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Well, things will start slowly from my side, and the first one will be a rather simple "livery whif": a Heller F-94B Starfire, operated by the Hellenic Air Force in the wake of initial NATO partner deliveries that started in the late Fifties. Greece was an important NATO front line at that time, and the F-94 is a suitable candidate for being distributed from surplus stocks to smaller air forces in need of an all- weather fighter.

Since there's another model on the bench (real world, though  :angel:), things will probably get moving next weekend. Kit has been salvaged from the pile, I have decals ready and also a plan for the paint scheme.

Stay tuned.  :mellow:
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Re: Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 05:07:28 am »
So what you're saying is, you've already got the photos done and they just need editing before you post them  :wacko:
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Re: Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 06:15:46 am »
Not only a sharkmouth, an entire shark body too!  :o ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 11:41:03 pm »
Well, I am not a fan of anniversary schemes, but this subtle and rather simple scheme has been a favorite of mine for years. Real world, though.

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Re: Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 01:12:23 am »
Well, I am not a fan of anniversary schemes, but this subtle and rather simple scheme has been a favorite of mine for years. Real world, though.

I've not seen that before, but as you say it is a nice one. But then the Italian's are so good at these schemes  :thumbsup:
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Re: Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 01:00:25 am »
Well, coming back to the real subject, things started moving last weekend, and progress is good and fast.
Since the Heller F-94B will be built almost 100% OOB, there's not much to do beyond some PSR and minor cosmetic details.

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Re: Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 12:17:03 am »
Sorry for the visual delays - sickness takes its toll. But, on the other side, progress is good. Basic painting completed, I am currently in the weathering and effects phase. A cammo'd F-94 looks really strange...  :o

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Re: Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 12:55:46 am »
Health comes first Dizzy, take care
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Re: WiP +++ Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
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Re: WiP +++ Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2018, 09:11:13 am »
Even though the F-94 never wore camouflage in real life, I chose to add some (more) color to this Hellenic Starfire. In fact, the RHAF adopted several schemes for its early jet types, including grey undersides to otherwise NMF machines grey/green NATO colors, all-around ADC Grey, the so-called Aegean Grey or the USAF's South East Asia scheme. I chose the latter, since I expected an unusual look, and the colors would be a good match for the Hellenic landscape, too.


1:72 Lockheed F-94B “Starfire”, aircraft ‘FA 088' (ex Bu. No. 52-0088) of the 340th Mira "Flying Foxes", 111th Combat Wing, Hellenic Air Force (Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía); Nea Anchialos AFB, 1961 (Whif/Heller kit) - WiP
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1:72 Lockheed F-94B “Starfire”, aircraft ‘FA 088' (ex Bu. No. 52-0088) of the 340th Mira "Flying Foxes", 111th Combat Wing, Hellenic Air Force (Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía); Nea Anchialos AFB, 1961 (Whif/Heller kit) - WiP
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1:72 Lockheed F-94B “Starfire”, aircraft ‘FA 088' (ex Bu. No. 52-0088) of the 340th Mira "Flying Foxes", 111th Combat Wing, Hellenic Air Force (Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía); Nea Anchialos AFB, 1961 (Whif/Heller kit) - WiP
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The basic colors (FS 30219, 34227, 34279 and 36622) all come from Humbrol (118, 117, 116 and 28, respectively), and for the pattern I adapted the USAF’s recommendation for the C-123 Provider transport aircraft. Beyond a black ink wash and some post-shading for weathering effects the whole surface of the kit received a wet-sanding treatment for additional wear-and-tear effects, exploiting the fact that the kit is molded in silver plastic which, in the end, shines through here and there. The result is a shaggy look, but it’s not rotten and neglected.


1:72 Lockheed F-94B “Starfire”, aircraft ‘FA 088' (ex Bu. No. 52-0088) of the 340th Mira "Flying Foxes", 111th Combat Wing, Hellenic Air Force (Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía); Nea Anchialos AFB, 1961 (Whif/Heller kit) - WiP
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1:72 Lockheed F-94B “Starfire”, aircraft ‘FA 088' (ex Bu. No. 52-0088) of the 340th Mira "Flying Foxes", 111th Combat Wing, Hellenic Air Force (Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía); Nea Anchialos AFB, 1961 (Whif/Heller kit) - WiP
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The machine gun pods received black front ends (against glare), which was also added to the tip tanks’ front end inside surfaces. The radome and the fin tip were painted with a mix of Humbrol 168 (RAF Hemp) and 28, and the gun ports as well as the afterburner section were painted with Steel Metallizer.

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Re: WiP +++ Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2018, 10:24:21 am »
Seeing with a camo scheme makes you think it's a T-33, and then you notice the MONSTER jetpipe!  :o
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Re: WiP +++ Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2018, 10:31:52 am »
Yes, it's really a confusing sight, the big nose is also strange. A second glance whif.

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Re: WiP +++ Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2018, 07:44:23 pm »
Looks Grand!
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Re: WiP +++ Lockheed F-94B of the Hellenic Air Force, early Sixties
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2018, 09:15:45 pm »
That's looking great Dizzy! :thumbsup:

You may not realize it, but you've also done wonders for Zenrat's blood pressure: I was going to make a (non-competition) model by throwing a coat of SEA cammo onto a Heller Starfire and sending it to 'Nam as a USAF ground attack machine, just to annoy him... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
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