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F-80C USAF Korea-Airfix 1/72eme


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Hello Fellow Modelers! 

 

Here is a trial I made on an old Airfix kit I didn't want to get rid off: I entirely covered it with some self-adherent bare metal foils, expecting some kinds of results... After sanding, preparing the kit and thoroughly cleaning the surfaces, it took me quite a long time (and efforts) to cut all foils respecting (almost) panels, gluing them in different directions to change the NMF shade of silver. I did also some improvements to this very basic kit (cockpit, wheel wells, airbrakes etc...). Marking represents a colorful 8th FBG CO aircraft as seen in page 102 of Osprey "frontline color Nbr 5". Decals are coming from the surplus box as well as the Misawa tanks, not provided by Airfix.

I will NOT do it again, too time consuming and the final result is not convincing at all that scale... too super shiny! Paints on the market today produce a much better and realistic NMF effect. 

 

Here are the photos:

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Thanks for looking! 

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