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Republic RF-84F Thunderflash 1/72 Royal Norwegian Air Force


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Hi all, here's the first of 2021. It is the Sword kit straight from the box except Eduard etch ejection seat handles and scratch built pitot. Nice kit though not for the complete novice, and the decals are so thin they are very difficult to move once placed. Anyway thanks for looking

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Hi,

 

Nice Thunderflash! In this scheme it's easy to imagine it in RAF 50-60s colours too :)

How was the fit especially of the transparencies? Sword kits are not always straightforward in that area.

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Excellent job on that Thunderflash! I have this kit, which I intend to build as a French Suez machine. I hope mine comes out nearly as nicely!

 

Regards,

 

Jason

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Very nice model, Bryn

 

My only criticism is not to you, but to the manufacturer. The white outer ring on the wing roundels seems to be a bit too wide. The white ring should be 50mm, independent of the roundel diameter. Many decal manufacturers have not got this right....

 

When the Norwegian Thunderflashes were camouflaged, they were initially painted NATO PRU Blue on the undersides. This was eventually painted over with Aluminuim.

 

Nils

 

PS. Look out for an article on Norwegian RF-84F operations in the next (April?) issue of The Aviation Hostorian.

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Very nice indeed,.... that is the scheme that I`ve chosen for mine too,...... well done.

Cheers

           Tony

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20 hours ago, Vingtor said:

Very nice model, Bryn

 

My only criticism is not to you, but to the manufacturer. The white outer ring on the wing roundels seems to be a bit too wide. The white ring should be 50mm, independent of the roundel diameter. Many decal manufacturers have not got this right....

 

When the Norwegian Thunderflashes were camouflaged, they were initially painted NATO PRU Blue on the undersides. This was eventually painted over with Aluminuim.

 

Nils

 

PS. Look out for an article on Norwegian RF-84F operations in the next (April?) issue of The Aviation Hostorian.

Thanks for that info Nils,.... I thought that they wee initially PRU Blue underneath,.... so thanks for confirming it.

Cheers

          Tony

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On 2/17/2021 at 7:33 PM, Dennis_C said:

Hi,

 

Nice Thunderflash! In this scheme it's easy to imagine it in RAF 50-60s colours too :)

How was the fit especially of the transparencies? Sword kits are not always straightforward in that area.

Thanks, the windows need a bit of adjusting, I should’ve taken a bit more time with mine. The forward facing one was replaced by Krystal Klear. 
 

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9 hours ago, ForestFan said:

Thanks, the windows need a bit of adjusting,

Got it. My rule with Sword kits - checking canopy fit is the step zero :)While any other fit issue can be dealt with, too wide canopy or canopy parts not matching each other are bigger troubles. 

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This is a great accomplishment considering Sword kits are very tricky to assemble.  Your skills, patience, and attention to detail shine bright with this RF-84. :worthy:

 

Mike

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