F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 BOX PACKAGE This time, I would like to make a Revell F-15E Strike Eagle of 1/48 scale. It used to be called the best kit, and I wanted to make one someday. In the meantime, other manufacturers released a few. I also have a couple of GWH F -15’s… I guess I have to try this level first.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 MAKING The last time I built the Hornet since it was troublesome to prepare the missile, I started it first.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 MAKING Assemble the jet engine by ignoring the order of instructions. The fine parts of the variable engine nozzle are installed. It looks good. It is easier to assemble than 1/72 F-15E of Hasegawa.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 MAKINGThe cockpit mold is also good. I don’t usually make jets, so I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but I think this is very good.
(2020/01/22)

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTING There are no decals or anything, so all the small parts are painted with a brush.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTING The instruction said that the CRT panel is dark green. Was it too bright?

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTING The back of the seat had a mold that looked like a seat belt. There was no belt around the waist, so I made some extra work.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 MAKING This time, just in case, I added a fishing weight in the nose.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 MAKINGThe right and left parts are attached tightly.
(2020/01/24)

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 MAKING The fuselage parts are big. Basically, the top and bottom are joined together. It seems that the assembling of the main wing is also considered to be easy to assemble, so it won’t slip so much.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 MAKING It’s getting pretty cool. The 1/48 scale is huge. In my working environment, 1/72 would be just right. Strangely, I barely make 1/72 models.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 MAKING This time, I installed the landing gear before painting. I think I will mask it more properly than before.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 MAKING Revell’s F-15E had only weapons of 4 Sidewinders, so at first, I was going to use 6 cluster bombs from the Hobby boss, A-4E Skyhawk. Since it still has some space, I install 1 GBU-10 Paveway precision-guided bomb in the center and 6 additional Mk-82 500 pounds bombs. This is also from Skyhawk. This kit seems to have a lot of unused parts, and there are a lot of bombs. I used it to the F/A -18C Hornet I made last time, and it was quite useful.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 MAKINGThere is a parting line on the canopy and it should be removed. I want to start painting as soon as I start working in this area.
(2020/01/26)

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTING I arranged all the objects to be painted neatly before airbrush painting.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTING Start painting of missiles and bombs. If I leave these in the end, it is always troublesome. In this model, I wanted to attach a lot of bombs and finish them first. Until now, I used to stick it in a cat’s claw and stand it until it dried. I started keeping a cat and it’s used for its original purpose, so I just put it between paint bottles and let it dry. I don’t do much modeling with handles like this.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTING When it comes to engine painting, sometimes clear orange or clear red spray was used. This time, I dared to use gunmetal and silver only for a little gradation. In fact, it doesn’t look like really baked. I may dry brush with silver a little later.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTING I installed all the landing gears, so I painted gloss white first.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTINGMasking before painting the main body.
(2020/01/28)

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTING The first color is black, gloss black.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTING This time, for F-15E, I’ll use Mr. Color 305, FS36118 gray for a large part. I’m a little worried if the stock paint will be enough because the 1/48 scale is big.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTING I was wondering if all the sidewinders are white, but the painting instruction says gray. When I put a fine decal on it, it became more precise.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 PAINTINGAs for bombs, I’m making progress by pasting decals and painting yellow bands.
(2020/01/30)

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK It’s hard to buy a mask in Japan because a new type of coronavirus is spreading. Luckily I got 2 boxes.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK The F-15E Strike Eagle is completed. Marking is the335th Tactical Fighter Squadron “Chiefs” 4th Fighter Wing. It’s during the Desert Storm mission in the Gulf War of February 1991. The manual says that the laser-guided missile shot down an Iraqi military helicopter.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK Many people have heard of the F-15 Eagle other than those who like fighter planes. The F-15E Strike Eagle strengthens the ground attack capability of the F-15, which is said to be the strongest in the world. You can equip quite a variety of weapons.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK This time, I didn’t really know what kind of weapon was realistic, but I loaded various bombs. It may be a combination that is impossible in actual missions. If it looks cool, it’s basically OK.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK I only did the inking as a whole, I didn’t wash it so roughly.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK The cockpit has two seats, a pilot in the front seat and a person in charge of military equipment in the rear seat. There are many monitors and switches on both seats.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK After painting everything, I glued missiles and bombs to the body. Transparent epoxy adhesive is used to prevent the painted surface from getting dirty. It’s sticky. As much as possible, I put it in a place in the shade so that it doesn’t stand out, and at the end, I blew a half gloss clear to recover. You may be able to get enough adhesive power without using too much. I used a lot of glue because I don’t want the parts to fall off when decorating.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK The F-15E is loaded with weapons and looks cool.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK I wonder if the AIM-9 sidewinder has a seeker on the top. It wasn’t mentioned in the paint instruction, but I lightly painted the tip with clear smoke. There are two Sidewinders on each side of the large tank. It’s possible because it’s a large fighter. I can hardly see the inside Sidewinder.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK At first, I painted the inside of the air-intake in white but painted it gray later. Maybe this is the right answer.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK There were a lot of decals even for a low-visibility painted jet fighter.

F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK F-15E STRIKE EAGLE REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKThere may be some mistakes in the color specification, but for the time being, let’s say it’s okay because it’s finished without any big trouble. It was a little too big when I finished it. You need a certain amount of space to decorate it. The Revell F-15E that I have been curious for a long time has become a shape. There are new products from other companies, but I like it because it is easy to make, the parts fit well and the mold is precise. If I don’t have many kit stocks in my drawer, I would like to buy it again.
(2020/02/02)

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