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Thunderbird Thud; Converted Revell F-105D to B
Topic Started: Oct 13 2015, 02:00 AM (683 Views)
Paul Boyer
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Part of my growing Thunderbird collection, this is the Revell D kit backdated to B in Thunderbird markings. The tale is long and difficult to describe, but in a nutshell, the old Minicraft/Hasegawa Thunderbird decals aren't shaped right, so I had to chop up the "bird" design to make it look better (in progress shot below). I ended up using two sheets (the sharp-eyed will see that the blue was a different shade between the two). I chopped the nose from the Hase B and grafted it to the superior Revell kit, then backdated the Thud to pre-war fit by sanding away the RAW stuff, external stiffeners, gun gas vents and afterburner cooling scoops. Paint was Alclad polished aluminum, and I painted the white and red areas and used only the blue areas of the scallops and bird decals. Enjoy!

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RayS
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I think your have done a nice job with the decal Paul.

I can't see any slice marks anywhere in the finished product. Did you use all decal on the bird or was there some fill in painting required?
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Ray Seppala
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Paul Boyer
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I passed on using the dorsal spine decal, figuring it was easier to paint it. The rest of the blue areas for the bird motif and scallops are all decal. The in-progress shots show that it had to be stretched in spots (cut, split, and filled in) with pieces from another sheet. If you look closely, you'll see that the blue doesn't quite match in spots; they came from different print batches, apparently. No biggie.
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prop duster
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Good job on the decal work. Mixing anything from different batches is a risk, but in your case an acceptable one. Great display as well. ^_^
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