1/72 Italeri Jaguar IS

Gallery Article by Aamod Potdar on Jan 26 2019

  Indian Republic day 



Jaguar IS India Air Force

Another Republic Day Celebration for India and another aircraft kit from for the occasion. I have used the Italeri Gr.1 kit with after market decals. I had the kit lying with me for really long time but wanted to do three tone camouflage scheme. This is officially my first camo scheme with an airbrush.

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Fitting of the kit was pretty decent. Just minor filling and sanding near the air intakes and underside but that was manageable. For colors, I have used Model Master colors sprayed via Air Brush. Major issue I faced was the inbox decals sheet which had turned dry and decals would simply would slide off. I had to keep them soaked for hours and hours before they slid off.

For the roundels and squadron logo, I have used after market decal sheet from Model Alliance. Decal sheet comes with 3 options, so basically you can build 3 IAF aircraft by purchasing this single decal sheet. Though decal sheet has some inaccuracies like squadron logos reversed. But you can either chose to ignore or print out your own decal sheets.

I tried bit of weathering on the underside but was not too happy with the result so did not continue further. Also, since it was my first camouflage scheme I wanted to keep it clean. Pretty happy and satisfied with the build.

Happy Indian Republic Day to all. Jai Hind.

Aamod Potdar

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Photos and text by Aamod Potdar