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Gary's build of the 48th scale F-15DJ Eagle from Great Wall Hobbies - Part I
Gary Wickham continues to tackle the already very good F-15 Eagle from Great Wall Hobbies in pert two of this build in which he is just about to make this ...
Gary's build of the 48th scale F-15DJ Eagle from Great Wall Hobbies - Part 2
GWH have done a very good job of recreating the general layout of the equipment in both bays. Shown here is the right hand bay.
The Modelling News: Gary completes his GWH F-15B/D as an aggressive Japanese J..
The open radome and avionics bays are provided in the kit but I did extra work in this area to more accurately detail them.
And in panorama – A quick comparison with Gary's 48th scale ...
The self-inflicted gap was now filled completely with suitably sized card stock and glued in place. I also added some packing around the front end so I ...
Gary looks at just what has changed in the re-tooled GWH F-15 in 48th scale in this side-by-side comparison
If you'd like to know more about the F-15 and specifically the F-15DJ in JASDF service then check out Wikipedia here - Once you are done reading about this ...
One of the unique features of the JASDF F-15 is the addition of static dissipater strips along the length of the radome. Apparently, no other operators of ...
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The next few steps in the build are not about correcting an error but an example of how you can find ways to enhance your build with some creative thinking.
Being the first time I have used the Model Master Raw Umber enamel paint as a wash I am happy with how it gives a dusty/grimy look to the black parts in the ...
GWH provide fairly standard markings for four aircraft in the box, two Israeli F-15B and two USAF F-15D. All these options use the air superiority 'mod ...
By contrast to the forward fuselage dramas, the rear fuselage was joy to work on. I'd advise you to ignore the GWH build sequence and leave the PE parts for ...
OK here is the aircraft in detail
Based on the photos of the real F-15DJ, I have adjusted the seats to sit as close to an accurate position as possible. I had to be careful not to raise them ...
A quick comparison with Gary's 48th scale Mig-25 so you can see the scale better.
Darker washes also help to highlight the small details and add depth to the parts.
Turning now to the bottom of the rear fuselage a quick check against photos of JASDF F-15DJs reveals the need to remove some vents and to add some others.
I have recently completed the new MENG P-51D Mustang kit. Overall impression ? I think its a great little kit, possibly the most detailed 1:48 P-51 kit yet ...
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Something of an elite unit, the Hiko Kyodotai predominately operates the two-seat Mitsubishi F-15DJ Eagle, ...
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A quick comparison with Gary's 48th scale Mig-25 so you can see the scale better.
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And in panorama – A quick comparison with Gary's 48th scale ...
Like the cockpit tub, the instruments panels are very nicely done. As I am modelling a current (2013) JASDF F-15DJ I chose the post MSIP panel (GWH provide ...
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And in panorama – A quick comparison with Gary's 48th scale ...
A quick comparison with Gary's 48th scale Mig-25 so you can see the scale better.
The 2018 annual group build subject for my local club was the new Airfix 1: 48 P-40. You could build either release and it had to be essentially 'out of the ...
The bracing on the top of the seat rails has been added from 10x20 thou strip and I feel looks more to scale than the GWH parts.
The heavily armed, high-powered J2M3 Raiden was meant for short-range defence of high-value targets against B-29 Superfortresses. Without a turbocharger it ...
Revell of Germany's latest items of the months of August and September feature some really varied models due to suit a wide audience – the good thing is ...
The next few steps in the build are not about correcting an error but an example of how you can find ways to enhance your build with some creative thinking.
Gary steps into third.. Great Wall Hobby's 1/48th scale F-15B/D Eagle Pt III
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OK here is the aircraft in detail
Hasegawa's new items for March 2016 have some interesting for aircraft and ship builders especially... Hopefully by the March you will be ready to build one ...
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Ultimately I decided to use the Black Box resin seats. The kit seat rails were replaced with Evergreen strip as they were a better scale fit to the smaller ...
Improved avionics, specialized air-to-air missiles and a AN/APG-63(v)1 radar make the F-15J Eagle one of the most powerful birds in the air.
The Modelling News: Gary completes his GWH F-15B/D as an aggressive Japanese J..
