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Christina Swank
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Revell's 1/48 F-15E Strike Eagle

October 4, 2019 · in Aviation · · 24 ≡

One of 's better kits. Went together without any major fit issues. There were some seams to sand, and a few very small areas that needed just a touch of putty. The decals were printed in 2000, and looked iffy at best, but I figured I would give them a shot anyway. I should of went with aftermarket ones. I had to dig in the spares bin for a few that ripped, and landed up painting on the fuel refilling port lines. That one ripped into about a dozen pieces.

Most paints used were Model Master enamels, a few Tamiya acrylics. Model Master Metalizer paints used for the exhaust nozzles. Tamiya weathering powders, and pastels were used. Also used oil paints for leaks. Thanks for looking!

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24 responses

  1. Good lookin' build there - ( nice work on that exhaust... 🙂 )

  2. Awesome build! I've sometimes saved decals by using Testors decal bonder 9200, it comes in a 3oz rattle can.

  3. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice and good work on this model Christina, what really caught my attention was the speed brake. It is not too often that this is seen on a F-15 model, true it could visually break the graceful lines … but it also adds a interesting image, more so when one considers the size. Good modeling.

    • Thank you! I usually like to leave everything "open" so the detail can be seen. Unless of course I hand them from the ceiling for in flight! I like to take the time to add the detail, so why hide it. Especially if the kit actually offers the option. Most times they don't. I really like having different options, different flap positions, speed brakes, etc. The kit however didn't give the option for gear up. You could do it with some careful cutting though.

  4. Very nice indeed Christina!

  5. Nicely done. Ditto's on the exhaust!

  6. Thanks for sharing. The exhaust work caught my eye too. Nice job.

  7. me like...especially the exhaust cans inside and out

  8. Great save, Christina. The really great modelers are the ones who come slogging through adversity with a great result. Like this.

  9. Nicely done Christina, great job on breathing some life into this old kit. Good job.

  10. Great looking F-15. Ditto the comments on the exhausts, they look awesome!

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