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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 10 months 2 days ago #31

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Very clever solution and easy to fix if you need to have another go.
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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 10 months 2 days ago #32

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Some great progress Kane, the resin burner cans look good to me and much finer than the kit parts.
I'm keen to see the results of the intake dipping.
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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 10 months 2 days ago #33

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Cheers guys. I decided to do a second dip and I just had a look. Really pleased with the results. I don't even need to gloss coat it. Sorry for the crap picture, used my tablet. One step closer to buttoning her up.

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 4 weeks ago #34

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Great progress Kane, looking good :woohoo:
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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 3 weeks ago #35

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This is not the most conducive weather for modelling. Just too damn hot, but I have done a little anyway.


The paint pooled up at the end of the intakes so I took to it with a blade.


Bart apart from the seam, they look good.


Ive been waiting for a time to prime the metallic parts, and so I skipped this mornings walk to lay down a black base. I decided to try the AK microprimer again. I used so much last time I tried it so I was down at 10 PSI but it still seemed to use a lot.




Happy enough with the result though. I'll be using the Vallejo acrylic metallics to keep smelly stuff to a minimum.

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 3 weeks ago #36

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Another chance to do some painting so I got out the spoons to choose the colours I would paint the various engine parts. Im using the Vallejo Metal Color paints, and chose Semi-Matt Aluminium for the intake blades, Dark Aluminium for the exhaust blades and burner rings and Steel for the exhausts. I was going to paint the outside of the burner cans in Mr Color buffable Dark Iron.


I liked the way the parts came out, and these will be weathered more. I really like the Steel colour on the engines so I painted the outside of the burners with it as well. (Sorry no pic of those)


Starting to push on I fitted the intake blades to the intakes. On of the intakes cracked open a tiny amount, but enough to let light through. To fix it I just put some duct tape over it to eliminate any light bleed, even though this would be sealed up.


While the seam lines still bug me, and something I will be sure to do better next time, I like the look of the intakes.



I also glued up the canopy to the frames, ready for paint,


And after some more test fitting and a little bit of sanding, I started closing up the fuselage halves. Seems like it has taken forever to get to this stage. Probably because it has.


I also hand cut a piece of plastic for the HUD and glued that on. Will probably put a small coating of green on it.



Last job was to bung up the intakes using some foam cut to shape and tapered in to slide down the intakes easily (and then hopefully back out)

Then baby woke up and the sun started kicking in to gear. Back to sweaty dad duties ;)

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 3 weeks ago #37

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Hi Kane
Its all starting to come together now! Like the idea with the intake ducting. Looking forward to seeing this complete.
Cheers,
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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 3 weeks ago #38

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rwkennard wrote: Hi Kane
Looking forward to seeing this complete.
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Same here mate :D Thanks, and thanks too Tiger, Bishop, Foosboy, Grant and all for the feedback

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 3 weeks ago #39

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Keep it up Kane, looking great so far...watching the progress

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 2 weeks ago #40

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 2 weeks ago #41

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Looking good. Hopefully this one kickstarts your builds. It's been a bit quiet around here.
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Grant wrote: Looking good. Hopefully this one kickstarts your builds. It's been a bit quiet around here.


Cheers Grant. It has, but I put that down to the heat. Worst time for building.:pinch:

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 1 week ago #43

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Have had very little time, and sleep so only managed to get back to the bench for a few minutes yesterday.


First thing I had to do was work out how to fit the gun into the recess. My fault that I never tested it properly first and as half the fuselage was glued, it made fitting it a bit trickier. I got one end seated in properly


And then the the halves just came together nicely.


I have been using the Tamiya weathering kits to weather the engines. Trying to add the white ceramic look to the insides of the burner cans.


Looks better to the human eye than a camera photo on 2x zoom but she's getting there.

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 1 week ago #44

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Slowly but surely. Looking great!!
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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 1 week ago #45

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Looking good.
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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 1 week ago #46

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Thanks guys


Had some more time today so I got the wings on.


Fit was pretty good and a few pegs helps make everything meet up properly.





Starting to look like an eagle now.


There is a descent gap on the upper surface on each side. This is where the outer wing section meets the main wing area. Some putty should cure it though.


Finally I dry fitted an intake and the nose/cockpit section. I am working out if I should attach the cockpit and then the intakes, or the other way around.

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 1 week ago #47

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Last night I glued in the intakes and then put in the cockpit / nose section. Took some pressure to get everything seated while the glue did its thing.


I also put the hardpoint pylons on the CFTs along the side of the plane.


I noticed that the bottom of the front fuselage had pulled apart a little while I had put pressure on the upper part. Just added some more Extra Thin and pressure again and now its a good join.


Final job was to mask up the wings for me to add filler in the joins. I didnt feel like carrying on, and it was 100% humidity last night so I just swam to bed after this.

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 1 week ago #48

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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 1 week ago #49

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Nice progress on this one mate.
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Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle - K1's Shame 9 months 1 week ago #50

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Good to see you ticking along there K1! She's starting to look like an eagle!
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Nosferatu wrote: Good to see you ticking along there K1! She's starting to look like an eagle!


Echo that, awesome.
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