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  1. With the F-105 foremost in my mind at present I thought I'd post a few images from a trip around Carswell in 1980. I'll post more once I have time to scan them. The first three are a flight heading out to the ranges in the early morning (around 08:00). The light was low and so the Kodachrome didn't perform well, hence the B&W. Note 61-0076 is named "Pandora's Play Thing". Martin
  2. Here are the final photos of my conversion of a Monogram F-105D kit into the prototype YF-105A, and here is the Build Thread And for a little comparison, the original Monogram F-105D alongside: If you check out the build thread, you will see that it was a long ride... Ed
  3. The Thud over Germany – F-105s of USAFE 1961 to 1967 The Story Anyone who has stood in front of a Thunderchief can only wonder how young pilots could master such a massive beast with a huge engine and small wings, but during May 1961 the first F-105Ds were flown direct from the USA to Bitburg in Germany, where they replaced the F-100 Super Sabres of the 36th TFW. They were brand new aircraft. The 49th TFW at Spangdahlem also received its new aircraft from October 1961 onwards. This was at the height of the Cold War and their principal role was nuclear strike, a
  4. 'Afternoon all, Following my very poor coverage of Mr Toad - who is poised on the shelf awaiting a varnish coat and then RFI - I am going to attempt to keep up with posting on the next Kartveli machine. This time I am giving myself a little more construction work, given that I am attempting to marry a Hasegawa F-105B nose to a Trumper F-105D. I've already noticed that the Trumper is a little shallow in the nose area (only slightly) and so matching it to a slightly (very) overblown nose on the Hasegawa. Other than this the construction will be pretty much like my last two Thuds, wi
  5. Hi all, I have finally summoned the courage to embark on the first of what I hope will be three Thud builds over the coming weeks. I'll send out my previous caveat that it will take a while as I have to fit it around many other things and time is short generally. None of that will dampen my enthusiasm, although I am impatient by nature and you may need to hold me back if I am rushing for the sake of finishing. The goal is a representative build and not a half-way copy. Many of you will have seen and been a part of my recent deliberations on WIP about this first machine, which is di
  6. Hi all, Having recently treated myself to the truly excellent tome of Thud units histories by James Geer, I have finally taken the plunge and purchased a kit (a Trump) and a fair bit of resin. My plan is to build "Mr Toad"/"Marilee E" 59-1749. It is a reverse pattern machine from the Vietnam era.m My question? Does any Thud expert out the have an images showing the "Mr Toad" motif? Thanks in advance, Martin
  7. Sorry but I lied.... just three more. These are others I've taken shots of Stateside. All were taken in May 1979, the two preserved machines being at Lackland AFB and the cockpit being amongst the Thud bits at Davis Monthan AFB.54-0107 was a straight B model (the third Thud built) and used for testing. 54-0105 is a JF-105B, a projected recce version that failed One of only two built. She was used for testing also. Sadly when I saw her she was in this ficticious scheme whereas in reality se had a glorious natural metal/red scheme, coded "JF-1". The cockpit is of 60-0438, once a Bit
  8. Here is my tribute to the Thud. I chose to do the landing gear up as I have read that the kit landing gear is very rickety and besides, I never seem to have luck with landing gears. I battled with silvering decals but that was my own fault for not spraying a gloss coat on first. Colours used were all Humbrol, censoring done using MS Paint. I chose the I scratchbuilt the centreline bomb rack as I did not want to use the Bullpup missiles supplied by the kit as it is not very 'Nam and because I like to make my life difficult. I'm not too sure if this weapons configuration was actually
  9. Its 1965 and the USA is deeply engaged in the war in Vietnam. The F105D Thunderchief is one of its main strike aircraft, but the NVA is fighting back hard and the F105D is taking heavy casualties As well as the tenacious Mig pilots, the US Air was was dogged by the Soviet designed SA 2 'Guideline' Surface to Air Missile (SAM). This missile was supplied to North Vietnamese by the Soviets - the Vietnam War was the first modern war in which guided antiaircraft missiles seriously challenged highly advanced supersonic jet aircraft. It would also be the first and only time that the latest and
  10. Hello peeps of BM. Here's my 1/48 Revell Monogram F-105F Thunderchief, done as a pre-Vietnam War jet, with the 8th TFS, 49th TFW based at Spangdahlem AFB in Germany. This is the fourth Spangdahlem based model I've done so far, and the first one from the 49th TFW. Painted with Alclad flat aluminium, decals from Fowler Aviation and some Superscale. Seats from True Details. Fueltanks will be added later on. Thanks for watching and I hope you like it.
  11. F-105D Pics by Darwin taken at the Combat air museum in Kansas
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