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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2021, 11:18:56 pm »

I just read that the T-50 is under consideration for a possible Irish Air Corps Air Defense aircraft...just in case you are not dead set on Portuguese...  ;)


About time they had something for that task even vaguely effective.  :thumbsup:
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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2021, 12:12:46 am »
Chris, i'd like to ask if you can move this topic over to the current projects/aircraft page, please. Obviously, i couldn't finish it inside the deadline so i'll be trying to do it later. TIA
Done! 😎

Thanks, Martin. :thumbsup:

I just read that the T-50 is under consideration for a possible Irish Air Corps Air Defense aircraft...just in case you are not dead set on Portuguese...  ;)

Well, my main problem would be decals, a problem that I don't have for the PoAF. My decal stash is mostly limited to PoAF sheets with a few other countries mixed in. I can take a look through the stash using scalemates but I doubt there will be any Irish markings useful for this type of aircraft

Regarding the model, i got as far as painting the main color and the radome but nothing else. Maybe during the week I can get it going again. :banghead:
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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2021, 01:25:47 am »
Max Decals do quite a range of IAC decals, in various scales, and they're of very good quality.

One of their 1/48 sheets is this one, I used it for my 1/144 KMD-11 (Still unfinished.... :banghead:) but it's a BIG aeroplane!

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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2021, 06:14:50 am »
Hum... Just as i thought, i don't like the color combination of those markings. Nothing against the Irish but it's just a matter of colors.
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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2021, 04:41:00 pm »
Ok, the Golden Eagle is finished. I just wanted to do something simple and i believe i've accomplished that. I'll try to write up the backstory for it during this week but that will depend on a few different factors so, don't hold your breath.
What was supposed to be a one week build, dragged along to become a one and a half month build. It took longer because, on top of having very little time for modelling in the past couple of months, i couldn't make up my mind about the paint scheme and what colors to use... :banghead:

Anyway, it's finished and it time to move on.











As i said, i'll try to have the backstory ready in a few days.

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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2021, 10:08:45 pm »
Great model, congratulations! :thumbsup:
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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2021, 01:25:02 am »
Neat! Camo is nicely different! :thumbsup:
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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2021, 02:00:42 am »
Pretty.  :thumbsup:

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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2021, 04:31:38 am »
Excellent.  Good job!

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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2021, 04:44:11 am »
Glad you like it, thanks, guys.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
The camo was a hard choice but i think I made the right choice. The obvious choice for a PoAF Alpha Jet replacement would be the wraparound SEA camo but i wanted something different and while looking at pics for reference, i came across a few  images of FA-50s with a similar scheme. Also gave me the opportunity to do something different from what i normally do. It was a good test for the 1/48 kit.  ;D

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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2021, 05:53:37 am »
That's come out really well  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2021, 12:03:07 pm »
Thanks, Chris!  :thumbsup:
Too bad i couldn't finish it within the GB schedule...this is the first model i've finished in 2021 and i have a feeling that if i manage 3 models before the end of the year, that will be a good turnout... :banghead:
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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2021, 06:08:56 am »
At least it got finished and if you do only finish 3 it simply means you've been doing other things  :thumbsup:
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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2021, 12:19:24 pm »
At least it got finished and if you do only finish 3 it simply means you've been doing other things  :thumbsup:

Indeed, Chris. I can't say i'm the busiest i've ever been but this year has been a mix of being busy with "normal" life, lacking the mojo or just being plain lazy...  :banghead:
Anyway, i don't like to leave stuff unfinished so i pushed myself to finish this one and although it took longer than i expected, it still gave me the necessary mojo boost i was hoping it would. :mellow:
With that said, it's time to finish the Blue Thunder and maybe even start a build for the Recce GB. :thumbsup:
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Re: LM/KAI F/A-50 Golden Eagle - Portuguese Air Force
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2021, 06:31:55 pm »
Turned out great!  :thumbsup: Really diggin' the camo scheme.
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