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Jack Mugan
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48th Scale War Weary Tigercat

November 26, 2012 · in Aviation · · 18 · 1.8K

Yes it did look that bad and I have the photo I used for reference. I started out looking for a different way to do a black scheme and found this shot in Squadron's book on the . I added a resin nose, drilling it out to accept buckshot in an attempt to keep the tail up. It required more weight behind the cockpit and engine firewalls, any place I could put it in front of the main landing gear. The engines are plumbed and brake lines added. Pastels were used over different shades of flat black.

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18 responses

  1. Nicely done.

  2. Beautiful weathering techniques

  3. Best F7F I've ever seen, Jack...just gotta say WOW!

  4. Wow, how dirty 😉

    What a paint job; nice chipping, nice exhaust stain, impressive multi tone black surface and a nice touch with the blue panels. I like it big time!
    A really colorful aircraft. And yes, the detail work is as stunning!


  5. Thanks guys... it is the most weathered model I have ever built.

  6. I definitely want to finally do MY Linda! Love what you did- awesome.
    I need to figure out how to photograph my kits in better light- i wish time was on my side these days- oh well!

  7. Excellent job! Black is beautiful! Way beyond my meager skills, I must say.

  8. Now THAT is a really good job of weathering. It's extensive, it's really ratty, but it's not "overdone" like too many models end up - in other words it looks REAL. I like it a lot.

  9. Weathered models tend to be very subjective and though I'm a bit hesitant to weather my models, I find that less is more in most cases. I know some contest judges do not like weathered subjects, but as I do not compete anymore, that's something I no longer concern myself with. I do really appreciate the kind remarks however.

  10. Jack, that weathered finish is just superb - one of the best I've ever seen.

  11. Jack,
    I'm new to this site so I'm checking out all the old posts...This Sir, is a BEAUTIFUL Model of a VERY cool "Iorn Works" product.
    Great Job!

  12. Outstanding work, Jack! Your weathering is simply stunning - it's among the most realistic I've ever seen.

  13. Really like this model! When the day comes that I do a Tiger for my "cat" collection, I' ll remember this as setting a fine example !

  14. Hi
    Going back through the older pages, this is the best weathered black paint job I've seen. Excellent work!

    • Steven... thanks for your kind remarks. Heavily weathered aircraft seems to be an acquired taste and it helps to have good reference to go by.

  15. Jack, as always I marvel at your work. You are a Master craftsman and artist to boot. Oh, and humble too . . .

  16. Jack,
    Ditto to all the other comments, this is perfect

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