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  1. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    Gary, thx alot! It`s on the runway :)))) The righteous preshading is done... i`m so happy to met my expectations. Now let`s get some real paint overlaping these shades...
  2. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    Steve, a big thank you! That`s a great starting point for me. I`ll have to find more insight into this.
  3. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    Thank you Falconxlvi! About the arming wires for the bombs - only the GBU28s will be mounted, and at some later stage i could probably make the AGM130s which are like a completely different aircraft each, so i will no wonder if they have wires as well. I watched quite a good amount of pics and couldn`t notice any wires nearby the mounting points. Perhaps i don`t know what to look for. I`ll check the reference pics again. Whilst for the MERs - hm, i know that there are penty of wires but honestly i don`t know their purpose, now i realize that they are probably "arming wires". Gotta check these out again. ;)
  4. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    It`s the Surfacer indeed :) I sprayed the Aluminium quite sparsely for a greater coverage, when i noticed that a full bottle of Aluminium will barely last to cover the entire plane. Didn`t expect that. And so these grainy/darker spots are so matte, they are actually the texture of the Surfacer. Otherwise everything is very smooth and even glossy at some areas. I "polished" it after the Surfacer and after the Aluminium only with a soft cotton cloth and with very small tension, and it was enough. So far the surfaces have plenty of very fine "details" - the almost invisible rivets/very thin panel lines/etc., which can be felt only at touching and i don`t want to fill or sand them out. First the main paint, then the washes, and after that i plan to sand/polish everything smooth with 1000 sandpaper. Which hopefully will seal the rivets and they will look only like dots with the wash inside. ;)
  5. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    Thanks Aigore! Here it is after the Polished Aluminium: The "attachments"
  6. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    The antennas. First i sharpened the GTR antennas and 1 antenna from the kit also got in use, after some little edits: Mounted. Btw here the plane is already cleaned with a sponge, soapy water and towels: The hook: and the tiny little liners on the tips of the rails of the 2nd pylon are done as well. They became slightly larger than these of the first pylon, but i hope the difference will not be noticeable when they are on their places away from each other. So that`s it. About a year and a half later - it`s time for paint. :) For this, this will be my approach: 1) A very thin tansparent coat of Surfacer1200; 2) A coat of ALC105 polished aluminium, which will act as a primer; 3) Preshading with a transparent coat of black; 4) A heavier yet transparent coat of FS36118; 5) Subtle filtering with FS36118 of different shades; Wish me luck :) The goal is to achieve these type of metallic surface effects:
  7. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    The display case is very basically done: and on the stand, which on a video looks like that:
  8. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    Thx alot kelly, and kike! Kelly, if i understand justly - the two tops of the hinges that exit the canopy frame and enter into the bulkhead (fuselage) - then i plan to edit them. There are still some quite visible gaps there and i plan to cover them the same way as the top hinges of the intake ramps. And i`ll try to add 2 "rivets" there too.
  9. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    Rivets: Canopy:
  10. F-14 - Why is it so popular?

    I think it`s exactly from the Top Gun and the history/legacy they tried to reproduce in a movie. ;) And of course, the Tomcat has some silhouettes and characteristics, which are unique.
  11. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    A few upgrades. These coverings on top of the intakes are to cover the big horizontal seamlines. They were possible for application only on the top side, so the little edges on both sides are still visible when the ramps are down, but overall the big long top seams disappeared, and it`s way better than before: The hood with the HUD: Canopy hinges: The sealing for the CFTs: Vertical stabilizers - glued:
  12. F-15e Strike Eagle Weapons loadout

    Well, that's interesting! Quite asymmetrical and definitely cool...
  13. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    Not the perfect quality, but these shadows and highlights are just amazing...
  14. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    ... It`s not even primed, but still it`s ready internally... Some vistas with daylight: there are some dark pics with artificial light too...
  15. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    Yep, but it`s kinda cool at higher speeds too :P A little blurry pics, but are quite zoomed just for the silhouettes:
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