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md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 06:16 PM GMT+7
Well Chris, this one has the opposite problem. There are only 7 decals on this kit. They omitted the national insignia, the turbine warning band, the emergency ejector warnings, the full up builder's block.

Well I've got them all on, now I have to clean up the finish and get the fiddy bits in place.

McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
KitMaker: 60 posts
AeroScale: 6 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 04:11 AM GMT+7
Hey Mates,

you build beautiful Jets. They look great.

One week left. Hundreds of Decals to put on.



I will get it finished untill sunday. Looks positiv



The GWH F-15 I is a wonderful Kit. I enjoy the building very much but made some mistakes during the build (Decals, Painting, etc.). I ordered another one for the next Terrible Teens Campaign

Regards
Chris
md72
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 04:53 PM GMT+7
Oh great. I finally get to the decals and find out they've gone LOW vis on the national insignia for this kit.

Not a single star and bar insignia on this sheet anywhere. I'm sure I could source some somewhere, but why? I'll get the rest of the decals on and call it done...
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 07:44 PM GMT+7
Good luck Franck! I'm fortunate my wife supports my "addiction" whilst not really understanding it.

Well I've been working as quickly as I can on my Tomcat it's going together reasonably well. But guess who missed the fact that the leading edges are plain aluminium? This guy! So another furious masking session later and looking good!

Decals up next! Ordnance and airframe both have a reasonable supply of stencils.

IMG_1859 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1864 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1863 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1862 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 12:35 AM GMT+7
You can do it, Franck. Tell her it's safer if you're not around people for a little while.

Michael
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 56 posts
AeroScale: 47 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 08:24 PM GMT+7
i'm currently decalling my F-16CJ.

I hope i can finish, but it's very complicated due to christmas time in Alsace .

Lot of family and friends are visiting us, and my girlfriend is not so happy when i go modelling during my sparetime.
md72
#439
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:06 PM GMT+7
I think I'm done with the painting!
All 4 major colors on, might need a little touch up here and there. but overall it looks like the drawing. And I think there was more tape than paint on this bad boy.

Now on to the fiddly bits.
john41492
#442
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 91 posts
AeroScale: 80 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 10:59 AM GMT+7
Hi All,

I've not been too active on this campaign due to the move. This one was a reach for me, and the move had priority. That said, I was able to spend a little time on the Fujimi F-15. Overall, it's not a bad kit considering its age (circa mid 1970's). Offering mostly recessed panel lines, very affordable and pretty good fit. To bring it up to standards one will want at least a decent ejection seat. A cockpit, landing gear (they are incorrect) and perhaps some burners. For a stand model it appears to fit the bill.

A couple of shots of the landing gear area getting closed, which was a bit of a chore. I did discover that Vallejo acrylic filler is a cool filling product, making this go much easier.





I decided that this one would make the move, so it'll be done in the next Hangar Queen campaign. With that, I bow out, and wish you all a wonderful campaign. There are some really nice ones here!

John
md72
#439
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:38 PM GMT+7
Struggling towards the finish. There may be more tape on it than paint. I've got 3 of the 4 grays on.

Masked off and painted the Gunship gray tonight, but overshot onto the nose. No problem, whip out the second airbrush and shoot light ghost gray onto the front, OH NO , that was supposed to be Neutral Gray. Oh well, clean out the brush and shoot the Neutral Gray. Hope I didn't it up to bad might be able to get the last gray on the nose cone tomorrow. Then just glue on fiddly bits and decals...
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 11, 2015
KitMaker: 692 posts
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 02:29 AM GMT+7
Great F16 Thomas, the panel lines show up nicely without being overdone...

My F15e finally got over the finish line. I'm fairly happy with it but on any future dark colour schemes I'll think more carefully about doing a dusty light colour for the panels. The dark lines make it look too factory fresh IMO.

Anyway, great campaign ! Here's my finished build:





Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 615 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 12:14 PM GMT+7
That's a nice looking F-16, good job!
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 327 posts
AeroScale: 58 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 04:48 AM GMT+7
Cool work with the F-16I, Thomas.
K.
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 171 posts
AeroScale: 49 posts
Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 10:47 AM GMT+7
"DONE...DONE......DONE.........and.............DONE!!!"

This build was trying!! Trying to make me crazy!!

Kinetic kits have plenty of accessories, subjects are great, lots of ordnance's to add on........BUT The quality of plastic is sub-standard. I don't know how many times I had problems because of fit, warping etc...etc.. Now I can say I'm done and thanks for the two week extension to build, it was enough to get me across the finish line.








This is all the left over parts from the 'First attempt' and all the aftermarket products I wanted for this project.... In the end, I only was able to add 1/2 the accessories. (This IS the most expensive kit I've not fully completed)



For my complete archive for this build follow this link:
https://tobar-c.smugmug.com/TCs-Hobby/Sufa/


I'm taking a break from building and enjoy time with family..
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 11, 2015
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 02:58 AM GMT+7


Thought I'd finish today but ran out of time for those last minute touches. Should be a done deal over the weekend though
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 06:17 AM GMT+7
Some progress

ECM Pod:


AGM-88 HARM (ready to install)


and the beast with his final colours


md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 05:54 AM GMT+7
Hey, you stole my avatar!

I know your pain. I've got 2 of the 4 main colors on my F-16C. Hopefully I can finish the Dark gray tonight, just leaving the radome and some fiddly bits to paint, and then start final assembly and decaling.

McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
Hey Mates,

this is where I am now. Two more weks are really helpful. I was near to surrender. Hope I will finish it till the new deadline



Regards

Chris
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 12:38 PM GMT+7
I'm still hoping to bring this one home on time but we shall see. Very nearly there....



Decals finished - tomorrow she'll get a matte coat and i'll attach all the gubbins.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 03:37 AM GMT+7
OK, looks like at least a couple of you are too close to cut you off. Two week extension to 17 December is granted. Engage afterburners, you guys!

Michael
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 03:17 AM GMT+7
Congrats your builds, Thomas, Iain, Mark.


Quoted Text

I have a request for a two week extension. Anyone else want me to do that?

Michael


Thanks for your request Michael. It's my thought.

Some progress until today:




MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 06:04 AM GMT+7
I have a request for a two week extension. Anyone else want me to do that?

Michael
Removed by original poster on 11/25/17 - 10:59:35 (GMT).
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 05:54 PM GMT+7
Well, got the new paint and re shot the bottom of the F-16C. Looks lots better now...
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 05:29 AM GMT+7
Nice work Thomas and Iain. Wish my airbrush was cooperating.

Need to brave the black Friday traffic and see about some fresh paint.

If another two weeks are available, I could use them.....
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 09:09 PM GMT+7
My F-14 is done. I have never had so many things go wrong with what should have been a simple paint job.

To offset the overall dark colours, I painted one of the Phoenix missiles in colours of an earlier model. Was also going to put an older sidewinder version (g/h) on one side for somne more visual interest, but couldn't find where I have put all my sidewinder missiles (don't you hate when that happens).







Have uploaded to the campaign Gallery.