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  1. Looking very sharp! The mottling looks nice - should look very realistic with a coat of paint - looking forward to the next update, Steve!
  2. Awesome work Andrew! the weathering is spot on, and the lights are great. The D-Day Strike Eagles at Lakenheath look really cool!
  3. That looks awesome! White is such a hard finish to get right, and you have nailed it!
  4. Thanks man, much appreciated! Prowlers have so much character, especially when they're dirty so I'm very pleased with it. However, I've actually run out of space in the display cabinet, so a 2nd one is on it's way from Ikea So for now it's living on my desk.
  5. They actually look pretty clean - loads of the other photos I have showed some really messy planes - maybe the carrier based ones were worse? That orange paint is a really cool detail - I'll try to remember that if I'm ever feeling brave and want to try another.
  6. Thanks Jimmy! There were definitely times I wanted to put this one away, especially when I was trying to get the canopy halves to fit. Thanks Reggie! Thanks my Lord! This is my first Kinetic build, and since I really wanted to build a Prowler, this was the best available (of two choices I think). The kit has some fundamental problems: Soft fuselage detail Poor wing - fuselage fit & poor fuselage halves fit Lack of locating holes for smaller parts Canopy parts in two halves Ill fitting main landing gear
  7. Thanks mate! Did you get any good photos out there?
  8. I was wondering how long before you commented - How's it going, Exdraken? Glad you liked it, it was a tough build to get to this point. If you're going to work on one, I'd suggest another couple of bench additions: stressball and a mallet Cheers
  9. Thanks mate! It was nice to build a really dirty plane and try out some new (to me) techniques.
  10. Cheers! There are so many flaws with the kit itself, but you're right, the instructions were somehow even worse! They also call for a round intake on both sides, but it's only on one side....found that out too late!
  11. Thanks Steve! I'm happy with the finish, but not sure I'd build this one again!
  12. Evening folks! So, after almost 3 months of messing around, I have finally finished Kinetics 1/48 EA-6B Prowler and.....I am really glad to see the back of this one! I had read that this was a decent kit, but I had a lot of trouble with basically everything. But, anyway, here's the finished project: I used a decent amount of AM stuff on this one: Ares cockpit Quickboost small intakes Eduard pods Eduard wheels Superscale decals The Ares cockpit required a lot of cutting & sanding to fit, and even with all
  13. Very nice work Reggie! I love the choice of markings - Deadpool is great! The base is really cool as well! It's a shame that both this and the GWH kit have so many flaws - I'd love to have a definitive F-15 without any of the drawbacks (hint hint Tamiya )
  14. The GWH kit is probably the most detailed kit if you're looking to build a current F-15E - it has very good surface detail, the shape is pretty accurate, decent cockpit and relatively good instructions. However, the fit is all over the place (very good in some places, and very poor in others), the trailing edges of the flaps and stabilisers are way too thick, the decals are very thick and fragile, the included missiles/bombs are a bit poor (the Tamiya F-16 or F-14 ones are much better) and it doesn't actually have a centre pylon despite the instructions mentioning it. Having built
  15. As bad as the kit might be, your build is awesome! The weathering is perfect and I like the choice of colour scheme - enough colour to make a grey finish stand out! Are the checkered squares a decal?
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