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Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf 3 months 1 week ago #1

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Started this back as part of the "Behind the Iron CUrtain" Group build 2016, previous log at www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/beh...-72-tu-16-k-badger-g .

After I broke my arm and the group build finished, it has sat on the shelf in this condition.. , since. :huh:

This is my only shelved model so good opportunity to complete it.
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Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf 3 months 1 week ago #2

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Great to see another SoD entrant.
Should be interesting to see how many get over the line.
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Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf 3 months 2 days ago #3

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Great to see this up and going again.
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Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf 2 months 3 weeks ago #4

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Finished the sanding, filling, priming


and attached missile pylons


and constructed landing gear



Next to add the clear parts mask and paint
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Nice work, paint soon ?
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Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf 2 months 3 weeks ago #6

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Fitted the glazing to the forward cockpit/bomb aimer's and rear gunner/observer compartments. Fit was really good.


Also did the gun turret for the rear gun position, might attempt to drill out the ends of the barrels



Finished the two AS6 missiles, needed to invent some detail for the rear of each, as the kit just has a flat blank piece of plastic.
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Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf 2 months 2 weeks ago #7

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The 2 Kingfish missiles, with my interpretation of the rear nozzles - best i could find. The kit says to fold the lower fin over (like on AS4) but not sure about this none of the pictures I have seen have the tail fins folded like this
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Masked the glazing and started to attach the aerials /antenna to the fuselage




Attached the undercarriage doors - fit was terrible for the rear doors which unlike what the kit suggests are actually supposed to be closed, good luck with that.



I will probably change the colour scheme to be overall NMF, I don't trust the instructions (or the decals supplied with the kit), and will be easier meaning it's not likely to return unfinished to the shelf.
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Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf 2 months 2 weeks ago #8

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Oh yeah NMF all the way for this mate. Will look great. Man those Kingfish are some serious missiles.
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Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf 2 months 1 week ago #9

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NMF it is. For the past year or so I have settled on two Humbrol shades of Aluminium (polished and plain) to produce NMF, had enough of spending $25 for one shot of Alclad (which probably wouldn't do a plane this size), and the result is every bit as good. These two combined with clear and matt varnish should produce enough variation between different panels, followed by some very judicious weathering.

Started this process yesterday with a overall coat of Polished Aluminium followed by clear coat, then masked of the areas (really basic) for the aluminium coat.
At the same time fitted the undercarriage and rear gun installation the missile carriers, and what I think is a 30mm cannon on the front.





The kingfish missile next to the Badger's predecessors (Yak 28 and Il 28) for scale - haven't finished it yet still some seams to fix ..
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Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf 2 months 1 week ago #10

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So, going to call this one finished..
All the bits are stuck on, even had some rigging to do! - my first time using EZ line, different but works really well..
Decals are a mix from other kits and I know I still need a small '60' for the tail, and white paint for the rear radome.
Can go back on the right shelf now next to the other soviet beasts...










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Crazy, cool and very nice!
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Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf 2 months 1 week ago #12

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Thats what i call a sprint to the finish. Well done mate.
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Flipping heck you don’t muck around.
Nice kite, looks good :)
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OH YES!!!
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