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F-8E Crusader – Academy 1/72

Hi everybody! Here is another older build from around 2007 or 2008. It was built straight out of the box and painted with either Tamiya or Gunze-Sangyo acrylics. I believe I used a watercolor wash for the panel lines. I don’t remember exactly why I chose this kit but I think the build went very smoothly. Thanks for any comments!

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9 responses to F-8E Crusader – Academy 1/72

  1. In case anyone is wondering, I completely forgot to add the pitot tube to the nose. My mistake.

  2. Report the missing pitot tube to maintenance control. Great looking Crusader!

  3. Yeah, the last of the “Gun Fighters” or truth be told . . .

    Academy makes a sweet little Crusader and Christopher you’ve proven it.

    Two thumbs up.

  4. I love F-8s. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great build, Christopher.

  6. A very nice build of a seemingly good kit, Christopher!

  7. A very nice, clean build. Well done!

  8. Dear Christopher, I have this same kit in my stash, and your building is really very inspiring to me. Great job!

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