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Craig Baldwin

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  1. The above links work good. Other aircraft and armour are analyzed and compared as well. http://soyuyo.main.jp/index.html
  2. I did search the threads in this forum but have not seen this. GWH shows this new kit and one of the post states-"will be listing in 2023". Check their Facebook page, it is an open page so no FB membership is required to view. https://www.facebook.com/Great.Wall.Hobby
  3. In case Boomer or anyone else has not seen this. 3D printed parts for the RF-4. https://1999.co.jp/eng/11016896
  4. Thank you Boomer for this thread. We can see you have a passion for the RF. Great details.
  5. Sprues are starting production along a with the owner of FineMolds, Kunihiro Suzuki, presented in an interview, talking about the kit. CC into English does a not bad translation.
  6. @GeneK First look, quite close. The Eagle ladder has eight rungs vs 7. The rear rail looks a bit taller to make it over the intake and a slight steeper angle of the cockpit frame. So relatively small adjustments for a 3D file?
  7. An accessory for release to go with the new F-15 kit. The first image is a cockpit shot of kit. https://finemolds.co.jp/NC/NA16.html?fbclid=IwAR3EDNwJ3_SDZ04QoeTY2z_2-6K8l3bw7BwG_C6xr-oc_l-uO8TVmNQQW1A
  8. Great topic @GeneK , and I'm with you @Ben Brown for these other items. Ground locks/pins should be one of the last items removed before flight. Thanks @RichB63, posted this just as you posted.
  9. From @finemolds_news on Twitter. 先日テストショットをアップしたF-15垂直尾翼。 基部と一体パーツになっており、基部に実機通りのパネルラインはありますが段差はございません また初期仕様とJMSIPとで細部の違いも再現しています ちな4枚目の写真の実機通り十字で“ない”パネルラインが、個人的にはツボです Translated from Japanese by Google The F-15 vertical tail that I uploaded a test shot the other day. It is an integral part with the base, and there is a panel line on the base just like the actual machine, but there is no step. In addition, the differences in details between the initial specifications and JMSIP are also reproduced. In the 4th photo, the panel line that is "not" a cross like
  10. Digging through my T-33 pics only came up with this one I took myself of a Canadair T33. You can see the short links going up inside the flap well to which they would attach to the flap actuation mechanism. Their were 4 links for each flap with the previous photo better serving to visualize the spacing, as the inboard two were slightly closer together. Silver primer that I remember for the colour. I have a PDF copy of an RCAF T33 Mk3 pilot AIRCRAFT OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS but no diagrams in there illustrate anything useful for the modeller. As well nothing with a diagram in a 1958 AIRFRAME TRAI
  11. The Academy T-33 can still build to a nice looking model. No shortcuts for the flaps though. I trying to find a better photo of the flap well area but am coming up short. It is a simple structure of just ribs and stringers with a rod running the length of the well where the flap control attaching links are connected to. If memory serves, the motor(s) were inside the fuselage. Blank off the area exposed to the fuselage.
  12. Photos of model with all moulds complete, no 3D printed parts. Can't wait!!! FineMolds Facebook page.
  13. Looks like top quality craftsmanship. Outstanding.
  14. Nice build @boomer46, wise choice on the CRB markings. I agree with the others, the ladder is always a nice touch. I would have liked to see FineMolds do C release with the three 12 TFW CRB squadrons featured. Like we need to buy another short nose F-4!
  15. When I see the smallest detail like the differences between instrument panel, it's difficult not to be impressed. The exhausts without turkey feathers still look to chunky so it may be necessary to replace with better aftermarket parts. 3D printing project??? If followed up with a D, I'm not sure I would buy any more Hasegawa Eagles. I have both versions pre-ordered and will work my build schedule around their arrival.
  16. Another update from @Finemolds_T today on Twitter... [F-15J progress report] Some of the finished products exhibited at the hobby show were 3D printer output products. It is a place with no engraving. Here is the processing of the back of the fuselage in progress. The mold before electrical discharge machining and the electrical discharge master. And after EDM... The first image from the model show.
  17. On the picture of the FineMolds fuselage/wing there is a cut out to fit a panel to the right of the speedbrake. In this F-15E photo, you can see the same area where there is an object that is not flush. Something specific to the Strike Eagle?
  18. When I watched the video, I thought the centre section between the front of the airbrake and back of the canopy was moulded with the rest of the wing, making it only a J version. But with your edited picture, I see that this short section is a separate piece, so a DJ is possible. There are many aggressor schemes to build. More good news.
  19. I can't give a "several page long list", but @ya-gabor you have covered it well. The turkey feathers were present at the beginning but soon disappeared early in use, and Finemolds promo art shows one aircraft with the feathers in place so hopefully both will be on one sprue. From my research of my build of a J, just a few antenna type/placement may be different. The fairings extending rear of the exhaust, you will find different combinations depending on airframe, either both pointed, left side pointed only or both rounded as in this picture. And both fairings on top of the vertical tail were
  20. Perhaps a better view of the wing sprue moulds.
  21. Seems the frequent updates of their previous projects are not the same as their F-15. This showed up just a few hours ago on Twitter..... https://twitter.com/finemolds_t/status/1625796032926990337
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