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GROUP BUILDS => 2007 Group Builds => The Knackers Yard => 2007 One Week Group Build => Topic started by: Eddie M. on August 24, 2007, 03:13:56 pm

Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 24, 2007, 03:13:56 pm
I feel like I got left at the starting gate. Some of you might know I had a bit of a medical episode yesterday and I'm still a little, as my son put it, wobbly legged. This is the perfect therapy to get my brain bucket back in order. Here's the beginning of I hope is a trouble free build (HA!)
   Eddie
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07271.jpg)
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Captain Canada on August 24, 2007, 03:18:26 pm
Mmm....Sea Eagle !

Is that the Monogram kit ? Love them big, beautiful kits. I need to find a supply of the old birds and stock up.....

Cheers !
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 24, 2007, 03:22:30 pm
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Mmm....Sea Eagle !

Is that the Monogram kit ? Love them big, beautiful kits. I need to find a supply of the old birds and stock up.....

Cheers !
Yep, it's the Revellogram ;)  I love this kit! I've been saving this particular one for some months ...waiting for this exact build! :cheers:  :salute:
   Eddie  
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Brian da Basher on August 24, 2007, 03:32:23 pm
It's good to see you back at the bench, Mr Miller! I always really enjoy your builds and I'm sure this one will be amazing!

Brian da Basher
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 24, 2007, 08:27:32 pm
Thanks BdaB!! The cockpit and gear wells are in and the fuselage in buttoned up. not too bad for a few hours work. :)
   Eddie
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07275.jpg)
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: nev on August 25, 2007, 12:36:18 am
That's some smart work on the IP - looks like the Eduard pre-painted stuff!   :bow:  
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 25, 2007, 05:47:44 am
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That's some smart work on the IP - looks like the Eduard pre-painted stuff!   :bow:
Thank you! All I did was shake and bake flat black/gray and dry brush w/ silver. nothing fancy, but enough to get the job done. I learned from the last build. Don't waste time and break like the wind! :P

For those of you who've never had a seizure, let me describe the fun. After it's been said and done, I feel like I've participated in a triathelon. Every muscle in my body hurts from convulsing and my tongue hurts from biting it! :angry: At least I didn't go incontinent. :party:  The nurses at the Dr. office where it happened said I turned some wonderful shades of blue and purple from not moving air properly and coming out it ( which is called post dictial) is the worst feeling known to me. The one good thing that came out of this was they pumped me full of pure, intravenous drugs to"calm me down" that was the best part of the day! ;)  :lol: And that's the rest of the story. :rolleyes:

   Eddie  
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: nev on August 25, 2007, 10:03:20 am
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break like the wind!
Are Spinal Tap providing the musical background to this model?  :P  
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: cthulhu77 on August 25, 2007, 10:21:52 am
Jeez dude...take care of yourself !  Glad the modeling is providing some therapy too...I'm sure it will be much greater than those stonehenge sculptures you made.
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: nev on August 26, 2007, 03:36:10 am
I have to say though, that cockpit is pretty black.  I mean, how much more black can you get?
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 26, 2007, 07:16:56 am
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I have to say though, that cockpit is pretty black.  I mean, how much more black can you get?
(In my best fake British accent) Yes, but it does go to 11!
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 26, 2007, 03:31:50 pm
Moving closer to paint. :)
   Eddie
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07290.jpg)
 
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 26, 2007, 07:20:47 pm
Putting the blue on the Angel.
   Eddie
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07298.jpg)
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: cthulhu77 on August 26, 2007, 08:08:04 pm
Holy smokes, Eddie...how many are you going to build this week?  Looking cool...I hope the Navy takes you up on designing their next series of jet schemes!
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Captain Canada on August 26, 2007, 09:30:17 pm
Looking good !

Sorry to hear about the health woes, Eddie.

