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REPUBLIC F-84G THUNDERJET, Royal Norwegian Air Force, 1956.

51-11113, EOS. Personal aircraft of Fighter Wing Rygge's Commander Eigil O. Stigseth.

 

Kit: Tamiya Republic F-84G Thunderjet (60745)

Scale: 1/72

Aftermarket: Vingtor decals (72-119)

Paints: Vallejo Model Air & Vallejo Metal Color

Weathering: Flory Models Wash, MIG Streaking Effects, Vallejo Weathering Effects

 

Build thread:

 

 

 

Delightful kit all around. Aftermarket decals gave me bit of a struggle but came out OK in the end.

 

Hope you like it - comments & feedback welcomed.

 

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Simply superb!! Well done and nicely finished!

 

Miguel

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I really like that, and a great WiP too; thank you.

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1 hour ago, Natter said:

I really like that, and a great WiP too; thank you.

 

Thanks - glad you liked it. Still 1/48 kit to do - it will be done in USAF colors.

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Fantastic 

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Really nice Thunderjet & the painting looks superb. Those Vallejo Metal Colours look really good.

 

Martin

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Fantastic!

A fine testament to your skills.

👍👍

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Very very cool, I think that scheme really suits the airframe

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3 hours ago, Courageous said:

Looks fantastic. Love the change in colour for the tail end.

 

Stuart.

Thanks! Vallejo Dull Aluminium. According to the Vingtor decal sheet, it was painted aluminium rather than natural metal finish. 

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Ah ha, Reini. That is my kind of subject :). Very nice.

 

Martin

 

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10 hours ago, reini said:

According to the Vingtor decal sheet, it was painted aluminium rather than natural metal finish. 

Actually not the complete rear section, but rather the lower part of it. Standard on all F-84Gs.

 

Nils

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1 hour ago, Vingtor said:

Actually not the complete rear section, but rather the lower part of it. Standard on all F-84Gs.

 

Nils

Thanks for the clarification! Did the painted area follow the panel line on the side of the rear fuselage?

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5 hours ago, Vingtor said:

Not always easy to see on photos. But these might give a clue:


https://www.airfighters.com/photo_9999_254691.jpg

https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/2022608/LMU_NL_05060150.html

 

There were of course variations, and some aircraft might have had the full aft section painted.

 

Nils

 

Thanks - now looking the decal sheet instructions more closely, that same line is actually visible there too :) 

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You've got a good one there @reini, I recall the Norwegian F-84s featuring in a Leif Hamre (?) book I read as a kid, maybe I should look at one of these too.

Steve.

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Gorgeous little jet Reini, very nice finish! I have a soft spot for Norwegian stuff as my great grandfather was from Norway :)

 

23 minutes ago, stevehnz said:

I recall the Norwegian F-84s featuring in a Leif Hamre (?) book I read as a kid,

 

Was that 'Otter 32 Calling' Steve? I remember enjoying that book as a kid, but don't really recall any details of it! Have to see if I can find a copy!

 

Keith

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Otter 32 Calling was his first one Keith, a favourite of mine too, I'd like to do a Norwegian Otter as well. The Thunderjet one was "Blue Two Bale Out", I don't recall the story as well as the earlier one but have a copy some where at home & always think I should dig it out when I see a beaut build like Reini's. :)

Steve.

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6 hours ago, stevehnz said:

The Thunderjet one was "Blue Two Bale Out", I don't recall the story as well as the earlier one but have a copy some where at home & always think I should dig it out when I see a beaut build like Reini's. :)

Steve.

Thanks Steve!

 

I have read that book as a kid too, it was translated to finnish. It was called 'Hyppää, Petter!'. I think I read other Leif Hamre books too - they had nice cover artwork that caught my attention as a kid.

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15 hours ago, reini said:

Thanks - now looking the decal sheet instructions more closely, that same line is actually visible there too :) 

It should have been more clear on the instructions. It shows better on the drawings on my computer screen, but not as well as when printed on paper. 🤔

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