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David Kopielski
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1/48 Hasegawa F-15E Dual Role Fighter

June 4, 2021 · in Aviation · · 8 · 2.4K

This build of this Dual Role Fighter that was supplied by the client was built mostly out of the box. I added some photo etch accessories, resin bombs, and Afterburner Decals to replace the kit decals which did not age well. The kit itself had very good fit and well laid out instructions. As for accuracy, Hasegawa just took their “D” model kit and added a couple of parts to make it look like an “E”. While accuracy is off, it does present well. I will update this page once the model has been shipped and the client places it on display.

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8 responses

  1. Nice bomb truck David. I have only ever had luck once with older Hasegawa decals.. yellowed to death. Great results here. 🙂

  2. Love the end result, David!

  3. Very nice build, David.
    Your customer will be extremely satisfied with this one.

  4. Great build David - certainly looks the part - only the experts will pick up the D/E differences!

  5. An excellent Eagle!

  6. A nice-looking E!

  7. Hello David,
    Your bombed up F-15E shows clearly, that this aircraft has still a long (service) way to go.
    Brand new ones are still running off the construction line, although at low rate, the fleet is (again) increasing.
    Beautiful model.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

    • Actually, these older air frames are going to the scrap yard after 2025. The new ones are a new air frame called the F-15EX. They have all new avionics as well.

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