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Ron Bell

Revell, 1/53ish F-84F

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Here's a trip down memory lane for you modelers "of a certain age". This kit was first released in 1958 and It was state of the art at the time. It has decent engraved panel lines, was light on the rivets (but I sanded them off anyway), and had the embossed decal locators, which had to be removed. I replaced the gear doors as the kit ones were just too thick and the decals are cobbled together from my spares as the ones in the kit were much too yellowed to use. The finish is Alclad over some panels primed in flat and the rest in gloss black. It I could have produced this model and taken it to a contest in 1959, I might have won something, but today, it's just a nostalgia piece, but it was fun to build. 

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That's not a bad looking Thunderstreak for its time, if not entirely shaped perfectly! I'm surprised it actually has wheel wells, as many kits of that time didn't. That's a fine looking NMF Ron, and I doubt that old kit has looked that good very often over the last 60 years. Thanks for sharing!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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It's kind of an F-84F after it's been on Weight Watchers. Just doesn't look as "hefty" as it should.

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I remember it well. Also built one when it first came out, as well as most of their box scale multi-engine aircraft with a swivel ball mount and clear plastic stand.  BTW, as I recall, the original Revell kit came with an intake splitter plate and an attached nose spear.

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That is beautifully done! I still say you should take it to a show to show what a great model can be made from such an ancient kit.

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Cleanly built F-84 Ron.

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Nice build with a great finish.

Well done, sir!

Bill

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