1/72 Hasegawa F-15C Eagle

by Albert Moore

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I present to you my 1/72 F-15C Eagle of the 64th Aggressor Squadron in the sand/brown scheme.  This build fought me from the beginning, including a total paint stripping and repaint.  The base kit is Hasegawa's excellent F-15 kit, to which an Eduard Zoom photo-etch set was added (though I ended up repainting the instrument panel to match the rest of the cockpit).  Other details include an Aires ACES II ejection seat, 1/72 Paragon resin ELTA 8222 ECM Pod and mount, ACMI pod from a Hasegawa Weapons Set (I replaced the probe portion with brass rod), and an AIM9-X from an F-18F Super Hornet kit.  Also, the outer flaps were removed and repositioned and the intakes boxed in completely.

Model Master enamels were used for the finish (FS20400/FS30140), and Afterburner Decals for the markings.  As a final touch, brass rod was sharpened to a nice point and used to make the AoA probes.  Weathering was kept to minimum as this represents a freshly paint machine.

Alby

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Photos and text by Albert Moore