1/48 Monogram F-105F ( 1982 issue )

F-104nut

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Dec 14, 2011
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I got burned out on prop aircraft so it was time to build some Jets for a while. I decided to start with the awesome 1982 issues of the Monogram F-105F . I have the Sam Slayer and Furball decals . Not sure what markings i will go with. I started with the landing gear first . I drilled a 1/4 depth hole in the main struts then super glued a stell pin so the gear wont bow or snap off. The nose strut the knonb that hold the wheel on has been cut off and drill out that way the wheels can be painted and installed last with a steel pin . I scratch built the throttles and added some other details to the tub. Added some plastic to the bottom of the tub since there is not much for the seats to mount on .

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F-104nut

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Dec 14, 2011
Wichita,Kansas USA
For the pitot tube i blue the kit one ofn and cut the cit one off where the brass one would fit. Carefully used three different drill bit to get the hole size correct . Cockpit painted with combination of dry brushing and handing painting .

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F-104nut

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Dec 14, 2011
Wichita,Kansas USA
I always find gluing on pylons after model finished to be a royal pain depending on the model . The Thud is one of them cause of how they mount and the size of the fuel pylon tank combo . So the outer pylon and center bomb rack was glued on then dried for a few days then i brushed on extra Tamiya thin cemment . Now for the fuel tank/ pylon i cut the pylon seperate from the fuel l tanks and glued them on the wings . Once dry and drilled holes for the pin for the location mount .

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F-104nut

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Dec 14, 2011
Wichita,Kansas USA
The WORST part on the Monogram Thud kits is the burner section. . It always has a step once glued on. So once glue was cured i used few different snadning sticks to file it down then Tamiya sanding sponges for final clean up. Still some more sanding to do but not much .

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F-104nut

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Starting to look like a Thud . Main struts ,Wheels M117 bombs and drop tanks done . I used a mask for the demarcation on the drop tanks then went back and freehanded the camo to blend it. Front section of the M117 bombs combination of several shaed of OD to give that weatherd look of the front section of the bomb being exsposded to the elemenst of South East Asia .

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Starting to look like a Thud . Main struts ,Wheels M117 bombs and drop tanks done . I used a mask for the demarcation on the drop tanks then went back and freehanded the camo to blend it. Front section of the M117 bombs combination of several shaed of OD to give that weatherd look of the front section of the bomb being exsposded to the elemenst of South East Asia .

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That is "Da Bomb".
 

F-104nut

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Dec 14, 2011
Wichita,Kansas USA
Spent the last two days doing all the final touch up work . All the colors have been feathered like like the real plane. I really like how its turning out . Next is to paint the wheel wells and exhaust area .
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F-104nut

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Dec 14, 2011
Wichita,Kansas USA
Spent the last couple of days working on the spraying the wheel bays and exhaust. Exhaust and the four petal speed brakes is sprayed witha mix of Tamiya dark iron withe drop of red brown . Then i sprayed the outside of the petals with Tamiya LP Mettalic Grey. Next to mask them off and spray the camo colors on the hinges . Wheel wells sprayed with some old Tamiya interior green mix i had , couple areas to touch up on the airframe and fianlly gloss coat .
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