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McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 05:49 AM UTC
Primer is on and now the israeli camo will follow.



Regards

Chris
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 166 posts
AeroScale: 44 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 06:23 AM UTC
John;
THANK YOU!!!

I reviewed the ETO campaign and when to Paul Budzik website... Very good to know before starting the kit....

Good luck on your builds!!

TPC
john41492
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 86 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 03:37 PM UTC
Hey Thomas,

It is indeed the Academy P-38. I say headaches because for me it has been. When I build there are so many enthusiasm points available. This one has taken all of them and some for another build too!

Seriously, it's a better kit than the Monogram, and I haven't built either the Minicraft or Hasegawa. I do have a couple of Hasegawa's in the bullpen, so I'll know more later. The panel lines are very well done. What has been killing me is the fit. In some areas near perfect, in others not even close. Getting the alignment is key, so I recommend using Paul Budzik's (paulbudzik.com)P-38 jig. It really helped with an aligned bird.

I opted to do the recon version, so results may vary. It'll look ok when done, but be ready to put a bit more work into it than what a normal build would be, it is a P-38. For me it's about twice as long. I'm just wrapping up the main paint job now. If you're interested, I'm building it as part of the ETO campaign and you can follow along starting on page 8. You may find some hints or at least some things not to do! Hope this doesn't spook you, we could all use another P-38!

John
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 166 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 09:00 AM UTC
Hay john41492...
I see the P-38 box in the background....
Who is the manufacture?
I have an Academy P-38 on my conveyer belt for my next build. You mentioned a headache... (just inquiring)

Thomas
john41492
#442
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 86 posts
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 03:05 PM UTC
Hi all,

How embarrassing! Jumped in and forgot to enlist! Good thing I remedied that.

I too got a little done on my F-15. Test fit looks pretty good. Granted the intakes and the front end will take a bit of care, but overall I like this Fujimi kit. In the day I couldn't afford it, but now not an issue as the price on it has remained the same, and I got a real job! From the looks of the test fit, it seems that this go will be less of a headache than the P-38.

McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
KitMaker: 57 posts
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 06:01 AM UTC
This week I made some progress on my F-15.





Best regards

Chris
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 166 posts
AeroScale: 44 posts
Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 02:11 PM UTC
TEENs!!

I can almost smell the acrylic primer!!!
Here is an update of the 'newer' F-16I under construction.
I also have pics of the 'older' build with the deformities in the plastic but I'll just upload the 'newer' build pics.
Note: still coming across large injector pin locations on this kit... I hope 'Kinetic' get that resolved. Also, with this 'newer' build, there seems to be sizeable gaps between sub-assemblies... You can see this in the pics with the white putty as a filler between the parts. Before I hit the paint-shop I will have to use some filler to smooth out these gaps. Other then that, all is going good, I have all the aftermarket parts primed and ready for final paint.










I will be cleaning up the gaps and adding in the small parts then be heading off to paint.... I will be using the IDF Vallejo paint set for this kit...

Thanks
TPC
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
KitMaker: 5,136 posts
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 11:21 PM UTC
@Thomas
The cockpit is looking great.
That's too bad about the heat damaging the sprues.

@Franck
Looking forward to see that Falcon.


My F-16 still needs my help to get the air intake finished..
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,306 posts
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 07:18 PM UTC
Progress has been made with the Tomcat I've started a build log so you can track my gaffs and triumphs lol. I've detailed why I did what I did in my build log suffice it to say that I thought progressing this way would be easier in the long run.

Here are some pics to show the progress so far.

IMG_1609 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1610 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1611 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1613 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1616 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1617 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr




PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 57 posts
AeroScale: 39 posts
Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 04:25 AM UTC
Failed build in another campaign means I can join this with Eduard's 1/48 "Striking Eagles" It's re-packaged Academy F-15E with Eduard resin, decals and PE. It has three US marking options (F-15Es from 2002 to 2012), and one for Israeli F-15D. I'm building the Israeli plane.

Here's startup photo:

Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 166 posts
AeroScale: 44 posts
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:14 AM UTC
Nice work on everything I see right now....

