RF-84F-46-RE 53-7654 Luftwaffe EB-368 with AG 52. Commenced with Fonderie 48th RF-84F (repop of Heller kit) of which kit not much remains.
Any modeler that has inspected the Heller/Fonderie kit is will aware that it is rather bare of details pl[...]
F-84F-56-RE 52-7216 Belgian 052 air demo aircraft 1966. My model is kitbashed based on the Hobby Boss 48th kit. The HB kit is quite good externally, albeit with a few pooched features, the most notable of which is the spurious refueling door rep[...]
F-84F-45-RE 52-6675 USAF, Hobby Boss 48th built from-the-box. I obtained an advance kit and, by arrangement with SAMI, did a first-build article which was published in their Feb 2014 issue. There were problems with the nose and vertical tail dec[...]
Following the introduction of the North American F-86 Sabre with wings swept 35 degrees, Republic determined to update their straight-wing F-84 with a swept wing. A wing with 38.5 degrees of sweep and 5 degrees of anhedral were developed and w[...]
The Thunderstreak was a swept-wing development of the F-84 created with the hope of bringing the type's performance to the level of its main competitor, the F-86 Sabre. In the event it emerged as an almost entirely new airframe having only 15%[...]
Another oldie but a goodie ! OOB all the way. It's a nice kit that never got much attention.
Another one of those old Monogram kits you can pick up at a show for a few dollars. Development began by Rebublic slapping some swept wings on an F-84E but then they completely redesigned it around the J-65 engine and the Thunderstreak took to t[...]
Maybe it's my age, well, I was born in 1952 after all, but I really like the jets from the '50s. To me, they just look like a jet fighter is supposed to. It seems that to aircraft designers back then, there was no limit to their imagination. S[...]
Another of Monogram's excellent kits. I had done the "G" model earlier and the operation of the canopy, together with the swept wings, harkened me to add her sister ship. The NMF was (again) accomplished with Model Master buffable metalizers in [...]
By Jack Mugan
Sometime last year at a model show I managed to pick up a new 48th scale kit from a model company called KINETIC. The vendor had a nice build up of the model on display and he assured me it was built right out of the box. I tho[...]