Trumpeter 48th F-106B
A long time back, before the B-model was available, I’d done the Monogram F-106A in a NASA NMF scheme (see attached). When the Trumpeter “B” came out, I told myself I was gonna try to replicate one of my favorite photos (also attached) of the Mercury 7 in front of their -106. Well, I cobbled together what decals I could in order to come as close as possible to the famous pic. I even contemplated trying to do “the pose” with seven pilot figures. Not only did I have little/no luck finding appropriate poses and correct garb,and had I found something to use, I would have probably thought better of it since I suck at painting figures. At any rate, here it is, in all it’s [un-glorious] splendor. Now it’s on to the F-4 group build kicked off by Greg – I think I can “get her done” by the deadline…..this one (pic).
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