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Tamiya F-84G 1/48
« on: December 27, 2016, 06:27:41 PM »
Just before Christmas I was looking to finish at least one old project that has been pushed to the back of the queue. My eyes fell on this Tamiya straight-wing F-84 that I started during our old Group Build here: http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/forum/makete-aviona-aircraft-modeling/group-buildgt-f-84/msg27651/#msg27651

Rather than bring the old topic out if slumber I'll just pick up the progress here, three years later....... I pulled the model from the box and finished detail painting the cockpit and nose well. When this was done it was a very simple matter to glue the nose well, cockpit with supplied weight, speedbrake well and exhaust nozzle into the right half and then glue the halves together. This is such a beautifully engineered model that only a tiny amount of filler is required at the seams of the fuselage halves. I'll use no filler at all on the wing and horizontal stabilizer joints--they are perfect! The fuel tanks do require a little more filler, mostly because of my clumsy assembly.
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Tamiya F-84G 1/48

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Re: Tamiya F-84G 1/48
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 06:33:17 PM »
Good!!!

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Re: Tamiya F-84G 1/48
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 08:11:17 PM »
Goodness, it has been over five years since I worked on this one!

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Re: Tamiya F-84G 1/48
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 01:31:07 PM »
It is an excellent model, very nice and relaxing to build, no doubt it will look great !

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Re: Tamiya F-84G 1/48
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 03:09:52 PM »
Certainly it is a relaxing kit, one of the best I've built in a long time from that viewpoint!

The main reason it didn't get finished five years ago was my problem with decals. I really wished to build a camouflaged Danish airplane but didn't feel like doing the conversion to a recon airplane. Now I've given up on that idea and I'll do a Korean War USAF version, but not one of the extremely "flashy" paint schemes with all the stripes and such.

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Re: Tamiya F-84G 1/48
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 02:55:44 PM »
Very nice kit; I own the Thunderjet on my stash. I have also decals to make a Belgian one...

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Re: Tamiya F-84G 1/48
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 03:43:08 PM »
I actually found one of the decal sets with the Belgian airplane on it but the seller wants a fortune for it! I have a very plain U.S. scheme in mind and painting is soon to start on this one.

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Re: Tamiya F-84G 1/48
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 09:33:40 PM »
Found mine here; $18.97 is not cheap but yet acceptable; and there is also a decal sheet with a camoflaged Danish aircraft...
http://www.fineartofdecals.com/goodies/148-treasures-postwar/