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Everything posted by arnobiz

  1. Yep, and the price of re-issued kits is the same or very similar to that of the original kit, Hasegawa does not even come close πŸ₯°
  2. Absolutely stunning, congratulations! Arnaud
  3. Just out of curiosity, may I ask why resin was chosen over thermoforming?
  4. Thanks for sharing, great immersion feeling!
  5. I regularly smooth it once dry with nail varnish remover (containing acetone) and a Q-tip. It takes a minute to become wet again and off you go, no need to risk the surrounding details with sanding paper πŸ™‚ Arnaud
  6. F-15Is retain the feathers, if you want extra detail you can use Aires exhausts combined with the GWH feathers it works well with a bit of external thinning of the Aires parts (invisible once the feathers are on top):
  7. This all sounds like great news Raymond. I noticed Takom has not been available from LM for a few months: is this meant to be a permanent situation?
  8. Are you sure? Source: US Air Force website That being said, 95% of the pictures show the pylon in place πŸ™‚
  9. I have not built the Academy kit but the GWH F15I is very close to their F-15E and it is a superb kit, excellent fit and detail. As a matter of fact after I completed the F-15I I ordered their F-15C and F-15E πŸ™‚ Arnaud
  10. Thanks Gianni, this means a lot to me my friend πŸ™‚ Arnaud
  11. There you go, finally! Due to size limitations I can only include one side, easy enough to mirror though πŸ™‚ Please share your results πŸ˜‰ Arnaud F-15I eagle.studio3
  12. Thank you all for your kinds words! Actually I can attach files to posts, I'll do it as soon as I get back home so everyone can use it πŸ˜‰ Arnaud
  13. Thank you. No problem to share the Studio file, although I have no idea how to do it! Care to explain? Best Arnaud
  14. Thank you all, calling this one done! SImple base made from plasticard and pine wood. Two completed builds in a year, hum... Happy New Year! Arnaud
  15. Hey Aigore, any progress on this one? πŸ™‚
  16. Thank you! A bit of progress , namely the antenna covers. First i made a master from plasticard, then used made cheap molds by pressing the masters into Plasticine and cast them in resin. The masters side walls do not need to be perfect as their shape is not captured when pressing the master πŸ™‚ Next are the exhaust nozzles and seats! Comments welcome, thanks for looking, Arnaud
  17. Thanks! Quite a bit of progress since my last post: She now has wheels and most weapons are done πŸ™‚ Surprisingly, the "B" decal sheet which contains most colour markings is significantly thinner than the "A" sheet dedicated to stencils. Nice surprise though as it would have been a nightmare to mare thick decals disappear on weapons πŸ™‚ I used AeroBonus RBF tags, very nice and easy to use. Comments welcome, thanks for looking, Arnaud
  18. I would definitely go for the Isradecal sheet if I built this kit again, the OOB decals are well printed but very thick, I spent a fair amount of time to varnish/sand them down Arnaud
  19. Thank you for your kind words. No specific problem (unlike the aft engine fairings of GWH's Mig-29 kit), just pay attention when assembling the front intakes to make sure everything lines up properly. Other than this, a fantastic kit which I will build again (in F-15C version) when I get the chance πŸ™‚ Arnaud
  20. Hello friends, I finally get to post some progress, after spending a couple of week ends on the stencils... As reported by Doog in his Su-35 build, GWH decals are pretty thick but get on fine. I'm glad I painted all large markings though (including the tail and nose numbers). Comments welcome, Arnaud
  21. Fantastic work as usual Gianni, thanks fro sharing your techniques, it's a great inspiration Arnaud
  22. Many thanks for the kind words guys. I just came back from holidays, still one week PTO to make progress on this one πŸ™‚ Arnaud
  23. Thank you for your kind words. The project is making progress, I'm really more into building than painting so the second phase is always a bit slow/painful I especially struggle to make consistently blurred edges 😞 Next are the decals, finally. Arnaud
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