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Kingoalie

F-15E from the 391st FS

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Hey Everyone,

I plan to build a 1/144th F-15E of the 391st FS, Bold Tigers. I'll be modeling 90-0250, which I was fortunate enough to fly in back at Mountain Home.

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I'll start with the new Revell of Germany F-15E kit. I'm adding Zactomodel's ejection seats, centerline pylon, and burner cans. I also plan to do some more details in the cockpit and scratch build the SNIPER pod. Decals will be homemade using Spejic's templates. The weapons loadout will consist of GBU-12s and GBU-38s.

Cheers,

John

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I'll be following this. If you need any help with the decals, I will be glad to make modifications.

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Wow! You flew this bird!?!? Nice! Looking forward to your build!

Yes, it was one of seven orientation flights I got when I was attached to the 391st FS.

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This will be my second 1/144th F-15E. The first one turned out OK, but I'm hoping to do a little better on this current build.

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Yes, it was one of seven orientation flights I got when I was attached to the 391st FS.

Hey "Kingoalie," Were you by any chance in Life Support?

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Well, my apologies for not responding sooner, and I don't have much to show. I have painted the seats and cockpit (forgot to get a picture). I also spent an entire morning trying to make intake ducts and was not happy with any of my results. So, I decided to make intake covers and then cast copies in resin since I plan to make more F-15Es.

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The real thing:

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I hope to get more work on this soon.

Cheers,

John

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Well, I know the GB is long over, but I wanted to continue to post pictures of my slow progress. Tonight, I managed to scratch build a HUD (still needs tinting), the handle above back instrument panel, and I've attached my resin intakes.

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Cheers,

John

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Wow! I must have missed this thread.

Nice work. Are you going for drooped ailerons?

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I wasn't planning on it, but I probably should since I've put intake covers on and most pictures would indicate the ailerons dropped...

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More progress. I was able to spray primer on the model today. Why black primer? For one, I had it on hand, but in 1/144th scale I find black primer helps accent the panel lines after I spray the final colors. It's almost like pre-shading.

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I also scratch built a SNIPER pod and have been attempting to cast copies of it in resin. I'm not having much luck in that department.

Cheers,

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Ailerons will always be down unless it is right after a test stand has been used or right after engine shut down. How in the world did you get 7 rides???

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Yeah I think I'll have to cut amd reposition mine. I was attached to thw 391st when I was stationed at Mointain Home.

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Cool, I was a crew chief in the 391st from 05-08. Never got a ride there.

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