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Where the Astronauts Born - T-38A Talon NASA, Wolfpack 1/48.

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Good night to all,

 

I'm glad to present my last work, a T-38 A Talon from Wolpack. I've built the kit OOB except for some scratchbuilt addictions in the cockpit (i.e. the separation glass of the central frame) and in the wheels/airbrakes bay. I also added the positive rivets from Archer on the exhausts zone.  Pilot's name decal on the rear canopy taken from the Fundekals sheet. 
Hope you'll enjoy... take care and stay safe in this difficult moments. 
Cheers frome Rome.

Valerio. 

 

49713768883_962f457d47_b.jpgTalon END 3 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714624127_bf32a29d0f_b.jpgTalon END 4 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714309871_35f1cfabb1_b.jpgTalon END 5 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714309841_0c30a320ff_b.jpgTalon END 6 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714624017_28c4ffe285_b.jpgTalon END 7 by Valerio, su Flickr

49713768698_7a3be41c93_b.jpgTalon END 8 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714623892_5c8fdc2b19_b.jpgTalon END 9 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714309701_9cd5c6206d_b.jpgTalon END 10 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714309641_d7f4a843b9_b.jpgTalon END 11 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714309606_41787da8a0_b.jpgTalon END 12 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714623747_35d39b22ae_b.jpgTalon END 13 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714623722_045f8a1c84_b.jpgTalon END 14 by Valerio, su Flickr

49713768438_821b357088_b.jpgTalon END 15 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714623647_222ab6c1d3_b.jpgTalon END 16 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714309486_b3993dd7c6_b.jpgTalon END 17 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714624227_1e147fff9e_b.jpgTalon END 2 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714310046_87e0b7d65e_b.jpgTalon END 1 by Valerio, su Flickr

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I believe that is what most artist's would consider a masterpiece.

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Ah, she's purty!  :thumbsup:

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Beautiful finish. Amazingly flawless gloss white.  Looks as if the crew chief spent all night polishing her. I couldn't paint a white coat like that to save my life. Well done Sir!

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Awesome NASA 38! Now you should build an AF F-106B that the original 7 flew that in that picture of all of them together to go with it! 

On a side note...wish somebody would do decals for the NASA F-18B that flew at Edwards in 1/32nd scale!

Again..."great job" on that NASA T-38!

 

Cheers...Ron

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Valerio,

Nicely executed build of your NASA T-38 Talon. The cockpits look very believable, just the

right amount of colors in the right places. The aircraft paint application is outstanding, as

the color White can sometimes be challenging in getting it right. You did a superb job!

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7 hours ago, aircommando130 said:

Awesome NASA 38! Now you should build an AF F-106B that the original 7 flew that in that picture of all of them together to go with it! 

Again..."great job" on that NASA T-38!

 

Cheers...Ron

 

Agreed, that would be a great looking model - especially with all 7 Astronauts standing

with the aircraft.

 

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The Mercury Seven astronauts with a Convair F-106B Delta Dart aircraft at Langley Air Force Base. From left to right: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton.

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Hi Valerio. 
First of all, my best wishes for health and support to all of you in Italy. Nobody deserves what your country is going through, at last Italy.

Now to your model: I am impressed about your clean build, extremely nice finish and the presentation.
Currently I build the same one, obviously missing some detail information, like the separation glass between the two cabin parts. I did not notice this in all my documentary material, what references did you use?

All the best from the neighborhood

Thomas

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1 hour ago, MajorTom2004 said:

Hi Valerio. 
First of all, my best wishes for health and support to all of you in Italy. Nobody deserves what your country is going through, at last Italy.
 

 

Hi Thomas and thank you for your solidarity. 🙂

 

1 hour ago, MajorTom2004 said:


Currently I build the same one, obviously missing some detail information, like the separation glass between the two cabin parts. I did not notice this in all my documentary material, what references did you use?
 

 

The base of my reference had been the DACO book - at pages 37/39/40 you have a clear view of the central window. But I've also found some interesting pics on the web:

 

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To reproduce the window I've used a cutting plotter and a trasparent acetate sheet. The outer frame is made by kabuki adesive tape (on the aft cockpit side) and by plasticard (on the inner side).

 

49622045452_2300cc6f6e_b.jpgTalon-107 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

49622045417_e6c0c61d6f_b.jpgTalon-108 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

49622045397_3c572b4929_b.jpgTalon-110 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

49622045002_e8ebe09f4a_b.jpgTalon-119 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

49621773366_2c4d06f61e_b.jpgTalon-120 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

More informations... HERE! 😉

 

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8 hours ago, Starfighter84 said:

But I've also found some interesting pics on the web:

 

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What is that spidery looking thing suction cupped to the window?  It kind of looks like some kind of a cellphone holder.  

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53 minutes ago, habu2 said:


What is that spidery looking thing suction cupped to the window?  It kind of looks like some kind of a cellphone holder.  

Portable GPS Holder. 

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Outstanding! Explore the universe fearless ones.

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