F-84E Texas ANG in Korea 1951
F-84E-25-RE s/n 51-480, 111th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (136th FBW) Texas Air National Guard
The 111th was, like her sister squadrons 182nd and 154th FBS, a federalized ANG unit replacing the 27th FEW during the Korean war in summer 1951. The initial combat missions were flewn from Itazuke AFB in Japan but later the FBW moved to Taegu AFB/Korea.
This is an (almost) out of the box build of the venerable, nicely detailed 1/72 Tamiya F-84G. To convert the G into an E model, I took into account the most striking differences between them, deleting the auxiliary intakes and the IFR and changed the air brake.
The kit was painted with Tamiya, Modelmaster and Humbrol paints.
The decals were cobbled together from different Aeromaster and Experts Choice sheets, small stencils were from Tamiya. To minimize the risk of silvering large transparent areas were cut away.
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