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Robert Royes
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Sword 1/72 RF-8A.

March 30, 2024 · in Aviation · · 12 · 174

I've been wanting to do a recon forever, but the only way was to obtain a rare conversion kit, that usually is beyond my budget. Thanks to for producing this kit and the later RF-8G.I finally get to do one so late in my modeling days. The kit is typical. Sword with a little guess work needed on where some parts go . Decals are excellent, including a Navy and Marine aircraft around the time of the Cuban missile crisis.

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  1. Nice, Robert! I’ve been waiting to see one of these built. Well done.

  2. Looks good Robert, I like it.

  3. Nice build Mr. Royes! I like your collection of recce birds too. The RF-101 is a fave of mine.

  4. You do good work, Robert @roofrat …. A+

  5. Those are some great looking builds. @roofrat

  6. Excellent recon Crusader, Robert!
    Well done!

  7. Really nice result indeed, Robert @roofrat

  8. The Crusader still is an impressive aircraft.
    You rendered it very well!
    Great build.

  9. I’m glad that Sword came up with the kit you wanted, it looks great.

  10. Very slick Robert! Great looking Recce Crusader.

  11. Nice Crusader, and makes part of a lovely trio!

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