Academy 1/72 LTV F-8E Crusader USMC Vietnam
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 I was able to depict what a Marine Crusader can do when loaded for bear. No issues in the build, kept the wings extended while have the wing configured in the up position with slats down. Aeromaster Acrylic was used for the Lt Gull Grey upper surface, using Floquil Reefer White for the lower and flying surfaces using Future to keep the glossy tone. The bombs and Zuni’s were in the kit which is a nice touch. Fun build, looks great among it’s brethren on the flight deck. Thanks for viewing Semper Fi.
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