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1/48 Hobby Boss F-84F FINISHED?

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  • Member since
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  • 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"

 

 

 

 

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  • 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

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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

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • 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 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

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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

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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

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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

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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

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

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 28, 2019 10:47 PM

Progress - she's got legs

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:45 PM

Layed down the Alclad tonight

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:33 AM

John fisheye is from an oil or lubricant that is in it on the surface of the plastic. The paint is unable to adhere to that one little spot or spots and pulls away leaving a fisheye.

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:38 AM

That's fisheye, John.  Not sure what really causes it but its like the paint isn't wetted out enough.  Better to get all the way back to bare plastic when that happens.  Or whatever the substrate is.

John

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:06 AM

Sanded down and repeated.  Same effect.  Not sure what the issue is but moving on...call it wing stress/damage lol

Thanks,

John

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:41 AM

The paint turned out fine all except the right wing.  Perhaps I didn't get all the soap off.  Ah well, I'll sand and respray.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 11, 2019 11:19 PM

Got her all cleaned up - Novus polished, washed cleaned dryed.  Shot Tamiya gloss black and seeing some disturbing eyefish/pooling.  Perhaps it will level out - we'll see.  

 

Thanks,

John

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:06 PM

A bit of sanding.  The gloss black shows some scratchs so a bit more polishing but happy with the outcome so far

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, September 27, 2019 7:05 PM

I have a couple Hobby Boss kits in the stash, A-7 Corsair, and the F-105.  Haven't built one yet though.  Hopefully they are the same quality as your F-84.  Looking good so far!

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, September 27, 2019 10:49 AM

keavdog
the straight wing f84 was the first aircraft use by the Thunderbirds.

That is a fun factoid!

keavdog
And I just love the 50s era airframe.

Agreed. It's like an art-deco design airframe.

-Greg

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:10 PM

Thanks.  It's a nice kit.  Would like to see if anyone else struggles with the nose gear bay or if was just me.

Greg, the straight wing f84 was the first aircraft use by the Thunderbirds.  Tamiya makes that kit with the markings.  The one I'm building is the swept wing F model was the most numerous and has an interesting canopy articulation.   And I just love the 50s era airframe.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:57 PM

I'm liking this one John.  I've been looking for the Monogram kit but this one is very nice.

Chad

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:05 PM

dupes
Somehow I missed this kit coming out?

And somehow I missed the whole thread so far.

Looking real good, John....and I agree on the cockpit. Yes

I too have never done a HobbyBoss kit yet and appreciate the positive feedback from you and the others.

BTW, not familiar with the F84. That sure is a nice-looking little aircraft. I look forward to seeing it all shiny-ed up.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November 2006
  • From: Coastal Maine
Posted by dupes on Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:52 PM
Somehow I missed this kit coming out? Thought that the Kinetic kit was the most modern in 1/48. Looking good so far! Nice save on the nose weight addition.
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:42 PM

Thanks guys.  Mongoose - I kinda just pushed the belts into place with the fat end of a toothpick then tacked a bit down with spots of super glue.

Thanks,

John

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:05 PM

My first thought was “wish i could get a cockpit to look like that”. Really nice.  Did you anneal the PE belts? 

 

 I did my first HB kit just months ago, similar in that it was the F-84G. Details on their kit was impressive. Not overdone in my opinion. Looking forward to watching this come together.

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:09 AM

Nice work. I think that Hobby Boss makes some fine kits. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:06 AM

I built the F-84F straight wing varient in the Pro Modeler line and it was an excellent kit. I do like the swept wing varient more though, it looks better. Your kit is coming along nicely.

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:31 PM

I have the monogram kit but haven't built it.  Test fitting a few parts looks like excellent fit.  Crisp clean molds.  Typical era raised panel lines and rivets.  

The HB kit has very fine panel lines, nice detail, a PE fret and multiple canopy options.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2009
  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:58 PM

Looking really good.  Have you built the Monogram verson, and if so, how does it compare?

 

John

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