1/48 F-102A/F-106 Delta - Unofficial GB

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  1. T Bolt

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    #1 T Bolt, May 2, 2012
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    User Name: T Bolt
    Name: Glenn
    Model: F-102A Delta Dagger and F-106 Delta Dart
    Kit: Monogram F-102 and Monogram F-106
    Scale: 1/48th.
    Accessories: Super Scale Decals

    I’m going to do a double build, F-102 Delta Dagger and F-102 Delta Dart. I’ll be starting off with the F-102 which has been my favorite of the Centurary Series jets since I built the 1/72nd scale Hasegawa kit back when I was in 8th grade. The F-102 was the first production delta winged aircraft and also the first production supersonic fighter.
    I will be building it as 56-1447. A “Duce” with Case XX wings that served with the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron based at Keflavik, Iceland in 1963.
    Below are several profiles of “447” as well as some photos over its lifetime.
    1 3_3.jpg 2a.jpg 2b.jpg 3 F-102A 56-1416, ex-57th FIS Keflavik AB inducted at WPAFB, 17 Mar 1971 Marty Isham.jpg 4 P2177684.JPG 5 P2120862.JPG 2 hpqscan0003.jpg
     
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    #2 T Bolt, May 2, 2012
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    hpqscan0001.jpg hpqscan0004.jpg P5018718.JPG P5018719.JPG P5018720.JPG P5018721.JPG P5018722.JPG P5018723.JPG Here's the kit and the decals. Raised panel lines, but other than that it looks real nice. The panel lines are very fine and shouldn't be a big deal with a natural metal finish. My fingers in one of the shots gives you an idea of how large it is.
     
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    You're starting two more?
    Dang!
    I'm jealous!
     
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    I'm not getting any younger. Got to finish all the models in the stash before I kick off. :lol:
    I started cutting plastic tonight. Might even have a picture later.
     
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    #5 T Bolt, May 3, 2012
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    P5028724.JPG P5028725.JPG P5028727.JPG The only thing to go in the interior before the fuselage halves come together is the jet exhaust can. I also assembled the ejection seat. Its more than detailed enough for a closed canopy which is my intention, Just some careful painting should be enough. Last picture is of the cockpit tub/nose gear well dry fitted. Joining the fuselage halves and painting the cockpit is next.
     
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    Great start Glenn!
     
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    Good on you Glenn for starting the ball rolling, got to love these older jets, they all had a character of their own.
     
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    Nice one Glenn, and I agree about the cockpit detail - more than good enough from the box, especially with a closed canopy.
     
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    #11 T Bolt, May 3, 2012
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    P5038793.JPG P5038794.JPG Tonight I painted the cockpit sidewalls and glued together the fuselage halves. Also painted the wheel wells zinc and did a black wash. It still needs detail painting.
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    Looking good Glenn.
     
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    Looking good man! Always loved the '102/'106, all of them Century Series birds!
     
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    Good progress, at this rate you should be able to knock down the kit stash a bit!
     
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    Good work so far Glenn!
     
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    That’s what I like to see, good progress and good mess. Just kidding Glenn, it's coming along nicely.
     
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    #19 T Bolt, May 14, 2012
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    I finished up the cockpit this weekend. Also detail painted the main wheel wells.

    The last picture is the joint on the left side of the tail which is the only bad joint on the fuselage. all other areas joined real nice with very minimal cleanup. There was a considerable step and gap here that was filled with CA and filed down.
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