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  1. very small amount LOCTITE 460 a tiny drop of super glue
  2. Thank you guys for your kind replies. Now I'm moving on to the LANTIRN pod and the adapter. I've the HASEGAWA pod also I've the one from Academy's new F-15E, at the first glance, A's detail is better than H's, but A's shape of the intake for cooling is off. To me it's much easier to add some rivets than to correct the shape, So I chose H's. 微信图片_20190829143802 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr I cut the pod front and rear part half to make some pivot regarding some ref pics. 微信图片_20190829143758 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 微信图片_20190829143736 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr Not like the 15s or the 16s, the pod hangs just below the wind root, it's too obvious to see if there are no vents at the very back of it, so I decided to add them. The rectangle one is 2mm*3mm 20190906112413 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr I used 2 different size of grills, 0.3mm and 0.5mm. Since there might be two layers on the real thing. 20190906112406 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190906112409 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190906112416 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr The 0.5mm was put in the lower layer. 20190906112420 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr Then the 0.3mm on the upper layer. 20190906112434 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr The other one is a rounded vent just below the intake. 20190906112438 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr I used the punch to cut a 2mm grill of the 0.3mm net sheet. 20190906112442 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190906112446 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr Well, the grills are of course off-size in 72nd scale, but adding those will increase the visual detailing of the model. 20190906112450 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr
  3. Now I move to the cockpit and canopy again, spending hours focusing on the safety belt of the seats. Aires really made some wonderful photo-etched parts for them, but bending the cooper material part really took a lot of time to achieve the proper final look. 微信图片_20190829143904 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 微信图片_20190829143900 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 微信图片_20190829143858 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr Now it's the mirrors. Actually I have to remove the center mirror for the pilot, because the huge HUD added on, the handler for the pilot should be moved to the canopy from the original position on the wind-shield. I'll do that later... 微信图片_20190829143849 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 微信图片_20190829143851 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr I rebuilt the cooling pipes on the frame. 微信图片_20190829143833 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 微信图片_20190829143836 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr Dealing with the fitting of Aires resin cockpit and kit canopy, especially the rear IP cover which had the most fitting problems, spent couples of nights for me. but the result is OK to me. 微信图片_20190829143808 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 微信图片_20190829143826 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 微信图片_20190829143819 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 微信图片_20190829143822 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr
  4. Some progress. Since I decided making a small diorama that the aircraft is parking on the deck, I added some tie-down points onto the landing gears. 20190806154508 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190806154518 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190806154526 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr And when at the front line, the cover of ARP often removed from the aircraft. 20190806154608 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr Also I spent some hours to build the boarding ladder, but in the end, I decided not using it... 微信图片_20190829143915 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 微信图片_20190829143920 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr And some little work on the tail hook. 微信图片_20190829143907 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr
  5. About the over-pronounced bulges on the spine, here are some comparison with Tamiya, to my eye, yes there are some over-pronounced here and there, some little sanding should be useful. 20190806154427 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190806154424 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr The merging area of the spine to the fuselage should be sanded too 20190806154539 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr Some re-scribe work should be done after the sanding, here is the result. 20190806154559 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190806154554 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr Also there is some filling and sanding and re-scribing need to be done on the beaver tail. 20190806154535 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190806154602 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr
  6. Some molding lines are visible due to the slider mold, a little sanding can easily move them 20190806154226 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190806154229 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr Also the ejector-pin-holes should be filled and sanded 20190806154235 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190806154402 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr You can see I'd also filled the holes for the pylon of the fuel tank, yes, which were in wrong position 20190806154358 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr The fitting of the kit is pretty good, you can see from the intakes attaching to the fuselage, not glued 20190806154249 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr
  7. It's been quite a while since the last time I touched any scale model many years ago. Feel good being back. Several kits on the shelf, all are 1/72, among them is the long waited G.W.H 1/72 F-14D, thanks to G.W.H for giving it as present. I will not review the kit separately, but will talk about some fix and change during the building. To give you a quick answer about the kit, from my perspective view, good enough but not flawless. The first thing came into my eye, is for a D model but no BOL and any bomb racks. The LANTIRN is missing either, but the kit does offer you the pylon for it... I don't know maybe G.W.H would consider to offer a weapon set separately soon? No idea. Anyway, they just do what HASEGAWA did 20 years ago with no weapons in the box of any aircraft. And the consequence is that I had to find the BOLs and bombs and racks in the after market, thank god, the evil HASEGAWA made some acceptable sets before... I can't say the BOL in 72nd scale of Hase is good in detail, but at least the size and shape is quite acceptable, well anyway I'd hang some Sidewinders on it. If you consider the BOL from HobbyBoss, I'd say get rid of the idea. The detail looks OK but the accuracy size and shape is offset. 20190806154142 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190806154213 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr The cockpit tub looks fine, but the seats, looking good but I will still try some resin stuffs from Aires or so... 20190806154223 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr 20190806154216 by Brent Jin, 於 Flickr
  8. great detail and great painting! awesome!
  9. Have you ever sold a build? I'm in search of a F-15E for my office.

  10. Thank you guys, Yes, Don is correct. The thing is high-voltage-LED that could simulate gun flash when it fires, the gun will also recoil too, and gun-fire sound will play.
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