Academy 1/72 F-8E Crusader WIP

blakeh1

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Usually I build aircraft gears up as I prefer seeing them in flight, but after picking up the Italeri 1/72 Carrier flight deck kit, I needed to start building a few gears down

I cut the wing flaps and repositioned to mimic a pre- take off type of position

still need to finish the decals and some weathering/fading but I was satisfied with the Light Gull Grey color.
Wound up using Vallejo's straight from the bottle.
I had done a custom mix with Tamiya paints on my previous 3 LIght Gull Grey color scheme with my 1/72 Academy F-14, F-4 and Hasegawa F-8

I also have to remove that "nub" on the tail fin. Apparently it is not supposed to be there, or is only there on later models or something?

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Larry B

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looks good, as for the "nub" it may be a RWR or an IFF antenna. I know our F-15's had an antenna up on their vertical tail. Somebody out there must be a Crusader expert!
 

blakeh1

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Finished for the most part other than adding the missiles/bombs, but I am tempted to add just a little more weathering

It is very subtle as is and the pics don't really pick it up, but...

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