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Unread February 2nd, 2013, 01:38 AM
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Default Need some F-15 help.

Hi all, had a guy hit me up tonight wanting an older F-15 built, and I don't really know where to begin with this. The market for F- 15A's is a bit slim at the moment, minus Italeri's offerings, and I've heard zero about that kit, so i'm nervous to bite at it. Here's what the guy is interested in having. Not sure if there's decals out there that could get me in the ballpark if I could do the custom numbers and names on my own.


Details I would like to see are as follows:
Painted in "A" model Air Superiority Blue
Yellow stripe on outside of each vertical stabilizer as shown in photo
Serial number as in photo 75-0023 in dark blue (same as FF base identifier)
Centerline pylon and external fuel tank
1 Pylon with 2 Aim 9 launch rails on each wing (no missles)
White Wheels
Canopy Strut (for open position)
USA Roundel decals as shown
Tactical Air Command decal on outside both veritcal stabilizers
1st Tactical Fighter Wing decal on left intake as shown
27th Tactical Fighter Squadron decal (era specific) on right intake opposite Wing decal
Stencil under windscreen on left side (in 70's stencil style font)
Pilot: Capt. Scott "Ghost" Johnson
Stencil under windscreen on right side, Crew Chief: A1C Randy "Mopar" Dodge
Left Nose only: "Maloney's Pony" in font shown in photo
023 just behind radome under "Maloney's Pony" as shown (on left side only)
Natural weathering and scorching
Turkey feathers on engine exhaust
Standard cockpit detailing as able


So....my question is. What's my best option with decent kits readily available to pull this off? I'm sure there's a way to retrograde maybe a C kit, although I'm a Tomcat and Super Hornet guy and make no claims to know very much at all about upgrades and differences in Eagle models throughout the years. But for those of you who are, what would I need that's available on the market right now to pull this off? Thanks in advance fellas.

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Unread February 2nd, 2013, 03:52 AM
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Have you got any of the photos this guy has mentioned? Sounds like it'll be pretty much right up the alley of the forum vets here.
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yes I do. Ill upload and post them.
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Cool. That should help get people pointed in the right direction.
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Don't see anything there. Could just be me though.

Also, PM heading your way.
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The Monogram kit is an "A" model kit. Pretty much the correct cockpit except the seat. You can also get the Hasegawa and Tamiya kits as well.

As far as decals, not sure.
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You could either build the hasegawa or the monogram kit. The monogram kit has raised panel lines but each kit has its minor flaws.
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Nick,

I'm nearing the end of a similar build. I have used the Monogram F-15A which is, despite its age, a good basis for the project you have in mind. If you are into recessed detail you will have to scribe it yourself. The only after market I used was an Aires Escapac seat and decals. Microscale set 48-41 provided some of the items I required. Stencils came from various sources - Microscale and Two Bobs Bitburg sheet to mention some. The Monogram kit includes "Maloney's Pony" (AF75 0036), but in the later 'Ghost grey' scheme. Does 0023 have the strake on the air brake? - if it does you will have to add this. Although the Monogram cockpit detail is far superior to that found in the Hasegawa kit, you will have to add the 'boxes' in Bay 5.

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Unread February 2nd, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Nick,

I'm nearing the end of a similar build. I have used the Monogram F-15A which is, despite its age, a good basis for the project you have in mind. If you are into recessed detail you will have to scribe it yourself. The only after market I used was an Aires Escapac seat and decals. Microscale set 48-41 provided some of the items I required. Stencils came from various sources - Microscale and Two Bobs Bitburg sheet to mention some. The Monogram kit includes "Maloney's Pony" (AF75 0036), but in the later 'Ghost grey' scheme. Does 0023 have the strake on the air brake? - if it does you will have to add this. Although the Monogram cockpit detail is far superior to that found in the Hasegawa kit, you will have to add the 'boxes' in Bay 5.

regards

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Andrew, would you happen to have the kit number for the actual Monogram kit that includes these decals, and since I've finally got the images added to the thread does it include all the other markings that are shown on the default decal sheet? If I can just pick up that kit, and already have the decals (minus the tail markings, which I can modify using Afterburners F-15 stencil sheet) then that would be awesome.
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Unread February 2nd, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Nick,

the kit number is - 5801

Looking at the photos both aircraft are painted in the Ghost grey scheme. The decal sheet will provide the key markings you require. However, the decals maybe on the fragile side due to the age of the kit (released in 1979).

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I'm certainly not an expert and probably most here would know better than me, but I think both F-15's in the photos are C models and both have the Ghost paint scheme, not the Air Superiority Blue.
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I picked up a '70s Tamiya 1/48 F-15A kit on eBay a couple of years ago since it was mint/unbolt and has several early decal-markings schemes. Monogram kits can still be had cheaply.
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Ask if his squadron had white FF codes or black. ASB might mean white codes. Microscale had a white-code sheet in 48th and I think I have a few sheets in my stash. The '70s Microscale sheets had the very thin film and can be a real challenge to apply.
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I'm certainly not an expert and probably most here would know better than me, but I think both F-15's in the photos are C models and both have the Ghost paint scheme, not the Air Superiority Blue.
The first picture is an "A" model in ghost greys. I probably worked on that jet at Tyndall in its later years. The second picture is an "C" model. Picture was probably taken at Dhahran during Desert Shield/Storm.
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Sorry, got to say this; last F-15 is a D model!
Number 82-0046 F-15D-34-MC still actief with Oregon ANG.
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