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Revell 1/48 F-105D "Thud" Thunderchief

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  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Revell 1/48 F-105D "Thud" Thunderchief
Posted by TigerII on Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:27 PM

I just started this bird yesterday. It looks like a nice build and its going to be an OOB build except for possible AM pilots.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 11, 2020 2:54 AM

Love this big bird - on the list.  Nice job on the pit.

Thanks,

John

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, September 11, 2020 5:31 AM

it is looking good and its a fun kit .

 .Nick

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Friday, September 11, 2020 7:38 AM

Good start on a great kit.

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    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Friday, September 11, 2020 10:30 AM
I think I built this one back in high school.
  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, September 14, 2020 2:01 PM

I cleaned up the cockpit, primed the fuselage, wings and other parts and cemented the cockpit to it. Although its a 1/48 scale aircraft I'm planning on making this kit in flight mode, fully armed and ready to bear.

 

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:17 PM

OK, somewhat built, primed and ready for painting, decals and weathering.

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:25 AM

I first heard this joke in the 105 era, though it may have been created earier.  "If the Air Force had a runway that completely encircled the world, Republic would design an aircraft that would take every foot of it to take off."

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, September 21, 2020 2:23 PM

Well here is the preliminary camo scheme, but now I'm in a holding pattern as the decals from the kit just broke apart when I started to apply them, so I have to wait for the AM decals I ordered.

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, September 21, 2020 4:17 PM

That's going to be a nice looking model when finshed.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:52 AM

These 105's are super cool. Too bad the actual plane doesn't live up to its looks. Apparently they were quite unstable and tricky to fly and worse to land. They did not have a good rep with the pilots.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:43 AM

Well I am happy to say that I received my decals ahead of schedule. Instead of using GlossCote Lacquer to put the decals on I used Future Acrylic. The decals went on nicely but I figure I'll stick with the GlossCote for my next project if decals are involved. I feel like I went a little overboard with the decals on the left side of the aircraft. But if I have to, I'll remove any that don't need to be applied. That's the way the cookie crumbles.

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Monday, September 28, 2020 2:23 AM

Very nicely done, the decal placement, style, as well as your technique is superb!

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 3:42 PM

Well I finally did the pilot and he found his way into the cockpit and I added the external fuel pods and bombs on the outer pylons. I'm waiting on an aircraft stand before I add the the bombs on the fuselage pylon. Once that is done I can declare this bird done.

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, October 19, 2020 11:05 PM

Well this plane is done. I'm not thrilled with the makeshift stand since the one I ordered couldn't handle the weight of the plane eventhough it was made for a 1/48 scale aircraft. I was able to put on the remaining ordnance under the fuselage and I'm going to tweak the stand. I didn't care for the lighting but for now here are some pics.

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:44 AM

I really like the 105, it's a cool looking jet. You did a great job on this and it looks awesome. Nice work.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:11 PM

Looks like a nice clean build but, yeah, you need a better backdrop and lighting.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
Posted by Chemteacher on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:46 PM
I remember this kit when I was a kid. Wonderful job on such an iconic aircraft. Congrats on a great build.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Airfix 1/72 P-40B

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 23, 2020 8:43 AM

Never been a Thud fan but you really did a good job on it.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Friday, October 23, 2020 12:25 PM

Well thank you Brandon, ChemTeacher, Jeaton & modelcrazy. I'm adding pics of the makeshift stand; which I decided to airbrush in camo scheme. I was hoping to put aerial jungle photos but my printer decided to run out of ink. I hope to post some "in-flight" pics of this bird soon. Enjoy. 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:56 AM

OK, Ok I promise this is the last pic. I just wanted a semblance of an F-105 in flight pic.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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    March 2010
Posted by HeadBanger on Sunday, October 25, 2020 1:04 PM
I like that idea for the base.
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