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George Schembri
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Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star Airfix 1/72

This is Kit 02043-3 Lockheed belonging to the 25th Fighter Squadron (Fall 1951) another build for the ‘Korea : The Forgotten War……’ GB.

This kit was finished in about a week. I had the kit for a LONG time but it wasn’t until I found a set of 2nd hand set of Micro Scale Decals that I figured it was worth a go.

This kit is an oldie but still a bit of goodie; although, the inlet ducts were not that cooperative and did need some attention. Also on the good side, there actually was a tub design cockpit with a panel and seat but I decided to leave the pilot out.

To follow the build follow the link:

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5 additional images. Click to enlarge.

15 responses

  1. Congratulations on your build, George!
    You turned this old sweetie into a very attractive F-80.
    I had the pleasure to follow your build and it was such an enjoyable experience.
    I just love seing old'n'classic kits being built!
    Well done!

  2. Incredible you did this in just one week, George.
    Beautifully done.

  3. Nice work! That’s still a decent kit and you got the most out of it.

  4. Great result with not-so-great raw material George. A triumph of skill over plastic.

  5. She came out mighty fine! Having followed your build, I can say you took a rough diamond and made it shine in all the right places! Well done George!

  6. Great job, looks great. I forgot about this old kit, I did one so many years ago.

    • Thanks Robert @roofrat
      I tried fooling around with one of my digital cameras and some snow that we had the last day, what do you think of the photo?

      1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  7. Great result with an old kit! Looks great.

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