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Looking for F-100F in 1/48 scale

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Looking for F-100F in 1/48 scale
Posted by Tinker on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 3:23 AM
Does anyone know where I can buy a 1/48 scale F-100F? I have a F-model in 1/72 and several D's in 1/48, but it seems that F's in the larger scales are super rare or none existant. The F-100 was the first aircraft I worked on in the Air Force and I'd really like to build a supper detailed model of the 2 seater. Here's a bit of trivia--- the M-39 cannons on the F-100's were direct copies of a German aircraft cannon the US "liberated" at the end of WW2. LOL. General Motors built ours.
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Posted by Butz on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 3:52 AM
Whaz up Tinker,
You may want to check w/ Meteor products. I think Cutting Edge did a two sitter before. I have seen it before so I know it was made at one point (all resin). You may want to double check w/ the mfg.
But I do know Cutting Edge did a Charlie model. Good hunting..!!! Flaps up,Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

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  • From: Niagara Falls NY
Posted by Butz on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 3:56 AM
Hey,
If its still available, you will have to use the Monogram 100D as the back bone. If worse comes to worse check out e-bay or the local IPMS shows.
Flaps up, Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

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Posted by Tinker on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 4:05 AM
Thanks, Butz. I'll sure check that source. I've heard somewhere that some company put out a resin detail kit for changing a D model to an F model a few years ago.( in 1/48 scale )., but that person didn't recall any manufacturer's name. Yeah;, the good old Monogram models are the ones I have. Thanx again.
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Posted by Butz on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 5:25 AM

I'm going to my local hobby shop today so I'll check aswell. Flaps up, Mike

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 11:01 AM
You're in luck: the April FSM has a big feature by Pat Hawkey on converting the Monogram 1/48 scale F-100D. He mentions a resin conversion set from C&H Aero Miniatures, but Pat takes a different route: he splices in a section of fuselage from a second F-100D kit. Looks like a lot of work, but the photos in the article show it can be done.

P.S. Isn't it amazing how many advances in weaponry--many of which we still use today in developed form--derive from the Germans in WWII?
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  • From: Niagara Falls NY
Posted by Butz on Thursday, February 27, 2003 12:57 AM
Whaz up Tinker,
Did some checking and this is what I found. A company called War Eagle did a 1/48th vacuformed(yuck) conversion for the F-100F.
The resin conver. I was talking about was done by a "out of the basement kinda company" I think called Air Prod. These guys where out of N.Carolina. The owner flew with my uncle who also does models(WWII, modern 30+yrs). My uncle Rick flew in the Air Force for 33yrs retiring from the 20th FG as a LtCol. So he will be in town in the next few days so I'll give him a shout.
For the conversion as mentioned by L Hansen, good luck..!!! I did a conver. about a few months ago to make a 2 seat A-7(AF of course). BOY that was a lot of work to mate the resin w/ the plastic fuselage. I have done smaller conver but this takes the cake LOL..!!!. Well best of luck to ya in your quest to make a 2 seat "Fox" model. Flaps up, Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

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Posted by Tinker on Thursday, February 27, 2003 2:13 AM
Hey Butz and Lawrance: Thanks alot guys for your help. I did a Google search and found a little mail order company in Nebraska that handles C & H products plus, as they say, A WHOLE LOT MORE.Smile [:)] C & H makes a 1/48 resin conversion for the Monogram F-100D. The catalogue description says the kit consist of 2 replacement fuselage halves, front & rear seats, rear instrument panels, clear vacume formed canopy and canopy bar--- for $40. Not bad I'd say. There were several other kits listed for F-101's, AV-8's, and others. The mailorder company's name is AVIATION USK Nebraska, www.aviationusk.com/indes.html. Click on "Aircraft Kits", then "C & H Aero Miniatures. While following the links on this site, I found a looooooonnnngggg list of resin a/c engines in 1/48, 1/32, and 1/72 scales---mostly 1/48.
" 'Polls' are surveys of uninformed people who think it's possible to get the answer wrong." ...Ann Coulter
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 8, 2003 8:22 AM
Pat Hawkey's article is, to a FineScale old timer like me, a refreshing blast from the past. That type of article is what made FSM the best magazine in model-land, no ifs, ands, or buts. Guys like Pat, Ros Creed, Bob Steinbrunn, Paul Budzik.....

Ahhh, memories.....

If you don't want to go the chop and channel route for a two-holer Hun, get the C&H conversion, it is superb.


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