1/77 Box Scale Atlantis Revell F-89D
Here is a quickie of my recent build of an Atlantis release of the old Revell Box Scale F-89D Scorpion complete with 1960s instructions, raised lettering and national insignia as well as generic paint scheme based on Insignia Red.
I didn't bother with the sad looking landing gear and posed it in flight with the kit stand instead. I used a combo of Model Master Acrylic Insignia Red oversprayed with Tamiya Glossy Red because it looked too dark for the Red. Vallejo Metal Colors Aluminum, White Aluminum and Duraluminum were the Metallic shades sprayed over several polished coats of Badger Black Stynylrez acrylic primer. The paint scheme required a lot of masking.
The decals don't exactly go over the raised lettering and I had to cut the decals into pieces so they would mostly cover the raised letters. Not bad for a Mark One eyeball designed kit (no CAD at all.)
I added some small steel weights in the nose to keep it down on the stand as it is a bit of a tail sitter.
It wasn't an easy build, but it was a fun build.
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