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1/48 Hobby Boss F-84F FINISHED? YES!

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:46 PM

Looking very good. Kinda reminds me of an F86 at this stage.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:48 PM

She's looking really good John! I zoomed in on the wing that had issues, and didn't see much of an issue after the Alclad was sprayed. 

Please stay safe with all those fires happening in California. 

 

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:08 PM

Thanks guys.  Ya the wing looks better but theres still something there.  Paint came out a bit flat for alclad.  This is my 4th or 5th Nmf with it so I'm a bit confused.  Looks okay though as the f84s in pics I've seen didnt appear to be shiney.  Misplaced my PE dive brakes....grrr.  going to try post shading with tamiya smoke (my secret nmf trick) with my new krome double action ab.  

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 1, 2019 2:08 AM

Started out with one scheme but the decals cracked and fell apart... so going with this one.  About 1/2 way through the declas.  Liking the look

 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 1, 2019 7:22 PM

I've done all I can - waiting on replacement speed brakes.  Interesting sitting next to the F-86F - same techniques, same products - different finish which makes me wonder does the plastic come in to play.  So I used my new Krome double action airbrush for the Tamiya smoke post shading.  Love the control, disapointed with the ability to spray a super fine line - maybe need a different needle/tip?  New to double action action.  Also I got a lot of spatter (kinda ruined the finish but oh well - we need to experiment).  But when I disconnected the airbrush from the CO2 the fitting was frozen so it was leaking at the quick disconnect.  I'm guessing this introduced moisture so I'm not blaming the airbrush.  

It's a good kit but I'd reccomend after market decals.  Had issues there.

 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:04 AM
Looks great. Can't tell you had issues

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:31 AM

Looks good given the issues you faced with the AB. It's suprising how much different this one is than the other F84, they just look totally different. I don't know why they just changed the name and not the F84 altogether. Thunderjet vs Thunderstreak. I like it, well done.

BK

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 8, 2019 1:05 AM

Thanks for the comments all.  Thinking of trying to make this an outdoor museum bird and really fade/weather since my finish is hosed.  I'll try lightly wet sanding first to get rid of the splatter - still no speed brakes :/

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, November 8, 2019 2:19 AM
Looks awesome bud.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 31, 2020 2:58 PM

Kudos to Hobby Boss / Trumpeter.  Contacted support and ordered the replacement speed brakes.  Then sent me the entire PE fret... and they sent me 2 of them!  So if you folks build this I have spares ;)

Anyhow - now she's done.  Biggest problem on the kit was my quick disconnect for my new Krome airbrush that caused spatter when i was post shading.  Anyhow - looks like a dirty F-84F

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, January 31, 2020 3:55 PM

Nice looking model. You did a great job on the finish.

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, January 31, 2020 6:53 PM

Sure does look good, John.

Good WIP and having never built a HobbyBoss yet, it was extra-interesting to me.

You had some finish challenges along the way, you'd never know it from the end result. YesYesYes

I really like that little jet, which is odd because I've never had a great deal of interest in that sort of style. You have broadened my horizons and that's a good thing.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, January 31, 2020 8:03 PM
Great finish John

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 31, 2020 8:18 PM

Thanks guys - I'm considering starting the F-100 kit from HobbyBoss out of the stash.  I'll do a build thread on that one as well and we'll see if we go 2 for 2.  Kit looks really nice

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 31, 2020 10:23 PM

Yes sir John, that's a nice looking bird!

Chad

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