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1/72 Republic XF-84F Thunderscreech


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Hi there

 

Here is something a bit different for me, a resin kit.

 

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On first inspection there are not many parts. Unfortunately there are some ugly marks on the the leading edges of the wings and the risen surface is quite rough.

 

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After filling this damage with Milliput for the first time the external surfaces were piloshed down until they shone using finer grades of Micromesh and ending up with 12,000 grade. Some very small imperfections were still present, but these disappeared under a coat of Tamiya gey primer. This was sprayed on and left to dry in the shed at about freezing point so I guess that expalins the un-even coverage.

 

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Test fitting has shown that the fuselage needs packing at the top for both the spinner and the vac form canopy. Weight was added and the fuselage glused together using Araldite. Here is the state of play today.

 

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regards Toby

 

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Here is the support made for the vacform canopy

 

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And here is the fin being aligned using my new EBRA jig, and a bit of Lego

 

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I did manage to finish this kits as well, please take a look in the RFI folder

 

regards Toby

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