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F-15C
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:34 PM UTC
Here is Great Wall Hobby's new F-15C, given the works by Joel.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Burt_G
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 03:21 PM UTC
A super looking F-15C, a beautiful paint job and great photos. I am also aware of the problem with MM Dark and Light Ghost Gray, they are almost the same color. You did a nice job with the camouflage pattern. Again, very nicely done.
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 03:30 PM UTC
Hi Joel

It's great to see your Eagle on the front-page. Fantastic build!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 08:13 PM UTC
Great build Joel, very professional! I think you did a great job and I especially like your engines. I fly into Portland often and you did their ANG proud. Take care. Jim
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 01:36 AM UTC
Looks awesome Joel-----Speed and Angels!!!!!

Best wishes,

Ian
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 08:27 PM UTC
Congrats on the build Joel! My D build has become something of a nightmare. Since I'm supposed to be doing as a feature review, I used ALL the stencil decals from the kit, which I see you wisely skipped. Nice work!
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:09 PM UTC

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Congrats on the build Joel! My D build has become something of a nightmare. Since I'm supposed to be doing as a feature review, I used ALL the stencil decals from the kit, which I see you wisely skipped. Nice work!



Michael,
Thank you.

Actually, I used all the stencils on the 2nd sheet. Most of the stencils are either Dark or light Ghost Gray, and the areas where they go are naturally light Ghost Gray, so it's very hard to see them unless you're almost on top of the model. But if you look closely, you'll see them. I did have a lot of silvering issues, and ended up using several applications of Solvaset with varying results. There is a technique using Pledge that is supposed to eliminate the silvering issue, but I've yet to try it. Better yet, a absolutely smooth and glossy surface is still the best solution. And that's something I never really achieve.
Joel




Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:11 PM UTC
Thanks to all my Aeroscale friends for your most positive comments on my F-15C build. Sharing with all of you is more then half the fun of modeling for me these days.
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 01:55 AM UTC
The F-15 is a very beautiful aircraft and this model does it all the justice it deserves. Congratulations with an excellent build