This is my Hasegawa
1/72 F-15B built as one of the Eagles used by the USAF at Edwards AFB for
various test duties. The Hasegawa kit is a nice little kit that goes together
pretty decently. The only fit problem I had was the fit between the nose and
rear fuselage parts, but with a little patience this went together pretty well.
I used the kit decals for the smaller markings and the roundels came from other
sources, as the kit ones were too creamy white. Hasegawa also gives you the red
areas as decals, but I decided to paint these as they were too dark and I had
some doubts if they would look "painted on". I used ModelMaster
Ferrari Red for these areas.
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For the bare metal areas, I used
3 different shades of ModelMaster Metallizer paints. I'm pretty pleased
with the look of it.
Special thanks to
Anthony Wan for making me a banner for the Flight Test & Evaluation Group
Build, for which this kit was built. Mike J. Idacavage, who posted a bunch of
good reference pics of the real thing. The guys in chat, for keeping me
motivated. And all of you who had a look at the in-progress thread and posted
"Pete" van der Ploe