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Revell 48th F-8E Crusader

by Craig Abrahamson on March 15, 2015 in Aviation -- 38 Comments

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 […]


Fujimi F-8D Crusader 1/72

by Greg Kittinger on February 25, 2015 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

This old Fujimi kit had very heavy raised panel lines and rivet detail. I sanded it all off, intending to re-scribe. However, I found I wasn’t too adept at scribing, so instead drew them back in with lead pencil. Since […]


The Last of the Gunfighters

by Morne Meyer on September 10, 2014 in Aviation -- 32 Comments

The F-8 Crusader saw service in Vietnam with both the US Navy and Marines. Both fighter and recon birds served in Vietnam with equal distinction from the Gulf of Tonkin, when F-8’s attacked marauding North Vietnamese PT boats, to the […]


Academy 1/72 LTV F-8E Crusader USMC Vietnam

by Chuck A. Villanueva on August 21, 2014 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

A follow up to the Crusader mini group build we had earlier in the month, I have here the excellent Academy 72nd scale Crusader. Using the Eduards zoom cockpit set and an Aeromaster sheet for the USMC markings. This build […]

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My Monogram Crusaders

by Drew Tarter on August 3, 2014 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Since everyone is posting their Monogram F-8’s, I decided to throw mine into the mix. These have been posted before, so I apologize in advance for the re-runs. First up is a Monogram F-8E converted to the later J model. […]


Hasegawa F-8H Crusader

by Tom Cleaver on August 1, 2014 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Here is the Hasegawa F-8 done as an F-8H using the full Cutting Edge conversion set and Meteor Productions decals. There’s an old saying that “it’s better to be lucky than good.” The Chance Vought F-8 Crusader series was not […]


“Le Crouze” – the last Crusader

by Tom Cleaver on August 1, 2014 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Here is the Hasegawa F-8E Crusader modified to be an F-8E(FN)/F-8P, using the Cutting Edge slats and flaps, dive brake, and cockpit, with decals from MDC. By 1962, the Marine Nationale was undergoing rapid modernization, with two new aircraft carriers, […]


Monograms 1/48th Ling Temco F-8E Crusader, USN, Vietnam

by Chuck A. Villanueva on August 1, 2014 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

So to add another Crusader to the mix. This one is using the Kendall wing fold set and cockpit upgrade set. The only thing I didn’t do was adjust the incorrect stance of the main gear. I configured this for […]


OK, I’ll play along! Monogram 1/48 scale F-8 Crusader

by Ramon R. Lomeli on July 31, 2014 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

Inspired by the last few posts, here is my Monogram 1/48 scale F-8 Crusader. I used the Cobra Company landing gear set and resin ejection seat, some foil from a wine bottle to make a simple seatbelt harness and I […]


Another 48th Scale Monogram F-8 Fan

by Jack Mugan on July 31, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

I bult this model some time ago, but it is still one of my favorites. The panel lines are pencil and the kit is built basically out of the box. Lots of decal work and some light weathering. The seat […]