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  1. Many thanks for your kind comments . . . It's much appreciated. This is probably my favourite model, and one of my favourite airplanes, along with the F-104 Starfighter. I do have a soft spot for the F-100, as I live not far from the 20th. TFW's former home at Wethersfield. and spent many a day during the school holidays at the end of the runway watching their activities. They would stop about 200yards from us while doing their last minute checks before turning on to the runway ( After a wave from us ) and then blasting off down the runway . . . happy days. Sadly, that's all gone now, but this
  2. Oops ! Here are the pics. Please excuse me, I'm new to this posting thingy ! 😂.
  3. Hi guys, Here is my recently finished F-100D Super Sabre, which was assigned to the 20th. TFW in the 1960's.. here is a list of adds. and mods. I made to thr model : New wheels of the correct diameter Replacement pitot probe with scratch built mounting ( The kit one looked more like a drain pipe ! ) AMS resin ejection seat Eduard instrument panels Video Aviation MN 1 practice bomb carrier Decals were a mix of Eagle Strike, Campro and kit decals ( The wing badge was home made, as the one on the sheet was not really correct ) All comments ( good or bad ) gra
  4. That's a superb pic, ovikingo . . . One of my favourite Century Series airplanes 🙂
  5. I have the F 40 book on German F-104's of JG 71 & JG 74, and the pictures show the missiles as white with two bands behind the forward fins, although the photos are black & white, and don't say if they are live or practice rounds, The best thing to do is go to the website "916 Starfighter " which has photos of almost every F/TF-104G that served in Germany. Even if you don't find the answer you can spend ages just enjoying photos of F-104's ! Hope this helps . 😀
  6. There are photos on the Wethersfield Museum facebook page of F-100's in the victor alert barns which show the weapon on the centreline pylon and 275gal. tanks under the wings. these tanks were later upgraded to 335 gal. tanks HTH
  7. The wing walkway lines are correct, but all the photos I've seen of F-100's have no "Walkway " or "No Step " markings. Here's a pic of the upper wing of F-100D 56-3000, the famous "Triple Zilch " of the 20th. TFW to show you the walkway line. By the way, if you are doing a USAF airplane the silver aircraft were actually painted aluminium, and not natural metal, apart from the early versions HTH 🙂
  8. Thanks for that, Wolf . . . I'll have to get some of that
  9. VERY nice indeed ! How did you do the tinted windshield ?
  10. That light graey was Humbrol 28, and went on like a dream. It was just different enough from white , so that it covered nicely, as dud the other colours, so was a pleasure to paint.
  11. Thanks for the kind words, guys . I usually mix my paints 50 / 50 with thinners, and give a slight rub down between coats, and this helps to remove any brush marks. The final matt, gloss or satin finish is sprayed on with my trusty Badger 200. I don't use acrylics ( I tried once and spent an hour cleaning out the gunge that had formed inside ! ) I do use a spray coat if it's one colour, or an aluminium finish required, and that system has worked well for me over the years. 🙂.
  12. Hi Everyone, Here is my latest effort for your inspection. It is a combination of an Esci kit with landing gear from the Revell version, as that had better details . The model depicts an F - 100D of the 493rd. TFS, 48th. TFW based at Lakenheath in the early 70 's. Brush painted with Humbrol paints, apart from the aluminium. which is Xtracolor. with a final spray with Matt Cote. I used the technique of painting round the edge of each colour with a fine brush and a 50 / 50 mix of the adjacent colours to achieve the slightly feathered overspray of the real airplane, as my airbrush is
  13. Thanks for the kind words, guys, it's much appreciated. I'm now building a 1/72 F - 100, so if all goes well I'll post a couple of pics when that's finished. 🙂.
  14. Hi guys, Thought you might like to see my newly finished F - 100D in the markings of the 20th. TFW, based near me at Wethersfield in the 1960's. This brings back many happy memories of school holidays spent at the end of the runway watching the " huns " activities. There have been many comments regarding the accuracy of this model, so here's a list of mods / improvements I made: New corrected resin nose from Zactoman main gear legs shortened by 3 mm to get the correct nose up sit of the actual airplane. replacement resin wheels of the correct diameter ( The kit ones were to
  15. That's correct. There was / is a Victor Alert area at Wethersfield, where nuke armed F - 100's sat on alert, as did the 48th. TFW at Lakenheath. As you say, The nukes were carried on the centreline pylon.
  16. The UK based F - 100's mostly carried the 335 gal. wing tanks after camouflage was introduced, although there were still some 450 gal. and 275 gal. tanks in use. They mostly had the centreline pylon fitted at all times with the MN 1 ( SUU 21 ) practice bomb carrier fitted from time to time. also, occasionally outer wing pylons were fitted. At the moment I'm building the Trumpeter 1/32 F - 100D, although mine is in the earlier " Aluminium " finish of a 20th. TFW bird. Hopefully i can post some pics when finished. HTH 🙂
  17. Looking good, dai phan. Those Fundekal sheets are superb, although I used Xtradecals for my P - 38., I did use Fundekals for my F -102A Delta Dagger, and they went on no problem at all. I think they must be one of the best researched sheets, and they're worth it just for the instruction sheets alone.😀
  18. Well, your model is looking good so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing it when finished. I love Tamiya kits, as they are such a joy to build. 🙂.
  19. You won't need any filler for this . . . I had this as a present last Christmas, and finished it in March, and have to say it's the best fitting kit I've ever built , so enjoy !
  20. Hi Karl, My e mail address is : patemm17@gmail.com Part E 21 is the part I need, but you can send me a pic just to make sure if you want. 🙂
  21. Thanks for that, Karl, but I think the F - 100C is a 1/48th. scale, and my model is 1/32 scale, but thanks for your offer, it's much appreciated. Of course, if you have the 1/32 kit as well that would be great.🙂
  22. Hi Karl, The C sprue has the wings,so not the same. The part I need is E 21, which is part of the landing gear( Left )
  23. Hi guys, Hoping someone can help me here. I'm looking for a replacement part ( E 21 ) which is part of the retraction mechanism of the left main landing gear. Unfortunately this part is missing from my kit, which I bought second hand some time ago, and I've only just discovered this 🙁. I know the kit originally came with metal parts as well, but they too are missing. If anyone can help me out I'd be eternally grateful, and would of course be willing to pay any costs ( ie : postage to the UK, etc. ) I could try and make the part, but I don't think my scratch building skills would
  24. I'll let you know when I get to that stage, but it looks OK at the moment. Guess I'll find out when I get the fuselage together !
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