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Oldest Surviving Build-F-15 Satellite Kiiler

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Oldest Surviving Build-F-15 Satellite Kiiler
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, July 9, 2023 5:37 PM

This is my oldest surviving build,circa 2000.Its Hasegawa's 1/48 Satellite Killer,always loved the markings,it came with metal landing gear,and PE burner can parts.

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, July 9, 2023 6:14 PM

Beautiful Eagle, Tojo!

I remember that Hasegawa kit was the one to have back in the day.  Always wanted to get one when I saw it in the hobby shop, but it was just too darned expensive for my teenager budget at the time.  Very cool piece of history...both the real aircraft and the kit.  Was that the one that had the photo-etch mirrors as well?

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, July 9, 2023 6:43 PM

Eaglecash867

Beautiful Eagle, Tojo!

I remember that Hasegawa kit was the one to have back in the day.  Always wanted to get one when I saw it in the hobby shop, but it was just too darned expensive for my teenager budget at the time.  Very cool piece of history...both the real aircraft and the kit.  Was that the one that had the photo-etch mirrors as well?

 

Thanks yes they are there couldn't remember if they came with the kit or were AM

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, July 9, 2023 11:23 PM

That's a cool looking model.  I love the look of the F-15, and you did a great job on your kit. I'm getting old cause I do enjoy looking at older builds. Nostalgia. 
                                      knox 

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 7:24 AM

I want to build another one-off F-15- the Streak Eagle.  It was scrapped right after the record flight.  When I worked at MDC, my office window overlooked the scrap yard.  When I walked to the lab, which I did regularly, I walked right past it.  The mods they made, like chem milling some of the skin for lightness, meant it could not be returned to spec.  It was largly unpainted except for a few panels with a thin coat of primer.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 11:47 AM

I remember an Esci(?) kit that had box art of an F-15 in near vertical flight launching a missile skyward as being called a satellite killer. I wasn't an aircraft builder at the time, but the box art intrigued me.

Anyway, nice looking kit. Hasegawa makes some really nice model kits. They made a series of Jeep kits in 1/24 scale that was neat, but not thirty years better than the old Italeri series kits.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 4:09 PM

Thank you,they did,at the time I just build Tamiya or Hasegawa,Tamiya had not come out with their state of the art jets yet.

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