Profile Photo
Brian Scott
74 articles

WIP 1/48 Tamiya F-15A 58th TFTW

April 19, 2020 · in Aviation · · 4 Comments

Pulled out a shelf of doom project from 4 years ago, Cockpit instruments and side consoles from the kit. Been in the paint shop for the last few weeks. The air-superiority blue is from the Mr color paints .Today i started add the Caracal decals 🙂

7D2FA5AC-3EB3-4ED0-B3E3-2704F20FA3B6 by b007scott, on Flickr

9979E447-B815-41D4-AB98-54F140248F75 by b007scott, on Flickr

4E82C852-E268-43BF-9850-1A1A4660FE64 by b007scott, on Flickr

0BCCDAC4-05C3-45D0-B287-B4651060B3BB by b007scott, on Flickr

F3474F47-A59F-41F7-9ABE-09E3DDF1F1EC by b007scott, on Flickr

1E61F6E8-18F7-4787-AC67-1D22E7AB20EC by b007scott, on Flickr

3E8C41D6-F8E3-493C-8D23-50540E6B07D3 by b007scott, on Flickr

F71513BA-1102-402B-8410-1EF08058A6E0 by b007scott, on Flickr

022E882F-5198-4905-B1BB-432EBDF2DF8F by b007scott, on Flickr

75944116-E808-49FB-937B-6589F805F0AC by b007scott, on Flickr

B8CC613D-A309-4A1A-9877-E34495150B11 by b007scott, on Flickr


4 responses

  1. Nice work on this old chestnut. I vaguely remember this kit - from back in the days before "Tamiya fit" was a "thing."

    Reminds me of the first time I ever saw an F-15, one of these "bluebirds." Was at the pylons doing photography for the 1976 Mojave Air Races and one flew over about 5,000 ft, on its way out of Edwards just to the north of us. Darn thing was hard to keep track of being that color.

    I always thought that very simple scheme was one of the best the F-15 ever had. I guess the AF would disagree, since they changed it.

    • I remember seeing one when I was 13 years old flying into Dover Air Force Base. It was early evening in the summer and this paint scheme took on the orange pink hues of the waning sun light. At the time I thought it was the perfect camouflage for aerial combat.

  2. Great progress and quality job, Brian! I would agree with Tom @tcinla for that colour was the best that the F-15 sported, although I also have a soft spot for the "lizzard" one (seen rarely).

  3. Nice! It does look better in blue,

Leave a Reply