Deffo the Hasegawa kit matey (Y) recessed panel lines..... seperate parts for the engine nozzles c/w actuators (No turkey feathers)detailed cockpit etc. No weaponry tho (if I recall) Verlindens Lock on book for the F-15 reviews this kit and other Eagles.
Every review of the Hasegawa kit that I've read makes mention of the raised panel lines, however I see from the Hannants site that there are a number of different kits. I imagine that the more expensive ones are the later kits as you described.
Yes sorry about that...there was an early F-15 from hasegawa which did indeed have raised lines etc....but I would imagine most would be the latest issue as previously described..I have the F-15C which includes markings for a Keflavik based a/c and also a Soersterburg a/c can't really remember any other markings but I intend to do a mod eagle a/c from hawaii with mine(Superscale decals and stencil Data) when I eventually get round to it (Sea Harrier FR Mk 1 and Fulcrum C currently under construction at moment)
I've always admired the F-15As of the 48th FIS at Langley, with their blue and white striped rudders and the chevron on the fin. I have an old Baremetal Decals sheet that I'd like to use. Sadly, I have a tendency to build variations on a theme. I'm a little scared that I'll think that an F-15A needs an AMRAAM equipped F-15C and an F-15E displayed next to it. Then, what about a really early aircraft in air-superiority blue? And then they just need a T-bird jet, don't they? By that time I'm too far down that slippy slope again!!!
We have a snack food that advertises itself with the line, "You can't eat just one!" F-15s are in that category.
I bought one of Monogram's first kits with the test aircraft's wingtips in blue plastic. Unfortunately the main fuselage piece that carries the horizontal stabs was short-shot. Sending off for a new piece got me a grey piece with the service aircraft's tips. I went ahead and built it as a service aircraft and followed that up with an Airfix A/B built as the B. Shortly after that Monogram brought out an 'E' kit so I started on that. Going to shows netted me another perfect YF-15 kit and that one was queued for a build too. Then I decided to start unloading things. The YF-15 was sold as were the other 2 or 3 kits I had acquired and the F-15E was never finished, eventually being scrapped for parts.
There have been a few 1/144th kits bought to replace the larger ones now gone. F-15s are darn hard to kick.
like those damn he111's and do335's i buy by the bagful. i noticed something funny, i don't have a single early one with the un-unified cockpit/bambers windows.
111, of course. i just finished hacking a do 666 or whatever the double 335 was called. i used the lindberg's of course, so it was a $4 build and looks kinda neat. the panel lines are weak but i'm getting better.
"I've always admired the F-15As of the 48th FIS at Langley, with their blue and white striped rudders and the chevron on the fin. I have an old F-15A needs an AMRAAM equipped F-15C and an F-15E displayed next to it. they just need a T-bird jet, don't they? By that time I'm too far down that slippy slope again!!!" and Enzo something else you forgot about Langley AFB, NASA had an F-106 Lightning bird also, I used to watch that bird taking off from EOR all the time wow what a burner that thing had on it brings real meaning to kick the tires light the fire, so technically you could build like a Langley dio of F-15 A,B,C & Ds, T-80s and the F-106
Bill I agree most heartly I spent 15 years of my 20 year Airforce career crewing all models of F-15s, 10 1/2 at Langley, 2 at Kadena and 2 1/2 at Eglin's test center, they will always have a place in my heart
I forgot to mention the B-25 obsession I suffer from too. I must have had 10 of those built. Superscale fed the problem. I bought one of their sheets and couldn't build just one of them. All the markings were too neat and they all ended up being used. Then I built one as a Marine PBJ just because... Yep, bought some of those 1/144th B-25s too.
i burned through b-25's when i was about 14. happily i'm still burned. i think they were revells. who made a 1/48 then? maybe it was 1/72 and i was smaller. had to be an early model because there was a lot of glass, so prolly a c. i've built 1/144 kits too, of really big stuff. no spits or other nonsense. i'd go blind..er.
Monogram had a 1/67 'H' out. Revell had a 1/64 'B' (Doolittle Raider). I think Monogram also had a 1/48 gun-nose Mitchell and possibly Revell put out a glass-nose kit. I'm pretty fuzzy when it comes to 1/48 stuff.
IIRC, my group was made up of Frog, Airfix, Italeri and a Monogram snapper all in glorious 1/72.