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Academy F-15 1/72 (WIP)

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Academy F-15 1/72 (WIP)
Posted by Peaches on Monday, October 23, 2017 11:44 PM

Hey everyone;

So just to prove that I do work on models (J/K) here are pictures of the F-15 from Academy.  It's ok, but it's meh as there are a few after market parts for it.  The only major issue that I am having with it is that on the right wing, I don't know if when they built the mold they didn't make it the same as the left and there is about .75mm drop in the wing.  

 

 

 

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

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  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:55 PM

Can you even it out by sanding the mating surfaces of the high wing on a flat surface?

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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:38 PM

Unfortunately, it's a bit late, but if you're talking about the lower wing panels, it would have been easier to shim it with a bit of strip styrene before gluing it in. 

It looks like you're getting ready to fill the flap separation lines. Don't do it, they're supposed to be there.

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Posted by Peaches on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:50 PM

Yep, but these are pretty deep, not with the rest of the model, and too late, they are already filled in....

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

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    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:46 AM

Phil_H

Unfortunately, it's a bit late, but if you're talking about the lower wing panels, it would have been easier to shim it with a bit of strip styrene before gluing it in. 

Yeah that would probably make more sense. 

Dave

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    March, 2015
Posted by Peaches on Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:19 PM

Yep, before I glued it in it fit perfectly.  THough when I pushed down to ensure that to get the glue to set it went bloop.

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Peaches on Friday, November 03, 2017 11:58 PM

So more updates as it slowly comes along

 

 

 

I think Monday I might go through the rear part and just throw a little bit of paint on there.  

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, November 04, 2017 6:00 AM

Beautiful start.  I’ll be following along.

Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, November 04, 2017 7:43 AM

Peaches
I think Monday I might go through the rear part and just throw a little bit of paint on there.

Just FYI, black boxes aside, the walls and floor of the open rear bay behind the cockpit may be a metallic blue/green (early) or white (late/updated) depending on the time period.

Of course, if you build it with the canopy lowered, the only person who will know what colour is under there is you..

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Posted by Peaches on Saturday, November 04, 2017 11:47 AM

Thanks, I didn't know that.  I didn't get a chance to see the cockpit when they came on the base.  I might have to see if I can get some blue/green in there to paint it.  

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Peaches on Saturday, November 04, 2017 11:49 AM

Toshi

Beautiful start.  I’ll be following along.  

Toshi

 

 

Thanks Toshi. :) I kinda made a mistake on the ejection seat. since is the first time I have worked with photo etch and the microsol glue, there is definetly a learning curve, but as one of my friends say putty and paint, make perfect what ain't.

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Peaches on Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:06 PM

So after kind of a delay mainly because of life issues and availabilty to an airbrush (long story) as well as basically other issues (Basically I done screwed up with the model and had to buy the model again) a new and updated version.  This is my first attempt at pre-shading, I think the biggest problem I had was I was using MM grey enamel and it's a lighter gray.  

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

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