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1/72 Republic YRF-84F Conversion -- Done!

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Inspired with a build started by fellow modeler Bill Dye a few years back, here is my rendition of the prototype RF-84F     YRF-84F Build Thread    

 

And, here are the finished pics:

 

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Again, thanks to fellow modeler Bill Dye, who inspired this build.

 

As usual, it's not perfect, but it's better than the one I had before...

 

Ed

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"...it's not perfect,... "  You enjoyed building it, and that's what really matters.  BTW, what's the purpose of the circular pattern on the rear of the canopy?

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Very cool conversion! It's really nice to see some old-fashioned kit-bashing going on! Thanks for sharing!

 

Rusty: The round circle on the canopy connects to a round device on the canopy ledge. It was present on the F-84G's, and may have had something to do with helping partially pressurize the cockpit, but I cannot remember for sure. In any case, I believe the round area provided direct access to the device.

 

GIL :cool:

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Thanks folks,

 

Rusty IIRC, it was to allow access to the radio gear without having to dismount the main canopy from the aircraft...

 

Ed

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Looks great to me Ed. A very interesting subject, I might add. Your photography is top notch. Keep em coming.

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Ed is is magnificent! I am amazed at how closely those wings and intakes look like the ones on the prototype F-105. Way to go Ed!

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Ed,

The finished pictures appear to be missing as well as from the Britmodeller forum article.

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