VF-82 Iron Men F3H Demon
This is the Hobbyboss 1/48 kit that I started back in 2015 as a model for a YMCA buddy, Ken Sommerfeld, who flew them, and this exact bird. Ken tragically passed away before I finished and I shelved the kit until a couple of months ago. It turned out nice and I am attempting to contact Ken's relatives in order to pass the model along. I found a squadron patch on EBay and a carrier display base as well.
The kit is basically OOB with the exception of an Eduard cockpit ZOOM set. Paint is Model Master Gull Gray and Flat White with a Mr. Color semi-gloss clear coat. Decals are Eagle Strike-one of the Deadly Demon prints. Weathering is Tamiya Weathering Master-various colors.
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