USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

Postby ArabJazzie on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 1:06 am

Hi all,
Seen as i am supposed to be hosting this GB, i thought it time to start this one off. For once i can say its not all my fault this time as the Royal Mail took 2 weeks to deliver my Modelzone haul.

So here i bring you an aircraft i have always wanted to replicate, Academys 1/72nd Northrop F-89J Scorpion to be built OOB with the markings of the 124th FIS, Iowa ANG.

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One thing i noticed! Its a lot bigger than i thought!!!
Arabest,
Geoff.
I work with Tommy the pilot!
ArabJazzie

Re: USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

Postby Fumbles on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 6:02 am

ohh nice choice. This should be a good one built up.
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Re: USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

Postby ELVIS 01 on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 9:46 am

Look forward to seeing this one finished, If anyone is after one of these I have one for sale from my stash clearout for £10, I have it listed along with some other kits in the For Sale Section.
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Re: USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

Postby ArabJazzie on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 1:21 pm

ELVIS 01 wrote:Look forward to seeing this one finished, If anyone is after one of these I have one for sale from my stash clearout for £12, I have it listed along with some other kits in the For Sale Section.
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Ouch! :hide: Not sure thats in the spirit of the forum and I got mine in a sale 3 weeks ago for a fiver! Might have to rethink your pricing there! :whistle: :whistle:
Arabest,
Geoff.
I work with Tommy the pilot!
ArabJazzie

Re: USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

Postby ELVIS 01 on Mon 16 Jan 2012, 12:24 am

Sales are always good for those demon deals, I am just clearing out my stash as due to changes of circumstances, I will not be able to get round to building these.

I just thought someone might be lookng for a F-89 after the comments on the post :smile:
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Re: USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

Postby ArabJazzie on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 5:09 pm

Hi all,
Finally managed a start on this one and buttoned up the fuselage and built the wings.

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Cant really say anything about this as its went together quite well so far.
Arabest,
Geoff.
I work with Tommy the pilot!
ArabJazzie

Re: USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

Postby Deacon on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 7:58 pm

Well at least you've started mate. :up:

Alan
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Re: USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

Postby ArabJazzie on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 12:24 am

Deacon wrote:Well at least you've started mate. :up:

Alan

Yeh! Started and didnt do too much else after that! BUT!

This flew together and a couple of seams required a wee bit of filler, a priming and a top coat of grey and here we are!

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Realised as well there is only 18 days to the end of this GB so dont know if i have to be in a panic or not yet! :sweat: :hide:
Arabest,
Geoff.
I work with Tommy the pilot!
ArabJazzie

Re: USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

Postby scotthldr on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 9:59 pm

Coming along nicely Geoff, looks like big kit for 1/72
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Re: USAF GB - 1/72 F-89J Scorpion

Postby ArabJazzie on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

scotthldr wrote:Coming along nicely Geoff, looks like big kit for 1/72

Cheers Scott,
In all the photos ive seen of this, i expected this one to be about the size of a Sabre. When i first saw the box, i was a bit disappointed as i dont really have the space too many of the bigger fighters. Thankfully it spans 1/2" smaller that a Tomcat!!! :shock: However it is as chunky as i am! :grin: :lol:

With every build i hope that i am showing i am listening and learning from what you guys are telling me. With this one i managed to drop 10psi off my spraying pressure while working with thinner paint. Some areas were flatted a bit with micromesh and a very nice sanding sponge i have. On the down side though, i went back to hand painting the main canopy part as ive damaged a couple recently while trimming the masking especially when there are no moulded frames to follow.

Anyway, this is how she stands today with a couple of touch ups, some decals to add and a top klear coat to come and hope i can finish by tomorrow.
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Arabest,
Geoff.
I work with Tommy the pilot!
ArabJazzie


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