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russ c

RF-101C Voodoo, 45th TRS/460th TRW, `Polka Dots`.

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Hi everyone,

 Just put the last few bits on my attempt at Kitty Hawks 1/48 RF-101C Voodoo kit

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Finished to represent `The Iron Eyeball` of the 45th TRS/460th TRW, `Polka Dots`, based at Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam, around 1970

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Carried out a few improvements to the base kit, mainly around the intakes as the ones in the kit are incorrect for this version......

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and after all ready having built a Monogram/Koster conversion and not realising until after I posted it, thought I`d better try and get it right this time.

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Also tried to correct  a circular `vent/intake` about halfway down the right hand side of the fuselage, but as its in a dark area of camo` you can`t see it much anyway.

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Another area that`s not right is the instrument panel so I `crow barred` the wallet open and invested in an Eduard cockpit set after much deliberation.

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The kits decals didn`t really inspire me, especially as Recce Voodoos often carried interesting nose art, so I also invested in Print Scales Polka Dots Sheet ( No 48-050 ).....

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.....and found a scheme with slime lights, so I didn`t have to sand them off. I had a struggle with these as they wouldn`t release from the backing paper and folded up as soon as you tried to move them.

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In the end only used a few and the remainder came from the kit which silvered really badly and I spent a lot of time painting the silvering out.

Still, I`m glad to have a more modern one in the collection but was disappointed about the amount work to get there, on a not exactly cheap kit.

Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking.

Cheers Russ 

 

 

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Fantastic! Love the 101 and you've done it proud. Cracking livery and weathered beautifully 👍

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Well done, another great model. Plus (controversy alert!!) realistically weathered too - no black lines or white centre panels or heavy multi-coloured streaking.

 

Great job!!

 

Jeff

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Great show as ever, Russ! The Voodoo is a beautiful plane. I always wanted the Revell (?) kit when I was a boy, but then I turned away from jets. I'm happy that you tried and corrected the kit's weaknesses - that's real 'modelling' as compared to 'assembling'.

Cheers, Michael

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Very nice, Russ :). What a great machine :)

 

Martin

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Smart looking Voodoo there. It's a shame about the kit's shortcomings, and the work needed to correct it. The end result is worth the effort though.

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Beautiful job Russ.

 

I do like a Voodoo. 😊

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That looks superb, Russ; nice to see that variant, and I completely agree with Jeff about the weathering. Thumbs up from me.

Jon

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Lovely, and great job on the camouflage. I've always liked the Voodoo.

 

J.

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Such a great aircraft, looks like it's going mach 2 standing still.

 

Beautiful build, paint and weathering look awesome.

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Amazing model!

I like very much paintwork same as the weathering. Everything look how it should.

Great work

Regards Djordje

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