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  1. We all got tricked by the name of the decal;) Ain’t one in 72nd nor in 32nd scale.
  2. Delivery in progress. HLJ started to place and complete the pre-orders. Mine is at their storage room now.
  3. Well, if we talk about the accuracy of a subject unfortunately almost no 1/48 F-15 kit is a match to the real one. (Like none of the rest of the models of other subjects) And in a different point of view may be GWH kit is the best solution. Are all the inaccuracies we talk about GWH easily spotted on a finished model? I am afraid not. So, on a model that basic modelling skills are applied all might be considered fine. Well, in my humble opinion the thickness of the trailing edges is not an inaccuracy, it is just another point to be solved by the basic modelling skill. (And comp
  4. Tamiya is an option. But why not the ZM too? It depends how much the Eagle is loved by the Japanese. If they admire the plane like they did the Eiko amd Phantom then ZM and/or Tamiya will give it a go to produce it. But I am afraid it will take another decade or let’s say that until the last F-15 says bye to Japan. regarding the best… not any of the models is best, unfortunately. Despite the price GWH is a better choice in terms of details. And it still looks an Eagle when finished;)
  5. Hello Murph, Platz’s 1/72 F-15 has the same feature. Cheers, Arkut
  6. Hello, In my humble opinion the condition of 1/72 GWH model is way much easier to solve as the edges are again way much thinner compared to this Revell one. Here not only the edges needed to be thinned but the profile of the wing has to be changed. There appears almost no camber on the profile of the wings. And while trying to achieve this we are going to loose a lot of the detail lines which will be scribed. This is why I wanted to mention a big change on the model. For my taste this really shadows the rest of the model which I find, personally, a great one
  7. I was not expecting to see such a thick trailing edge on the flying surfaces. All the wings, elevators and vertical stabilisers have very thick edges. Yeap, we might use some elbow grease to eliminate these problematic areas. (But I am afraid still it will push the limits actually into a big change on the original kit part) Still compared to contemporary examples of other model kits it is embarrassing to see such a thicker plastic on 1/72 scale. I am very sorry for this...
  8. Hello John, Perfect information again. Sorry that I made you share the same links again from 916. Please allow me to share some observations with you too. At first instance it might complicate the situation but might also help us to deepen the understanding. The aircrafts for both the Turkish and Norwegian Air Forces got delivered almost at the same period; same year of 1963. As far as I know they had been produced by Lockheed. Checking the photographs taken during the delivery it appears (if I am not wrong) that they have strengthened liquid springs. Unfortun
  9. Hello John, May I request from you to provide information about the change in these liquid springs? I know that at some point they decided to use strengthened gear system resulting in having modification on the strut, wheels, doors etc. Some German Gs had been produced with old type landing gear and carried narrow tyres with non-bulged doors like in CF-104 or J version. At some point they implemented the upgrade on manufacturing process but have no clue about when or how they had run the program for it. At what point had they started to use the strengthened gear at the factori
  10. Please check the naming that GSI Creos uses for its paints: https://www.mr-hobby.com/en/product1/category_6/83.html https://www.mr-hobby.com/en/product1/category_7/87.html Due marketing reasons almost every manufacturer uses the term acrylic as if their so called paints are thinned only with water. But, no. Thanks to Gunze (GSI Creos) they act a bit out of the box eventhough still they try to omit the word lacquer. But in Japanese modelling books as far as I remember the authors do not have any reason to forget this word. A paint that can be mostly dilu
  11. Lacquer, enamel and latex are types of paints. Acrylic is a medium which can be used in all these three types of paints. Gunze and Tamiya both produce acrylic lacquer paints those can either be diluted with water or thinned with isopropyl alcohol and solvent. Gunze aqueous paints are acrylic lacquers that can be diluted with water and thinned with isopropyl alcohol. (H series) They also produce acrylic lacquer that can only be thinned with organic solvent. (C series) Until recently a couple of years ago Tamiya's acrylic lacquer paints were only diluted with water or t
  12. The best option would be the Revell one. Some boxings contain both intakes eg. the very first Block 50/52 with SP decals. On the other hand the dimensions of both Tamiya and Revell are almost spot on on the fuselage. The front fuselage part of Revell is almost a drop in part to the Tamiya upper main fuselage part should you want to build a two seater. You just need to add some surface detail and adjust the joint of the LERX lower section. Or You can cut the fuselage on the Tamiya and use the canopy of Revell. Unfortunately the rest ie. intake is not as easy as that addition since the
  13. By the way, the guys made a trip to IPMS Nationals, so more news will emerge.
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