F-18 Blue Angels [Build and Compare Thread]

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  1. shika

    shika Member

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    Ojimak V.S. Stahlhart

    I choose F-18 Blue Angels to evaluate and find out
    the characteristics pro/con of each template right from the start.

    Let's begin with the print out

    Ojimak : Scale around 1/144, 1 Page A4
    Stahlhart: Scale around 1/100, 2 Page A4

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  2. shika

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    Ojimak: Not so many parts, finish the cut in 30 minutes.

    Stahlhart: A lot of parts, finish the cut in 4-5 hours.

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  3. shika

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    Building of Ojimak F-18 Blue Angels

    It took around 40 minutes to build Ojimak F-18 Blue Angels

    Then I compare it with my plastic model F-18 Blue Angels.

    F-toys Acroteam Collection 2

    Ojimak did lack in details and the shape is not so realistic
    but very easy and not time consume to make.

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    Build of Stahlhart F-18 Blue Angels

    Well, it's already took me 5 hours to get to the point of
    overall shape of the aircraft. But I haven't get work on the details part yet.

    However, step by step building each tiny parts does give more realistic
    shape of the plane.

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    Stahlhart [Continue]

    Well, I am not sure I can make 1/144 out of Stahlhart since at this scale,
    I have to admit that there are so many tiny parts already. It will be too difficult to make it in 1/144.

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    Now get them altogether

    Ojimak, Stahlhart and F-toys.

    I still haven't work on the landing gear and details part of Stahlhart.
    I'd like this thread as open discussion regarding model built, details, etc.

    I do have some thought on my mind for what to do next after this test build comparison but I do like to hear the opinion from you guys as well.

    Thank you very much.

    Shika

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  7. freddyman

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    stahlharts f-18 looks more realistic then ojimaks even at this scale. also ojimak disigned his canopy to be a little bitt foward towards the nose cone.but both are well made peices of art. good job.
  8. shika

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    Thanks freddyman,

    I've checked Ojimak template. It seems like it's me who put
    the canopy in the wrong place. I'll fix it later.
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    Nice work on those Shika.I've seen the Blue Angels in their F-18s once back in 1992.

    Cheers,
    Douglas
  10. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Stahlharts is the better template, much more realistic. it captures the shape better. nice work on both.
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