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LowFiveJoe_2
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 04:49 AM UTC
A little progress. Panel lines are scribed on most of the fuselage, vert stabs, and wings. Once I get gaps filled, I'll go back and polish up the surface prior to paint.



I'm pondering how to proceed on the vert stabs though...



If you can see it, there isn't much taper to the trailing edge so then I looked at reference photos and also noticed that the rudder surfaces extend beyond the tail. East Ger. flew -29A model, and as far as I can tell I'll need to extend the surface. I'm thinking it would be best to remove the rudders entirely and rebuild them to shape (and taper)? Anyway, I'm not a MiG-29 expert and not aiming for perfect.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 01:35 AM UTC
Here's where I am with the Academy 1/32 F-16I:



Canopy is just sitting in place.

Still a little seam work to do around the nose, mask off the canopy, and just about ready to start painting. However, today's Mother's Day here in the States so I don't expect I'll get anymore done this weekend.

Michael
LowFiveJoe_2
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 07:43 AM UTC
I made some good forward movement over the last few weeks. The intakes were initially a stumper as the only option was to model them with the FOD screens down.


I am modeling this as in-flight, so I had crafted some ersatz inlet ramps out of sheet styrene. They'll have to do. The intakes were a bit of a fit challenge.


Lots of sanding, filling, sanding, rinse, repeat...

I think it looks decent now. I still struggle a bit with Mr. Surface; haven't quite got the hang of it yet. I also struggle with closed gear doors. Anyway, here we are nearly ready for paint.
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC
Wow, I gotta get my Tomcat on the bench.
LowFiveJoe_2
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:52 AM UTC
I managed to get MOST of the paint on my MiG... before killing my compressor. I believe it died of old age.



I need to even out the dark green. I was in the process of doing just that, but now I'll have to wait for the replacement. I'm not sure I like how the 'spots' look; I might have made them bigger if I were to redo the paint job. I used AKAH lacquers from the VVS Central Asia set.



I like the colors, but it seems they were 'frugal' on the amount of paint in a 10ml bottle. The picture is of the unopened bottle.
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 01:57 PM UTC
Here is my entry, Trumpeter 1/48 PLAAF J-10A Vigorous Dragon.

SHAKY962
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:51 AM UTC
@Joe, your job in the Mig29 is incredible.....

Im going with this

IMG_7140 by Shaky962, en Flickr


When I bought the Hasegawa kit, I saw that it had no detail inside the jet intake. This forced me to find the solution to remedy it with the purchase of XMM resin jet intake. I`m really disapointed with this kit. If you want a good kit of the Super Hornet first see the Revell or Academy option.
Kanguroo
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 03:20 PM UTC
Hi everyone,
I start with a little bird.




K.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 04:40 AM UTC
Welcome aboard Mr. K

A few updtae in my Hornet. I start "killing" the kit with the change of the engine intakes........ Hasegawa miss it!!!

02 by Shaky962, en Flickr

03 by Shaky962, en Flickr
SHAKY962
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 10:51 AM UTC
A little update

04 by Shaky962, en Flickr

06 by Shaky962, en Flickr

07 by Shaky962, en Flickr

Now I need to work in the Aires cockpit
Kanguroo
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 03:04 AM UTC
Thanks, Jose.

I continue my work.



K.
SpaceXhydro
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:02 AM UTC
Hello everyone. my entry to this campaign will be the Great wall Hobby F-15E Strike eagle in 1/72 scale. It is a very nice kit. easy fit, quick to build. the only down side is the instructions has numerous noticeable errors. however, this is the 4th F-15E that i will build so i kinda know what i'm doing.

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The kit depicts a radar in the nose but im gonna cover it up with the nose-comb and position it in a ready to fly state.

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I started this model only a few days ago and now i should start the overall painting tomorrow.

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Here are the prizes for the unlucky contestant: A full happy family outing to (insert country). A mummy, a daddy and their 8 kids.


Hyder.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 01:21 PM UTC
Just throwing this out there. This campaign is scheduled to wrap up in 10 days and there's no ribbon decided on yet.

Michael
eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 06:42 PM UTC
J-10A progress update.



eMan
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 02:04 AM UTC
More update pics.



SpaceXhydro
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 02:25 AM UTC
Hello Everyone,

Quick progress on my F-15E.

Here i got started on priming and painting

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Here is a good use for all the spare useless sprues

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A lot of masking. i should have done the overall scheme afterwards. but ok.

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Details painted

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Here I'm trying to achieve an uneven metallic effect.

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I found a good use for the old f-22 masking for the wheels.

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I had a little nasty accident

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But then it got fixed

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As you can see, I've been working like mad to get this F-15E done. i haven't had much of an opportunity to build a project this quickly in quite a while. it should be completed by the 27th, hopefully.

Hyder
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 06:25 PM UTC
Nice work guys!

I never really got a start on mine so will be bowing out.

Cheers Rob.
LowFiveJoe_2
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 02:14 AM UTC
Alright folks, I'm calling this one done







It seems 1/48 is a challenging scale for me; flaws are really amplified as compared to 1/72 and smaller. It's a good learning experience though. I learned a lot about lacquers, that's for sure. Anyway, for the base, I found a tactical looking map of Cottbus, home of JG3.

And here's nice parting shot for the F-15 (looking great, BTW!!!).

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC
Should I be asking if folks want an extension at this point?

Also, nudge nudge, still no ribbon. Do you all think one of Thomas' will do it?

Michael
SpaceXhydro
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 01:38 PM UTC
Ok, The F-15E itself is almost done and should be capable of flight testing by tomorrow.

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Its finally starting to get closer to completion.

As for The campaign ribbon, I like the second one, mainly because the its colours kinda stand out more. but i don't mind which ribbon gets chosen.

Hyder.
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 10:17 PM UTC
J-10A Vigorous Dragon finished.




LowFiveJoe_2
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 12:34 AM UTC
WOW!!! The F-15 and J-10 both look outstanding. Nicely done.
Kanguroo
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 05:11 AM UTC
Hi everyone,

I finish the model.




Thanks for this great campaign.

K.
SpaceXhydro
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 09:47 AM UTC
Hello everyone,

Thank you Joe for your comment.

Here is My F-15E Strike Eagle ready for military service.

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Great work on everyone's builds.

Hyder.
EHAM0624
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC
Hi, I also have a mig the ICM Mig-29 as this has Damgarten decals i decided to do one of these (i was once at Damgarten when these where flying their and have seen one of these special green one's)



This model has a mix of raised and proper pannel lines and a lot off flash and no cockpit details,.. also it's a bit "old fashioned" however i bought it for a couple off euro's so no further complaints
Building was straight forward but it needs some TLC



so i took some more pictures off the procces but my hard drive has now difficulties to find them any way the caps are scratched



Now in East Germany these Mig could easily been seen from outside the Russian Bases however when not flying these looked all cocooned so this is how i remember Russian Mig's in the Former DDR.





thanks