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Clifford Keesler (stormrider509)

F-89D/J Scorpion.

Revell's 1:48 F-89D/J Scorpion. This one will be a "D" version, with a "J" model to follow.


22 | 17. November 2020, 22:07
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Clifford Keesler
Applied black primer to all seam lines today, checking for gaps. Just a couple of small areas required a touch more putty. Hopefully tommorow it will be a complete airframe.
19. November 2020, 01:43
Maciej Bellos
19. November 2020, 03:59
Nathan Dempsey
Oh yes! I've been waiting for this one!
19. November 2020, 04:43
Clifford Keesler
Welcome Maciej and Nathan. @ Nathan, this one will be a "D" model, the next one will be your "J" model which I will be starting soon.
19. November 2020, 04:47
Clifford Keesler
This one is now a complete airframe, needs some putty on the wing roots and where the tip tanks meet the wings. I will try to get some pictures up soon.
21. November 2020, 01:28
Clifford Keesler
All putty work done, ready for primer.
22. November 2020, 01:27
Ooo watching this one.
22. November 2020, 01:33
Clifford Keesler
Welcome, your usual seat also?
22. November 2020, 03:02
Nathan Dempsey
Wow Clifford, that's building up quickly.
22. November 2020, 04:04
Clifford Keesler
Yes, but now the fun part starts, painting the beast. I think I will use either Vallejo metal colors or Tamiya chrome silver for this one, Want to save my Alclads and MM metalizers for the next one. Doing research though, the version I want to do with the decals you sent shows the bird painted in ADC Grey, but the color call outs on the decal sheet call for NMF for both aircraft.
22. November 2020, 04:40
Roland Gunslinger
Count me in. Looking good already!
22. November 2020, 10:27
Nathan Dempsey
Hmmm, I thought they were only in that grey very late in their service life.

