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1/72 F-8H Crusader

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  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: United Kingdom
1/72 F-8H Crusader
Posted by docipaul on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:34 AM

Hi, this is my recent build, a 1/72 F-8 Crusader from Esci. Decals are from Blue Diamond Decals. I modified the nose cone to make it more flat on the side by gently pinching it and sanded the curves to make it more straight, also added the radar blister on the vertical fin. I photographed it outside and using the sun as my light source to make it realistic then super imposed it to my photos of places which I took while flying. 

Thanks for looking.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:25 PM

Nice model, great pictures!


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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:13 PM

Nice Job !

 That jet is one of my five top jet aircraft .

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:05 PM

Wow.  I thought the first was the kit box photo of the real thing.   The glint off the canopy and contrails look amazing. 

Fantastic photo!



  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:20 PM

When you fool someone with a model, it's a good sign! Really nice model and final presentation! Good work!


  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:53 PM


Your build looks great.


  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:58 PM

Oh wow, those are some great pics!


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  • Member since
    January, 2007
Posted by PaulBoyer on Monday, May 14, 2018 9:47 AM

Beautiful example of modeling in the king of scales! Congratulations!

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: United Kingdom
Posted by docipaul on Monday, May 14, 2018 5:20 PM

Thank you for your kind words.


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