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  1. 1/72 F-15E Seymour Johnson 333rd FS

    Thanks Falcon! And thanks again for your advise and help through the build. It is much appreciated!
  2. 1/72 F-15E Seymour Johnson 333rd FS

    Yeah a bit too wet. I am going to shoot a light layer of semi gloss over this. It shines unrealistically and will not photograph right! Thanks for the props. Feels good to be done and looks pretty good to boot.
  3. This is my first build. Had lots and lots of issues throughout the process, but finally was able to finish it and am pretty happy with the overall results! If you'd like the full backstory on the journey, check out the in progress thread: Enjoy!
  4. What did you just finish building?

    Just finished my 1/72 F-15E from Academy.
  5. Academy F15E Strike Eagle ( 333rd FS)

    It is done! I took some pics but they are a bit dark and have too much reflection. I will link to the display case thread once I get some decent pics in my photo tent done. But here is one for reference:
  6. Academy F15E Strike Eagle ( 333rd FS)

    Update: The wash is down and was successful! I like how dirty it looks, especially on the bottom. I cleaned it up a tad more after these photos, but all went well and ill be sealing it up tonight. Final steps will be final assembly of the landing gear, adding weapons and cleaning/dipping the cockpit. Also: The 2000lb GBU-31 JDAM is built, and will be primed tonight. This thing was an absolute bear to build. Those PE bits were next to impossible to grip with tweezers, let alone set correctly. But, its done and looks pretty solid.
  7. Academy F15E Strike Eagle ( 333rd FS)

    Great. Will do. The panel lines are super shallow so I know now ill need to be really careful when wiping excess away. Btw, a few shots of attempt one: Aside from the deepest areas, its impossible to tell.
  8. Academy F15E Strike Eagle ( 333rd FS)

    So I used a paper towel with a tiny bit of enamel thinner, but it still wiped almost everything away. Though first, it began by streaking heavily. I will wait a bit longer as the stuff i used was not completely dry yet. Also, do you thin your MIG washes?
  9. Academy F15E Strike Eagle ( 333rd FS)

    Gotcha. I did a test of the MIG starship wash. Its more of a grime deep deep grey than black, but its decent i think. I also mioxed up the Abteillung black with some turpentine and it worked really well. I just did not let it dry sufficiently, so I wiped a lot of the wash off. How long do you typically let your washes dry before wiping them?
  10. Academy F15E Strike Eagle ( 333rd FS)

    Getting pretty nervous as the final step is to apply the Wash, and this is where I messed up majorly last time. Any last minute advice from anyone? I purchased a few different washes so I have options: 1. Abteillung black oil paint, and turpentine to dilute. 2. MIG Aircraft washes for dark grey aircraft. 3. MIG starship wash (black). Anyone have any feedback on any of these? Suggestions for my F15 based on the shade of grey? Would black or a dark dark grey be best on my gunship? Thanks, Zach
  11. Academy F15E Strike Eagle ( 333rd FS)

    Gotcha. That's the loadout I will go with then. 2 Aim-9s, 2 Aim 120s, 6 500lb JDAMs, 1 2000lb JDAM. Thanks much Falcon!
  12. Academy F15E Strike Eagle ( 333rd FS)

    Steve, I know this comment ^ was a while back, but now that im days away from mounting weapons, I wanted to revisit. I plan on the AMRAAMs and Sidewinders on underwing pylongs, AMRAAMs outside, Sidewinders inside station. Aside from that, what, in your opinion, is the most realistic loadout with the 500lb JDAMs to round it all out? Also, the center station did not come with anything to mount on it. I have a full compliment of missiles from the last kit that I can put there, or I could get a 1/72 scale 2000lb JDAM. Thanks, Zach
  13. F-35/ Have Glass paints

    Use Imgur. Super easy to upload into and allows you to simply copy and paste directly into the thread. Nice work on this! Maybe it is the lighting, but it looks very much like just reflective silver and black towards the front. Hard to tell due to the low lighting.
  14. F-15E upgrades

    Bummer. Really awesome concept. Boeing seems to have a lot of modernization/upgrade options available for legacy aircraft like the F-15s, F-18s, etc. Wonder why we don't make use of more of them?
  15. Zvezda SU-33 Yellow 13 build

    Yeah it is a seriously pretty paint scheme. And yeah, believe me, after all the stupid setbacks with this kit, am very happy about the goo gone actually working as well.