DaveJL Posted May 24 Share Posted May 24 Hello all, Here is my recently completed 1/48 Hasegawa F-8E Crusader in the markings of VF-162 'Hunters', flying off the USS Oriskany during the Vietnam conflict in 1967. 150879 downed a North Vietnamese MIG-17 with an AIM-9D on the 14th December 1967. The jet was destroyed in a crash at NAS Miramar in 1969 while assigned to VF-194. Extras used included Furball decals, Sparkit MB.MK.5 ejection seat, Eduard etch, Master pitot tube and New Ware masks. The AIM-9s are from a Tamiya F-14. I also shortened the exhaust nozzle as the kit part protrudes from the fuselage, which is incorrect, and I added a canvas boot on the IP coaming from some putty. The build thread is below. Paints are MRP with the weathering added with a mixture of Flory wash, Abteilung oils and Tamiya weathering sets. The first two in my 1/48 'Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club:' I have built an F-4B but it was shore based so doesn't count Thanks for looking Dave 63 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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