My third and final build update will cover the painting, decaling and weathering. Stay tuned. Gary Wickham
Scale: 1/48. Started: October 2014. Finished: January 2015. Available through Freedom Models Distributors Worldwide. Built by Gary Wickham
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The Modelling News: Gary looks at just what has changed in the re-tooled GWH F-15 in 48th scale in this side-by-side comparison
Tuesday, January 14
My name is Gary Wickham and I live in Sydney, Australia. I've been modeling for the better part of 40 years and still going strong (mostly).
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Hasegawa has some new releases tied in with some much anticipated older re-releases/ special editions this month in their March Item preview…
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OK here is the aircraft in detail
Build review: Jono gets Specific with his lightning from the Pacific.
Most of the F-15s are painted in very colourful camouflage schemes, with each aircraft seemingly carrying unique colours. Aircraft of the Hiko Kyodotai ...
Tuesday, January 14
With the two parts separated I was now able to use trial and error to determine the right size of packing needed to build up the height.
As usual I have hand painted all the details with Vallejo, applied a wash of Model Master Raw Umber and dry brushed with Model Master Chrome Silver.
An overall view of the completed cockpit tub with the front and rear shrouds in place. Being the first time I have used the Model Master Raw Umber enamel ...
Saturday, August 9
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Gary gets heavily into Voodoo – in 48th scale from Kittyhawk…
OK here is the aircraft in detail
Gary reviews the Raspberry Ripple? It's Rhyming slang for the Jaguar from Kittyhawk in 48th scale
Eagle Editions Erlas examined in today's 32nd scale decal review.
With all the detailing work now complete on the fuselage interior I was inching closer to closing it all up. I was quite concerned about this model being a ...
A relatively quick build out of the box, with the exception of the fishtail resin exhausts. I was inspired by the Bronco boxart showing Clive Caldwell in a ...
Early this year I was approached by Adam Norenberg from the The Modelling News asking if I would be interested in building some review kits.
Something of an elite unit, the Hiko Kyodotai predominately operates the two-seat Mitsubishi F-15DJ Eagle, although some single seat F-15Js are also on ...
We got the chance to look at the launch edition of the exciting “Aces High” magazine last month – it was pretty nice and full of top quality builds by noted ...
Having finished my build of the new HKM 1:32 Mosquito B Mk.IV back in Oct 2015 I have since been struggling to find the time to document the build for "On ...
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As the pylons are painted the same color as the airframe it makes sense to attach them now.
In late 2013 I was provided with a kit of the new 1/48 Kittyhawk MiG-25 by Adam who runs the Osprey Modelling News site. I've been working with Adam on ...
A little trimming and shaping was needed to get a glove tight fit of the wing fold parts in the wing but I wanted this to be tight so a strong bond ...
It's August and that means time for my local clubs annual Group Build. This time around the subject is the Airfix 1/72 F4f-4 Wildcat.
This resulted in a noticeable demarcation "ridge" due to the thickness of the paint which I then had to remove by careful sanding with 4000 grade micro mesh
Given that I am building a JASDF aircraft and the GWH kit is designed for an Israeli or USAF bird it's not all that surprising I should "borrow" so much.
OK here is the aircraft in detail
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The GWH kit is designed to allow us to build either a B or D variant of the F-15. Jake Melampys excellent book The Modern Eagle Guide is perhaps the ...
Having completed the FineMolds 1:72 F-14D Tomcat back in March I have now finished the build report as well.
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Tornado fighters were developed by Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy, so it makes sense that their crews would be trained cooperatively as well.
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One of the inevitable things that we have to deal with on even the best kits is ejection pin marks. The doors to the avionics bays have several of these on ...
Not that long ago I came across some great scale lenses in various sizes from a local Australian hobby supplier, Red Roo Models.
The Modelling News: Hasegawa's new items for march 2016 are already here to preview for you…
OK here is the aircraft in detail
After the repairs, I re-applied the Alclad, masked it and then applied the first of the two "mod eagle" greys. Gunze Mr Color have both of the greys ...
Today Gary reviews the 1/32nd scale Eduard landing flap set and A-4F slats in brass photo etch. As well as a basic explanation of which is which and what ...
The Lavochkin La-7 held its own against German fighters, thanks to an impressive top speed of 411 mph (661 km/h) and a maximum of three 20 mm cannon ...