**** FINISHED: 1/48 RF-8A Crusader VFP-62 Operation "Blue Moon" 1962

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  1. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    #1 Vic Balshaw, Jul 11, 2010
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    Username: Vic Balshaw
    First name: Vic
    Category: 2 – Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Hasegawa
    Model Type: F-8E Crusader converted to an RF-8A (F8U-1P) - unarmed photo-reconnaissance version.

    My sincere thanks to Cory (Catch22) for the Squadron Signal Walk Around book, it was invaluable and contributed greatly to this build.

    This has been an interesting build for me as it was part kit with loads of resin parts and some surgery.

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    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
  2. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    and for my four extras:

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    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Its an absolute beauty Vic!!
     
  4. Vic Balshaw

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    Gee H you were quick out of the chocks. Thanks mate, I have to say I think it's one of my best efforts to date.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Stunning work Vic!
     
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    Great Job Vic. :)
     
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    Good work Vic!
     
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    Awesome bird Vic, awesome! Loooove the F-8, done her great justice mate!
     
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    Vic that is an awesome job, just stunning! The subtle weathering - you really nailed it!
     
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    Come to think about it.....why not call it quits and stop showing us the real thing....where's the model?
     
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    That's a real stunning model Vic. The level of weathering is just right, it looks real. Great job mate.
     
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    Fantastic looking model Vic, well done mate!
     
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    Sharp looking bird, thanks for sharing, WELL DONE !!!!
     
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    Very nice Vic
     
  16. Vic Balshaw

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    #16 Vic Balshaw, Jul 11, 2010
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    Thank you so much gentlemen for the kind words, there very much appreciated........[​IMG]...........[​IMG]
     
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    Just plain excellent work Vic, nice job man...
     
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    She's an absolute bloody beauty Vic!:D
    Terrific job mate and nice base too.8)
    Cheers,
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    excellent job Vic
     
  20. Vic Balshaw

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    #20 Vic Balshaw, Jul 12, 2010
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    Many thanks to you Dan, Tony and Karl. The base was inspired by a number I have seen here on the forum and the grass that was purchased at the Model Expo.
     
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