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F-8, Fujimi, amt

July 21, 2016 in Aviation

The first F-8 is Fujimi’s old 1/70 F-8D,converted to a ‘B’, Leaving off the fuselage strakes, and using VF-32 decals from micro scale CAG-3 sheet, Had to sand off a ton of rivets
The second is amt/ertl 1/72 F-8H in kit decals,All in all I like the look of the Fujimi kit better even though it’s less accurate ,The amt kit’s canopy was a very bad fit.
With apology’s to all the F-8 fans of which I am one, the last image is of a patch I acquired while at Naval Hospital Philadelphia [when it still existed].back in the day. It must have belonged to a pilot of an F-4.

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9 responses to F-8, Fujimi, amt

  1. clean tight job Bob…love to see these forgotten kits brought to life

  2. Simple and (as Bob mentioned) clean builds, Robert (I like the patch). 🙂

  3. Robert, I remember the kit, yours is the first I’ve seen built. Good looking pair of Crusaders. Sundowners always a favorite.
    That patch is a keeper. Doubt you’ll see one of those again. Thanks for letting us see it.

  4. Nice brace of F-8’s. I also built the Fujimi D – sanded off all the raised panel lines and rivet detail (first time I ever did that), and then redrew the lines with pencil and post shaded on top of that. Came out ok (posted in my iModel blog).

    Love the patch! I AM a Phantom fan (dad flew it in Nam), but I also appreciate the “last gunfighter!”

  5. A couple of smart looking Navy planes, good job, Robert.

  6. Nice oldies Robert! Is the A-4 an old Hasegawa kit?

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