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1/48 Monogram F-102 Completed

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  • Member since
    December 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
1/48 Monogram F-102 Completed
Posted by route62 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:39 PM

Another build in the books.  This is the classic Monogram F-102 Delta Dagger in 1/48 scale, part of their century series.  I built it out of the box.  Rescribed the fuselage and kept the raised panel lines on the wings.

I used my vinyl cutter and painted on much of the lettering and other markings.  Only the smaller markings and the stars and bars are decals.  The bumble bee stripes on the nose and tail, lettering along the fuselage, anti glare, anti skid, candy stripes on pitot, and USAF on the wings are all painted on.

A mix of enamels, acrylics and lacquers were used throughout.  Nothing really to note about that build that has not already been said in the many online reviews of the kit.

Enjoy!

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:46 PM

nicely done I remember those at Bradley field in conn in the 60’s 

 

 

 Nick.

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:48 PM

Hello!

Lookin' very nice! I like that gray finish a lot. Hope to build one of them babies in 1:72 some day. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:57 PM

That’s a good looking bird!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    December 2006
  • From: Phoenix, AZ
Posted by Fly-n-hi on Sunday, March 18, 2018 4:34 PM

Nice!

  • Member since
    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:02 PM
That looks great! I have the Encore reboxing of this kit in the stash with all the extra goodies. I hope it looks half as good when I get around to it.

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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    December 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:14 PM

Thanks all.  I plan to enter it in the local model show this fall.  Fingers crossed it will place.

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    November 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:57 PM

The paint work for the markings is excellent! Toast

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Posted by Darren Roberts on Sunday, March 18, 2018 8:01 PM

NOICE!!!!!!!!!!!! The tan radome is unique. You usually see black. That really makes for a different Dagger.

  • Member since
    December 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 8:48 PM

When the instructions called for a tan radome I thought it was a mistake.  Did some digging online and found a pic of the actual aircraft.  Tan radome.  It was not common but it was correct for that aircraft.

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    April 2014
Posted by B_one fixer on Sunday, March 18, 2018 8:57 PM

very nice ! That turned out excellent !

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    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, March 19, 2018 8:05 AM

Wow! Beautiful job.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/144 AC-130, 1/72 AV-8A Harrier

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, March 19, 2018 8:29 AM

Very nice!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, March 19, 2018 12:07 PM

Very cool - iconic airframe

Thanks,

John

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    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:23 AM

You did an assembly that is amazing!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:49 PM

Very well done!

John

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:59 PM

Looks really nice!

In the queue: 1/48 Beech Staggerwing (RAAF), P38 (RAAF), Vultee Vengeance (RAAF), Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), Martin Baltimore (Malta?), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b, Hellcat x2 (FAA)

 

Chris

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    March 2003
Posted by rangerj on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 3:22 PM

WOW, WOW, WOW. Great job on the 102. The first jet fighter I got to sit in was an F-102 and I was mesmerized. The SGT that let me get in the cockpit sternly told me "DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING". The aircraft was natural metal as the ADC paint came later. The Tan nose was not that uncommon, but black was generally seen. I think the nose was something other than metal because of the radar. Anybody? Anyways, thats a great model of the F-102 and it brings back good memories.

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:32 PM

Very, very nice airplane!!! Great job.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4:50 PM
Sweet.....

 

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    October 2023
Posted by Roger Manning on Monday, October 16, 2023 3:54 PM

I like you build. I'm getting interested in the Century Series after 20+ years of building only WWII.

What vinyl cutter did you use? I think that masked and painted "U. S. AIR FORCE" is going to look much better than a decal. This would be especially true on a bare metal model.

Does your cutter have software for letters? If so, which font is best for the lettering on this model?

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, October 19, 2023 1:20 AM

Pretty old post, but I use a Silhouette Cameo and Tamiya masking paper sheets, sometimes also Oramask 810 vinyl.  Cricut also makes a suitable machine but I haven't used one of them.  I use the Cameo on almost every model I build.

John

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

 

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