Opération Mousquetaire...1/48 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, Armée de l´Air
And my dad has finished another one. This time a French Thunderstreak during the Suez Crisis in 1956, using the Italeri boxing of the Kinetic kit. The fuselage stripes come as decals. There are also decals for the blue wing tips but they didn´t fit. So my dad painted them, the black lines are decals from the sparesbox. Nose and exhaust ring are painted with AK Xtreme Metal Dark Aluminium, the rest of the model with AK Xtreme Metal White Aluminium. As you can see, the kit has rather crude panel lines, therefore my dad did only a subtle panel wash with a light brown wash.
Aircraft of EC 1/3 "Ardennes", Akrotiri AFB, Cyprus in October 1956
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