Boeing F-15DJ Eagle (Great Wall Hobby 1/48)

This is the 1/48 Great Wall Hobby (GWH) F-15B/D Eagle (kit L4815). The model includes the parts from the update set issued by GWH to correct a number of general shape issues. I did a bit of work to the cockpit (used Black Box resin seats), used the Aires resin nozzles designed for the Revell F-15E and added some scratchbuilt additions to more accurately depict a JASDF F-15DJ. The open radome and avioincs bays are provided in the kit but I did a lot of extra work in this area to more accurately detail them. I was not inspired by the two tone grey IAF or USAF F-15B/D schemes provided in the box so went looking for something a bit different. It did not take long to settle on one of the colorful "Aggresor" schemes applied to the JASDF Eagles. The decals are a mixture of Two Bobs, DXM, Hasegawa and GWH. The display base is pre-printed cardboard from Uschi van der Rosten. The model was finished with Gunze Mr Color laquer paints and Alclad II metalisers.

The detailed build of this model can be found in the "On the Bench" section here.