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Meng 1/72 F-106A Finished!

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Meng 1/72 F-106A Finished!
Posted by fearlessfarless on Sunday, November 20, 2022 4:25 AM

I have always loved the look of the Delta Dart. When I saw this kit I just had to have it. This was my first Meng kit, and overall it went together very well.

There were only two areas where I ran into problems. One was the landing gear door struts, these were extremely small and didn't seem to be long enough to connect from the inside of the wheel bay to the door. The other area where I had some trouble was really a me problem more than a kit problem. This gray plastic is hard to cover with white, after several coats of primer and paint I got the intakes looking good. Somehow I missed that a random rectangle of material from the wing assembly needs to fit up into the intake floor. If I had been more patient with my dry fitting, I would have saved myself A LOT of frustration. Bang Head I globbed primer and paint down that intake more times than I can count and it did not want to cover this tiny spot of bare plastic. I put so much paint in there it started seeping out from between the wing and fuselage sections. Indifferent Finally after several sessions over about three weeks I got it done.

The kit has an incredible amount of detail options. Because of the aircraft I chose to model, I didn't make use of any of the open electronics panels, weapon bays, or missile carts, but she would make an awesome diorama centerpiece.

I also added some aftermarket decals from xtradecal.

Here she is...

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, November 20, 2022 9:20 AM

Hi Fearless!

        I have always loved those Delta Winged Birds, Whether fighters or Bombers. Slick Job, Sir, Or Ma'am!

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, November 20, 2022 10:07 AM

Nice looking Delta Dart!  Is that a model of one of the chase planes for the B-1 program?  They were still using F-106s as chase planes at Plant 42 for the B-2 program as well in the late 80s.  I think the F-106 still holds the record for being the loudest aircraft in the US inventory, and I would definitely agree with that from being near Plant 42.  They could fly over at 10,000 feet and it still felt like someone was drilling holes in your teeth.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Sunday, November 20, 2022 10:21 AM

Thanks Tanker-Builder! Delta wing planes are a special kind of beautiful.

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    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Sunday, November 20, 2022 10:26 AM

Yes Eaglecash867, I believe this was the last F-106 chase plane. It went from chase work on the B-1 to modification as a target drone and was destroyed with a missile shot in 1993...Crying

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, November 20, 2022 12:26 PM

Beautiful rendition of the 'ol 'Super Lawn Dart!' Those tail colors really stand out!

YesYesYes

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by fearlessfarless on Sunday, November 20, 2022 3:09 PM

Thank you!

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    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Sunday, November 20, 2022 9:36 PM

Good looking !  Tks for the pics. 

 

Keep on building!

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    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:13 PM

Thank you!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:48 PM

Great looking build of a great looking airplane

Thanks,

John

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    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:53 PM

Thank you!

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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 7:50 AM

That looks great. You did a great job . Decals look fantastic. 

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Friday, November 25, 2022 12:35 AM

Thanks!

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