F-18 Blue Angels [Build and Compare Thread]

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by shika, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. shika

    shika Member

    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

    shika Member

    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

    shika Member

    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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  4. shika

    shika Member

    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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  5. shika

    shika Member

    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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  6. shika

    shika Member

    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.


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  7. freddyman

    freddyman newbie

    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

    shika Member

    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.
  9. warren61

    warren61 Member

    Nice work on those Shika.I've seen the Blue Angels in their F-18s once back in 1992.

  10. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

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

    cafe Member

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