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Cal Nat Airways F15 Reporter 1/48 scale


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my latest finished kit(and first for 2021) is a lone star conversion of the monogram P61 ..it has a completely new fuselage pod and boom fronts and cowls i replaced the supplied engines with Quickboost ones and the wheels are from the GWH P61 as the Monogram ones are pretty toy like...it also has the lone star firebomber conversion....it was an interesting build and i am very happy with the final result.

50819157283_f7d7720c32_b.jpg136365259_1466872110174823_1937874212664495051_n by paul sabin, on Flickr

50819162403_fc6db47346_b.jpg135563076_1466872196841481_7118969983431584692_n by paul sabin, on Flickr

50819901661_2360deb93f_b.jpg135625392_1466872236841477_3040162190519689716_n by paul sabin, on Flickr

50819901641_b5f529abf6_b.jpg136338696_1466872300174804_3442438830981657199_n by paul sabin, on Flickr

50819163158_591fab318e_b.jpg136673900_1466872323508135_5767946357177970539_n by paul sabin, on Flickr

and it looks great with my 2 other 1/48 firebombers

50820017412_bb75b61344_b.jpg136365263_1466664516862249_2048442661132378176_n by paul sabin, on Flickr

 

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Excellent work on an interesting subject!  :clap2:

 

I think I see an Avenger fire bomber in back; did that also use LSM's resin? 

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2 hours ago, dnl42 said:

Excellent work on an interesting subject!  :clap2:

 

I think I see an Avenger fire bomber in back; did that also use LSM's resin? 

yup that is an LSM conversion as well...the tigercat is an all resin kit with an LSM tank and caracal decals.

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Superb, that looks amazing

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Nicely done, and very cool!  I had no idea that the F-15 Reporter persisted long enough as an airframe to warrant its conversion. I guess I should look up whether there are surviving airframes anywhere.

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1 hour ago, TheyJammedKenny! said:

Nicely done, and very cool!  I had no idea that the F-15 Reporter persisted long enough as an airframe to warrant its conversion. I guess I should look up whether there are surviving airframes anywhere.

there was only one,it's the first production airframe and was use for mapping in Mexico till the early 60's then bought back to the US for a tanker conversion..unfortunately it was lost in a crash in 1968.

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That/they look spectacular. The Reporter is quite the big brawny beast. I really like the look of it/ them all. :)

Steve.

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