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Republic RF-84F Thunderflash

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash – Tanmodel 1/48

img_4925Tanmodel 1/48 scale, box number 2201, RF-84F Thunderflash kit with Turkish Air Force colors, belongs to 1st AB. 114.Filo ESKISEHIR. 1956-1972.

This kit is the second production of the made in Turkey company      TANMODEL. First one was the 1/72 scale TAI HURKUS-A.

This RF-84F is sole RF-84F model with engraved panel lines in scale 1/48. Tanmodel filled this deficiency. Including really nice detailed cockpit, seamless air intake, detailed landing gears  and   amazing   camera parts.

img_4920 img_4915 img_4919Canopy is optionel open or closed. One piece canopy included. Ailerons and flaps are optionel extended or retracted. And camera bay can be build open or closed.

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Skill level is 5 by 5 in my opinion. This kit not for beginner certainly. Even though only second kit of the TANMODEL, RF-84F is really nice and acceptable kit. Strongly recommended.

More detailed informations, pictures and building steps about this kit is shared in IN PROGRESS page. Click HERE

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North American F-100D Super Sabre

North American F-100D Super Sabre – Trumpeter 1/48

 

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Trumpeter 1/48 scale, box number 02822, F-100D Thunderbirds kit is converted to Turkish Air Force F-100D Super Sabre.

Kit has totally engraved panel lines and rivets but they are very weak. Fortunately kits plastic is soft so i re-scribed and re-rivet all detail easily.

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Movable surfaces like rudder, flaps/slats can be build active position. I prefer closed slats instead of open because lack of detail.

Landing gear struts was detailed with some wire and streched sprue.

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No canopy detail coming with kit. I added some Evergreen plastic .

Landing gear bay doors re-builded to make more accurate. I used some part of kit, Evergreen plastic and sprue.

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Pilots body and head are from another kit. Arms are spare resin arms, parachute is shaped epoxy putty. Seat is resin.

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Extras:

  • Resin cockpit (Aires)
  • Colorless photoetch instrument panel (Aires)
  • Seat (Aires)
  • Wheel bays (Aires)
  • Exhaust nozzle (Aires)
  • Wheels (Aires)
  • Resin nose
  • Metal pitot tube
  • Stencils (Cam Pro Series F-100D)
  • Decals (Microscale Super Sabre of Turkish Air Force)
  • Bombs (Hasegawa Weapon Sets)
  • Paints (Vallejo Acrylics)
  • Reference Sources: F-100 SUPER SABRE IN TURKISH AIR FORCE Volume 1/2 by LEVENT BASARA

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REPUBLIC F-84F THUNDERSTREAK – Hobbyboss 1/48

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Hobbyboss 1/48 scale F-84F Thunderstreak kit with box number 81726.

All engraved panel lines but shallow. Especially rivet detail is very weak.

Cockpit detail is normal like most of 1/48 scale kit but glareshield is without details. Actually most visible parts of the cockpit !

Very few fitting problem generally. But attaching canopy to closed position is little difficult. Clear parts quality is really nice meanwhile.

There is no much detail in landing gear bays also struts. Nose strus is complete. No seperate nose wheel. This makes difficult to paint nose wheel.

Kit gives some photoetch parts for seat belts and spoilers.

More detail was mentioned on IN PROGRESS page.

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Extras:

  • PJ Production Pilot.
  • Bombs are from Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons:A
  • Pitot tube is from medical injection.
  • Decals are from Icarus Decals F/RF-84F Stencil.

 

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