The Best 1/48 Scale F-15C Kit?

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May 5th, 2018, 1:08 pm #11

Wasn't the Testors kit Fujimi plastic? I could be wrong, though, it's been known to happen…
IIRC the Tamiya kit got generally good marks, except for the cockpit, which I think was from an era when decals represented the side console details, etc.
Don McIntyre
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May 7th, 2018, 5:32 pm #12

Don McIntyre wrote: Wasn't the Testors kit Fujimi plastic? I could be wrong, though, it's been known to happen…
IIRC the Tamiya kit got generally good marks, except for the cockpit, which I think was from an era when decals represented the side console details, etc.
I had forgotten about the Fujimi kit... Testors has boxed both Fujimi and Italeri plastic.
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May 7th, 2018, 5:34 pm #13

Chris Aleong wrote:Good to know about the Academy engine fairings.
Some people don't see the problem. If it doesn't bother you, it's a pretty decent kit.
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May 11th, 2018, 3:04 pm #14

Todd Enlund wrote:
Chris Aleong wrote:Good to know about the Academy engine fairings.
Some people don't see the problem. If it doesn't bother you, it's a pretty decent kit.
I never noticed it on my own, and even knowing it's there doesn't bother me overly much. f you decide to go that route, I suggest reinforcing the seam where the nose attaches to the mid-fuselage assembly with plastic strip or something similar. Mine was sturdy enough without that, until I dropped it right after applying the last decal. 🙄
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May 12th, 2018, 1:14 pm #15

Todd Enlund wrote: I guess there is also the Testors/Italeri kit, which I also have not seen in person.
IIRC, Testors also issued the Fujimi kit, or was that 1/72, the memory is pretty faded on that…

Oops! Never mind!
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May 12th, 2018, 3:52 pm #16

If yo use the Hasegawa kit, make sure that you assemble the seat and pilot and install them as a unit before you glue the forward fuselage halves together !!  If you glue the seat in place first, the pilot will be impossible to install.  
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May 23rd, 2018, 5:59 pm #17

I've decided to collect all the 1/48 F-15 kits and do a comparison. I already had the Great Wall, Hasegawa and Monogram kits, and this week I bought Tamiya, Fujimi and Italeri. Still need to find an Academy and an old Revell. I also already have a Revell F-15E.
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May 24th, 2018, 1:01 am #18

Todd Enlund wrote: I've decided to collect all the 1/48 F-15 kits and do a comparison. I already had the Great Wall, Hasegawa and Monogram kits, and this week I bought Tamiya, Fujimi and Italeri. Still need to find an Academy and an old Revell. I also already have a Revell F-15E.
Todd that would be great. I just picked up the GWH F-15I and as I mentioned ponly have F-15A kits but looking to get a C as there are markings that were only on the C version.
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