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Anyone got the new revell 1/144 F-15E Strike Eagle?

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Anyone got the new revell 1/144 F-15E Strike Eagle?

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Just checked out the new 1/144 on Hannats and noticed this in stock and then checked out the Revell site, says new moulding!

http://www.revell.de/index.php?id=210&K ... 03996&sp=1

Anyone got one to review? Will get if its like the F-14 and Harrier, really hope its up to the other revell of germany standards.

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It's out in Europe, but it won't be out in the United States until mid November. Here is a review from someone in Germany:

http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/ ... pic=238373
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Thanks for the link !

I regret the lack of bombs and the missing navigation and targetting pods... And the only one decal option...

But this kit looks pretty nice, and could be easily declined into a F-15C version ! :D

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Just got mine today, check it out. http://antsizedman.blogspot.com/2011/10 ... trike.html

Best injection kit you going to be able to get for along time.

Please Revell make a F-16 next!


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I think you can make a B/D out this with a little sanding and rescribing some panel lines, but it isn't easy to make a single seat A/C version. The canopy is different between the types. Even if you substitute a ARII or Dragon F-15C canopy, the fuselage behind the canopy is also differently shaped, and sanding it down is going to damage a prominent and very difficult to rescribe vent detail.
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Re: Anyone got the new revell 1/144 F-15E Strike Eagle?

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Got a half dozen on order and waiting for delivery.

I am disappointed that there isn't a decent set of stores. Revells Tornado had a decent set and this is definitely as basck step.

But the real negatives are the markings. What IS IT with Revell and their obsession with Tiger Meet decals and special CAG markings? I wouldn't mind if they gave an option of as basic operational scheme or the fancy schemes....

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TonyG2 wrote:(...)But the real negatives are the markings. What IS IT with Revell and their obsession with Tiger Meet decals and special CAG markings? I wouldn't mind if they gave an option of as basic operational scheme or the fancy schemes....
Thanks to link to ARC forum review I found interesting link to DIY decals: Planet spejic :P
It's offers painting like this:
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TonyG2 wrote:What IS IT with Revell and their obsession with Tiger Meet decals and special CAG markings? I wouldn't mind if they gave an option of as basic operational scheme or the fancy schemes....
I suspect it's simply that eye catching schemes get more sales - people notice them on the shelves.

I too with they'd supply more alternate schemes, but the aftermarket will probably come through.

Really looking forward to this kit.

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I have updated my decal page for the F-15E now that I have my hands on the kit. I now have decals for Strike Eagles from Elmendorf AFB Alaska and from the 40th Test Squadron to match the Lakenheath ones. I also have decals for the cockpit for the F-15E and for F-15B/D/DJ versions for those of you looking to convert it. The cockpit decal set includes a template for scratchbuilding your own centerline pylon, which the kit does not include.

I will be working on an article for converting the E to a D, and will put it up when I'm done.

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