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I am building an early F-15A in the Air Superiority Blue paint scheme.  My question is - did these early aircraft carry a full complement of data stencils.  I know later models were slathered with the honeycomb and no step markings all over, but I'm not sure about this one.

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JR

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The photos I've seen look to have the full stencils: 

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I flipped thru some old KokuFan magazines and the blue Eagles I saw all had stencils.  The No Step markings were black letters in yellow hexagons.

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JR, great idea for a build! I did one myself a couple years ago. Regarding stencils, they appear to have had the full gambit coming out of the factory, and here's one thing I believe I made a mistake on; The original air brake was of aluminum structure (with the strengthening strake on top) not composite (honey comb)...while doing the decals, I ran short of the honey comb "NO STEP" markings and wondered why?? Well, because I put them on the airbrake like you typically see! I should have used the regular "NO STEP" markings...oh well.

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Original:
 

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Later production:

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Thanks all.  I went the full stencil route.  Took me four days, two sessions each day to do them all.  Whitey, I have some spare honeycomb NO STEP stencils left over.  I use Microscale data sheet and it had enough stencils to do about 1 1/2 aircraft.  I guess they knew some of the decals would get messed up in the process.  Anyway, if you want the NO STEP stencils, let me know.

 

Joel

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14 hours ago, JRobinsonUSAF said:

Thanks all.  I went the full stencil route.  Took me four days, two sessions each day to do them all.  Whitey, I have some spare honeycomb NO STEP stencils left over.  I use Microscale data sheet and it had enough stencils to do about 1 1/2 aircraft.  I guess they knew some of the decals would get messed up in the process.  Anyway, if you want the NO STEP stencils, let me know.

 

Joel

JR, hey , thanks for the offer but I did manage to pick up extras back when building mine to finish it out. 

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Andy, thanks for those air brake and stencil reference photos.  Very useful.  R/ Dutch 

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To be honest, I do not know.  The C model had an upgraded radar system to make it a better all weather fighter, but aside from the wheels, I personally do not know of any significant external differences.  I'm sure there are others on deck who would know more, and there are some excellent books on the F-15 that would assist you.

 

Here's my model, completed except for the AIM-9s.

 

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Joel

 

 

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GWH F-15 is as far as I know the old Monogram F-15 plus aftermarket parts. external between A and C model not vissible other than their wheels

 

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1 hour ago, Eric2020 said:

GWH F-15 is as far as I know the old Monogram F-15 plus aftermarket parts. external between A and C model not vissible other than their wheels

 


The GWH F-15 kits are new tool and have absolutely nothing to do with the ancient Monogram F-15 kits.

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37 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:


The GWH F-15 kits are new tool and have absolutely nothing to do with the ancient Monogram F-15 kits.


Confirming, I have both and they are definitely not the same molds. 

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