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1/48 F-15A Air Superiority Blue

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This was a stash clearer with nostalgia, I wanted to do this scheme as it reminded me of the first Monogram kits I saw as a kid in the Roses department store. 

 

I had a couple bottles of Air Superiority Blue saved for a Hasegawa kit, I replaced kit items with an older ESCAPAC seat and different wheels then added the air brake stiffener. Mixed my own metallic green for the cockpit rear.  Decals were mostly Superscale stencils and some Caracal for unit and insignia.

 

The blue scheme is sort of unique in that it is glossy underneath and matt on top. I used Hataka Air Superiority Blue overall and on the matt areas I added thin coats of Lifecolor Air Superiority Blue (which has slightly purple hue to Hataka’s slightly greenish hue of blue) on the top and sides.

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Paul...

.I saw this over on BM but seeing it twice doesn't deter ME from drooling over it.

Its STUNNING Model  :worship:

 

and the book you had for reference is great .. I think I may have the same book in the garage loft...   :rofl:

 

KUDOS .

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Really nice. I do love the early F-15s in Air Superiority Blue. Well done Sir!

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Fantastic.  Which kit?  Where did you source the wheels?  

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What nozzles did you use?  This has been on my list of builds for a log time.  You nailed it.  Stunning model!

 

Rick L.

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On 12/2/2019 at 5:41 PM, AD-4N said:

Which kit?  Where did you source the wheels?  

Hasegawa and I used the old Tamiya F-15A wheels. 

 

On 12/3/2019 at 12:49 AM, cbear said:

Were the Luke Eagles still in Air Superiority Blue when they had the candy cane and Sabre stripes?

Yes!

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17 hours ago, Spruemeister said:

What nozzles did you use? 

They were some older Cutting Edge I was pleased to finally use (not many turkey feathers these days)

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8 hours ago, Slartibartfast said:

Now THAT is what an Eagle is supposed to look like! 

Thanks! It certainly pops out on the shelf.

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45 minutes ago, AeroplaneDriver said:

Where in the Carolinas did you grow up to have bought Monogram kits at Roses??

Moore County, grew up in Southern Pines and Carthage.  Roses was our big store, they had a whole aisle of models and Testors paint.

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9 hours ago, paulsbrown said:

Moore County, grew up in Southern Pines and Carthage.  Roses was our big store, they had a whole aisle of models and Testors paint.

I grew up up in western NC and remember that aisle of models at our Roses well.  Loved a trip there!  

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I really liked the Air Superiority Blue Eagle with white tail codes and TAC patch on the tail! Looks great! My mom and dad are from Spencer/Salisbury NC...The home of Cheerwine!

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