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I've been working on Hasegawa's Tracker for a while now so figured it was best to upload a few photos as a work in progress.
Lots of firsts for me in this build. First using lots of etched detail updated, first try at rigging, and first attempt at making some wing lights. I'll update the article below as I progress.
Ok, time to get this one finished, it's been sitting on my bench at 90% for too long. This time it's Italeri's F-104G, another great kit.
While I'm working on my F-104G and Tracker I thought it would be a good time to upload another older build. Today we have Italeri's old faithful A-7E which is based on the ESCI kit, as many Italeri kits are.
Time to get something small finished while the big projects get shelved. So I picked up Academy's 72nd scale Tempest for a quick build to be thrown together over a few days.
This is Kitechs 72nd scale offering which looks to be quite similar to a Hobby Craft kit which was released some time ago.
This is my first Kitech kit and I was quite surprised at the quality which was offered considering how cheap the kit was. The sprues are free from flash and the is some nicely done surface detailing which comes out very nicely.
A few of the
Parts of this kit came free each month on the cover of one of those aircraft magazines, I think it was "Take Off" magazine. I can't be for certain but the kit looks like an airfix type of kitset.
Update: Actually, I think this is an Italeri kit, not an airfix one.
The Fitter is another one of those aircraft that has an aggressive look when seen from various angles. After seeing a few pics of these on the internet somewhere I just had to find myself a 1/72 kit of one.
"Su-22 is a development of the preceding Su-7 and Su-17 and its Su-20 version, which first entered operational service in 1966. Variable geometry wings permit
The Lightning was a product of the cold war and was the only British jet which was capable of mach 2 flight.
Built primarily as an interceptor, its main features were its speed and climb rate, the Lightning had an initial climb rate of 50,000 feet per minute which is better than many contemporary jets today. Not bad at all for a 1950's bird.
Wikpedia says: The de Havilland DH.112 Venom was a British postwar single-engined jet aircraft developed from the de Havilland Vampire. It served with the Royal Air Force as a single-seat fighter-bomber and two-seat night fighter.
Either way, the Venom is an aircraft which just doesn't look right not matter what angle you look at from.
Big, rugged and adaptable. The 'Hun' is another one of those aircraft that stands out due to its aggressive ugliness.
The F-100 was originally designed as a higher performance follow-on to the F-86 Sabre air superiority fighter. Adapted as a fighter bomber, the F-100 would be supplanted by the Mach 2 class F-105 Thunderchief for strike missions over North Vietnam.