HobbyBoss F-105D Thunderchief (1/48th)
Here’s the HobbyBoss F-105D in 48th. The kit has way too many parts, that make construction difficult, especially the wings. The seperate spoilers on the upper wing are a pain and it’s a pain to get the spoilers to lay flat. The same goes for the seperate M61 gun which is made up with a bunch of little pices that can’t be seen if the gunbay door is closed.
The main gear legs are weak and should be replaced (SAC and G-Factor make replacements).
I used ModelMaster to do the camo, which was done with Loctite poster putty (similar to Blu-Tak).
All-in-all, the HobbyBoss Thunderchief comes out OK, but take your time with the construction to ensure things fit properly.
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