 :cheers:

 
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: nev on August 27, 2007, 12:26:38 am
Crikey you build quick!
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 27, 2007, 11:12:41 am
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Crikey you build quick!
I've built many of these Revell Eagles, so I know where the flaws are ahead of time. Unfortunately, I forgot about my own flaws. I can NEVER remember to paint the yellow first! Still trippin' forward at the speed of light. :lol:

Thanks Capt.! I appreciate it!
   Eddie  
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: McGreig on August 27, 2007, 06:26:12 pm
I'm amazed at the progress on this. My own take on the one week build is to start with a small kit with as few parts as possible - never in a thousand years would I contemplate a 1/48 Eagle!!  :bow:  :bow:  And it's looking great so far  :cheers:  
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 27, 2007, 06:33:15 pm
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I'm amazed at the progress on this. My own take on the one week build is to start with a small kit with as few parts as possible - never in a thousand years would I contemplate a 1/48 Eagle!!  :bow:  :bow:  And it's looking great so far  :cheers:
Thank you! I've been chomping at the bit to get on with this one for sometime now. If I hadn't had my medical emergency on the 23rd, I probably would have been further along. Plus, the rain here has tried to screw up my finish (too much humidity), but I should be done with the blue paint by tomorrow. :)
   Eddie
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 27, 2007, 07:05:29 pm
I thought I'd show a little progress for tonight. The before and after of drilling out the wheelhubs. The canopy has been dunked in future and the paintwork continues on the fuselage.
   Eddie
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07302.jpg)
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 27, 2007, 08:20:41 pm
Alright, here's the general lay out of the paint. The yellow needs touch up, but other than that, all is moving forward well. Maybe because this build has drawn blood. Yep, I drop a x-acto knife w/ a new blade last night and it sunk into my thigh about a 1/4". Sorry, no pictures this time. Too busy cursing.... :P  :dum:  
   Eddie
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07313.jpg)
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: nev on August 28, 2007, 01:30:49 am
*winces in pain*
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Brian da Basher on August 28, 2007, 12:04:12 pm
Arrggghhh on no, Mr Miller! Still, if that's the sacrifice the modelling gods require for such a beautiful paintjob, maybe I'll be less careful with my own Xacto knife! Outstanding!
:salute:
Brian da Basher
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 28, 2007, 06:19:59 pm
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Arrggghhh on no, Mr Miller! Still, if that's the sacrifice the modelling gods require for such a beautiful paintjob, maybe I'll be less careful with my own Xacto knife! Outstanding!
:salute:
Brian da Basher
Thanks BdaB, but don't try any of these stunts at home. They are reserved for master fumble fingers, such as myself. :P

Here's the wheels that are done and the beginnings of the clear coat. It may seem a bit uneven, but I'm only putting it down where the decals are going to go for now.
   Eddie
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07317.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07325.jpg)
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on August 30, 2007, 07:11:48 pm
Almost looks natural in these colors ;)  :rolleyes: ....
   Eddie
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07349.jpg)
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: BlackOps on August 30, 2007, 08:06:44 pm
Well that Eagle most certainly does look good in those colors! Very nice indeed.
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on September 01, 2007, 03:21:23 pm
Getting close. I might finish on time! :P I've had to piece together a lot of these decals. This sheet does not come with the #6, so I cut apart a couple of #3s and come up with a decent opposing solo. :)
   Eddie
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07383.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/Aug.07386.jpg)
 
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 03, 2007, 12:58:22 pm
You've got a real talent for those Blue Angels bird, Mr Miller! This one looks every bit the winner! A Blue Angels F-15, whouda thunk it?
:salute:
Brian da Basher
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Rafael on September 03, 2007, 02:55:26 pm
You got to see it to believe it!!!

I have never dreamed how strikingly beautiful would an Eagle look in that scheme :bow:  :bow:

Great one, Eddie!!! :salute:  :thumbsup:

Rafa
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Eddie M. on September 03, 2007, 03:45:57 pm
Thank you Gents! It's done! On time! YEEHAW!!! :P Here's a few for this thread and I'll put some up in the Completed thread. :)
    Eddie
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/SEP07097.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20Blue%20Angel/SEP07104.jpg)
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: anthonyp on September 03, 2007, 04:53:14 pm
Awesome, Eddie!  Simply awesome!!

 :thumbsup:  :drink:  
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Shasper on September 03, 2007, 05:49:35 pm
Real Slick mate  :thumbsup:

SHas B)
Title: F-15 Blue Angel
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 03, 2007, 05:50:27 pm
That's totally Sierra Hotel, Sailor! Awesome!
:salute:
Brian da Basher