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Kiriakos P.
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RF-84F Thunderflash, Heller 1/48

September 27, 2020 · in Aviation · · 14 · 2.5K

Hallo again!

Here is my 2nd article.
RF-84F , German Air Force, 1959.
A lovely aircraft for me.
The kit is the old with raised lines. A nice kit, but the decals are a little fat.
The cameras are handmade.
Of course every comment is welcome and useful.

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  1. Very nice work on this old kit and a great result.

    Too bad we have yet to get a good kit of this airplane. But this kit as old as it is and with the mistakes in design it has, is still superior to the newer kit. At least everything fits!

  2. Great work, Kipdarks!
    Got the same one to build, finish it as a Hellenic bird.
    Love the cameras and the painting/weathering!

    • Thank you Spiros! The Hellenic Thunderflash is so interesting. There were 3 different schemes. German-Silver-SEA. An other interesting point is that the Greek Thunderflashes participated to real operations in Cyprus Island, during the crisis of 1964.

  3. A very nice looking model. I've never built a Heller kit

  4. Good looking Thunderflash!

  5. Great looking bird Kip!

  6. Really good result. Don't think I have built a Heller kit either.

  7. Very nice looking build, Kipdarks.
    Do remember the Heller brand from the old days.
    Great work on the camera part.

  8. Well done @kipdaks. I have the Tanmodel offering in the stash, and from what I have heard that is a nice kit. That will be for another day 🙂

    Thanks for sharing - will push the star on my way out 🙂

  9. Looks great! I like the well-used look you achieved on this.

  10. Great paintjob @Kipdarks
    I like the worn and faded look of your Thunderflash
    Thanks for sharing

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