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Craig Baldwin

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. How is your Japanese? The only review I've seen are like this....... I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. Scalemates shows none. I have the kit and the quality is excellent. Excellent detail and crisp fine panel lines. Unlike the Hasegawa F-2, only parts for the A are included. No pilot figure and no weapons included. Craig
  8. I think I see ADF tail parts in the instructions, should I get my hopes up? This does look good.
  9. This is the first picture I've seen of their Eagle mould.
  10. The image is from Model Art Twitter feed, so no more details were given.
  11. No it's not another variant to the FineMolds Phantom line.
  12. This Saturday, October 1 at the All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2022, there will be a new product announcement by FineMolds. Anyone hopeful like myself wishes for the RF-4 release.
  13. My error, the announcement from this image stated it is a near future release. Craig
  14. A new DXM sheet for B/J/N in 72nd. I have ordered directly from them and delivery time was good.
  15. Yes, another release. '67 C's and '70s Js.
  16. An excellent example of when the president of the company is actually a model builder himself and cares about quality! After completing my second FineMolds kit, the F-2A, I can where they have tried to get as much detail and accuracy into every part.
  17. I recall @ya-gabor pointed out errors in the original D box artwork. And the J artwork, the aircraft looked to be headed nose down at very low altitude. Glad the artwork doesn't represent the quality of the contents of the box.
  18. Interesting I can only find this box art/kit at Mega Hobby and not at Scalemates or Revell site.
  19. Crew installing the drag chute. Censoring done by original photographer.
  20. Shipping soon for the F-2B. I did find one Tweet, not by FineMolds, that a centerline fuel tank would be included, but I have not seen it mentioned anywhere else. Shipping date is 29 July and available from outlets soon after that. https://twitter.com/finemolds_news/status/1546419021125455875
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