Tag Archives: USAF

Hasegawa’s venerable 1/48 F-15 is a surprisingly nice build that stacks up well against more modern toolings.  Other F-15 kits are embarrassingly poor efforts in comparison.

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The F-15 is possibly my all-time favourite plane, and the E model’s variety of ordnance and interesting weathering makes it a very compelling subject.   I had heard that the GWH 1/48 kit was very good, but found the reality to be more complex.  How far into a build can you get before realising the kit isn’t as good as you hoped?  Twenty minutes in this case.

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A Cold War Reconnaissance group build?  What could be a better fit than a big SR-71?  Admittedly I didn’t realise how big this kit was going to be, nor how frustrating.

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Front Left view

Despite initial misgivings, this kit turned out to be something of a diamond in the rough.  Nothing about this kit suggests it should go together well, yet somehow it does.  Read on for my first encounter with Kinetic.

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