McDonnel Douglas F-15C Eagle
After being away from modeling for over 40 years, I decided to pick my childhood passion back up again during COVID. My wife really encouraged me, so I jumped back in with a Tamiya 1/48 F-15C (one of my all-time favorite jets - she's beautiful!), Eduard Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles the only after-market products used. Wasn't thrilled with the 2-tone grey scheme (more research & trial next time), should have used darker contrasting shades. Tried using turpentine with my black paint for a 'wash', that was probably my biggest mistake; another fellow modeler pointed me to artist mineral spirits, so not much harm done. Another lesson learned was to assemble & glue cockpit & ejection seat parts first before applying paint - wet glues just mess up paint jobs! This was my first Tamiya kit, and very pleased with the quality of their product vs. the Monogram and Revell models I used to build in my youth.
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