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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Mirage IIIC [finished], page 15
« Reply #225 on: March 28, 2020, 05:40:15 AM »
The way Garuda carries those Mavericks is... unorthodox, to say the least. ;D

Love the Mirage!  :-* :-* :-*
Thanks  :D
For the Maverick, I have to say that I don't even know if it is a correct loadout or not, so I believe you ^^

I chose an Air-to-Air loadout you can play in the game: 2 AIM-9 + 6 AIM-120:



And after checking, it seems more accurate  :P

I read Garuda F-15 and instantly think of an Indonesian TNI-AU F-15E maybe in similar scheme to their F-16s:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Indonesian_F-16C_Fighting_Falcon_during_a_functional_check.jpg



Love that idea Greg  :-*

I have to find a new kit now, my stash don't thanks you  ;D

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Mirage IIIC [finished], page 15
« Reply #226 on: March 29, 2020, 01:25:56 AM »
Love that idea Greg  :-*

I have to find a new kit now, my stash don't thanks you  ;D

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Mirage IIIC [finished], page 15
« Reply #227 on: April 03, 2020, 04:35:07 AM »
Hi guys,

I started to work on the F-15E since last friday and cockpit is almost done:







I still have some black area to paint (rear end of the cockpit and seat) to completely finish it before installing it in the part of the front fuselage  :smiley:

Hope you like it.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E, page 16
« Reply #228 on: April 03, 2020, 06:41:33 AM »
That's looking very much the business, Damien!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Mirage IIIC [finished], page 15
« Reply #229 on: April 03, 2020, 10:23:21 AM »
Tidy!  :smiley:

The way Garuda carries those Mavericks is... unorthodox, to say the least. ;D

For the Maverick, I have to say that I don't even know if it is a correct loadout or not, so I believe you ^^
I chose an Air-to-Air loadout you can play in the game: 2 AIM-9 + 6 AIM-120:
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It looks like there's a Maverick on the inner shoulder pylon. I don't think it would actually fit there space-wise.
But Mavericks on Strike Eagles are cool. I don't think I've seen any Mavericks on operational Strike Eagles. But in Whiffworld, I suppose the triple launcher would work well on the wing pylon. Would certainly look cool.

Since you're going for the air-to-air loadout, how about another pair of AIM-120s per wing pylon?  :icon_beer: In addition to the AIM-9 and AIM-120 on the shoulder pylons.



Kinda like Boeing is proposing for their F-15X.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Mirage IIIC [finished], page 15
« Reply #230 on: April 03, 2020, 04:17:53 PM »
Since you're going for the air-to-air loadout, how about another pair of AIM-120s per wing pylon?  :icon_beer: In addition to the AIM-9 and AIM-120 on the shoulder pylons.



Kinda like Boeing is proposing for their F-15X.

I like your idea. It's not one of the loadout available in the game but I think I will go for your suggestion.
I only have to find 8 more AIM-120 as the Revell kit only include 2 AIM-120B & 4 AIM-9L/M :P

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E, page 16
« Reply #231 on: April 03, 2020, 09:20:54 PM »
Hasegawa's "Aircraft Weapons Set E" not only has eight AIM-120s, but also the appropriate LAU-115 spacer/dual launch rails.  :icon_beer:
« Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 09:24:57 PM by ChernayaAkula »
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E, page 16
« Reply #232 on: April 03, 2020, 09:46:52 PM »
Perfect, thanks for the information  :D

I was going to source 8 AIM-120C and LAU-117 from some Kinetic kit (F-16 & F-18) but I will still miss the LAU-115, so I will look at closer for this box  :smiley:

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E, page 16
« Reply #233 on: April 05, 2020, 05:24:02 AM »
Progress of the day: some black paint performed and cockpit inserted in the front fuselage.







 ;)

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E, page 16
« Reply #234 on: April 08, 2020, 02:29:18 AM »
Hi guys,

The main fuselage is assembled, and front is now attached to it. Start to looks like to a F-15E  :D



Now I realized that F-15 is a big aircraft  ;D

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E, page 16
« Reply #235 on: April 08, 2020, 05:35:38 AM »
I thought the Eagle was a pretty big bird even in 1/72.

People that build F-15s in 1/48 must live in hangars, or at least have a lot more space than I do.

That front office is looking great!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E & F/A-18C, page 10
« Reply #236 on: April 16, 2020, 03:29:16 AM »
Thanks Brian  :D
To be honest about the size... I don't really start to think about where I will put it. All I know is that the boxes where I put my models are full so I need a new one  ;D

Little update:

On the F-15, I have installed the air intake and CFTs. Windshield is also installed since this afternoon.





I'm still impressed by how well parts fit  :smiley:
I also started to work on exhaust part, but nothing relevant to show for the moment (only white paint, I'm still waiting my last order for paint to go further on this  :-[ )

And, I started to work on a French Navy F/A-18C(FN) :



But the fitting is not as good as the F-15E  ;D

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E & F/A-18C, page 10
« Reply #237 on: April 19, 2020, 06:56:50 PM »
Hi guys,

Some progress on the F-15E.

Aside some sub-assembly work, I scratched a dual laucher for AIM-120 with 2 LAU-127 from a Kinetic F-16 and a double ejector from a FMK F-CK-1:



I also started to work on the paint job:





Next step will be to give some "life" to this paint.

Hope you like it   :smiley:  (and that image will appear as I change host to upload them  ;D)
« Last Edit: April 19, 2020, 07:54:33 PM by dams301 »

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E & F/A-18C, page 10
« Reply #238 on: April 20, 2020, 06:52:08 AM »
Dual launchers look good!  :smiley:
Hmmm, the F-CK-1 is one kit where I'm tempted to go all  :icon_vader: scale-wise and see if they really do have cookies.
Cheers,
Moritz

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E & F/A-18C, page 10
« Reply #239 on: April 22, 2020, 12:36:20 AM »
Thanks  :smiley:

Some progress on the exhaust for today thanks to some advise from a friend:




Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E & F/A-18C, page 10
« Reply #240 on: April 29, 2020, 06:47:50 AM »
Hi guys,

Some progress on the paint process:














Hope you like it  :D

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E & F/A-18C, page 10
« Reply #241 on: April 29, 2020, 08:57:52 AM »
Nice work breaking up the monotony of the Gunship Grey.  :smiley:
Cheers,
Moritz

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E, page 10
« Reply #242 on: May 05, 2020, 04:43:39 AM »
Hi guys,

Some progress with the decals:









Still have to do the underside in order to continue on the paint job and weathering  :smiley:

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E, page 10
« Reply #243 on: May 11, 2020, 12:00:30 AM »
Hi guys,

Some progress on the F-15:







 ;)
Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E, page 10
« Reply #244 on: May 11, 2020, 06:21:12 PM »
Great metal finishes! 8) :smiley:
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-15E, page 10
« Reply #245 on: May 14, 2020, 11:39:05 PM »
Thanks  :D

Here, some progress on the weathering:









 :smiley: