General Dynamics EF-111A (Academy 1/48)
This kit has been in my stash since the 1990’s. Some significant work was required to reinforce and clean up the front/rear fuselage join. Without internal reinforcement, there’s too much flex and too little area for glue to adhere too considering the mass and weight of the front/rear sections. Eliminating the swing wing mechanism greatly simplified the build. The wing glove also required some work. It’s still over simplified and could benefit from more detail however my intent with this build was to practice construction and finishing techniques and not get too bogged down in detailing. Finished with Mr. Hobby and Tamiya paints. Decals are from Caracal and represent the first production EF-111A.
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