Kit recommendations for doing a 1/48 Japanese F-15?

Joined: February 6th, 2006, 1:00 pm

June 4th, 2018, 2:34 am #11

wig41 wrote: What are the group’s thoughts on the Tamiya F-15s? They make A’s, C’s, and J’s. All single seaters but I have been lead to believe that Tamiya kits are very good. That’s the feedback on their F-16’s.
The Tamiya F-15s are a very old kit. I understand there are accuracy and fit issues. This is not a current level Tamiya kit by any stretch of the imagination. Its only saving grace was that it had recessed panel lines which was novel when it was released. Best avoided.
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Joined: May 18th, 2005, 7:03 pm

June 4th, 2018, 1:18 pm #12

mstorin wrote:
wig41 wrote: What are the group’s thoughts on the Tamiya F-15s? They make A’s, C’s, and J’s. All single seaters but I have been lead to believe that Tamiya kits are very good. That’s the feedback on their F-16’s.
The Tamiya F-15s are a very old kit. I understand there are accuracy and fit issues. This is not a current level Tamiya kit by any stretch of the imagination. Its only saving grace was that it had recessed panel lines which was novel when it was released. Best avoided.
IIRC, the Tamiya F-15 was originally released as an F-15A sometime in the late-70s. The F-16C kit is a couple of generations newer. Tamiya did do an early-model F-16A, that (again IIRC) had markings for one of the FSD (Full Scale Development) aircraft.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 pm

June 4th, 2018, 5:24 pm #13

wig41 wrote: What are the group’s thoughts on the Tamiya F-15s? They make A’s, C’s, and J’s. All single seaters but I have been lead to believe that Tamiya kits are very good. That’s the feedback on their F-16’s.
Tamiya's 1/48 F-15 kit is much older than their F-16. It's a decent kit, but most people agree that Great Wall is best, and Hasegawa is next in line.
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Joined: January 28th, 2006, 9:23 pm

June 21st, 2018, 7:53 pm #14

I saw 1/48 Tamiya F-15C and F-15J for only $19.99 at sealmodel.com  a site that I have bought from many times, he's in Hong Kong. From reading reviews, they are older vintage but apparently build up well.

At that price I might have to buy a "J" just to see for myself, my main interest is painting and decaling special anniversary type schemes, a $20 blank canvas would be a great starting point  🙂
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