The Akamat messenger!

Modelling is just fun!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

F11F-1 Tiger Fonderie Miniatures 1/48

This is my latest build, from the FM kit.
The kit is multimedia, consisted of short run styrene , photoetched, white metal and resin parts. Two vacformed canopies are also included.
The plastic parts are very poorly casted, the quality of the plastic itself is low, full of tiny holes and with many ripples in several areas, so be prepared for extensive dry fitting and generous amount of putty.
On the positive side, there are fine engraved panel lines and the overall shape is correct.

Many modifications and improvements took place during this build, for example new cockpit sidewalls from scratch, the area just in front of the wind shield which is wrongly shaped on the kit, guns were also added and some ventilation scoops were opened. Also, the model was riveted in several places.











Painting the model was really fun as always, I tried to present the model used but with no extensive wearing, due to its short life time (only four years), just some light shadows and highlights on the basic colours, in order to give some depth to an otherwise dull camo.

I hope you like it, enjoy the photos!











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