F-84E in Korea
January 27, 2015 in Aviation
F-84E-15-RE 49-2428, Taegu, Korea, 1951. Tamiya 48th kit, built mostly from the box.
The canopy bracing is done with strips cut from a white decal sheet. Paint is various Testors Metalizers and Testors Enamels. I mistakenly IDs this s/n as being a “D” rather than an “E” so I incorrectly shortened the fuselage 15″ in scale. Oh, well, life is so hard.
Non-national decals were created with PhotoShop and printed with an Alps printer. Many of the earlier auxiliary fuel tanks did not have the seals between the tanks and wings; photos of this aircraft showed they were absent so I modified the tanks to remove the seals and used wire to mount them to the wings.
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