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Revell 1/48 Republic F-84E Thunderjet


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Hello all,

 

I finished this in mid-summer and my understanding is that it's about to be published in this month's SAM. It's Revell's 1/48 F-84E, a kit that was never released in the UK and I had to source from the US in 2003. It's a very good kit for the time with decent detail and fit; this is built from the box with only seat belts added. The finish is kitchen foil (aside from some extremities and canopy, which are paint), the chequers are all masked and painted, and the few large decals are by Aeromaster. The stencils are from the kit and were disappointing due to the carrier film.

 

Foil is a nightmare. This is the third aircraft I've tried it on, and I keep saying, 'never again'. I wish I kept to that :)

 

Comments are welcome and there are tons more photos at https://jonbryon.com/revell-1-48-republic-f-84e-thunderjet/

 

Thanks for looking

 

Jon

 

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24 minutes ago, Scimitar F1 said:

That is a fantastic example of modelling. The foiling is absolutely spot on - is there a WiP somewhere and how do do you apply the foil?

 

Will

 

Thanks Will. The WIP will be in SAM, although I don't know how much they've included. Foil is applied with Microscale Foil adhesive.

 

Cheers

 

Jon

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Stunning work Jon!

 

I’m not surprised it nearly drove you mad with all that masking, never mind the foil. I never new the Thunderjet appeared with a frameless canopy. 

 

James

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2 minutes ago, franky boy said:

Stunning work Jon!

 

I’m not surprised it nearly drove you mad with all that masking, never mind the foil. I never new the Thunderjet appeared with a frameless canopy. 

 

James

 

Thanks James. The F-84B/C/D/E all had frameless canopies, although they were retrofitted quite quickly to the E.

 

Cheers

 

Jon

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1 hour ago, TEXANTOMCAT said:

Lovely work! IIRC it was released in the UK under the Pro-Modeler sub brand though. Randomly one of those local sell em cheap and pile em high shops near me had a stack of them along with (randomly) the Pro Modeler TA154 

 

TT

 

Sadly the E model was never boxed by Pro-Modeler or released in this country. The G model was in a Pro-Modeler box and released widely.

 

Thanks for the comments :)

 

Jon

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On 10/13/2022 at 1:39 PM, Autle said:

That's one amazing model especially the painting, really vivid colours and subtle weathering. Well done 

I have to agree!

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