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New tool F-15E/K by Academy in 1/72

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Another is welcome especially as this will be easier to acquire over here, interesting to see how it compares to the new GWH one, any ideas of  release date, hopefully it will be in time for the F-15STGB

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Interested to see the kit when it's ready, I wonder if Academy will follow the "easy assembly" route of their 1/72 Phantom and Super Hornet for this one or will go back to more traditional kits

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I thought the new GWH one was 1/48?, I,m a very happy boy if its 1/72.

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Will be great if it's not a snap kit with multi color sprues which I really detest. Would rather pay more for a definite GWH kit in that case. Hasegawa ain't too shabby either!

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48 minutes ago, Phantome said:

Will be great if it's not a snap kit with multi color sprues which I really detest. Would rather pay more for a definite GWH kit in that case. Hasegawa ain't too shabby either!

 

Whilst I understand the sentiment as I know some of acadmeys snap fit stuff is a bit lacking like the t-50 and the kf-16, but their phantom is a super kit

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I am sorry for being slightly off-topic here, but may I ask, is anyone doing a F-15 Silent Eagle in 72nd scale? Or is it too early for that...

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17 hours ago, drake122 said:

I am sorry for being slightly off-topic here, but may I ask, is anyone doing a F-15 Silent Eagle in 72nd scale? Or is it too early for that...

 

As the Silent Eagle program has been cancelled, it's very unlikely any company will ever do a kit, apart maybe one of the smaller companies specialised in resin kits of prototypes

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Hoping this is hitting the shelves soonish, would be nice to do a side by side build with the hasegawa for the F-15 STGB

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Wanna bet single piece canopy as per their Super Bugs?

 

(Bracing for disappointment)

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Hmm not entirely sure about it, something doesn't look right about he canopy, might just be the fact I'm on the small screen in poor light and it's missing he painted franes

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Thanks for the sprue shots Homebee. :thumbsup2:

 

Initial reaction is `ooh don`t like the look of those `burner cans`. But, do I see the `turkey feather` option on the sprue shots? Difficult to tell, but this would allow Israeli F-15I to be built from the box (with minor tweaking), along with appropriate  AM decals from Skys or Isra.

I take it there`s a second weapons sprue, out of shot, to allow for two tanks, two Sidewinder, two AMRAAM etc?

There`s room for optimism here. I`m optimistic. ;)

Let`s hope we finally have a F-15 Strike Eagle that doesn`t require a substantial outlay of groats to bring up to code.

 

Cheers, Ian (optimist)

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Looks like the PW featherless cans are in the closed position with their actuator rods molded on. 

 

The other feathered cans on the same sprue could be GE cans but it is hard to make out from the photo. 

 

Mark

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Given that the kit is from Academy, I'd put money on them being GE engines (or more accurately, Samsung Techwin, I guess).   

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Doesn't look all that bad, certainly could be the basis of a good model if you want to put some elbow grease into detailing it. Hannants have it listed at £24.99: LINK.

 

Mike.

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SWEET!

Enclosed `Turkey Feather` cans (with internal detailing), gunloading fairing, intake trunking, even the tiny GPS dome near the airbrake. And that annoying gap that I always seem to leave between the CFT and airframe is no longer a problem. 

Optimism rewarded! Where`s a set of Sky`s decals F-15I Ra`am sheet? I have a mind to perform. :thumbsup:

 

Can this be, the actual, accurate F-15E in 72nd, at long last?

Initial verdict: Looking good, I says.

Cheers, Ian

 

 

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Do I get a prize for correctly guessing they would only bother with a one piece canopy?

 

What a waste...

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