It is F-15E which I made in February 2015. It is a jet fighter I made for the first time in a while.
I play flight shooting games occasionally, and now I’m interested in jet fighters recently. Speaking of the lead status of the jet fighter, I think it’s an F-15 and have begun to touch this kit. I thought whether the 1/72 scale was just right for the beginner and choose this Hasegawa kit. It’s very easy to pick up in Japan.
It is a double seat-type cockpit. The instruction manual indicates that sharpen molds before attaching decals or paint on these molds remaining. I remain molds and attached decals with decal softer, it’s the best, easy and realistic, I suppose. Additional light detail up, I made seat belt from board weight, I painted emergency levers.
I’m anxious to build till finish up without the imagination of combining many unfamiliar parts. I may throw it on the way and close this page in case of failure… By the way, the jet engine nozzle was divided into many parts and difficult assembling.
This body looks like the lump of two big jet engines and a tiny cockpit just in the small space, it’s an image of a beginner’s outlook. Wings virtually grow from the engines. I understand a situation this plane has over the supersonic speed. It is a terrible body, a cool mechanism.
Because the rough painting was completed, I attached decals. There are lots of them, thirty times as many as a tank model decals. Oh, as for the AFV’s, weathering paint takes much time.
It’s hard work to attach many small decals, also cluster bombs and Sidewinders. I suppose the blue lines are means of drilling purpose and yellows are live ammunition. It’s almost completed.
F-15E is a world-famous multirole fighter. I think many people have heard the name in “Eagles” even they are not modern fighter jet fans. This is Strike Eagle, and “Strike” is the meaning of the fighter that the ground attack is possible.
The maximum bomb load is 11 tons. I am amazed to learn that there is more than the maximum amount of 9 tons of the B-29 Superfortress. This fighter experienced the actual fighting of Middle Eastern “Desert Storm” and the Kosovo conflict, and many other operations.
The “Wing” is a unit of strategy and tactics, and under the Wing is “Group”, under the Group is “Squadron”. I could imagine U.S. Air force tremendous military power that the Air Wings are several hundred which are deployed all over the world.
Because I needed to get some adjusting undersurface when I attached Sniper advanced targeting pod AAQ-33 and navigation pod AAQ-13, I have attached it before painting. I did not work well assembling.
After using the kneaded eraser with the masking of the landing gear compartment, it seems to become hard sticking after leaving a long time. It’s easier to cover the compartment just closed a cover when I sprayed.
The additional armament was equipped with 4 sidewinders AIM-9L from aircraft weapon series 3 released by Hasegawa.
It’s called super sidewinder and it’s a third-generation one. The performance of the infrared sensor improved, and the attack from all directions was enabled.
I did not make a comparison object of the size this time, but the Eagle of 1/72 was approximately 18cm. Unfortunately, the assemble finishing up of the right conformal fuel tank did not go well, I think it’s rough…..
It’s really cool when I look at the distance of around 40cm But looking at 10cm, there are many improvement points. The works on the assembling stage were particularly difficult for me. I wonder it’s becoming used to the process after a couple of jet plane making. Anyway, it’s a fresh and amazing experience, I really want to try other jet planes next time.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.