1/48th RF-101C Conversion
May 14, 2014 in Aviation
This RF-101C Voodoo was originally built several years ago. It got damaged a while back when I dropped another model on it while re-arranging my model shelves. The horizontal tails, one of the dive brake doors and one of the flaps were also knocked off as well as the ‘snake’ decal on the tip of the tail being damaged. Joseph Osborn, who had originally made the custom decals for the Voodoo, was kind enough to provide a replacement set of ‘snakes’. So with some touch up on the paint, a couple of new decals and some parts repaired and reattached, the RF-101C once again regains her place on my shelves. The basic kit used for the conversion build was the fine 1/48th Monogram F-101B. The resin conversion parts to modify it to a RF-101C came from C&H. It’s airbrushed with MM enamel with Dark green, medium green (darkened a bit), dark tan and gull gray also darkened down a bit. It was a challenge to convert the kit but I did finish it. The plane is marked with the ‘JO’ modex which was the 29th TRS, 363rd TRW based at Shaw AFB, SC in the late 60’s. I see that Kitty Hawk is releasing the F-101A/C version and I guess I’m going to have to have one of those.
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