Monogram 48th F-15C Eagle
This is the old boxing (1987 molds) of the venerable Eagle. It has it’s pros and cons, but overall, a decent example. I’ve seen better builds of this kit, but this is what I came up with. I fashioned the splinter camo scheme ala Keith Ferris, and although not an exact representation, I was satisfied with the result(s). The kits’ decals had that white pasty stuff you find on the back of some sheets – after water immersion, one has to turn the decal upside down and clean it off prior to application – I’m sure some of you know of which I speak. I didn’t use but a couple of them. I did use, however, an aftermarket decal sheet that had extensive stenciling for this aircraft. I started to see spots after a while and stopped puttin’ ’em on (you can’t make out what they say anyway). My display space is becoming way too crowded and I find I’m going to have to do some major “house cleaning”….soon. I may even find another candidate for that type of camo scheme – at least one really can’t do it “incorrectly”. I have an F-4C coming soon – seein’s how I got a Navy/Marine & SEA version done, perhaps I’ll try this paint scheme on the Phantom.
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