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CD48186 - 1/48 F-105B/D Thunderchief


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CD48186 will be a 1/48 sheet for the F-105B/D single seat Thuds. Mostly F-105Ds, with a couple -B's thrown in. I intend to include markings for both NMF and camouflaged examples.

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14 hours ago, Dutch said:

Woohoo! And eventually release it in 1/72 as well?

 

I can't speak for Kursad, but I'm guessing the answer is yes.  😃

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This is great news Kursad!  Please include the white "NEW JERSEY" lettering as a minimum for the "B" model Thud.  I can cobble the rest together to sir to do this F-105B, 57-5789.  I've always wanted to build this bird.  Now where did I put that C&H conversion?! 🙂

 

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

-Derek

 

 

 

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I too would love to see the New Jersey ANG on there.  They were the first ANG operator of the F-105 as well as the last operator of the F-105B, and they also had a pretty colorful bird for the Bicentennial.

 

Late life schemes:

https://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Air-Force/Republic-F-105B-Thunderchief/1495127/L

 

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/388893

 

57-5779 - F-105B Thunderchief - USAF / 141TFS New Jersey ANG - McGuire AFB - 04-Dec-78

 

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F-105B Thunderchief 57-5776 of the 141st TFS/108th TFW New Jersey ANG

 

And the Bicentennial scheme:

 

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Chris

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Or if you really want to get crazy with this sheet Kursad, a bonus 1/32 white “NEW  JERSEY” and associated unit  decals would be pretty amazing for those of us with the Cutting Edge resin “B” nose and Trumpeter “D” kit.  Just saying... 🙂

 

-Derek

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1 hour ago, viking73 said:

Or if you really want to get crazy with this sheet Kursad, a bonus 1/32 white “NEW  JERSEY” and associated unit  decals would be pretty amazing for those of us with the Cutting Edge resin “B” nose and Trumpeter “D” kit.  Just saying... 🙂

 

-Derek

 

That's an interesting thought.. As part of my 2020 New Year's resolution, I have been trying to eliminate destructive habits such as consuming saturated fats, checking texts while driving, releasing 1/32 sheets, etc. But adding a few small bonus options on the sheet may not be that big of a deal, I will definitely consider it. 

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19 hours ago, KursadA said:

 

That's an interesting thought.. As part of my 2020 New Year's resolution, I have been trying to eliminate destructive habits such as consuming saturated fats, checking texts while driving, releasing 1/32 sheets, etc. But adding a few small bonus options on the sheet may not be that big of a deal, I will definitely consider it. 

 

You are the man Kursad!  I cannot wait to shake your hand/fist bump/whatever we will be doing by then in San Marcos at the Nats(fingers crossed it's still a go!) to thank you for all the decal joy you have brought me and so many others over the last few years.  Perhaps a bottle of your favorite beverage as well, you name it sir.  It's the least I could do.

 

If you need it, I have detailed artwork/logos for the 108th TFG and 141st TFS of the NJ ANG to make this happen.

 

Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

-Derek

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10 hours ago, viking73 said:

 

You are the man Kursad!  I cannot wait to shake your hand/fist bump/whatever we will be doing by then in San Marcos at the Nats(fingers crossed it's still a go!) to thank you for all the decal joy you have brought me and so many others over the last few years.  Perhaps a bottle of your favorite beverage as well, you name it sir.  It's the least I could do.

 

Thanks for your kind words - I am looking forward to the Nats as well and hope to meet many of you there.

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Folks, does anyone have good quality photos of "My Karma" (62-4301) somewhere? Preferably one where the details of the marking and the crew names are legible?

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10 hours ago, KursadA said:

Folks, does anyone have good quality photos of "My Karma" (62-4301) somewhere? Preferably one where the details of the marking and the crew names are legible?


Kursad -

 

I am a member of an F-105 group on Facebook.  There’s many great shots of her on there.  Her former crewchief is a member of the group as well.  I’ll get some photos together for you and send them to you today.

 

-Derek

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3 hours ago, viking73 said:


Kursad -

 

I am a member of an F-105 group on Facebook.  There’s many great shots of her on there.  Her former crewchief is a member of the group as well.  I’ll get some photos together for you and send them to you today.

 

-Derek

 

That facebook group has so many good photos, I just wish facebook was easier to search.  Pretty much once a post is several months old, it's nearly impossible to find anymore.

 

I was trying to find the thread about this jet:

 

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I’m pretty sure it’s a Hill jet, but can’t find any more info.

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Kursad, maybe not on this sheet, but do you think it's possible to have a dedicated ANG F-105 one? There are some great schemes already posted here but I have yet to see anyone offer up some of the Texas T-stick Thuds. Not as attractive as a standard D I know, but the RM kit is readily available and we'll, Texas had them.

 

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235034194-thunderchief-carswell-october-1980-more-added-25feb18/

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