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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2010, 02:16:10 pm »
Is it just me seeing that TRDI UAV as a upside down Dan Dare era space fighter?   :blink:

Thats where they probalby got the idea from in the first place
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2010, 12:58:04 am »
Oooohh another FAR build to watch, Mossie (even) more beer, I got the Twiglets & pies  :drink:

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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2010, 06:04:10 am »
IHG, can I come over?  I'll bring my own popcorn.........

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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2010, 08:17:08 pm »
Glad to see you all enjoying the build  :thumbsup:
Made some more progress this week. Like her Greek sister, she is build from two of same kits but I got them at two different times. That why the wings are two different shades of gray. I also glued down the air brake and place the tails.



Started painting the nozzles. First I shot them with Model Master Titanium buffing metalizer and sealed it with coat of future. Than I mask off the the pettled and shot them either gunship gray or black. Don't want them too dark. I shot the one on the left gunship gray.  Next up black on the tip of the nozzle. For the ceramic coating on the inside of the nozzle, I used light gray. I hate shooting white paint. >:(



Girls like accessories, Hers showed up today! :party:



I also started on my idea of the XASM-3, the ASM-4.:wacko:  The body is from a Harpoon with the head of a Bullpup. The sides are just stock styrene. It still has a bit more work to be done to it.



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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2010, 11:01:43 pm »
Great to see you're taking on the challenge of an XASM-3 :thumbsup:

For the ceramic white inside modern jet nozzles, its not a pure white anyway - more of an ivory.  I like to use "bleached bone" from the Citadel range over a white primer base coat.  It all gets weathered & washed anyway.
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2010, 03:22:40 am »
<...> I also started on my idea of the XASM-3, the ASM-4.:wacko: <...>

Way, way cool!  :bow:
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2010, 08:36:21 am »
Watching you build and reading your thorough explanations are genuine privileges.
Thanks, Steven!
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2010, 02:18:44 pm »
Nev,
I think its too cool not to try to build one. But after searching online, I just could not find enough info to make a accurate copy. So I just based mine on it. Area that would be too hard to make or areas where I could not figure out what was going on there, I changed or just made it simpler. I have been working more on it this week than anything else. Thanks for the heads up on the ceramic coloring. :thumbsup:

Thanks Moritz and John.   :thumbsup:

Can you guess what I'll be doing in 4 hours!




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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2010, 07:25:45 pm »
Well after four hours I got good news and bad news. First the good news, the mold of my ASM-4 is really good  -_-. The RTV does a good job pick up all the details. Now the bad news.... my resin sucks :angry:. It's too old (over 2 years) and it cures sticky. So, I order a new batch from Mirco-Mark and it should be here late next week. Hopefully this time next weekend I will have some resin ASM-4's.

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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2010, 02:15:41 pm »
IHG, can I come over?  I'll bring my own popcorn.........

 :cheers: Always welcome my Texan brother  :drink: - This FAR bloke is quite good isn't he ??

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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2010, 04:19:14 pm »
IHG, can I come over?  I'll bring my own popcorn.........

 :cheers: Always welcome my Texan brother  :drink: - This FAR bloke is quite good isn't he ??

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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2010, 10:38:24 pm »
Thanks guys  :thumbsup:

Well she only took about a week to make but here my ASM-4. :wub:  Can't wait for my resin to get here so I can make a few copies.





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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2010, 11:39:47 pm »
Very nice - I could do with a few of those!

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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2010, 08:50:15 am »
Thanks guys  :thumbsup:

Well she only took about a week to make but here my ASM-4. :wub:  Can't wait for my resin to get here so I can make a few copies.


Ooooohh look, Gerry Anderson is designing missiles now !!

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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2010, 10:44:47 am »
Just what I thought.  And Gerry Anderson is cool  :ph34r:
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