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David Garcia
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Vintage Monogram 1/72 F-105B (1958)

July 10, 2021 · in Aviation · · 11 · 1.7K

First issued in the late 1950s Monograms F-105B included moving parts and a pilot that could be ejected. This is a later version without those features and showed an F-105B in Vietnam. The first time I built this kit was in 1973 and brush painted it. I was not happy with it. Recently I decided to build it again but with all the rivets sanded off. I used Tamiya spray can aluminum to replicate the aluminum coating applied to the F-105s in the early 1960s. The decals are from MicroScale (very old sheet). So here is 's F-105B built out of the box.

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11 responses

  1. Nice and clean! It looks really good.

  2. Very nice and clean built, David.
    The aluminum looks great.

  3. Really vintage feeling, clean and precise built!

  4. Nice ! I would not have guessed that it was the vintage Mono.

  5. That's a sleek silver streak David! 🙂

  6. Nice work. I built that one back around 1973 too.

  7. Nicely done David, looks good.

  8. Looking great, David!
    A clean, solid build.
    A very attractive result.

  9. Another great looking build of an old kit, nice job!

  10. Very nice plane, and you've done it great justice, lovely build.

  11. Another nice build. Looks good.

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