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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Hosted by Tim Hatton
F-84G Thunderjet 1/48 ProModeler
Indiana, United States
Joined: May 14, 2007
KitMaker: 3,113 posts
AeroScale: 2,266 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 07:52 AM UTC
Well Folks, I have been working on this one on and off for the last 3 months. I built it because I wanted to try my hand on a NMF aircraft. I realized I didn't have anything completed for this months MoM. So I finished off the decals yesterday and final assembly and photos a few minutes ago.

The decals were great. Good color, perfect registration, a little on the thick side, but they settled down with a little solution.

This is a colorful bird. My first try at a NMF, if you don't count the silver spray cans I used back in the 60s and 70s. The Olive Drab anti glare was supplied as a decal. But I chose to mask and spray.

I picked this kit up about two years ago in a toy store in Nashville while visitng relatives.

It almost looks like you are walking up on the real thing. This is a plane that flew in Korea. I can almost smell the Kimchee in the air.

The kit has a photoetch ladder assembly that I set aside. It would be a good kit for a diorama.

This kit went together like a dream. No fit problems at all. There were a few minor blemishes and som ejector pin marks. But nothing that shows after some minimal work.

Back to the decals. This kit literally has a hundred stencils to add if you wish. It took a full day to do the decals.

The build was easy. I would reccomend this kit for any modeler regardless of skill level. A beginner can make a great looking Thunderjet with a minimum of paint colors. An advanced modeler will find ample opportunity to detail.

Florida, United States
Joined: November 13, 2005
KitMaker: 189 posts
AeroScale: 129 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 07:44 PM UTC
Looks great you gotta love those colorful markings of thos 1950's aircraft.
Colorado, United States
Joined: July 25, 2007
KitMaker: 886 posts
AeroScale: 332 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 12:20 PM UTC
Thanks for giving me the heads up on your thread. I will go and see about getting one of these.
Indiana, United States
Joined: May 14, 2007
KitMaker: 3,113 posts
AeroScale: 2,266 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 12:07 PM UTC
No problem. It really is a great kit. Good luck and enjoy.