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gota

1/72 Academy F-15e Lakenheath

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Hello again,

 

Here is the second model I have completed this year after another Eagle. Started this one thinking it would be a fast build to get into painting quick, and just finished it after 6 months of not a lot of free time.


Very decent kit, the main issues being the simplistic exhausts and the overly thick closed canopy. Still an enjoyable build with not a lot to fix, and trying to spruce up that gunship gray was also a fun painting experience.

1/72 Academy #12550, Twobobs Da'Heath decals, KA Models exhausts, Reskit wheels, weapons from the kit, Skunkworks, GWH and Tamiya.

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Thanks for watching.

 

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A pair of especially impressive  and convincing Eagles! Superb detailing and finish.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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35 minutes ago, Jackson Duvalier said:

Very nice Iggles-- those exhausts are fabulous!  How do you feel about the Academy kits compared to other offerings in 1/72?

I can tell you once I have built the two GWH and the two Hasegawa kits I have piled up over there, but I might just change subject for a while 😛

I would not get another Academy single seater.

I would probably build another of their new double seaters molding, possibly to turn an K into an S. Plastic is a bit soft and textures in some places but the decal sheet is really good. But yeah, you need aftermarket exhausts.

I think Hasegawa's C&D still build into decent models. From what I gathered on the internets, it looks easier to build than the Acad Charlie for a better OOB result.
GWH boxes look tasty, loads of weapons (especially in the I box) which kinda make up for their price but they seem trickier than Acad's F-15e to build, the decals look a bit thick and I seem to recall people pointing out the front canopy has shape issues (although you can see the shapes differ between Academy kits anyway).

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That is a awesome Eagle 🦅. Always good see a Lakenheath. One.   

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Bravo. I'm a big fan of your weathering on the grey one, there are a lot of different colours and shades which draw you in. Beautiful work, especially in 1:72.

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Very nice.  I too love the weathering. I've just finished doing the transfers on a Strike Eagle so you posting your pictures has inspired me to start weathering it.

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Beautiful pair of Eagles - well done!  The finish on both is excellent and the exhausts are particularly good

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Excellent work!

Your efforts with multi-toning and staining really paid off, for what might otherwise have been a dull-looking grey plane.

:clap:

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Hello Gota,

Thanks for sharing your nice model with us. I wonder, if this aircraft will be coming in production again.

If you see, what this aircraft can take in regards to armament, it is a true force multiplier. 

In short, deadly, fast and very reliable. Regards, Orion - The Netherlands.

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Very nicely done. I really like what you’ve done to weather the paint. 

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I really like that :clap:

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