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1/32 Scale Trumpeter F-105D Build Log
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 05:06 PM UTC

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Thanks Joel. Yeah, the Lego jig saved me on this one because the nose strut had to go in before I was ready to do the mains. Hopefully I will make some progress on the sub-assemblies this week. I have my decal option picked out, finally. It's going to be "JEANIE II" from the 355th TFW flown by then Capt. Jack Spillers. I also will have a THUD 100 Mission patch to go with the completed build.

Best wishes,

Ian



Ian,
Looking forward to your next update.
Joel
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 02:38 AM UTC
Well, I am calling the F-105 done. I used the Albatross "Thud Alley" decal sheet to depict "I Dream of Jeanie/Jeanie II" from the 357th TFS, 355th TFW, Takhli RTAFB, 1967. This aircraft was flown by Capt. Jack Spillers who completed 114 missions, finishing out with the 388th TFW at Korat. "Jeanie II" survived the conflict as well but was later lost in the 70's while serving in the Virginia ANG. This build is dedicated to all the Thud aircrews who went North and to all the ground crews who helped get them there.

Best wishes,

Ian



























Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 03:01 AM UTC
Ian,
Been a long ride to the finish, but it was sure worth. Your cameo paint scheme and weathering certainly has that used but not abused operational look to it. Very nicely done.
Joel
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 03:26 AM UTC
Thanks Joel! Glad to get this one done because it was a large undertaking indeed. Now I have to find a shelf for thirty inches of airplane. Thanks for stopping in.

Best wishes,

Ian