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Mig88

Northrop F-89D-40 Scorpion - 1:72 Revell

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Here is my Revell 1:72 Northrop F-89D-40 Scorpion which I completed back in 2003.

It represents 52-1894, “FV-894”, of the 75th Fighter Interceptor Sqn, 23rd F I Wing, USAF based at Presque Isle AFB, Maine, in 1958.

I built it OOB. If I recall correctly, the metal finish was by a Tamiya spray can and the red areas were airbrushed. Metallic paints were dry-brushed on various panels to give different shades. The rest was painted by brush.

 

As always, thanks for looking and all comments welcome

Miguel

 

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Thats a stunner, Miguel :)

 

Martin

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Best F-89 I have seen in any scale for a long time. Metal finish and paintwork are very accurate for a Scorpion. You should see one up close and personal- it's a BIG airplane! Well done, Miguel! 👍

Mike

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Thank you very much @Andrés S., @RidgeRunner and @72modeler

 

3 minutes ago, 72modeler said:

Best F-89 I have seen in any scale for a long time. Metal finish and paintwork are very accurate for a Scorpion. You should see one up close and personal- it's a BIG airplane! Well done, Miguel! 👍

Mike

Mike, I can imagine. It's massive in 1:72 scale!!

 

Miguel

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Outstanding 

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Always liked this colorful strange looking bird.

Your model is superb

Best regards Djordje

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Absolutely great looking Scorpion! Great job! :)

 

Do you remember how the kit was to build? Im thinking of getting one...

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Thank you very much @reini

 

1 hour ago, reini said:

Absolutely great looking Scorpion! Great job! :)

 

Do you remember how the kit was to build? Im thinking of getting one...

I had a look at my notes and there were a series of issues, partly due to unclear instructions. My positioning of the cockpit complicated the placing of the underside part a bit but I managed to fix it by sanding down plastic on both parts. The fit of parts wasn't perfect and nearly all joints needed some filling and sanding especially the underside. Some areas needed a little trimming to improve the join. In my notes I conclude that it's a stunning kit let down by poor fit of parts and poor instructions. I hope this helps.

 

Miguel

Edited by Mig88
Correction and addition of text

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Very beautiful - like fresh from the paint shop! I love such nice clean finishes.

Why are the Scorpion's wing tip tanks open at the front?

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Thank you @Toryu

9 minutes ago, Toryu said:

Very beautiful - like fresh from the paint shop! I love such nice clean finishes.

Why are the Scorpion's wing tip tanks open at the front?

The front sections of the wingtip pods contain the F-89D's sole weapon, fifty-two "Mighty Mouse" FFAR rockets.

 

Miguel

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Cool looking aircraft, great looking build, hopefully I'll still feel like that after building mine, I have in mind the scheme with the yellow & black chevrons.

Steve

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Fantastic work!

Looks challenging from a decal and masking point of view - but you nailed it!

Well done.

:clap:

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