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Mark Kannemeyer
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Trumpeter 1/32 F105 D Thunderchief

September 11, 2022 · in Aviation · · 16 · 1.2K

This 105 is built to represent a jet flown by Capt. Vic Vizcarra, from the 354th TFS, Takhli, RTAFB, September-November 1966. Destroyed in a ground accident on 16/12/68 during overhual at a depot on Tinian, Taiwan.

There were many additions and corrections required on this model.

1) Reprofiled the nose

2) Removed strike camera under the nose

3) Scratched seamless intakes and actuater rails

4) Removed the tunnel on the spine that housed part of the redundant hydraulic system. This mod only appeared on later jets.

5)Scratched the interior of the afterburner

6) Added missing detail to the 20mm and interior of gun bay and access doors

7) Scratched the ventral fin

8) Corrected the rudder

9) Rebuilt the ECM pod

10) AIM 9B added from spares box

11) Resin wheel bays

12) Resin pit from Avionix

13) Metal undercarriage and pitot

14) Scratched the gun sight

15) Added detail to inside of the canopy

16) Opened access doors to hydraulic system, emergency canopy release and single point refuelling access

17) Reprofiled the M117's as the nose was far too blunt.

The model was painted mostly with AK Real Colors

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16 responses

  1. Superlative result, Mark!

  2. Great Thud, Mark! What scale is it?

  3. Looks great, Mark, but some more info about the model wouldn’t go amiss, and why did you post this in “uncategorized” surely it should be in “aviation”?

    • Thanks George.
      Yes the scale and category thing slipped my mind, but I've since corrected that oversight.
      Well as for the actual model, the amount of improvements and additions required tells you that it was not one of Trumpeters finest.

  4. Really great build, Mark @mikekilo
    I was wondering about the scale as well.

  5. Aw, c'mon! No "Boomer's POV"?

    Nice work on this.

  6. Wow, Mark (@mikekilo). With all of these corrections, it is like you build the kit from scratch. These were still flying when I went to Air Force pilot training, so they are near and dear to me. Well done.

  7. Excellent 'Thud!"

  8. Great-looking 105. All the elbow grease paid off!

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