F-15 plastic scale models in 1/32 scale
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[ KIT A ] Japanese ASDF F-15J
Some work on the F-15J similar to that of other models build can be seen on previous pages....
The Japanese F-15J version of the Eagle was also seen in a spectacular Eagle bird display finish. The squadron is JASDF 204th on its 10th aniversary. This was a very attractive scheme to finish this model. I opted to select this one, a real challenge with all the complex patterns and colour that will require a lot of masking.
For the kit I used the good old 1/32 Revell F-15C.
For reference, I used a boroughed Hasegawa F-15 1/48 kit, the box seen
Some masking can be seen here...
The decals themas to be used from
the scans were grouped in 3 sections:
From Bare Metal Foil decals , 3 sheets were needed of the special InktJet decals, 1 white sheet and 2 transparant sheets.
Even when using some decals, you need
additional painting as colour is not always very "thick" and do not cover
Note the widened edges of the cockpit
side walls made from thin card strip.
Vertical tail fins were set in place
without problems. The remaining gaps were filled with white glue and painted.
Seen here are the rear F-15J exhaust pipes, without "turkey feathers".
They came from the Tamiya F-15E kit (featured on page
Air to air missiles are always a lot of work on any kit and especially on 1/32 scale.
The Sparrow missiles came from the Revell kit but were detailed with some card strips.
The Sidewinders were modified to represent
special Japanese type AAM-3 missiles deployed on many modern JASDF
fighters, including the F-15J.
Interested in a 1/72 plastic scale model of the F-15J of JASDF 202 squadron? Look here...
Some notes on the Tamiya F-15J kit in 1/32 for the JASDF
The parts in this F-15J kit are a
bit different to the parts in the Tamiya F-15C kit.
The main fuselage parts are similar to the Tamiya F-15E. So some access panels and panellines should be a bit different for the F-15J. On the rudder, different type of small "bulges" can be found on F-15's , so check pictures. The horizontal stabilizers are of a F-15E but sometimes are fitted to F-15C aircraft so maybe also on F-15J.
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