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F-111F "Puffy 11" Operation El Dorado Canyon - build report

The first F-111F to take off from RAF Lakenheath for attack on Libya (14. April 1986), and the first to attack Tripoli International Airport, was also the most successful of this part of Operation El Dorado Canyon. Twelve Mk.82 AIR ballutte-retarded general-purpose bombs released by this F-111F instantly destroyed two Ilyushin Il-76 transports of the Libyan Arab Air Force, and caused a conflagration that gutted another two.

Comments

99 8 September 2022, 13:05
Maciej Bellos
Looking very good!
8 September 2022, 13:50
Cuajete
I agree with Maciej.
Following.
8 September 2022, 17:37
Roland Revolvermann
Looking good, very nice details 👍
9 September 2022, 13:39
Falk Röllig
Welcome mates!
10 September 2022, 06:24
Palo M
Watching with interest. Looking great so far
10 September 2022, 06:54
Oliver Zwiener
Take a seat
10 September 2022, 09:16
Falk Röllig
Welcome Palo and Oliver. Only small progress over the weekend: i've modified and finished all of the MK.82 bombs. There is a small difference of the diameters between Res/Kit and CMK (larger), but hopfully this isnt noticable at the end. Also test fitted the metal pitot tube and had to modify the nose cone a bit. Now all is cleaned and masked to start paint job this week.
12 September 2022, 05:06
Oleg Bogolei
Nice detals! Following
12 September 2022, 06:12
Michael Kohl
I just lkke this plane - and what you do to its kit. Following.
12 September 2022, 09:33
Cuajete
Great!
12 September 2022, 17:59
Falk Röllig
Welcome Oleg, Micheal and Cuajete. Primer is done. Needed some re-do's on the fuselage and pylons but nothing difficult. I hope to start painting the camouflage soon.
18 September 2022, 12:48
Falk Röllig
Finished the camo pattern today. Next step detail painting.
2 October 2022, 16:10
Harry Eder
Very nice so far! 👍
2 October 2022, 17:14
Falk Röllig
After finishing all the detail painting (hopefully) and an overall layer of gloss clear varnish ... let's start the decals sessions.
19 October 2022, 06:07
Peter de Bruin
Cool! Following 😊
19 October 2022, 06:44
István Szücs
Great work!
19 October 2022, 07:22
Łukasz Gliński
Interesting one 👍
19 October 2022, 13:26
David Culp
The paint looks great. It's going to be a beauty.
19 October 2022, 16:55
Palo M
Excellent paint job! Love the shades and very cleanly done!
20 October 2022, 08:37
Neil
Very nice work (and interesting subject)! Following 🙂
20 October 2022, 09:14
Falk Röllig
Thank you mates. Much appreciated.
20 October 2022, 14:41
Falk Röllig
First 70 decals done but only the bombs and pods are finished. Just like an navy fighter with full stencils.
21 October 2022, 07:58
Cuajete
Great progress 👍
21 October 2022, 20:03
Bernd Grün
It turned out very nice. Congrats, mate! 👍
10 November 2022, 12:00
Falk Röllig
Thank you. Decals are on but still a way to go. Next step clear varnish and panel line wash.
11 November 2022, 17:33
Cuajete
Very nice result so far.
11 November 2022, 19:08
Oliver Zwiener
Keep on watching ...
13 November 2022, 09:05
Falk Röllig
Nearly lost my patience with this project in the last weeks. From broken fins to missing parts... the chaos on my bench was to much. 2 small parts still missing but this is it. Finished!
18 December 2022, 15:25
Roland Revolvermann
Very nice 👍 Congrats!
18 December 2022, 15:41
Michael Kohl
Despite your hardship, I like the result a lot.
18 December 2022, 17:33
Falk Röllig
Thanks mates.
18 December 2022, 20:12
Guy Rump
Very impressive build and dio. 👍
18 December 2022, 20:21
Bernd Grün
Perfect build. I'm impressed. Congrats, mate. 👍
18 December 2022, 21:18
Harry Eder
Great and clean job! 👍
19 December 2022, 06:21
Marius
Great model indeed! I likw the diorama very much!
19 December 2022, 07:55
Neuling
Superb paintwork and detailing, very appealing colors! 👍👍
19 December 2022, 10:24
Łukasz Gliński
Beautiful build and great dio 👍
19 December 2022, 12:59
Maciej Bellos
I admire all you dio-builders. Great work Falk!
19 December 2022, 17:48
Cuajete
Great job and very nice dio.
Congrats!
19 December 2022, 21:10
Falk Röllig
Thank you very much, very appreciated!
20 December 2022, 16:37
Oliver Zwiener
Klasse Ding - die F wartet auch in meinem stash noch auf mich .....
20 December 2022, 17:03
Shar Dipree
Very nice and detailed F111. Very good work. 👍👍
1 March, 22:07
Carlos Martin
I really like it, inspirational. Congratulations!
1 March, 22:11
Falk Röllig
Thank you mates.
3 March, 11:33
Oleg Smilyk
It's Great!
3 March, 14:33
Dave
Looks great
3 March, 14:47
Rui S
Great work and Dio 👍
4 March, 12:30

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