Sergej I Thank you everyone, for nice words, I appreciate it a lot.
Had this kit in the stash for a while and didn't quite want to scrap it for testing of paint and techniques. So instead made it into a quickbuild in fly-mode. One more Hasegawa Tomcat and Hasegawa Phantom II are awaiting the same destiny But that's for another day...
Pretty simple, actually. It kind of represented a call ... kind of like an F-8 rallying cry .... "gather round" or "Hey Rube" (old times) or "Hooorah" (today) ..... F-8 specific, however ..... it originated from a '60's "rev-up" sound from a muscle-car engine ..... Some of the F-8 squadrons painted it on the front of the wing "droop" that would show when they "drooped" the wing to come aboard. The F-8 was an engine with wings and a pilot. A rocket .........
It's just kind of an F-8 tradition .... "HUD'N, HUD'N" .... that's what they painted on the forward part of the "droop". We loved it when I waved 'em .... F-8 drivers .... good sticks.
Jeremy Wiltcher This one was weird, first, the box art has the afterburner scoops and sidewinder rack backwards! Then the instructions omit the intake piece, and tell you to close the fuselage before installing a lot of parts that really should be put in first as they are difficult if not impossible to do so afterward.
Also I know the VF-84 didn't fly this version of the F-8 off the Nimitz but I liked the decals better than the kits decals.
8. May 2013, 15:18
Dutch Very nicely done! I like the Whiffie c/s. The RF-8Gs survived long enough to get the Navy TPS c/s, so your model is very apropos! I will be building the Monogram kit using NASA decals soon, so I am curious to hear your appraisal of the strengths & weaknesses of this kit. R/ Dutch
30. May 2014, 11:53
Jeremy Wiltcher Thank you! About the kit, it was just odd that the intake piece isn't mentioned at all in the instructions and the box art is way off. I like the kit but it would be very frustrating for someone new to model building
30. May 2014, 12:23
Alexander Wallgren I really like the low viz paint on these. I had the opportunity back in the 80's to see the last RF-8's in low viz gray. One hell of an aircraft. Just added the Monogram F-8 to my stash. I think I'll go for the traditional two tone. I bought the US Navy high viz set of Hataka orange line lacquers I'm going to try out on this model. Enjoyed your pics, man.
1. August 2019, 16:12
Jeremy Wiltcher Thanks Alexander I appreciate it. Just look out for the messed up instructions and ignore the very inaccurate box art.
By the way I noticed you're in El Cajon, I grew up in San Diego and lived in El Cajon.
1. August 2019, 18:04
Alexander Wallgren Right on. Sounds like most Revell/Monogram models. Yeah, I'm up in Crest. Nice and quiet up here. East County gets a bad rap but I love it.
Christian Bruer Don't worry they're all there Thank you for your interest in this one.
Mhhhh, I think I have to repaint the boundaries between gray and white. The white should come a little higher at the nose and the gray a little lower lang the fuselage.
5. May 2019, 09:31
Christian Bruer I repaint the boundary between gray and white according to a reference photo. It comes out quite nice so far.
Christian Bruer Yep airbrushing the tiny models is always a challenge. A bit to much paint or airflow and you can start again. Still trying and learning.
Thank you very much James for you kind comment.
Jos Jansen Haha...thx Erik, weet ik....er is al geboden maar de prijs is mijn inziens veel te hoog. Ik heb hem al gekocht via een mate hier op scalesmates...30 eu incl shipping, koopje! Even een vraag aan jouw Erik, ik ben op zoek naar een vrij recente fotoboek van KLU F-16's.... na mijn Rafale wil ik een Dutch Viper maken. Weet jij een goede titel?
Greg Baker I'll probably build the new one with the Shin pilot figure. I got this one as part of a lot of Area 88/Macross kits. I was after the 1/100 Takara kits and this one and the F-20 were just part of it. I am looking forward to Kim's Harrier though. I wonder what's next? I hope they keep going. I'd Like to at least see the F-104 and the A-4 before they're done... but we're in no man's land already. I didn't really expect more than the first 3-4, so these are bonus!