Hasegawas ’98 1/48 Razorback, Little Chief.
Another fall together kit (yes!) On this Jug i got to mostly concentrate on painting, not filling and aligning and sanding and..etc. It’s the first time i have really attempted to get tonal variety by adjusting the amount of different colours (whites/greys) added to the main colour as i progressed through layers, 6 in total for the olive drab. Very cool watching it all slowly come together and fairly pleased with the result. Pre and post shading was also used as i gain more confidence in using very thinned colours , 70/30 and 80/20 thinner/paint on post shading so i didn’t over do it. Pre shading was kept to a minimum compared to some of my previous efforts.
A pencil was used for some minor chipping/scratches, a full oil wash over two nights was applied…although the umber i used was not to my liking but did fade out a bit with some work and the final clear coat 50/50 matt/gloss knocked it back some more.
The spine antenna i knocked off several times during the build and i didn’t have the confidence in it’s adhesion to attempt stringing some line unfortunately. The belly tank does have minimal clearance, as you can see in a couple of pics, but i assume the crew may have renamed her ‘Ole Sparky’ as she roared down a runway looking like an early form of jato tech!
Some of the decals played nicely, some did not..but if you squint they all look great 😉
Fun and basic build, i love these older kits, and it is nice to finally add a mighty Jug to the collection. Thanks for looking in all!
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