The subject of this group build is to take a model off your shelf that's been sitting there unfinished and finish it.
To start post photos of your model(s) in it's current state with a quick blurb of what version you were building and why it ended up abandoned. Then blog and post photos of you finishing it!
Extra kudos the older it is.
TOPIC: Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf
Trumpeter Tu16 Badger - returns from the shelf
11 months 4 weeks ago #1
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
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.
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 ..
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...