F-100 D Super Sabre
March 1, 2015 in Aviation
This is Monogram’s classic Super Sabre in 1/48 scale. It is typical 70’s and 80’s Monogram with raised panel detail and good detail ie. open gun bay ammo chute, open speed brake and raised cockpit details.
This model represents an F-100 D from the 308th TF Squadron, 31st TFW operating from Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, 1970. F-100’s quickly lost their paint over the aft fuselage due to engine heat. This was replicated with pastels and careful sanding to reveal the bare metal under the paint. The model is painted in standard SEA camo using Modelmaster enamels. Weathering was done with pastels and Doc O Brien’s weathering powders. A major error on my part was painting the chequers on the tail white an blue when they should have been white and green!
The kit is still great to cut your teeth on, however Trumpeter’s 1/48 Super Sabre will probably outshine the Monogram offering. Needless to say, the Monogram version still builds into a good rendition of this classic aircraft if you handle her with some TLC.
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