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Revell F-15E
Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 03:08 AM UTC
I wasn't going to do a blog on this but I liked how the kit cockpit came out so...

So far everything is straight out of the box.

Cheers Rob.






betheyn
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 03:18 AM UTC
Looks great so far.
I shall be watching this with interest as I have one of these in the stash, ready for the Terrible Teens campaign.
Andy
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 02:10 PM UTC
Looks like a really great start Rob, the instrument panels are really nice ! Cant wait to see the progress you make with this one.
SaxonTheShiba
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United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 05:59 PM UTC
Rob, I haven't crossed paths with you in awhile. Hope you are well. Anxious to see your Strike Eagle and that is a real gem of a kit.

Best wishes,

Ian
Dragon164
#226
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 06:57 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

Ian, life gave me a few good kicks and I'm just getting up and dusting myself off now.

Cheers Rob.
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 08:41 PM UTC
Rob: Stunning Work in the Cockpit! Very Nice

Oliver
Dragon164
#226
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:56 AM UTC
Thanks Oliver!

Got the nose attached and cleaned up a bit a little putty is needed. The tape is just to protect the grill that is there.

Cheers Rob.


Dragon164
#226
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 03:52 AM UTC
In had to use my trusty Mission Models chisel to remove some ejector marks and some flaws on the conformal tanks I did not notice the problem with the tanks till after I had glued one in place. I also got a primer coat on. Still a bit of cleanup to do.

Cheers Rob.


KelticKnot
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 02:31 PM UTC
I'd forgotten about your build and have just picked up this very kit for the terrible teens campaign.
Certainly looks like a nice kit and your progress is helping me speed along my current build to get it out of the way !
Dragon164
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 11:14 AM UTC
Glad you find it useful Paul!

I applied some perfect plastic putty with a syringe along some small gaps on the conformal tanks and the weapons mounts and after letting it setup I cleaned the excess with some sanding a wet q-tip and a pin.

Cheers Rob.