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F-15A Eagle


TEZ
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Hi all,

Not the best light here in the UK for photos...

The model depicts an aircraft belonging to the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing, Detachment I, Luke AFB (circa 1975). The detachment was responsible for operational test and evaluation of F-15 weapons at both Luke and Nellis AFB (hence the LA tail code and 57th FWW markings). This aircraft, 73-0085, is typical of an early F-15A / B, in that it wears the short lived Air Superiority Blue scheme.

  • Monogram F-15A Eagle (released in 1979)·
  • Scratch work cockpit details, including Bay 5 ‘boxes’·
  • Aires ESCAPAC seat·
  • Re-scribed panel lines·
  • Scratch built jet pipe interior·
  • Eduard remove before flag tags·
  • Scratch built intake covers ·
  • Xtracolour paint NOTE- Air Superiority Blue (X601 – Flanker Medium Blue)·
  • Decals were from various sources – Microscale, Two Bobs, Afterburner…

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I decided to keep weathering to a minimum. I'll save that for the Ghost grey & Mod Eagle ones I have planned.

Andrew

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Now that is smashing - lovely job! And a fab bit of nostalgia - those black wheel hubs really take me back!

Excellent re-work of an old gen kit and I totally agree on keeping the weathering to a minimum, those a/c were kept nice and clean being shiny and new back then.

Nice Work!

Cheers

Rick

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Hello Tez,

What a nostalgic and inspirational build. Lovely to see an air superiority blue aircraft again. The bits and bobs you've added really set everything off a treat.

Great job and thanks for sharing her.

Cheers

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That is awesome, I so want an early F-15, I love the scheme. Great stuff.

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Thanks for all the comments. I really enjoyed the build, as did my wallet!! You could probably get six Monogram F-15 for the price of one Hasegawa example. Doing a euro-centric aircraft next...an F-4F.

regards

Andrew

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