Profile Photo
Robert Royes
237 articles

F-105F Thunderchief ,1/72 Monogram

March 24, 2019 · in Aviation · · 16 ≡

Inspired by Greg Kittinger's father's photos, I decided to build an F-105F, using Monograms kit. I tried to replicate the markings in Mr. Kittinger's images the best that I could, including the buzz number on the wing tanks, of which is rather unusual. I used Testor's aluminum out of the rattle can. It's of an era just before the war paint, before Thud ridge, SAM sites, how many bombs dropped, body counts and the six o'clock news. Always liked the Thud, when my father was at he worked on the prototype.

Reader reactions:
8  Awesome

5 additional images. Click to enlarge.

16 responses

  1. Nice job, Robert. Nice to see a Thud in natural finish.

  2. Nice work, Robert! You did a fine job of replicating that aluminum lacquer finish. Monogram’s F-105s in both 1/72 and 1/48 are some of my favorite kits.

  3. Great looking Thunderchief Robert. Monogram produced some excellent kits.

  4. The THUD is my favorite jet of all time, a revolution in supersonic flight and fire control avionics! Well done Robert! An honor to Greg's dad indeed!

  5. Ah, what memories...this kit was one of the first I built "back in the day". Nice work.

  6. Very sharp looking Thud Robert!

  7. Looks good Robert, nicely done.

  8. That's a fine looking Thud you got there Robert. Had a Thud pilot who flew them in Vietnam tell me the plane was a triple thread. It could bomb you, strafe you, or fall on you. Either way it's still a good looking century fighter.

  9. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice work on this one Robert.

  10. Robert, Very nice. I really like the paint scheme !

  11. I really like this one Robert ! Well done buddy... 🙂
    I'm sure that Greg is very pleased too...


  12. Man - I have been itching to do this same project, and you really upped the enthusiasm level for me getting to it! I love the natural metal with the OD spine - like dad flew. Yours came out really nice Robert! Well done.

  13. I always thought they were too pretty to be mud movers - especially in the non SEA bare metal..
    skinny waist, long legs, and those thin wafer like wings and those jutting, knife edged intakes..airplane porn if there ever was.
    Beautiful model !

  14. Thanks! An interesting take on the subject of which I do agree.

Leave a Reply