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Hi guys, I had a discussion with a mate at lunch today about the last time I built a Tamiya kit and I'm sad to say that it's been more than 10 years. Shock horror!!! I know.....don't worry, I've made amends by cracking out the fantabulosoriffic snap-tite (well it seems that way)1/48 Tamiya F-84G AND in non USAF markings.....not that that's a bad thing This one will be an RDAF RF-84G...you know, the ones with the Fletcher tip tanks housing the camera installation on the port wing...yeah...me neither. It took a bit of hunting around to find out information on these machines however luck has favoured the fortunate and I've got the goods I need. M.A.D.S (Model Art Decal System) has been the Fletcher camera tank; Quickboost have provided a resin seat; the Hobbycraft 1/48 T-33 kit has kindly donated the starboard tank just to make it look evenish and HiDecal have come to the rescue with decals. The scheme will be the Dark Green/dark grey over PRU blue with some flashy emerald green tip tanks. Enough waffle...we want pics. Well, here you go. Detail painting of the cockpit has started. Still a bit more work to do but you get the general idea. Decent cockpit photos of the F-84G are hard to come by. Pardon the blurry pics too...a tweak on the camera next time will fix that. The MADS tank is really well cast. Just a copy of the Hobyycraft tank with the camera face shaped on the underside of the nose. I'll cut out the recess and build a camera lens to give it some interest and then cut some acetate sheet for the housing window. Here it is installed on the port wing tip. The fit is great as it appears they've used the Tamiya wingtip in the grafting exercise similar to my attempt in the following photo. The Hobbycraft tank grafted onto the wingtip and smoothed in with some of Milliputt finest two part filler. A wee bit of clean up needed but close enough for this bloke. Speed brake bay all prettied up. I think we'll leave these two to their own devices shall we? The great thing about these Tamiya kits is with some creative painting the parts can really pop. No aftermarket needed here. Colours are Mr Color Chromate Yellow with Vallejo details and Games Workshop oil wash. And the bits that hold it all up. Thanks for stopping by and as always comments, critique and beer are welcome. Cheers Mick