Mitsubishi F-2B "21sq 40th Anniversary Detail Up Version

Mitsubishi F-2B "21sq 40th Anniversary Detail Up Version

Postby BlackSheep214 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:13 pm

Lookie what showed up at my doorstep this afternoon! Awesome Sauce and a hearty Thank you to Lyle for review.

Hasegawa 1/48 scale kit (available at http://www.hasegawausa.com/index.html)

Box and sprues:

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Canopy, clear parts and PE sprue:

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This is a big aircraft kit - 12 inches long!!

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Decal sheet:

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Decal placement guide:

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Instruction guide:

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Re: Mitsubishi F-2B "21sq 40th Anniversary Detail Up Version

Postby Modelcrazy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:39 pm

Well lookie there, looks like fun.
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Re: Mitsubishi F-2B "21sq 40th Anniversary Detail Up Version

Postby BlackSheep214 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:12 pm

Yeah, I’m looking forward to getting started on it. I’ve always wanted to do an F-2 (even though it is an F-16 :giggles: ) At least it’ll help me get my mind off the recent death in the family. I’ll post pics of the instruction guide later tonight.
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Re: Mitsubishi F-2B "21sq 40th Anniversary Detail Up Version

Postby BlackSheep214 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:40 pm

Instruction guide:

Step 1 - 3

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Step 4 - 8 Box insets are for various PE placement to gear struts.

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Step 9 - 11 Box insets are for various PE placement to gear struts.

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Step 12 - 16

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Postby Duke Maddog » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:37 am

This rocks! I'll follow this one too. I'm still trying to find one in 1/72 scale. I do prefer the operational colors though. Maybe someday.
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Re: Mitsubishi F-2B "21sq 40th Anniversary Detail Up Version

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:15 pm

Awaiting on a few paint colors I ordered I need / didn't have in my paint stash. The toughest one is finding the correct shade of Intermediate Blue. I've searched various sources online and hoping one or two brands I bought will be the home run I'm looking for. I do know Model Master Intermediate Blue seem too dark, too grey but not blueish enough. We'll see...
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Tamiya Panzer Kampfwagen II Ausf. F/G

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Re: Mitsubishi F-2B "21sq 40th Anniversary Detail Up Version

Postby speedgraflex » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:30 pm

Congratulations! Looking forward to your progress! I am subscribed as well!
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Re: Mitsubishi F-2B "21sq 40th Anniversary Detail Up Version

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:09 am

I looked over my instruction guide and found I had overlooked more colors for this kit. Mr. Color
C374 Shallow Ocean Blue, C375 Deep Ocean Blue, and C376 Radome Grey. So off I went researching online and found a set I am looking to buy - JASDF Oceanic Camouflage Paint Set. I found it at Plaza Japan website for a great price... $4.22. I’m figuring it’ll cost me around $12 with shipping. Not a bad price actually even if I have to wait awhile for it to come in.

This is the paint set:

https://www.plazajapan.com/4973028420326

Who knew it was going to hard to find the correct match and colors for this kit. This will come in handy for any future JASDF kits with Oceanic Camo schemes.
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Miniart XF5F Skyrocket
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Re: Mitsubishi F-2B "21sq 40th Anniversary Detail Up Version

Postby BlackSheep214 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:01 pm

Mr. Color Intermediate Blue just doesn't look right to me. Looks like I'm gonna have to order the JASDF Oceanic Camouflage paint set from Plaza Japan website. :bored:
On the Bench:
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Miniart XF5F Skyrocket
Dragon ZSU-23-4M Air Defense System
Tamiya Panzer Kampfwagen II Ausf. F/G

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Re: Mitsubishi F-2B "21sq 40th Anniversary Detail Up Version

Postby BlackSheep214 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:10 pm

Ordered the Gunze JASDF Oceanic Camouflage Paint Set last week and is currently on its way here. When? Only time will tell since it’s most likely on the slow boat across the Pacific heading to the west coast.
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Miniart XF5F Skyrocket
Dragon ZSU-23-4M Air Defense System
Tamiya Panzer Kampfwagen II Ausf. F/G

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