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Recently finished the little Hobbyboss Easy-build F84E. 

It still baffles me how they can make, ship and retail these items for £6 and the LMS guy can make a living...! 

I did this one in foil. 

The Academy plane I've had a while, and it's painted. I thought the very fine etching might be lost under the foil. 

Turns out I had nothing to worry about on that score. 

Academy plane got the HB rockets underwing, and donated the bombs to the HB. 

The rockets were a bit of a pain to get together. The HB front uc leg was way too short and I have a suspicion the wingtip tank flanges are oversized. 

Decals were super, and the kit is a miracle of moulding and production. 

Don't remember ANY issues with the Academy kit. 

 

Hobbyboss first.... 

HBoss F84E Thunderjet

 

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HBoss F84E Thunderjet

 

Indoors. 

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Academy next... 

Academy F84E

 

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Academy F84E

 

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Some more together... 

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HBoss and Academy F84E

 

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Great looking plane, much better looks than the swept wing Thunderstreak, but very first - generation jet. 

Some say it was called the "groundhog", being reluctant to get off the ground. 

But if you hang bombs on the wings like that, what do you expect...!! 

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