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Lindberg 1/48 F-8J Crusader

March 31, 2021 · in Aviation · · 11 · 3K

F-8J Crusader.

I purchased this kit for £3.00 a long time back.

Finally decided to make it.

I had to scratch build the target designator that sits in front of the canopy.

Decals used are aftermarket as the ones that came with kit were thick and crumbled when trying to move them into position. The kit went together fairly easily with only a little filler used.

Paints used are Halfords rattle can undercoat white, Vallejo model colour Light Grey (airbrushed).

Now to make a simple base with the unit and carrier badges on it:

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11 responses

  1. Nice to see such an oldie of a kit built in such excellency, my friend @phillipe50!
    Halfords white looks very good!

  2. Nice clean build - well done!

  3. Well done on that old classic!

  4. Beautiful build, Phillip.
    It definitely deserves a base to make its beauty stand out.

  5. That’s a treat from the Wayback Machine! Well done.

  6. Fantastic job on that old kit. Liked.

  7. Many thanks for the kind comments.

  8. Nice work on your build, it looks great!

  9. Nice job on this Lindberg kit. I have their Stearman biplane to build. Sometimes simpler is better.

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