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F-105G Wild Weasel

by Garfield Ingram

 

F-105G

 

 

Introduction

 

Here is my Monogram 1/48 scale F-105G Wild Weasel.

If you were down in Virginia Beach for the US Nationals a couple of years back you may have seen this model. Since building it there have been some after-market kits produced that will make the job easier but I still prefer the old fashioned way of doing it myself.

 

 

Construction

 

 

Photo 1 (Title photo above): except for the Verlinden breech, the entire gun and bay are scratchbuilt.

 

 

Photo 2: The entire model was re-scribed using an Olfa P-Cutter. Painting was done with Gunze acrylics thinned with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Flat finish was achieved with Humbrol flat coat.


 

 

Photo 3: Here is the cockpit area with yellow thingies on the side.


 

 

Photo 4: Cockpit area showing canopy seal, drilled out instruments and the much needed canopy latches.


 

 

Photo 5: Hasegawa weapons set was used for the AGM's.


 

 

Photo 6: Boy, was the fit lousy back here! The parts were assembled, filled with super glue and re-scribed.


 

 

Photo 7: Oops, I forgot to re-scribe the tread on the bottom of the tire. Ah well, if a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? Brake lines were added and appropriate holes drilled out. A mixture of Floquil Old Silver and Crystal Coat was used for the painted silver finish.


 

 

Photo 8: Another wing shot. Make sure that all of the ordnance is hanging straight and true. Flags give the model that extra bit of entertainment value.


Model, Text and Images Copyright 2000 by Garfield Ingram
Page Created 30 December, 2000
Last Updated 26 July, 2007

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