Royal Australian Air Force F-111C – Hasegawa 1/72
February 12, 2014 in Aviation
Thought I’d load this one up as my first contribution to the site. It’s the first version of the very nice 1/72 Hasegawa F-111C Royal Australian Air Force boxing.
Several enhancements have been made to the kit including a new instrument panel to replace the kit decal option, dual throttles, radar hood, open pilot side canopy and some minor work in the nose wheel well to cover up the unsightly seam down the guts of the roof. The overwing seals are from Tamiya tape and the Mk.82 500 lber’s are from one of the Hasegawa weapons sets.
Decals are the original kit option which silvered in some areas (seen in some of the pics).
Paints are all Gunze acrylics thinned with Mr Color lacquer thinner shot through a H&S Infinity.
I had the good fortune of my father working on these in the R.A.A.F. when I was a kid. I regulalry saw them flying around the skies of Ipswich in this scheme which I think suites the ‘Pig’. The later FS36118 machines were a bit drab.
She also picked up a gong at the 2013 Queensland Model & Hobby Expo in the small scale Enhanced/Modified category. She was then delivered to a friend as a thankyou git for some stuff he helped me out with on another model.
Hope you like it.
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