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F84 Thunderjet WIP (COMPLETED)

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:24 PM

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Thanks TJ. I might enter it at Modelpalooza.

 

 

 

I would

 

 

Yes

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:02 PM

plasticjunkie

Thanks TJ. I might enter it at Modelpalooza.

 

I would

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:17 PM

Thanks TJ. I might enter it at Modelpalooza.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:10 AM
Wow excellent finish Ernie. Definitely a colorful bird

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:26 AM

gregbale

An absolute beauty all way 'round!

That riot of multi-colored checkerboard just screams '50s.

Truly superb effort.

 

Thank you. I love the colorful 50's schemes. The F100's had some wild colors too.

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:30 AM

An absolute beauty all way 'round!

That riot of multi-colored checkerboard just screams '50s.

Truly superb effort.

Greg

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:25 PM

Thanks Teacher and LD!

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:05 PM
Beauty work PJ

 "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 Chemteacher on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:36 PM
Super impressive work on those checker boards. Nicely done.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:04 PM

stikpusher

Beautiful finish PJ! I do love the markings! 

 

Thanks stick. Appreciate the info on the 250 pounders.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:54 PM

Beautiful finish PJ! I do love the markings! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:49 AM

Yes he was.

Steve

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:58 AM

modelcrazy

Such a great looking 84 PJ.

My stepfather, who has since passed, was almost killed by a crashing 84. He was in the RADAR shack when the plane lost it's gear on landing. He saw it comming and took off running. The plane hit the shack square on.

 

Thanks Steve. Wow the Lord was by his side for sure. Great story!

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:31 AM

Such a great looking 84 PJ.

My stepfather, who has since passed, was almost killed by a crashing 84. He was in the RADAR shack when the plane lost it's gear on landing. He saw it comming and took off running. The plane hit the shack square on.

Steve

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:17 AM

Thanks  cb!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:12 AM

Great Job PJ! Looks real sharp. Nice NMF!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:08 AM

My F84 is completed. A short recap, used Eduard pit detail set, added pe pilot mirror, replaced plastic pitot tube with metal tubing, replaced dive brake with older stile one made from wine foil, added fuse wires to both bombs, added scratched bits to canopy deck for added details, several Alclad colors used for subtle contrasting panel shades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 15, 2021 12:05 PM

Thanks Crown. She is almost done.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, March 15, 2021 10:04 AM

Nice touch and very shiny finish you got going there.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 15, 2021 8:43 AM

Replaced the molded pitot tube with thin metal tubing.


 
Attached the landing lights and 250 pounders

The canopy deck got some scratchbuilding thingies to busy things up and needs to be painted.


 All decals are finally on. Just a few more steps and she will be completed.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:28 PM

TheMongoose

THAT is a beautiful model 

 

Thank you!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:27 PM

THAT is a beautiful model 

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:35 PM

The older pre G F84s were eventually retrofitted with the reinforced canopy and multi hole perforated dive brake. I  decided to make the earlier 4 squared pattern dive brake out of wine foil which just happened to have a mustard yellow back side matching the yellow zinc chromate correct for it. 

Bent the foil over the plastic part and attached it.

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:27 AM

suomi39

Wow, the oil filters really took those bombs to the next level. Excellent touch!

 

Thanks. Was gonna dirty them up a bit but this particular squadron was stanioned in Germany in 1952 and figured things were cleaner than during the war in Korea where they generally were heavily weathered and dusty.

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Posted by suomi39 on Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:47 AM

Wow, the oil filters really took those bombs to the next level. Excellent touch!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 11, 2021 7:55 AM

An update on the build, the F84 has legs! The gears, wheels  and flaps were finally attached

Took stik’s  suggestion about darkening the fin assemblies since they were kept separate from the bombs And added some very fine stretched sprue painted in silver as the fuse wires. Thanks for the tip and pictures. I also added more oil paint filters to break up the solid monotone OD color.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 8, 2021 4:27 PM

suomi39

That metal finish is fantastic! And great attention to detail on the wing tank decals. Looking forward to the finished bird. 

 

Thanks!!

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Posted by suomi39 on Monday, March 8, 2021 3:50 PM

That metal finish is fantastic! And great attention to detail on the wing tank decals. Looking forward to the finished bird. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 8, 2021 3:42 PM

Thanks Mike. Glad you like the colors.

Great points stik. I did the filters over the gloss coat which I don't like doing cause most of the oil paint slides off. I rather add the filters over a flat coat giving me more control. Yellow ochre oil paint filter over flat OD fades and streaks the darker color very realistically so I will be doing that soon. Good call on the darker fin colors.

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