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

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

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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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Nice choice mate and great to have you join us on this one. :up:

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Looking forward to you doing your magic stuff on this one Derek.

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At long last, some progress.

The neat little cockpit.

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Hopefully some real progress over the weekend.

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

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Great choice in schemes and kit Derek. The cockpit looks fantastic, looking forward to seeing this one finished.

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

The colours against the white are really sharp. Well done.

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Yep a nice sharp, accomplished finish. Very nice indeed! :cool:

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Thanks chaps. :smile:

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Will you be making anything else for this GB mate?

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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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Love it. The Nasa fuselage strip extenuates the "coke bottle" shape. :clap:

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Simply stunning as normal Derek. Like the choice of scheme. :clap: :clap:

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I really like that, a very nice build.

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