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1/48 Scale Hobby Boss F-105D Thunderchief


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Hello guys!

Greetings from Yangon, Myanmar.

I just finished this nice Thud from Hobby Boss in 1/48 scale.

F-105D is the fighter bomber used by U.S Air Force in the early days of Vietnam War and was later removed from combat due to high rate of loss. It was the biggest single engine combat aircraft and capable of Mach 2 speed.

The kit is a nice one from Hobby Boss and the surface details are good. Built straight out of box. The landing gear bays and landing gears are scratch detailed using small polystyrene rods and wires.

Painted with Mr. Color and Tamiya acrylics. Weathering by AK.

I hope you guys like this. 🙂

 

If you are using Facebook, here is the link to my page.

https://www.facebook.com/myanmarairmodeller/

 

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wow!

 

a very nice build!

 

:thumbsup:

 

one question though, would the nozzle petals/ brakes open up like this on the ground engine off? (I assume as the nose cone is open)

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3 hours ago, exdraken said:

wow!

 

a very nice build!

 

:thumbsup:

 

one question though, would the nozzle petals/ brakes open up like this on the ground engine off? (I assume as the nose cone is open)

Yes. I agree with you but after all its a scale model. I think its more lively this way for a scale model.  :) 

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Superbly finished and weathered Thud Thant - Love it!

 

Regarding the petals, they did relax on the ground and were often seen with the lower petal drooped due to it's weight. Never seen a picture with all of the petals wide open like that - not even with the afterburner on so don't think that ever happened - but maybe if maintenance was being carried out? Anyway, it's your model and it's still beautiful.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

 

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7 hours ago, Baldy said:

Superbly finished and weathered Thud Thant - Love it!

 

Regarding the petals, they did relax on the ground and were often seen with the lower petal drooped due to it's weight. Never seen a picture with all of the petals wide open like that - not even with the afterburner on so don't think that ever happened - but maybe if maintenance was being carried out? Anyway, it's your model and it's still beautiful.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

 

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I totally agree with you. 

The kit has given an option whether to pose open or closed.

I decided to go for an open petals otherwise I have to cut some parts on the root of these petal.

After all, its a scale model. I assume that it looks more lively and beautiful this way. :) :) 

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Hello Thant,

Master Modeler in the build and the presentation.

Looking forward to see more of your work.

Regards, Orion / The Netherlands.

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