Just a FYI.... I had...HAD to buy a second Kinetic kit to replace the one I just started... all the sprue trees were very warped. I had this kit in storage for years... in the Desert heat plastic has a tendency to warp...(Who Knew!!!... ..) I have some pic of the muscle I had to employ to make two halves meet... but at this stage, It was better to restart with a newer kit.
Pics to follow once they are uploaded...
john41492
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Georgia, United States
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KitMaker: 86 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 03:18 PM UTC
Hi all!

Against my better judgment I'm in with this blast from the past. Fujimi's 1/48 F-15 (it's an A), with a Dreammodel cockpit set, and Aerobonus USAF fighter pilot and ejection seat, and some Microscale decals.



I intend this to be a stand model done in the Air superiority blue scheme. I felt that with a pilot in the cockpit, and having all the paints still on my bench from the ETO campaign pilot, the urge to paint it is calling. So, not wanting to get ahead of myself and do more than 25%, I'm in! More to follow soon.

John
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 45 posts
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 04:50 AM UTC
Here's my entry:

a F-16CJ from tamyia with a lot of eduard aftermarket !



SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 623 posts
AeroScale: 194 posts
Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 01:56 AM UTC
@Thomas,

The cockpit of the Sufa is really nice!!!!
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
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KitMaker: 166 posts
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:50 AM UTC
...Progress isn't so bad on this F-16I Sufa. Just two pics for an update...

Lower Fuselage:



Wolfpack Cockpit tube:


.......time for a weekend break...
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 05:44 PM UTC
Gentlemen! ( Always give you lot the benefit of the doubt!) I'm in with Academy's 1/48 F-14A "Bombcat" it looks to be an interesting kit I've decided that the 1/32 Strike Eagle will have to wait as it's not in my usual zone of building (predominately WW2) and I'll have to master a few extra techniques not in my current repertoire to make this kit so I'll start out smaller with the Tomcat.

IMG_1532 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1535 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1533 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 11, 2015
KitMaker: 665 posts
AeroScale: 558 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:00 PM UTC
Hmm, me too! I've had to put the strike eagle to one side for a little while.
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 623 posts
AeroScale: 194 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 01:03 PM UTC
@John, I have The same problem....
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
KitMaker: 5,136 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:43 PM UTC

Quoted Text

@John
I want your Viper finish!!!!!




Me too...

I left it on for a few days and nothing happened... damn.
it's supposed to build itself...well I have to work on it then
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:36 AM UTC
@John
I want your Viper finish!!!!!

Here my entry



Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 10:27 PM UTC
Not much done since last time..



Still need to work on the air intake.
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 166 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 04:01 PM UTC
Skipping step '1', because of the addition of the Wolfpack resin set, I moved on to step '2'.... Well, because of excess plastic from the mold ejectors... it looks like there will be some obvious 'plastic surgery' and sanding to correct the removal process... these two parts are of the airflow intake right up to the fan blades.. they should be smooth on both sides, but here you can see the defects...

I was hoping for an easy build w/o issues..

BTW, Eric... Nice work on the 'Tomcat'...
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:20 AM UTC
That looks like a lot of added goodies Thomas, looking forward to seeing this one progress.

I've had more time to work on the Strike Eagle than I expected and have finished up the cockpit/nose section to the stage where it can be attached to the rest of the fuselage -


The fuse itself has the intakes fitted and the different parts making up the wings attached -


And I've been puzzled over the design of the exhaust.... The intakes have a separate fan section which is easily painted and then glued way at the back of the intake. Why, I wonder, is the exhaust with it's flame holder in a hard to reach area not treated the same way?
I decided to chop them off to better paint them. You'll never know they were separate once its back together.
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 05:45 AM UTC
Finish one campaign, (Six Day War) on to the next....
I will enter this Kinetic 1/48 F-16 'Sufa' for this build.
I have had this kit laying around for 8 years, June 2009, receipt was in the box...

Here it is w/o any sprue cut...




As you can see, I have Eduard Brassin, IsraCast, Wolfpack, J-works and Two Bob decals all for this kit...

I have never done a 'Kinetic' kit before so I do not know the quality of 'fit' the kit has or the accommodation for any aftermarket product... If I come across any I will take a pic of it and make any notes for corrective action if needed...
wrenchy
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Saskatchewan, Canada
Joined: April 23, 2006
KitMaker: 125 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 04:58 PM UTC
So, I'm going to build Hasegawa's old F-16A in Montana ANG markings.

I finally got started today, fitting the Aires cockpit I picked up for it.