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WIP 1/48 F-15

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  • Member since
    June 2011
  • From: Iola, KS
WIP 1/48 F-15
Posted by MrRabbit on Saturday, January 7, 2023 11:23 AM

1/48 Monogram F-15

The fit on this kit is HORRIBLE.  And sanding and filling is not a skill Ive mastered. I gave up trying to make the hole where the nose assembly fits the fuselage look good and settled for it simply being filled.  Constructive critisism always welcome.

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, January 7, 2023 11:31 AM

Looks like you did a good job with the gap on the nose cone to fuselage connection, but that blob on the underside looks like a veritable nightmare.  Nice paint job.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, January 7, 2023 11:56 AM

That looks great. Those gaps, yikes!! Well done.

 

BK

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  • Member since
    June 2011
  • From: Iola, KS
Posted by MrRabbit on Saturday, January 7, 2023 12:39 PM

Aggieman

Looks like you did a good job with the gap on the nose cone to fuselage connection, but that blob on the underside looks like a veritable nightmare.  Nice paint job.

 

I wish I had taken a pic of the blob before I filled it...  it wasnt a gap it was a hole. Im suprised I was able to close it. But like I said sanding and filling is not really a skill in my tool box.

 

  • Member since
    June 2011
  • From: Iola, KS
Posted by MrRabbit on Saturday, January 7, 2023 5:11 PM

Look JenAy...  I got new legs!  you know... Ive built this kit atleast three times in the past.  I dont ever remember it being a tail sitter. But right shes got two lead fishing weights sitting on the avionics bay and its barely enough to keep the nose down... maybe when I get the ordnance, drop tank and other small bits attached itll balance out

  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 3:58 PM

MrRabbit

 

 
Aggieman

Looks like you did a good job with the gap on the nose cone to fuselage connection, but that blob on the underside looks like a veritable nightmare.  Nice paint job.

 

 

 

I wish I had taken a pic of the blob before I filled it...  it wasnt a gap it was a hole. Im suprised I was able to close it. But like I said sanding and filling is not really a skill in my tool box.

 

 

 

I've taken to masking either side of seams on kits like this, applying Squadron Putty, then after about 10-15 minutes, dunking a Q-tip in acetone and wiping the seam smooth. 
Saves a lot of headache and detail.

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