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Hi all and this is my latest finish for the 'Century Series' GB here on the site. The short build thread is here but to recap: Kit: Trumpeter#01605 North American F-107A Ultra Sabre Build: OOB Paints: Tamiya acrylics; Klear; Oil pin wash. Extras: Some extra stencils from spares Notes: Canopy fit needed some surgery; the intake doesn't fit quite right; some detail inaccuracies; very few decals (all the red is painted!). But very happy how it turned out and great to build something different. Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (11) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (10) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (5) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (9) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking and happy modelling. Dermot
Hello Everyone... As my Condor Legion Ju.86 is nearing completion I will be gearing up for my next build. This will be Trumpeter’s 1/72 North American F-107A UltraSabre. This would have been built of course for the North American group build. I project a start sometime in the next week or so. Here are the sprue shots from a previously unopened kit. Ive done quite a bit of research with @72modeler and 99% sure will be going with the test scheme. Im not actually inspired by the test scheme and I still leave 1% open to a possible Whif scheme. I would need to find decals though for such a scheme. Most likely a former F-100 unit, or possibly F-105 unit from Europe circa early 1960’s. The theory being that these were competing with Republic for the same role, so F-105 units would also be good options. Maybe @RidgeRunner has some insights to this. I did reach out to him awhile ago via P/M but never got an answer. Questions, comments, and or thoughts please don't hesitate. Dennis
Evening everybody... Id like to present my 1/72 Trumpeter F-107 Ultrasabre. I built in the “They also serve group build”. I built mine as 55120 which did indeed serve with NACA/NASA from 1957-59. I however was not inspired by the factory test scheme of silver lacquer with red panels. While researching NASA test aircraft looking for photo’s I came across two of Convair’s Aircraft. The Delta Dagger and Dart in a striking ADC Grey and Gloss Sea Blue scheme. Thats when the gears started to slowly grind through the rust that is my brain. I decided to build the 107 as a Whif in this scheme. Theorizing that NASA kept it for longer and decided to repaint it in a different guise at some point to match the Convair types. So I present you my F-107 circa 1971 in the later Scheme. Please feel free to ask questions, post comments, and or add thoughts. Dennis
Fresh from the success of my first (almost) built model in a decade (thank you to the EE LIghtning GB hosts and participants), I have exhumed this kit to have a bash at finishing it off. As you'll see, the hard work is mostly done, it's just a matter of paint and dangly bits. If it looks all nice and clean, that's because it is - the box sat open on my modelling bench for a few years, then sat open on the shelf for a few years, then got closed up and stacked in the pile for a few more years. Opening the box was an adventure... after brushing out the cockroach poo and dust that had accumulated in the corners, I washed the kit bits to remove all the nasties, and I now present them for your comment. As I recall, there were no real issues with the kit that weren't solvable with a little bit of thought. Some gaps were filled with sheet styrene (as shown in one photo) and a bit of filler sorted the rest. The main problem was the way the real thing was designed - that overhead intake is just a PITA to work on... On with the show. [post=20150105_154511 by RobG67, on Flickr][/post] [post=20150105_154706 by RobG67, on Flickr][/post] [post=20150105_154837 by RobG67, on Flickr][/post] Markings for the 3 prototypes are included, as well as a NASA tail band. It looks quite striking in the red and natural metal, so that's the way I'm going to do it.