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

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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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On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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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

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, January 31, 2020 8:03 PM
Great finish John

 

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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

 

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                        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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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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

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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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