I want to build an F-89D from the infamous "Battle of Palmdale" but it is going to require making my own markings. The other one I want to do is an F-89C lost over one of the Great Lakes during an intercept of an unknown target and never seen again. Still doing research on that one...
23. November 2020, 00:50
Clifford Keesler
I have seen that video, on the one that went missing. I did not get any work done today, I fell last night and hit my head on the wall, and put a nasty gash in it that took a bunch of staples to close. I was in the hospital until 2:30 this afternoon, and just woke up a little while ago. Ouch!!!!
23. November 2020, 02:09
Nathan Dempsey
Holy cow man! Get some rest and get better Clifford!!
23. November 2020, 02:21
Clifford Keesler
Thanks Nathan, I will. It was caused by my blood pressure mecedine, the old dosage was to high. I don't need as much anymore. Hell I'm just getting old. LOL.
23. November 2020, 02:28
Roland Gunslinger
Get well soon Clifford!
23. November 2020, 06:45
Clifford Keesler
Thanks Roland, I will. Felt much better today, Got this one masked up and ready for the "Artic Red" which I will shoot tomorrow.
24. November 2020, 02:28
Maciej Bellos
Get well Clifford!
24. November 2020, 04:35
Patryk S.
24. November 2020, 06:38
Clifford Keesler
Thank You Maciej. Welcome Patryk.
24. November 2020, 22:32
Clifford Keesler
Artic red painted. I get the red all painted, and then drop the darn thing and broke off the Left missile pod/drop tank. Re-installed, some touch up will be required. Friday will start the aluminium.
24. November 2020, 22:59
Nathan Dempsey
Even with a head injury Clifford is a building machine!
24. November 2020, 23:35
Clifford Keesler
Thank you Nathan.
25. November 2020, 03:46
Clifford Keesler
Quick update, she looks pretty in her gloss black "dress", I will let the primer cure for a couple of days then she will get her first coat of silver.
26. November 2020, 01:12
Clifford Keesler
So, this one got a base coat of aluminium today, will get some pictures up tomorrow. Next different shades on some panels.
29. November 2020, 01:10
Clifford Keesler
The paint is done, I am using a #2 lead pencil to accent the raised panel lines as well as add some weathering.
2. December 2020, 00:44
James C
Looking awesome Clifford👍
2. December 2020, 01:11
Clifford Keesler
Thank you very much James.
2. December 2020, 01:16
Nathan Dempsey
You always make these old kits look great. This is getting me so stoked to start mine.
2. December 2020, 01:31
Clifford Keesler
Thank you very much Nathan, your kind words mean a lot. Especially coming from a modeler of your talents.
2. December 2020, 02:36
Michael Hickey
Looking very nice indeed Cliffy.👍
2. December 2020, 04:14
Clifford Keesler
Thank you a lot Michael.
2. December 2020, 05:41
Clifford Keesler
Paint work done, decals in progress. New pictures soon.
3. December 2020, 22:54
Clifford Keesler
Decals are done, I worked on it all day, and ran out of daylight to take pictures.
5. December 2020, 01:53
Erik Leijdens
Looks good Clifford! I have this kit in the stash too, but were will I put it when its done? 🙂
5. December 2020, 11:17
Clifford Keesler
Thank you Erik, yes it's a big one,
6. December 2020, 01:35
Clifford Keesler
Decals finished and final clear coat applied.
6. December 2020, 02:00
Nathan Dempsey
Looking great. Can't wait to see the finish.
6. December 2020, 02:58
Donald Dickson II
I missed this one somehow. Better late than never.
6. December 2020, 03:12
Clifford Keesler
Thank you very much Nathan. She has legs now.
6. December 2020, 03:12
Nice! thats sweet
6. December 2020, 03:16
Clifford Keesler
Welcome Donald. Thank you very much Augie, all of you guys kind words are very much appreciated.
6. December 2020, 03:23
Clifford Keesler
Not quite finished, but close.
9. December 2020, 00:56
Nathan Dempsey
That D Scorpion is nice Clifford. You have to love a kit where the first step is to join the fuselage halves and you feel like you're half done already 🙂
9. December 2020, 02:56
Steve Pierre
That's a beautiful clean build. The color scheme is great.
9. December 2020, 03:11
Clifford Keesler
Thank you very much Nathan and Steve, your kind words mean a lot. I still need to paint and add the crew figures and navigation lights.
9. December 2020, 06:00
Clifford Keesler
The next one will be a "J" armed with Genies and Falcons and totally re-scribed.
9. December 2020, 06:20
Michael Hickey
Nice Scorpion Cliffy, I remember I built this kit a couple of decades ago and found it to be most enjoyable.
9. December 2020, 23:10
nice going buddy 🙂
9. December 2020, 23:14
Clifford Keesler
Thank you Michael and Augie. @Michael, yes it was a joy. Now I need to find a 1/48 "C" model. LOL.
10. December 2020, 00:09
Michael Hickey
Good luck with that. :S
11. December 2020, 03:41
Clifford Keesler
Isn't that the truth. I have 2 1/72 "C"s.
12. December 2020, 01:37
12. December 2020, 03:24
Clifford Keesler
Calling this one finished
14. December 2020, 02:29
Nathan Dempsey
Nice work there Clifford. You've got me really wanting to build this kit. One of my local club members has one and is bringing it to me at our January club meeting. Woohoo!
14. December 2020, 15:36
James C
That's a great looking finish Clifford, congrats mate👍
14. December 2020, 16:48
Nikolaos Kouzinis
It looks very good Clif
14. December 2020, 23:15
Clifford Keesler
Thank you very much Nathan, James and Nikolaos, your kind words mean a lot to me. @ Nathan go for it sir, you will be glad you did. I'm sure your's will put mine to shame. My "J" will be done in ADC grey and yellow. If you go to Airliners. Net you can find some good pictures of the version I am going to do. I started my Kitty Hawk Jaguar, but don't have any pictures yet. I glued the nose sections to the aft fuselage sections to give me 2 fuselage half's.
15. December 2020, 02:14



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