by Mark Sindiong
scale F-15C Eagle is available online from
This is Hasegawa’s 1/48 scale F-15C, “back-dated” to a Pre-MSIP “A”
The kit was built out of the box for the most part, with some changes
to panel lines and wheels (stolen from a Tamiya A). I didn’t really add
any details, only a slightly modified ACES II by True Details and a few
RBF flags by Experts Choice.
I realize that Bay 5 is empty but I didn’t have time to scratch out
some decent looking “black boxes”. Even so, believe it or not, when I
worked these early A’s some years ago, occasionally they flew without
the full compliment of “stuff” back there. That’s my story, and I’m
sticking to it!
kit was finished in Testors Model Master Acryl using an AZTEK airbrush,
and then mounted to a custom Plexiglas base (with case) painted up to
look like “spot x”.
I’ve also included the units patch & an engraved plaque to round out
the presentation piece.
The kit was started last Friday, 21 Dec 01, and finished 24 Dec 01.
About 4 days from start to finish, and yes, I had to work or Christmas
shop on those days as well.
Why build one so fast? Well, it’s for a good friend of mine who I fly
with, and for a good cause. Her father flew this bird a few years back
and was one of the first Hawaii ANG pilots to transition into the Eagle
when the 199th FS turned in their F-4C’s. He was also the Op’s officer
for the entire 154th GP before retiring. She wanted to give her father
something “different” for Christmas and asked for the favor.
I was happy to oblige as she (a great pilot in her own right) and her
father are truly good folks.
I enjoyed the project and was happy to finish something for a change!
I think he enjoyed the model as well, I’m sure it brought back some fond
Text and Images Copyright © 2002 by
Mark A. Sindiong
Page Created 05 March, 2002
Last Updated 05 March, 2002
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