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F-15I Ra am (1:144 scale, Revell)

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    February 2005
F-15I Ra am (1:144 scale, Revell)
Posted by marcopreto on Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:53 AM

Here are some photos os a model already completed late in 2020!

It's a F-15I Ra'am, built using The 1:144 scale F-15E kit from Revell, with BrenGun's canopy, Heroes Models resin exhaust nozzles and a few other scratch built bits to complete the modification.





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    March 2008
Posted by Caveman on Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:20 PM

Bow Down

Can't imagine getting that kind of finish on a kit that small.

Great Job!


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    February 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:18 PM

Wow!  You did a great job, and the scheme looks awesome.  Did you do any surgery on the kit?  The shape looks so good for a 1/144 kit.  Thanks for sharing.  


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    December 2003
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Posted by scottrc on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:51 AM

You show how nice one can make a model in such a small scale.  I like it.  

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    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, January 17, 2022 1:27 PM

It's superb.  I agree with the rest of the responses about the finish.  the camo pattern is perfect.  
What color green is that?

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    January 2007
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Posted by fox on Monday, January 17, 2022 2:42 PM

Fantastic build for such a small kit! ToastToast

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:52 AM

Exceptional work, truly beautiful!

It brings me joy that 'modern' 1/144 kits are being crafted to be true, accurate and detailed compared to the old 'misshapen lumps' that so many of the ancient Crown-era kits were. This scale can yield truly jewel-like yours...with a bit of patience and TLC.


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  • Member since
    February 2005
Posted by marcopreto on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:18 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments!


The model (Revell's F-15E) is indeed a very noce model. Replacing the canopy for a vac formed item (I've used one from Brengun) helps to improve its looks (I guess it is the only major thing one can do to improve its looks).

The green is a mixture of Mr color c314 and c312 (10:1 ratio aproximatly) trying to replicate FS34424 color that I do not have in any brand.


You can check its build and painting stages in my blog (I made two small posts regarding this model).
Here are the links for the two blog posts:





  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:43 AM

Very nice job especially at that scale.  Interesting subject as well.




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