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1/72 scale Israeli Air Force F-15A 'Baz'


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This is Hasegawa's old-tool F-15C (kit C6) built as an IDF/AF Improved Baz F-15A. While superseded by the much superior newer tool F-15 kit of the same company, this kit still builds into a decent shelf model with a little TLC. Some of the parts on this build came from the new tool kit (ejection seat, fuel tanks, NLG wheel, pitot tubes and other odd & ends) that were left-overs from a botched attempt at another IDF F-15. Other improvements that were made include removing the ailerons and horizontal stabilators and repositioning them, and adding AOA probes made from sharpened floral wire. The Python IV missiles on the outboard rails were scratchbuilt from styrene rod and sheet, while the rest of the ordnance came with the kit. The model was painted in the standard IDF/AF F-15 Ghost Gray scheme with Model Master acrylics.  For the markings, I used Sky's Decals F-15 Baz/Improved Baz decal set. This set covers most F-15A through D models in IDF/AF service. I chose (improved) Baz number 695 'The Star' of the Twin Tails Squadron. This Baz is credited with four air-to-air kills (as noted on the avionics access door). The stencils and other common data markings came from the kit decal sheet. The weapon markings were also applied at this time. The decals were left to dry overnight, then the model was wiped down to remove excess decal adhesive and setting solution the next morning. I sprayed Model Master Acryl clear flat for a nice, dull finish.  Thanks for looking.

Cheers,

Albert

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That is a very crisp, sharp looking Israeli Eagle! It comes across as larger than 1/72 with the attention to the details you gave it. Thanks for sharing!

 

Gil :cool:

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5 hours ago, Mark Deliduka said:

Magnificent work Albert! What a fantastic build! I'm gonna have to try and get one of these.

Thank you, Mark!

Cheers,

Albert

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