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JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« on: April 04, 2010, 04:10:51 pm »
Well since my Hellenic Air Force F-15E is coming together so well and so fast, Im doing something I have not done in years. Work on two models at the same time. normally I would not start another kit until I finish or stoped working on one. It should not be that bad, one is winding down and that one is starting up. Here's what she should look like when she's done, plus some cool tail art.



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Here's what I have done so far. I shot the base colors for the seats, tub, instrument panels and the rear hood.



My F-15EJ will be powered by GE's F-110-GE-129. So I looked in my stash and pulled out two resin nozzles.



For my F-110-GE-129, I'm going to use the lower part of Academy's F-15E afterburner can, the upper ring of Revell's can and top it off with my resin nozzle. Ta Da!



Next up, I'll be working on getting her wings and tails all together. You can see her Greek sister in the background.  :wub:



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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 04:39:11 pm »
Should be quite a pretty bird indeed - looking forward to more of the Mudhen Teriyaki!
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 10:14:23 pm »
Those engines will give even more power to play with!  :wacko:

Any thought regarding ordnance fit yet? Anti-shipping, as the scheme suggests?

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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 10:29:49 pm »
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Any thought regarding ordnance fit yet? Anti-shipping, as the scheme suggests?

Well as of now, I got Hasegawa JASDF Weapons Set and paint on the way. I'm thinking a mix bag of weapons.


Teriyaki does sound good &lt;_&lt;
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 12:12:07 am »
I actually think this idea could almost have come real if the F-35 hadn't been on the table as well.

Those engines will give even more power to play with!  :wacko:

Any thought regarding ordnance fit yet? Anti-shipping, as the scheme suggests?


Perhaps similar to the South Korean F-15Ks:



If adventurous (we know you're capable of it), you could perhaps also add some features from the Silent Eagle (click to expand):



Other options could include some of the real world projects Japan has been developing:

TRDI UAV:




XASM-3 ASM:





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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 12:18:34 am »
Don't forget the GE-110s have white insides:



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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2010, 12:33:47 am »
I actually think this idea could almost have come real if the F-35 hadn't been on the table as well.

Actually, the F-15E was one of the "contenders" for the original FS-X "competition" that became the F-2.  I use quotation marks since the requirements were written so that none of the 4 contenders (the others being F-16, F-18 and Tornado) had a realistic chance of winning without being Japanified.

Nice work on the nozzles Steven, looking forward tremendously to seeing you work your magic on this :wub:
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010, 01:58:56 pm »
<...>
XASM-3 ASM:
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/F-2LR-missile1.jpg
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Excellent suggestion!  :thumbsup: Some Japanese modeller scratch-built these in 1/48. CLICKY!
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2010, 05:23:22 pm »
Silent Eagle + XASM-3 = total awesomeness!!!
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2010, 08:33:20 pm »
Thanks for all the cool pics  :thumbsup:

That XASM-3 ASM looks pretty bad A$$, I just may have to make one or something similar. As for Silent Eagle, I don't think so. I'm not going to turn this build into a complicated one.


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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 12:11:26 am »
Fair enough.  Some other weapon options to consider include:

XAAM-4:





XAAM-5:






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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2010, 07:26:03 am »
Is there an reason for the bright colours on the missiles or did the Japanese just want to brighten them up and away from boring old white??
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2010, 07:35:32 am »
I'd assume it's for test purposes Lance. Stands out more on film ?
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2010, 12:59:24 pm »
I'd assume it's for test purposes Lance. Stands out more on film ?

I'd say your guess is pretty spot on, but I think it's be kinda cool to have multi coloured missiles to shoot. It'd make them look like giant fireworks...or am I thinking too much like Radish??
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Re: JASDF F-15EJ: Another FAR Mudhen
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2010, 01:14:04 pm »
Is it just me seeing that TRDI UAV as a upside down Dan Dare era space fighter?   :blink:
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