below.

Main view of open panels after cutting.

HADMODELS resin gun bay attached to fuselage. Open panel next behind of the gun bay is going to be Hydraulic A system reservoir bay.

I used HADMODELS resins for second and last resin panel for fuselage top is for Emergency Power Unit which is very nice detailed. Next open bay behind of the Emergency Power Unit is going to be Hydraulic B system reservoir.

Base of scratch build open panels builded with Evergreen plastic parts.

Some details added.

All open panels airbrushed with proper base colors.

The open bay in front of resin Emergengy Power Unit is for Hydrezine Tank.

Some pneumatic pipes and cabels added to Hydrezine tank bay and all parts started to paint.

Hydraulic B reservoir added and this bay detailed with addind lot of pipe and tubes. All scratch build.

Same scratch build process for Hydraulis A system.  The pictures are examples for only hydraulic reservoir before detailed.

And Hydraulic A bay after detailed.

Scratch build Hydrezine tank.

And Hydrezine tank in its place.

Gun bay detailed some cable work and resin ammunition.

In front of Hydrezine tank there is an avionic bay which is totaly scratch builded.

End of this section.

Italeri F-16D Fighting Falcon 1/48 Scale – Part 1

Italeri F-16D Fighting Falcon 1/48 Scale – Part 2