1/72 Hasegawa F-15C

Gallery Article by Francois Poulic

 

F-15 C "Royal Saudi Air Force"

After the second part of that new "Gulf War" episode, the missing birds this time were the fighters.  Also, rarely seen are Eagles decorated with Arabian markings.  When a Carpena decal sheet had been edited a while ago I was immediately attracted by the large amount of green letters on the nose.  Also that particular aircraft got some nice pictures coverage, showing a rather "dirty" Eagle, which is not so common.  The kit is almost an OOB assembly, I've just modified and bent the air intakes and flaps in order to get a dynamic scene.

 

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Also, at that time, Verlinden issued an amazing etched set to represent the stripped reactor nozzles.........amazing is the assembly also.............I still have an F15E as well but.........I must admit by the way, that the result is quite nice!   

The painting was quite a regular airbrush work using Gunze colors, then weathering was done with various light raw amber wash and few pastels shades.

I hope you will enjoy that real "classic" in different markings
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Francois Poulic

      

Photos and text by Francois Poulic