**** DONE : 1/48 F-100D Super Sabre – 511th FBG, 405th FBW.

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  1. Vic Balshaw

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    #1 Vic Balshaw, Jul 7, 2010
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    G'day all, this is my third entry to the 'Cold War' 6th Group Build.

    Username: Vic Balshaw
    First name: Vic
    Category: 2 – Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Monogram
    Model Type: F-100D-45-NH Super Sabre 55-2796 – 511th Fighter Bomber Group, 405th Fighter Bomber Wing , Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. May 1959.

    I purchased this kit second hand in the late 1990s and believe it dates from about 1995.

    Extras: Aero Master F-100D decal sheet 48-781.

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    Langley Field, May 1959.

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    The original box cover.

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    The kit parts which came in a rather battered box and have been living in an old Vampire box for the last few years

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    The Aero Master decals. The kit originals are for the 'Thunderbirds' display team and look somewhat battered.

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    mmmm Molded in silver....

    Nice Vic!
     
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    Nice one Vic! I don't do jets too often but the F-100 is on my list of "Want to Builds" along with the F-104. I'll be watching closely to see what kind of kit the Monogram one is.
     
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    nice choice Vic
    was looking at a Hun before the job problems, was going to do a Vietnam era cammo
     
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    Looking forward to this. I built that kit when it came out and was pretty happy with it. Unfortunatley it did not survive my cross country move. Still have a few of the decals around if you need any - they aren't the Thunderbirds scheme like on the box top.
     
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    Will get one as well me think, at some point.....UK/Europe or US bird. :oops: Looking forward to this Vic!
     
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    Nice one Vic. :)
     
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    Great choice, and a very nice kit Vic. I built one when it was originally released, in the early 1980s but, like Peter's, it didn't survive a house move! Still got some of the bits and pieces left !
     
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    Whose Peter? :evil4:
     
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    Oops! Sorry, my keyboard has a name problem (it thinks it's called Janet....), that should have read 'Andy'!!!
     
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    Great choice Vic!
     
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    Good to see your fired up for another one Vic!:D
     
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    You bet, I recon I'm on a bit of a roll at the moment.............an all fired up...:) :) :)

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    Thank you gentlemen, I trust I can do such a fine kit justice.

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    Be careful he might use Shirley....:lol::lol:
     
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    #17 Vic Balshaw, Jul 18, 2010
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    Ok 'Pete', 'Janet', 'Andy', 'Shirley' .....[​IMG]................and all you other gracious gentlemen out there, work has been progressing on the F-100D but not without mishap. I tried out a couple of ideas on the instrument panel and cockpit tube and made rather a hash of them both......[​IMG]...... So the last couple of days have been spent scratching the head and slowly recovering the situation with any bits and pieces I could find to make up a new panel and tube.

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    Pic 1 2. The instrument panel and cockpit tube after I had stuffed them up and cleaned and scraped them off. With the kit being made of the silvered plastic, the imprint of the mouldings can still be seen.

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    Pic 3 to 5. The revitalised cockpit tube. I used the original tube and added some spare etched detail and then did a hand painting job with some scratch building for the leavers.

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    Pic 6. The scratch built instrument panel again made from surplus bits of etched detail and the odd decal.
     
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    looks good Vic
     
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    Why,............thanks Karl. How's the job going and are you managing with the commuting...............[​IMG]

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