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Tamiya's 1/32 scale
F-15E Strike Eagle

by Le Thanh Tung


F-15E Strike Eagle


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Here is my most recent model - Tamiya's 1/32 scale F-15E Strike Eagle. I particularly like 1/32 scale. This model was built straight from the box, no modification.

For an overall colour, I used Gunship Gray of Testor because Tamiya do not have this colour for Enamel Paints, only for Spray Paint which is inconvenient to me and really difficult to find here in Vietnam.

I did not apply heavy weathering to this bird as USAF aircrafts are not as dirty and patchy as US Navy aircrafts although I prefer dirty-looking aircrafts. Just a light weathering with pastel chalk, oil washing and drybrushing to make it looks like "used".

Designations on the pilots' sleeves are painted by brush.


The landing gear is made from metal. These parts are outstanding compared to the same type of F-15E from Revell. I coated these gears by Metal Primer of Tamiya then painted with Insignia White of Testor.

After finishing all steps, I coated the model by Matt Cote of Humbrol then the last layer is Gloss Finish of Testor (just a thin spray to make the bird a bit gloss as an actual aircratfs). The last to do is take out all masking tape cover canopy, clear parts and Silver painted parts.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Le Thanh Tung
Page Created 12 October, 2005
Last Updated 11 October, 2005

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