F-105G Wild Weasel
by Garfield Ingram
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.
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