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John (vonjhn)
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Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray - Build Photos

One of the coolest early USN jets.

Comments

24 | 27. June, 21:39
4. July, 08:42
John
Its been a while since I uploaded, but the Skyray project is coming along nicely. I have completed all major assemblies, ordnance, and small bits. Decals have been placed and in progress of weathering.
2. August, 02:01
John
Finished up weathering and built boarding ladder and FOD covers. Working on canopy and ordnance.
9. August, 16:26
WhiteGlint
Really nice build so far. 👍
Is that a pitot tube on a fuel tank?
24. August, 19:53
John
The Skyray did not have an inflight refueling capability, so a refueling probe from an A-4 Skyhawk was grafted to the fuel tank to solve the problem.
24. August, 21:51
WhiteGlint
Thank you for explaining John. 👍
25. August, 07:30
John
No worries - I appreciate the comments.
25. August, 20:34
John
I had the project on hold while I waited for paint masks to arrive. My copy of the Skyray did not have crisp canopy frame molding lines, so traditional tape masking was becoming a real pain. I used Montex masks and they worked great.
31. August, 01:31
John
It is always satisfying completing a build. The Skyray is one of my favorite early jets and I am happy to add it to my display shelf. I will put together a completed album to show off the final product.
4. September, 19:39
Jos Jansen
Great naval airplane John...also nice pre-shading paintwork!
4. September, 20:14
René
Great build, I love this plane!
4. September, 21:13
John
Thanks guys!
4. September, 22:25

Project

1:48
Completed
1:48 Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (Tamiya 61055)1:48 Douglas ejection seat for A2D Skyshark and F4D Skyray (early) (Res/Kit RSU48-0123)1:48 Douglas F4D-1 Skyray - PE Details (Eduard FE115)7+
 

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