Lightningboy2000 Posted August 21, 2022 Share Posted August 21, 2022 And finally, here she is... McDonnell F-101A Voodoo 54-1475 81st TFW Bentwaters Suffolk 1965 Basically I had Microscale decals & this airframe appears in a couple of books 54-1475 shown as taken in March 31st 1966 by Norman taylor as seen in the Osprey book & the Detail & Scale book. The photos show it parked up after being returned back to Shaw AFB & in the photo's there's a fire extinguisher & ladders placed on the side of the aircraft. Microscale provide decals for the undercarriage doors for 54-1475 as well, plus I may have used artistic licence with the wing tip tricolors. It's possible these markings were removed before it was transferred to Shaw AFB after being at Bentwaters. Valom kit - 1/72 - used the "Nuclear Bomber" boxing along with leftover parts from a previous attempt that mostly went in the bin. Pavla 1/72 ejection seat. Hasegawa front windsceen as it's more representative of the real thing than the Valom part. A few other adjustments with the help & advice of bentwaters81tfw Microscale 72-223 decal sheet plus a few stencils from the kit sheet. Also scratch built a fire extinguisher (used main wheels from a very old charity shop 1/72 Starfighter) & built up the Flightpath etch flight ladder, to echo the photos in the book. Mustn't forget the paint - in order of application; Mig One Shot grey. Ammo MiG Zinc Chromate Green FS34151 for the wheel bays. Vallejo Metal Color White metal 77.706 all over the airframe. Masked the white metal for the darker areas & the exhaust shielding. Vallejo Metal Color Jet Exhaust 77.713 Jet Exhaust with some matt black misted over. Vallejo Metal Color Duralumin 77.702 various panels around the rear fuselage. 77.701 Aluminium for the forward fuselage. 77.703 Dark Aluminium misted on for the wing centre sections. Wing tips mixed up the blue to match the decal colour & used Ammo Mig for the yellow & red. Glossed over with Klear. Here's the build thread in the Century Fighters group build... Credit to Norman taylor Thanks for looking Martin 66 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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