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AnonymousDFB1

1:72 Hasegawa F-15J Eagle Aggressor JASDF 2010

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Well the kit finally arrived from my good friend Lloyd in Arkansas, it took 20 days to get here, I guess it was held up by all the snow we had in the UK the other week.

So no more dallying it's time to start. First the obligatory box top and sprue shots

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Lloyd had snipped a few parts from the sprue and put the wing halves together but she is well within the 25% limit.

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I'll be starting as per the instructions with the seat and cockpit

Edited by Mish

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Yeah that's a nice scheme! Not so keen on the colour of the plastic mind...

Edited by SaintsPhil

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Okay, I've come to a decision with this one, I can't stand the thought of building this OOB and knowing that Hasegawa mucked up with the decals so I have ordered myself these aggressor decals from DXM Decals.

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$15-90 inc shipping so not too bad and I'll probably will be doing the green one

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Nice scheme, good luck painting that, shall be watching with intrest

Sean

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Thanks guys, and today's progress.

Cockpit all together

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'Dummy' turbine blades

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Intakes

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Fuselage together

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Mike Mcellaney and Lloyd King kindly told me that the intakes on this kit a a 'nose down' appearance. On the real aircraft the AoA of the intakes can be varied. As I plant to display this model stationary the intakes need to be parallel to the ground/fuselage.

In order to achieve this I position the intakes in the correct position thus leaving a small gap.

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This I partially filled with plasticard

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Sanded

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More soon and thanks for looking.

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Thanks guys, yes that's why I predominately chose the kit. Got is sent from Lloyd (Llking) in the US and 'coz' I'm not happy with the decals supplies I have ordered replacements from DMX Decals in Taipei

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Nice going so far Mish, can't wait to see the paint going on,(no pressure or anything!)

Sean

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I'm gonna have to lay this one up for a bit, whilst I

1. Wait for the decals to arrive

and

2. save up £10 to buy the Aires engine exhausts. Because the kit ones are :shit:

Just spent over an hour cleaning the parts up and trying to get them to fit, all the petals are too small :rant:

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Well the Aires replacement engine set arrived today from Hanantts but one of the burner cans/nozzles is missing. :( A nice man at Hanantts said he would send a replacement in the post today :)

I'm not having a lot of luck with kit

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