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

Joined: March 10th, 2005, 11:29 pm

July 11th, 2018, 7:46 pm #21

I've just finished a Hasegawa F-15C, which actually started life as the High Grade F-15A with ASAT missile. Anyone wanting to build a C OOB should check the various boxings carefully to make sure you're getting the parts you need, notably the featherless exhausts and MSIP cockpit parts. Here's the place to look:
http://modelingmadness.com/splfeat/kr/has48d.htm

I found the build interesting and a lot of work. Unlike the GWH kit, Hasegawa has the outer upper wings as separate pieces, and they don't join the inner wings at a panel line (mostly), which results in a lot of filling/smoothing to eradicate the seams. Same is true for the forward-to-rear fuselage joints and the intakes. There's extensive top/bottom seam work in the rear fuselage, but I guess that's par for the course. The featherless exhausts consist of five styrene and 30 PE parts per nozzle -- reasonably fiddly. No provision for dropped flaps nor for drooped intakes.

I'm happy with the result, although I probably would have bought the GWH kit instead had it been available at the time. I probably will do only one more Eagle in my lifetime and am leaning toward the Revellogram E.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 pm

July 11th, 2018, 8:45 pm #22

pnmoss wrote: Anyone wanting to build a C OOB should check the various boxings carefully to make sure you're getting the parts you need, notably the featherless exhausts and MSIP cockpit parts. 
AFAIK, the only Hasegawa kits that include MSIP parts for the LAU-128 missile launch launch rails are 07318 F-15E Tiger Meet and 07353 F-15I Ra'am. All the rest of the Hasegawa boxings that I am aware of only contain the original LAU-114 rails and ADU-407 adapters, which were pre-MSIP and not capable of carrying AIM-9X or AIM-120.

I'm also not aware that Hasegawa ever tooled a MSIP II instrument panel, other than possibly a resin one in the F-15J MSIP.
Todd Enlund

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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 11:29 pm

July 11th, 2018, 9:37 pm #23

Todd Enlund wrote: AFAIK, the only Hasegawa kits that include MSIP parts for the LAU-128 missile launch launch rails are 07318 F-15E Tiger Meet and 07353 F-15I Ra'am. All the rest of the Hasegawa boxings that I am aware of only contain the original LAU-114 rails and ADU-407 adapters, which were pre-MSIP and not capable of carrying AIM-9X or AIM-120.

I'm also not aware that Hasegawa ever tooled a MSIP II instrument panel, other than possibly a resin one in the F-15J MSIP.
Yes, I believe that's correct. Going by the kit listing at Modeling Madness, the resin parts are UR and are only in the F-15J MSIP.
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