Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon - now finished

Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon - now finished

Postby DerekF on Sat 24 May 2014, 3:28 pm

I've always wanted to build a NASA T-38 so when the the Wolf-Pack kit appeared I snapped one up. It was going to be a dual build but due to decal procurement cock-up it will just be this one for now (I ordered Thunderbird decals for a second T-38 but the decals are for the underscale Fujimi kit, not the newer kits).

Looks straightforward enough so I'll try and get a start this weekend.

Some preliminaries.

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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon

Postby Deacon on Sat 24 May 2014, 4:51 pm

Nice choice mate and great to have you join us on this one. :up:
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon

Postby Tug 747 on Sun 01 Jun 2014, 1:54 pm

Looking forward to you doing your magic stuff on this one Derek.
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon

Postby DerekF on Fri 06 Jun 2014, 7:25 am

At long last, some progress.

The neat little cockpit.

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Hopefully some real progress over the weekend.
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon

Postby DerekF on Fri 06 Jun 2014, 10:29 pm

A bit more progress. Coming together fairly easily so far.

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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon

Postby Fumbles on Sun 08 Jun 2014, 3:43 am

Great choice in schemes and kit Derek. The cockpit looks fantastic, looking forward to seeing this one finished.
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon

Postby DerekF on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 8:59 pm

Getting there.

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First coat of paint using a Humbrol can
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A few bits to touch up then decal time.
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon

Postby DerekF on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 5:47 pm

Now finished. Decent kit but a few gotchas when it comes to the position of some parts. The fit wasn't great in places but nothing that a bit of fettling didn't sort. Painted with initially a Humbrol gloss white spray but then finished with a coat of Halfords Appliance White. The decals were a joy to put on.
Anyway, here it is.

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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon - now finished

Postby Deacon on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 8:15 pm

That is a really nice build mate. :clap: :clap:

The colours against the white are really sharp. Well done.
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon - now finished

Postby Craig on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 3:48 pm

Yep a nice sharp, accomplished finish. Very nice indeed! :cool:
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon - now finished

Postby Deacon on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 7:39 pm

Will you be making anything else for this GB mate?
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon - now finished

Postby DerekF on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 9:20 pm

I don't think I'll have time. I have a 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E to do in Thunderbirds colours, a 1/48 Academy F-4B and I was going to see if my Revell 1/32 Lynx qualified as a twin. All these are quite complex kits so I doubt if would get them finished in time.
My next build is quite unusual though.... :smile:
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon - now finished

Postby KC135man on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 11:36 pm

Love it. The Nasa fuselage strip extenuates the "coke bottle" shape. :clap:
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon - now finished

Postby Tug 747 on Sat 28 Jun 2014, 5:23 pm

Simply stunning as normal Derek. Like the choice of scheme. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Twin Engine GB- 1/48 T-38A Talon - now finished

Postby Skunkmiester on Sun 29 Jun 2014, 9:29 pm

I really like that, a very nice build.
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