Hobbyboss 1/48 F-84F

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Hobbyboss 1/48 F-84F

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Completing my Thunderbirds collection in 1/48, here is the Hobbyboss F-84F Thunderstreak. Not bad at all, typical of modern kits. Finished with the Warbirds decal sheet which was not without a few bits cracking and failing to adhere well. Anyway, here it is.

Imagez20201117_201044 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

Imagez20201117_201025 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

Imagez20201117_201016 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

Imagez20201117_201004 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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Here's a photo of the complete Thunderbirds collection in 1/48 scale.

Image20201120_150619 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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Stunning collection! Is the F16 out of chronological order just so its not hidden behind the mighty Phantom?

Incidentally I meant to remark on the Thunderstreak - I've always thought it a good-looking aeroplane that seems to get very little attention, I don't know why. Nice to see one done and a very nice job!

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Are you going for the Thunderbird transports as the 2nd half of the project?
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Cracking builds Derek, that's an awesome line-up.

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What a line up! Very nice builds all of them, not just the Thunder Birds but over the last almost year. I don't get a chance to log in and comment much but I do see them and they are getting better and better all the time.

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Derek, lovely work but you are missing the F-105.
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They only did six displays on the F-105, but they did do six displays, yes.

Its a very very nice collection Derek, I'm admiring that line-up very much.
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iainpeden wrote:
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 1:23 pm
Derek, lovely work but you are missing the F-105.
Missing but not forgotten.There is no 1/48 F-105B.There are Thunderbirds decals available which fit the Monogram F-105D. Unfortunately the Thunderbirds flew the F-105B which has a shorter nose.

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Great line-up, beautifully done. There's something about those silver ones.

A F-105 in a display team beggars belief. What a sight and sound that must have been.

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Spiny Norman wrote:
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 11:26 am
Great line-up, beautifully done. There's something about those silver ones.

A F-105 in a display team beggars belief. What a sight and sound that must have been.
It was a bit of a disaster. They had to make loads of mods to try to adapt it to close formation work, then lost one in a fatal accident. They went back to the F-100 and never returned to the F-105. Anyone who caught one of those six public displays got a collector's item!
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DerekF wrote:
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 2:34 pm
iainpeden wrote:
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 1:23 pm
Derek, lovely work but you are missing the F-105.
Missing but not forgotten.There is no 1/48 F-105B.There are Thunderbirds decals available which fit the Monogram F-105D. Unfortunately the Thunderbirds flew the F-105B which has a shorter nose.
Have you considered this or tried to get it:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hypersc ... 18469.html

Seems a shame to leave the Thud out if you could possibly get the right variant sorted!

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A vacform conversion! Brings me out in a cold sweat just thinking about it. One day maybe...

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