I always have liked the Republic F-105 Thunderchief. Designed to do a clean, precision, tactical nuclear attack, back in the Cold War days. And then never doing that, but saddled with a grunt job of delivering conventional ordnance at low level [...]
Back in the 1980s, I thought of doing a model of a hypothetical Ferrari air racer. I used the 1/48 Monogram F-105G kit, one of the 2 seaters, removing the 2nd cockpit. I had already done this to make the F-105D, as Monogram had not yet released [...]
Here's the HobbyBoss F-105D in 48th. The kit has way too many parts, that make construction difficult, especially the wings. The seperate spoilers on the upper wing are a pain and it's a pain to get the spoilers to lay flat. The same goes for t[...]
Col. Stirm is another member of our little "Military Mafia" lunch group that meets each week to solve the worlds problems. It is indeed my privilege and honor to know him and call him my friend. Our lunch group has an interesting cross section o[...]
Whenever I get a kit to add to the stash, whether Ebay, hobby shop, online, etc, for the most part a quick peak inside and off to the stash it goes.. But one look at this, the detail for this scale it was basically the 48th kit shrunk down to[...]
Built out of the box (before all the resin was out). I stretched the wing tanks to the proper size and added napalm from a Trumpeter 1/32F-105.
I submit for your consideration my Trumpeter (mostly) 1/32 Republic F-105D Thunderchief.
"Alice's Joy" was Col. Jack Broughton's ride when he was the Vice Wingie at the 355 TFW at Tahkli, Thailand circa 1967. Having read all of Broughton's boo[...]