While struggling with completion of Airfix' Gloster Meteor F.8 the included Derwent is a model in itself. It's not bigger than 20 mm x 35 mm but certainly will be an eye catcher on the side. Finnished in Vallejo colours throughout and a bit of o[...]
Simple but very nice kit, my first upload, still getting to know site, apologies if i have put in the wrong place.
I give to you the 1/48 Hasegawa F-8E VF-162 . Painted with Tamiya and MRP paints. Decals was off the Afterburner Yankee Station Mig Killers . Nice to have another shelf of doom project finished :)
by b007scott[/url], on Flickr
My latest effort is the old, but solid, Monogram 1/48 F-8E Crusader.
This classic from Monogram features average fit, with (mostly) accurate outlines and shapes. It has raised panel lines, which also appear accurate compared to drawings and pho[...]
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Holiday and that you were able to spend time with family members and friends. Hopefully by now you are relaxing and enjoying the rest of the day.
Speaking of friends, here is an article about the National[...]
Robert's F-8s inspired me to take these pics and post them. I thought I was the last guy to have that old Fujimi kit on a display shelf! I built these in the mid 1980s. Robert's AMT kit is an Esci re-pop. I think I have at least 3 more of the[...]
The first F-8 is Fujimi's old 1/70 F-8D,converted to a 'B', Leaving off the fuselage strakes, and using VF-32 decals from micro scale CAG-3 sheet, Had to sand off a ton of rivets
The second is amt/ertl 1/72 F-8H in kit decals,All in all I like t[...]
This old Fujimi kit had very heavy raised panel lines and rivet detail. I sanded it all off, intending to re-scribe. However, I found I wasn't too adept at scribing, so instead drew them back in with lead pencil. Since I brush paint, I use past[...]
The F-8 Crusader saw service in Vietnam with both the US Navy and Marines. Both fighter and recon birds served in Vietnam with equal distinction from the Gulf of Tonkin, when F-8's attacked marauding North Vietnamese PT boats, to the very end wh[...]
A follow up to the Crusader mini group build we had earlier in the month, I have here the excellent Academy 72nd scale Crusader. Using the Eduards zoom cockpit set and an Aeromaster sheet for the USMC markings. This build I was able to dep[...]