A Strike Eagle should be armed to the tooth. And so a little research was done to see what I can come up with: Well, we haven't even started yet and already we run into the first snag [smile] My bird is most likely going to be one from 2002. Say, Enduring Freedom. I found a nice resource on the net for the typical loadouts used by an F15E in those days. Well, actually I have found two of them, but with some issues. Any typical OEF loadout would include two external fueltanks with a AIM9L/M Sidewinder and AIM120B/C AMRAAM on both hardpoints as well. Load configurations vary a bit in the bomb load, but usually you would find GBU12, GBU31, GBU38, sometimes a GBU15 and GBU24, or some Mk.82 This of course is completely irrelevant, since this is what the kit provides: ** 1x ASAT missile (anti satellite ???) ** 4x AIM9M ** 4x AIM7 ** 2x GBU12 Paveway II ** 12x Mk.20 Rockeye + TER ** 12x Mk.82 + TER So  typical loadout for the markings offered  sorry, not gonna happen. I have my Sidewinders, and the GBU12. No AMRAAMs though, and the external fuel tanks offered are weird: there are two included, but the instructions clearly state they're only for the Israeli Dversion. So, let's see what I have to choose from * loadout #1: 1x AIM9M, 3x AIM120B, 2x GBU12, 2x GBU38 * loadout #2: 2x AIM9M, 1x AIM120B, 1x GBU15, 1x GBU24 * loadout #3: 2x AIM9M, 2x AIM120B, 8x GBU12 * loadout #4: 2x AIM9M, 2x AIM120B, 5x GBU12, 6x Mk.82 * loadout #5: 2x AIM9M, 2x AIM120B, 3x GBU38, 1x GBU31, 4x GBU12 * loadout #6: 1x AIM9M, 1x FACE pod, 2x AIM120B, 3x GBU38, 1x GBU31, 4x GBU12 * loadout #7: 2x AIM9M, 2x AIM120B, 2x GBU12 * loadout #8: 1x AIM9M, 1x FACE pod, 2x AIM120B, 2x GBU38, 2x GBU12 * loadout #9: 1x AIM9M, 1x AIM120B, 3x GBU38, 1x GBU12, 1x GBU31 * loadout #10: 1x AIM9M, 1x AIM120B, 3x GBU38, 2x GBU12, 1x GBU31 * loadout #11: 2x travel pod * loadout #12: 2x travel pod * loadout #13: 2x travel pod * loadout #14: 2x AIM9M, 2x AIM120B, 3x GBU38, 2x GBU12 So basically I can (almost) make loadout 7, which doesn't qualify imho. An Eagle should be carrying some heavy stuff, and not a mere 2 of em. I do have a Hasegawa weapons set D, which gives me some extra GBU12, GBU24 and GBU31. That means loadout #4 is now a likely candidate. All I need now is to find two of those AMRAAMs. Or I could take the easy way out and simnply use what the kit offers as ardnance and ignore how that's wrong... I managed to scrounge up some AMRAAMs from a Hasegawa F18 kit. Since I can't be sure I won't be using them on that model, I'd better start learning how to cast in resin. So  anyone have any experience casting copies of missiles? The missiles I have are in 9 parts each  8 separate fins and the body. What would be the best way to do this? Put 4 fins on the body, copy that and the other 4 fins separately, or put the whole thing together and use that? I don't see a 1part mould working in that case, which would mean a 2part mould I suppose.... And ignore the color  I didn't choose it...
