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Opération Mousquetaire...1/48 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, Armée de l´Air

27/2021

And my dad has finished another one. This time a during the in 1956, using the 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.

Build thread here
https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235100131-op%C3%A9ration-mousquetaire148-republic-f-84f-thunderstreak-arm%C3%A9e-de-l%C2%B4air/

Aircraft of EC 1/3 "Ardennes", Akrotiri AFB, Cyprus in October 1956

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17 responses

  1. Great work from the Spreitzhofer factory, Reinhard @grimreaper
    The paintwork and weathering looks amazing.

  2. Yes! Another amazing piece out of the Spreizhofer Factory!

  3. Beautiful build! Love the aluminium look and the colorful decals!

  4. Great job on this one.

  5. Reinhard, your father's 'Streak looks great. That French scheme sure is eye catching, and the aluminum lacquer is ex ellently done! Also good job on making the panel lines only as subtle as they need to be.

  6. Great looking Thunderstreak! The French F-84Fs were the only ones of their type to see combat I believe. Good choice of markings! 👍

  7. Professional on many levels . . . why there is even a hand model to show off the goods.

    Two thumbs up, on consistency and making a kit look its best.

  8. I like Bare metal finish!

  9. Bravo for this family work!

  10. Spreitzhofer Flugzeugbau strikes again! Very nice work, making a very average kit look way above average.

  11. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Absolutely gorgeous work overall Reinhard.
    The weathering is just a full joy to watch as is so much the aircraft.
    The French markings gives this build a very interesting point of view,
    but what really pulls me into viewing it is just plain and simple ...
    the Light Blue markings.
    Nice work.

  12. Reinhard, Looks fantastic, really nice paint work and the scheme is very eye catching !

  13. Great build! Congratulations to the creator!

  14. Beautiful by any standard. Thank you for the super photos too.

  15. Another beauty! Love the markings.

  16. A real beauty - love the markings.

  17. Well done, really nice metal finish.

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