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F-101B Voodoo
betheyn
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 12:41 AM UTC
Here is my latest finished build, took me about 3 weeks from start to finish.
Monograms, 1/48 F-101B Voodoo. Built OOB, well except for re scribing most of the panel lines. All of Monograms Century series jets have raised panel lines .
Went together pretty well, needed a few seams filled.
Sprayed with Xtracrylixs ADC grey (FS 16473) and the tail with Tamiya XF 8 Flat blue. Washed with W+N Payne's grey and coated with a satin finish.
Markings for 87th FIS, Lockbourne AFB, Ohio.




This will also be one of my entries in the MoQ.
Comments welcome.
Andy
P.S sorry the pics are big, forgot to re size them .
lampie
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 12:57 AM UTC
flippin' eck!
That was only at the primer stage a couple of days ago!
Do you ever sleep?
Nice job Andy,,and good to see the undercarriage is holding up!
Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 01:44 AM UTC
Thats a great looking model andy, What did you use for the exhausts - I'm stalled on my Phantom for want of which paint to use in this area.

Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 04:18 AM UTC
Beautiful bird there. The 101 is one of my favorites. Hope to build one myself soon in 72 scale. A great build. Take care. Russell
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 04:22 AM UTC
Excellent looking Voodoo....that you do!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

I too would like to know your trick with the exhaust, really top notch job.
betheyn
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 05:22 AM UTC
Thanks guys. I plan on building all the Century jets, so the F-102 is next on the list.

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flippin' eck!
That was only at the primer stage a couple of days ago!
Do you ever sleep?
Nice job Andy,,and good to see the undercarriage is holding up!
Nige


Once the primer stage is reached, my motivation really kicks in as I can see the finish line.
About 4hours a night.
The undercarriage surprisingly is fairly strong .

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your trick with the exhaust


No trick here, its called Alclad II, lovely stuff.
From the back of the exhaust - Steel-jet exhaust-dark aluminum-jet exhaust. All sprayed in one sitting as Alclad drys in no time. It was then lightly over sprayed with burnt metal.
Very easy and effective, must be easy as I can do it :-).
Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 02:17 PM UTC
I'll have to pick some alclad up at the next show then.

Are you at Doncaster - if so i'll pick your brains there if thats ok.

Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 04:07 PM UTC
Very nice job on the Voodoo - especially the exhaust as already pointed out.

Thanks for sharing
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 08:32 PM UTC

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Thanks guys...the F-102 is next on the list.



The Deuce! Dangerous to fly whether anyone was shooting at you or not (accident rate of 13.xx/100,000 flt hours, approx. 30% total built lost!) Monogram's 102, from what I've read you'll need some skillful filler between the top & bottom fuselage halves. There was detailed article in Fine Scale Modeler several years ago about putting the X wing on it. If I can find the issue I can send it to you.

I came of age during the twightlight of the Century Series. I went into USAF to fly F-15s but my imagination was always with the Hun, the Zipper, Thud, and Six (which I wanted if I couldn't get the -15.) They are really the only post-WW2 jets I care about, Sabre, Hunter and Farmer-Ds notwithstanding.

betheyn
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 11:53 PM UTC

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Thanks guys...the F-102 is next on the list.



The Deuce! Dangerous to fly whether anyone was shooting at you or not (accident rate of 13.xx/100,000 flt hours, approx. 30% total built lost!) Monogram's 102, from what I've read you'll need some skillful filler between the top & bottom fuselage halves. There was detailed article in Fine Scale Modeler several years ago about putting the X wing on it. If I can find the issue I can send it to you.

I came of age during the twightlight of the Century Series. I went into USAF to fly F-15s but my imagination was always with the Hun, the Zipper, Thud, and Six (which I wanted if I couldn't get the -15.) They are really the only post-WW2 jets I care about, Sabre, Hunter and Farmer-Ds notwithstanding.



Hi Fred,
I have just did a quick dry-fit of the fuselage and wings of the F-102, and the fit surprisingly is near enough perfect.
This is the Revell boxing of the 102, i also have the F-105 (in a nice brown plastic colour :-) ), and the F-106. As far as I know they are all Monogram reboxings.
The only one that the fuselage is in 2 halves (bottom and top) is the F-100, and the fit on that is terrible. If the article is on the "Hun" it would be more then helpful, as I still have another F-100 to build.
I am completely with you on the early jets (except I didn't get to fly any ). They were built for speed and have beautiful clean lines, and mostly colourful markings.
Modern aircraft just don't do it for me, apart from a fully loaded F-16 and the A-10 ( a plane only a Mother could love :-) ).
Andy
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2007 - 06:51 AM UTC

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I am completely with you on the early jets (except I didn't get to fly any ).



Hi Andy,

I better clarify something--the only jets I flew were T-37s. Never got beyond that.

I bought the F-106 and am planning to start it ASAP. Sorry about the bad info, but I did find the F-102 article if interested. I have the Hun and heard it, too, has that bad fit.

Looking forward to your progress,

Fred