Saturday, April 25, 2009

Paul Bradley's Airfix 1/72 F-84F

Great boxart!

The date on the side of the box says 1973, and this is truly an Airfix classic - pretty good detail, excellent fit, fine, raised detail. This will be OOB, except for the pilot who was left over from a Monogram kit to replace the half-pilot in the kit! I shall be using the kit decals, except for the red areas that will be painted - the decals that are supplied for these areas look awful!

Progress has been pretty swift, aided by excellent fit. As you can see, this one is going to be wheels up on a stand, because I thought it would look good! The u/c parts are actually pretty good.

The decals weren't so good - months of bleaching and a coat of Microscale Decal Film did little to improve them, but I was determined to do this literally from the box...