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Jake Moon

Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star - MPC/Airfix 1/72

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Hello everyone,

Here are a few photos of my latest build - MPC/Airfix's F-80 Shooting Star in 1/72. Incredibly, the majority of the decals are the original MPC decals from 1983! The model is finished with Tamiya Rattlecans. It was built on a small commission for a friend of mine. Comments and criticism always welcome.

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A really nice job of a rather nice old kit.

Martin

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I really wish Airfix would reissue this kit.

Great work on the NMF. I love it!

Edited by Thud4444

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I always wanted one of these. The original box art was stunning to the 12 year old boy I was then. It still is to the 50 year old man now! ;)

Lovely build of a classic kit, I love the gloss blue over NMF.

Best regards

Tony

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Nice build! I also have that lovely old kit in its original Airfix box, waiting patiently… ;-)

I guess the main kit problem is that the air intakes need the edge thinning and the joint line filled. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/Lockheed_F-80C_USAF.jpg

Kind regards,

Joachim

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Lovely build of a classic kit. Goes to show that with a bit of work the older kits can still make a stunning model.

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Hi Jake:

Congratulations for the nice build!!!

Really is a kit that properly built with a big heart, a lot of love and a little patience can be transformed in a true show stopper as you did here.

Thank you very much for sharing,

Luis Alfonso.

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Lovely! Don't have one in my stash but fondly remember building one (late 1980's or early 1990's?) Still love the NMF with eye-catching squadron and group marking and personal artwork.

You've captured it nicely indeed!

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Have had one of these in my stash for ages.Will have to build it now I've seen what an excellent job you have done with yours.Magnificent!

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I made on the these superb kits last year and loved it. Here the forum address if you want to have a look http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234978158-172-airfix-shooting-star-takes-flight/page-1 . I like the finish you have achieved and what makes it more impressive is that you did with rattle cans! Excellent job Jake and looking forward to seeing your next kit.

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Very nice! Built one of these a number of years back and to date I think is still one of the most enjoyable little builds I've done to date. Thanks for sharing 👍

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