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RW F-84G

Started by AeroplaneDriver, May 04, 2018, 12:28:34 PM

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AeroplaneDriver

Just finished my latest build.  It's the lovely Tamiya 1/48 F-84G.  The kit damn near build itself with no really issues anywhere as far as I could tell.  It's OOB with the kit decals.  It's my first attempt at NMF since getting back into building.  Nothing very adventurous, just Testors Metalizer right out of the rattle can.  I might get more adventurous for the next try. 

I'm thinking this kit would lend itself nicely to an early 50s RAFG Thunderjet FB.1...Or possibly late 50s RAFAux...hmmmm...



So I got that going for me...which is nice....

PR19_Kit

Very smart indeed.  :thumbsup:

And I agree about an RAuxAF scheme, they were all very colourful.
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Kit

AeroplaneDriver

I seem to remember Extradecal did a really nice sheet of Meteor RAuxAF decals...would be just the ticket. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

PR19_Kit

Quote from: AeroplaneDriver on May 04, 2018, 01:37:56 PM

I seem to remember Extradecal did a really nice sheet of Meteor RAuxAF decals...would be just the ticket.


If they're repros of the Modeldecal sheets, there's two of them, but they're in 1/72.

But didn't Tamiya re-pop their F-84 in the smaller scale too?
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

NARSES2

Lovely looker  :thumbsup:

Quote from: PR19_Kit on May 04, 2018, 02:01:00 PM

But didn't Tamiya re-pop their F-84 in the smaller scale too?

Yes
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Old Wombat

For an unadventurous metal finish it looks very good! :thumbsup:
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Dizzyfugu

Very nice, and colorful!  :thumbsup:

zenrat

Looks plenty colourful as it is.
Good job.
:thumbsup:
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Charlie_c67

Quote from: AeroplaneDriver on May 04, 2018, 12:28:34 PM
I'm thinking this kit would lend itself nicely to an early 50s RAFG Thunderjet FB.1...Or possibly late 50s RAFAux...hmmmm...

Funny you should say that....








Though admittedly this is the Hobbyboss 1/72 example...
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PR19_Kit

Does that have refuelling probes on BOTH tanks? Most unusual, but very smart in that scheme.  :thumbsup:
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Charlie_c67

Yup! A bit of a design flaw in some respects, I think I might change that for my Kenyan FB.2 when I get to it...
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TheChronicOne

That's very nice!!!! I, too, am a big fan of the colorful era of both the USAF and USN.
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ysi_maniac

Two beauties. Just perfect!  :wub: :thumbsup: :wub: :thumbsup: :wub: :thumbsup:
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zenrat

Looks good Charlie.
:thumbsup:
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..