1/48 F-101B Voodoo
September 29, 2015 in Aviation
This is one of two Monogram Voodoos that I purchased back in 1985, when they were brand new. I built the first immediately, and it ended up on the backyard target range for my son’s pellet gun circa 2001. When Caracal Models released some new Air National Guard decals for this kit, I figured it was time to build the oldest kit in the stash! I built it OOB except for the Caracal Maine ANG decals and Canuck Models canopy seal decals. The canopy seals were a real nice addition and worked flawlessly. If you’re tempted to build one of these, beware the wing gaps. Unmodified, the kit will present rather large gaps at both wing/fuselage joints. Internally, the intake assembly is a single unit that installs before you join the wing tops to the bottom. Separate these before installation and remove some material from the area that was cut. This will allow the assembled wings to flex a bit after they’re joined to the fuselage. Set them with heavy tape from tip to tip and your filling should be minimal. The model was painted with Model Master and Humbrol enamels.
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