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Hasegawa 1/48 F-8E 1 year, 8 months ago #2628

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This is the aircraft that started my love for aircraft modelling, my dad bought me a 72nd scale kit when I was 12. Built gear up of course so i culd play with it. That won't be happening here.

This is a builder's kit so no box and also no decals. Have been offered decals for VF-194 so doing some research. Will be using a pre-painted Eduard zoom set for the first ime so hopefully the cockpit will be up to scratch...

Re: Hasegawa 1/48 F-8E 1 year, 6 months ago #2656

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Thanks to Geoff the cockpit is a breeze, a light gray base, some varnish and a wash and then some etch. Much easier than painting dials by hand or dry-brushing





Seat done too and a quick test-fit to see how much (or little) can actually be seen of this lovely etch set.



Painted the underwing engine cover only t find you can see a sum total of 2.30786% once the wings are on!!



Wings assembled with flaps down and leading edges deployed



Test-fit wings and fuselage, flaps a little close to fuselage so some sanding required



Painted and washed the landing gear bays before joining the fuselage halves



Panel lines pre-shaded

Re: Hasegawa 1/48 F-8E 1 year, 5 months ago #2658

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Looking fantastic Yari. Great to see a build history and your work.
S%@#*! Now where did that piece go??!!

Re: Hasegawa 1/48 F-8E 1 year, 5 months ago #2660

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Coat of gloss gull grey



Clearcoat and decals



Pinwash after another clearcoat over the decals



Done & dusted



Re: Hasegawa 1/48 F-8E 1 year, 5 months ago #2661

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Wow looking good Yari
Those decals must nave taken hours
Definite potential for a Tank modeller displayed

Thanks
MIke
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