1/48 scale monogram-(? ) f-100d thunderbird
RALPH J. MAGLIONE and I grew up together in Portage Lakes, Ohio, which is 7 miles South of Akron, Ohio/U.S.A.
I have other written data concerning Ralph’s USAF history and I produced a 38.27 minute color/silent 16mm film of the air show at our Akron-Canton, Ohio airport on October 1,1966, featuring the “Thunderbird’s F-100D Airshow.” If you want any item, please email me at my internet email: [email protected].
The 1/48 scale Monogram kit came with an excellent set of decals and it had Ralph’s name on the decal sheet.
The model was built “oob”. I did not take hardly any “in-progress” building photos. I did make an aluminum refueling probe.
I used Dupont’s Automotive Lacquer paint with their #3062 lacquer thinner as regular house-hold lacquer thinner will not work with Dupont’s paint. My colors were “red, white, blue and water-clear-CLEAR paints. I also used the new SnJ Aluminum paint along with its’ polishing powder. The model was first painted with the white, then it was masked off and painted with the red then the blue.
I cut around each blue star and all the other letter’s on the decal sheet, including the center’s of the “A’s and O’s. etc. I carefully applied them to the model using my MicroSet which had been mixed with the MicroSol as one solution back in the mid 1980’s.
I added a stainless steel tube to the top aft fuselage to represent the item that squirts out some type of oil which will burn and leave a white cloud behind the jets during their maneuver’s. It can be turn on and off by the pilot in the cockpit.
I clear coated the model with Dupont’s “Clear-Coat” lacquer. The model look’s as good today as the photo show it in 2000.
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