**** FINISHED: 1/48 Vought F-8E Crusader VF-211 "Checkmates" - Carrier Aircraft GB

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    #1 meatloaf109, Oct 2, 2012
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    User name, Meatloaf109
    Name, Paul
    Catagory, Intermediate
    Scale, 1/48
    Manufacturer, Revell
    Model type, Vought F-8E
    Aftermarket, Just the usual bits of wire and crap I find around the house.

    I started out to do a more or less straight OOB build, but to quote a great man, "Then I went insane".
    I figured that the prominent feature of this aircraft was the variable incidence wing, so I built the plumbing and junk for under it, then I discovered that the flaps and slats would naturally be dropped when the wing is in the raised position, so out came the razor saw.
    The folded wing was an easy one, as the kit came with the end sections as separate pieces. I added wires and stretched sprue to fill out the wheel wells and add the brake lines.
    The markings are for LCDR Tim Hubbard (1 kill 1 probable on July 21 1967) with the highest scoring F-8 squadron, VF-211, upon return to the U.S. after the '67 cruise on the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard
    My thanks to all who looked in and for the nice comments and encouragements offered.

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    Nicely done Paul. :thumbright:
     
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    Great job Paul.

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    Excellent finish Paul! Great looking jet, like the wing fold and the positioned wing.
     
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    She turned out fantastic :)
     
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    Nice one Paul !
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    love it Paul, well done my friend
     
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    Beauty Paul!
     
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    Always did like the lines of this machine, you done it proud Paul.
     
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    Done Good Paul!
     
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    Thanks! With the incredible number of planes that I have built (and lost...ex's mostly) over the years this was my first F-8, but it might not be the last!
     
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    A very nice clean build Paul.
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    Looks great Paul.
     
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    Really looks good, Paul. Came out looking great. Like the wing fold idea.....

    Charles
     
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    You've really outdone yourself on this one Paul
     
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