Revell 48th F-8E Crusader
Even though the copyright date on the instructions state 2011, I suspect this is a re-issue of the ‘older’ Revell kit, as it lacks in many areas of detail and the pilot figure (not used), is an older two-piece and crudely molded. On the plus side, there is the option for a wing-fold construction, albeit no real detail evident when displayed in the up position. There are two options for the decals, load-out options (bombs, sidewinders, etc.) and the choice of the refueling boom placement. For some reason, when I applied the Rustoleum gray automotive primer, it cracked and did the “orange-peel” thing, but only in a few areas. Even sanding the affected portions did little to alleviate the problem. I also see – now that I’ve taken the photos – that a coat of matte/dullcote is necessary to reduce the shine (especially on the tail decal). All in all, a fairly quick and easy build.
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