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1/48 Hobby Boss F-84F WIP

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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
1/48 Hobby Boss F-84F WIP
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:32 AM

This is my first Hobby Boss kit and I'm pretty impressed.  Nice plastic and really subtle detail.  I had a few issues getting the nose gear well/splitter combo in but finally got it - mostly luck and a lot of weldon.  I've always been a fan of the open mouth birds - F-8, A7, F-100 and this one with the really different canopy articulation.  So here we go - a few pics.

Cockpit is nice - includes some PE for the seat belts.

Decal for the really busy instrument panel

More PE for the flaps - the kit also includes PE for the speed breaks.

After fighting with the nose gear well - which the instructions indicate you need to add the nose gear (I didn't - figure that out later but for painting my thoughts were...NOPE) I finally got her buttoned up.

So far its been a really nice kit outside of the nose gear well issues.  I'm doing this one in NMF so lots of clean up to do.

Crazy thing was the wings had a significant step joint at the root.   The fuselage had the same, complementary, step joint.  Normally I would have scraped and sanded them and cursed a bit, but after test fitting, it seems Hobby Boss did it on purpose.  The wings slid in perfectly.  Never seen anything like it.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, August 11, 2019 5:26 AM
I remember building quite a few of the Monogram kits when I was younger. I'll be a spectator for this build.

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:21 PM

Ive built a few HB kits now and I've had great luck with them. I certainly won't hesitate to get more. I'll be tagging along to see how this one goes.

BK

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  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Monday, August 12, 2019 8:02 PM

Office came out really nice!

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:02 AM

In wrestling with the nose gear bay and closing up the fuselage I completely forgot nose weight (none is mentioned by the way).   So I hacked up the the panel under the windscreen, dropped in a bunch of superglue soaked fishing weights and put a thin piece of evergreen over to seal it up.  Probably a bit of work to do on the windscreen - but hey, like I said - my hobby is fixing my mistakes :)

 

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:54 AM

Looking good so far

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
Posted by rangerj on Friday, August 16, 2019 11:50 AM

Is that the kit cockpit? What aftermarket parts have you used. I have this kit, but I have not opened it. Thanks for the warning on the nose weight. Intersting trivia on the articulation of the canopy. Pilots were warned NOT to rest their arms over the side of the fuselage with the canopy open. A canopy slammed shut on a pilot with his arms over the side and he lost both arms from just below the elbows.  I want to do a T-bird. 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 16, 2019 2:34 PM

Yes,  that's all from kit.  I'm building this oob.   Theres a small pe fret with belts, spoilers and speed breaks.

Nasty business about that canopy

 

Thanks,

John

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