F-15 plastic scale models in 1/32 scale
Revell and Tamiya
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The F-15 two seater kit of the F-15B was now further finished [kit B].
The older style F-15's such as the F-15B had wheel hubs with more cooling gaps. The kit parts are for later F-15's such as the C/D/E. The gaps were filled with white glue and painted black as the earlier F-15's often had. So this error is not longer really obvious.
As stated earlier
also, older type F-15's had exhausts with the Turkey feathers installed.
The same applies for the F-15B kit.
The decals of the F-15B from 32 TFS came from various separate decal sets. There are a lot of detail differences between particular aircraft, but for the F-15B there are only a few options as each squadron had a few trainer planes only.
Used reference books (in
Details of the
finish of this particular F-15B are:
The decals were applied after putting on a couple of gloss coats on the model of Johnson Klear/ Future. A real gloss underlying finish is essential to prevent "airbubbles" that cause "silvering". Decals were applied, using Microscale Sol & Set in places to get a good flexible decal to curve to the lower surfaces.
After putting on the decals, the model was left 24 hours to dry. Some cleaning was done with a soft cloth a water. After ample drying time, the model was given a semi-matt end finish with a sprayed coat of Johnson Klear/Future mixing with some 15% Tamiya acrylic X-21 FLAT BASE.
A Sidewinder air-to-air missile was installed from the TAMIYA kit and set in place.
A very nice model of the important American 32 TFSquadron that flew in The Netherlands at Soesterberg Air base, starting with F-86 Sabres in the fifties and ending with F-15C/D's before the turn of the previous century.
See also the 1/72 F-15C 32 TFS model here...
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