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Monogram 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: LA-ish, SoCal
Monogram 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:23 PM

Hey FSM,

I hope everyone is safe and well. Since I've been hunkered down at home, I used the time to slap together another 3-footer for my shelf. I pulled out Monogram's venerable F-84F (circa 1983) and built it mostly OOB. I say "mostly" because I had to replace the pitot using some styrene rod, and the flimsy tube/rod on the nose gear using some fine wire. Fit was decent, but there was some issues with the canopy parts. They were all different widths and none of them lined up with the fuselage halves. I did what I could. For finishing, I used the kit's decals, and they worked OK. Paint was MM enamels, and weathering was Flory's washes and pastels. 



Comments, questions, and criticisms welcome. Feel free to share your two cents.

Stay well and happy modeling!



-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:44 PM

Say what you will. We are all our own worst critics. But I think that this came out much better than a “three footer”.  I like the splotchy look of the camo.


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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:59 PM

Nice - I'm a big fan of that airframe the the crazy articulated canopy.  Just finished the Trumpeter kit a few months ago.  I dig those big open mouth birds!



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

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:21 PM

Hi, "O" - Stik is right, it's much better than a three footer. It really is about personal criticism, you made a first rate job of your '84, it's better than you rate it.

Thanks for the post and photos.


  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:43 PM

Very nice!  I like that you noticed that the drop tanks were painted while hung on the pylons. I am working on an F-100 and it's the same deal.

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:22 PM

Splendid, O.


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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:00 PM
That turned out great! I think my dad still has his in the box back when he bought it in '84 or so. Still hadn't gotten around to building it.
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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:54 AM

Looks fantastic! Pictures bring out all the flaws, and it looks much better than a 3 footer to me

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:06 AM


  You know when I was a kid I thought that was NOT a real plane. The Elevators,and that Tall tail. Just didn't conform to what I had seen in say F-86s or F-100s. I like it now though.

  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:45 AM

I admit I do not now nor ever have played golf. However, if the "three footer" reference is meant as a derogatory comment on your build, I think you're too hard on yourself - as others have said.

I think you sank a 7 footer here. Nice work!


"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:42 PM
Very nice



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