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F-15C 1:48 G.W.H. 53rd FS/ 52nd FW

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One of the difficult to handle areas of the kit is the gun muzzle area, which is quite problematric due to the horzontal split of the fuselage halves. The seam line is going straight horizontally through the gun area, what makes it difficult to putty and sand. I decided to remove this part from the fuselage, which makes handling and reworking much, much easier.

 

 

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The part after the reworking process. The seam line was puttied, sanded and primed three times after nothing from the seem was visible.

 

Later, the gun area will be rejoined and blended in perfectly with the fuselage.

 

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The gun face after careful painting

 

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The canopy panel also underwent som major modification. Eduard set 49-274 for the Hasegawa F-15C played a major role with its perforated plates. To my opinion, an essential detail which Eduard missed to produce for the GWH Eagle and even the 1:32 Tamiya one. However, a lot of plastic on the GWH part had to be removed to make the Eduard parts fit. Some smaller things were added too.

 

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The canopy panel detail work is incredible! Inspirational as well. Keep it coming :)

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The topside of the canopy panel after the general paintwork

 

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Shown here are the products used

 

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I've been following along since the beginning, this is simply amazing skills and work !!

 

Steve

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thats why i left using photobucked some 10 years ago when they started to "copy" the functionalities/features of shutterstock...

PS: bud, pls take your free time to re-upload these pics on another server cause they are worth the effort. ;)

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What a mess! I have changed to Imageshack and will subsequently reload the pictures over the next days/ weeks.

 

Of course, new photos are coming too, the progress is slow, but smoothly going on.

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On 7/3/2017 at 10:13 PM, falcon91352 said:

What a mess! I have changed to Imageshack and will subsequently reload the pictures over the next days/ weeks.

 

Of course, new photos are coming too, the progress is slow, but smoothly going on.

 

Thanks so much for doing this. So very much appreciated.

 

I just ordered the GWH F-15I which should have some of the same parts as your kit. I am sure I can use your build log when I finally start mine.

 

 

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On 10.6.2017 at 10:07 PM, falcon91352 said:

After a while I am lucky that I got a few minutes time to post the next load of pictures. The photobucket desaster hurt me a bit, but I subsequently will restore the thread later. Shown here isthe instrument panel with finished IP cover and HUD.

 

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On 10.6.2017 at 10:07 PM, falcon91352 said:

Close up views of the finished  IP cover. I have used Hataka HTK-A100 Jet Black. After a wash with black oil paints (Ammo of MIG Oilbrusher) the piece is covered with a light coat of "Ammo of MiG" Satin Varnish A.MIG-090 (BTW, nice stuff!!!). The staining is done with grey and brown acrylic colours from Hataka and Xtracrylix heavily diluted with Lifecolor Thinner and Revell Aqua Airbrush Cleaner. The mixture is carefully applied with a pointy no. 0 or 1 brush (Windsor & Newton Series 7 and Rafael series 8400 and 8404 are the best!). The brush should accomodate not to much diluted paint, it should be almost dry. The edges of the devices and boxes are outlined with a neutral grey "wet washing", which is the opposite of dry brushing method. "Wet washing" is in my opinion more effective and provides higher contrast. For this method, I use acrylic colours and thinning those with AK Acrylic drying retarder AK737. This mixture has resemblant properties like oil colors.

 

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The F-15 after preshading, which was done with Hataka paints.

 

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...aaand he's back! Awe inspiring work my friend. I can't wait to give it a go on another project. Especially wet washing technique. I like the preshading, which is not so uniform and will pay the dividends after base paint application.

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What a work of art.  I'm so glad to see your latest update!

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Thank you guys for these very encouraging comments! Here two more shots of the upper side preshading, which is limited to those areas which will be painted in the lighter grey shade. The darker the  color shade, the more is the effect of preshading decreasing, thus doing here some past shading treatments , which is way more effective there. I thought about utilizing the black basing technique on this model, but I have aborted this plan, because I achieved very nice results on my recent Alpha Jet after conducting some past shading techniques which will be decribed later on.

 

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Looking great. Now 2 questions for you since I'm late to the party.

What photoetch set did you use? 

You're doing a Mod-Eagle scheme correct?

 

I wish GWH would do another run of their F-15C kits, I can readily find the Delta kit in the states, but looks like I would have to go to EBay for the Charlie.

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