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Picture Post => Current and Finished Projects => Aircraft => Topic started by: Eddie M. on October 09, 2009, 07:55:53 pm

Title: F-15G
Post by: Eddie M. on October 09, 2009, 07:55:53 pm
In a frantic attempt of actually finish a few models for a sense of completion on some level with all of the WIP I've got going, I've added a second completed model to the shelf in 2 days.

Believe it or not, I've got a basic story to go with it.

In the days ahead, as space becomes a part of "air superiority", there became a need to quickly put small GPS and spy sats in orbit to replace those that have been destroyed by hunter/killer sats. Several F-15s where retro fitted to to reach higher altitude at a very quick rate and launch mini-Pegasus missiles to insert their cargo at a moments notice once a satillite was found to be out of action. Here is the F-15G. It's an Academy F-15 in 1/144. I made the missiles myself.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20144/Sep09010.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20144/Oct09006.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20144/Sep09022.jpg)

Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: Eddie M. on October 09, 2009, 07:59:33 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20144/Oct09012.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20144/Oct09014.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20144/Oct09011.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/F-15%20144/Oct09009.jpg)
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 10, 2009, 05:05:37 am
Very nice! :thumbsup: Really like the F-15's looks with the canted vertical stabs. The missiles are pretty cool, too.
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: Mossie on October 10, 2009, 05:13:18 am
Production F-15SE?  Like it! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: chrisonord on October 10, 2009, 05:33:39 am
Very nice Eddie,
Hats off to anyone who can work with such small kits and make them look so good  :thumbsup:
Chris.
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 10, 2009, 09:44:36 am
Wicked, Eddie! I really like how a slight modification can change the entire look of an aircraft. The canted tail feathers are truly inspired and the burner cans and tinted canopy are an excellent enchancement!

Another winner all the way!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 10, 2009, 09:46:51 am
Brilliant..... simple as that  :thumbsup:

Ian
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on October 11, 2009, 09:39:42 am
Once again the K.I.S.S. approach has won out.  Nice work and a simple enough conversion.  Definitely reduces the work load when your are using 1/144th scale for your projects.
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: batmancustoms on October 11, 2009, 12:15:18 pm
 :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: BlackOps on October 17, 2009, 02:28:15 pm
The new tail end really works out nicely on the F-15.  :thumbsup:  
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: Ed S on October 17, 2009, 05:52:01 pm
Nice kit bash, Eddie.  Nice idea for the updated Eagle.
 :thumbsup:

Ed
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: Captain Canada on October 18, 2009, 03:14:37 pm
Nice one, Eddie. The weapons are way cool ! It does feel good to finish something, eh ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: ysi_maniac on October 27, 2009, 10:58:37 am
Beautiful result indeed! :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: Eddie M. on October 28, 2009, 05:45:36 pm
Thank you very much Gentlemen!! It is nice to be recognized by one's peers, especially the talented lot we have here. :)
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: John Howling Mouse on November 01, 2009, 01:53:22 pm
Okay, stop reading my mind, already!!  This is freaky.  I might just e-mail my excel spreadsheet of planned What Ifs and have you highlight the same ones you've also already thought of.  Weird!  Anyhow, good to see the concept in the hands of a styrene master.

Inspiring, as always, even in 1:144 scale, Eddie.    :bow:
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: Eddie M. on November 07, 2009, 08:08:32 am
Okay, stop reading my mind, already!!  This is freaky.  I might just e-mail my excel spreadsheet of planned What Ifs and have you highlight the same ones you've also already thought of.  Weird!  Anyhow, good to see the concept in the hands of a styrene master.

Inspiring, as always, even in 1:144 scale, Eddie.    :bow:

You are much too kind Mr. Mouse.! Thank you!!
Title: Re: F-15G
Post by: Sauragnmon on November 07, 2009, 09:49:34 am
Quite the piece, Eddie - certainly a looker with the canted tails and such.