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1/48 Monogram F-80 Shooting Star

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Here is my latest build. The model was built with markings from LF Models, Hobbycraft and Revell. The model was painted MM Acrylic Steel. I also used a set of RATO packs from a Monogram F-84 kit, and a modified ladder from a GWH T-33 kit.

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Hope you like it.

 

Scott

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Nicely done!

 

And you made me do some searching. I had never seen 1000 lb (?) bombs on the wing tips like that, but I found @Tailspin Turtle's article on Lockheed P/F-80 Shooting Star Tip Tanks. And now I know why the wing tip tanks on the F-80 hung below the wing tips.

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Did you come up with a solution for the big step between the front and rear fuselage halves? When I attempted this build some 10 years ago, I remwber it being very pronounced in the belly of the aircraft. Maybe it was just user error.

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I made two complete fuselage half's by attaching one tail half to each forward fuselage half. Then I was able to sand the seam easily. The wing/fuselage seam was harder to fill. I had to fill the gaps with plastic shims, then filled the remainder of the seam with CA glue. Then sanded to shape. Then I re-scribed the panel lines that got removed. The engine had to be ground down until it fit the fuselage, it is too wide.

 

Scott

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