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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2007, 12:26:38 am »
Crikey you build quick!
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« Reply #16 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:

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« Reply #17 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:  

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« Reply #18 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. :)
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« Reply #19 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.
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« Reply #20 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:  
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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2007, 01:30:49 am »
*winces in pain*
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« Reply #22 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!
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« Reply #23 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!
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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.
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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2007, 07:11:48 pm »
Almost looks natural in these colors ;)  :rolleyes: ....
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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2007, 08:06:44 pm »
Well that Eagle most certainly does look good in those colors! Very nice indeed.
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« Reply #26 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. :)
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« Reply #27 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?
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« Reply #28 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:

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« Reply #29 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. :)
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