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I'm in with this kit from my stash...gotta love invasion stripes! Based outa my home village of Lakenheath. May need some bits like a AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Pod and an AAQ-13 LANTIRN pod as I may have robbed those in the kit for my last build...need to check! The airframe was 1 of 3 that was painted in a heritage scheme in 2019 to honour the wings involvement in the D-Day operation at the75 years commemoration. 97-0219 was built to reflect a P-47 Thunderbolt, 'Nelli B'.... https://www.lakenheath.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1744647/liberty-wing-unveils-heritage-jet/ Looks like it carried some CATM units for AIM-9M and AIM-120C so will probably create something along those lines as well... I got the decals via a swap, the C model had been used and I have the Red paint in the collection so decision made... Ive a couple of other things on the go and really want to get my Merlin off the bench, but want to get going early on this...if I find some ref pics showing it a little more worn paint job wise I will try to reflect that, but likely kept nice and shiny...best go look at the box and see what's missing!
Just completed in the STGB... Some ref pics
Regal Beagle! 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle
Habu12 posted a topic in Ready for Inspection - AircraftAcademy’s new tool 1/72 F-15E. By now we’ve all see and heard of the terrible exhausts. That’s really the only huge drawback. I remedied that with the Aires nozzles. Easy peasy. I added a GBU-31 JDAM, GBU-12 Paveways and a an AIM-9L, but everything else was OOB. The fit was excellent, absolutely NO filler was used in this build. Solid 4-Star kit!
1/72 F-15E Seymour Johnson 333rd FS
Flyboy3394 posted a topic in Ready for Inspection - AircraftHi all, This is my first ever model aircraft build. I chose the new tooling of the Academy 1/72 F-15E from the 333rd FS out of SJ airbase. Straight build out of box, painted and decaled. Apologies for mediocre image quality. I just ordered a light tent on Amazon, and will repost pictures once I have a chance to use it. I began this build in the middle of August, and ran into many issues, like dropping the assembled kit into a pool of plastic cement, and melting the piece where the NMF is up top of the aircraft. I then made it all the way through my build, and proceeded to use an acrylic wash on top of an acrylic sealer coat (future). So, I scrapped that kit (using it as my test-bed) and began a brand new one, same kit, lessons learned. This is the result. It certainly is not perfect, and round two was no walk in the park, but she is done, and I think she looks halfway decent. Let me know your thoughts (good and bad)! Enjoy!
Im in with this kit - apparently the best E model in the scale - I have an Academy E sat in the stash but with me already doing an Academy C model thought I'd build this - actually bought it as I needed the GBU10s (If anyone had a spare GBU10 let me know as I seem to have lost one!) for my F111F El Dorado Canyon build. Again a personal type build as I am from Lakenheath. Have a variety of decals to choose from so will see what others build.....however am tempted by a 494 FS Mudhen as I built a 494FS F111F. Will be in flight - maybe airbrake up - ruddder from a C?!
Revell 1/48 F-15E Lakenheath 48th FW
Sundown posted a topic in F-15 Eagle Single Type Group BuildHi everyone, After deciding NOT to enter another group build, here is my entry for this GB! Revell's 1/48 F-15E Strike Eagle, box has seen better days! : \ The contents : The aftermarket, will probably add some Aires exhausts at a later date : I'm using Afterburner Decals 48045 Lakenheath Mudhens for the markings. Cheers, Sean