North American F-100D
by Jean-Christian Houg
Italeri's F-100D in 1/72 scale is available online at Squadron.com
The F-100D Super Sabre has been used by French Air Force for many years in the role of Nuclear Alert and Interception. 3EC was based in LAHR AFB (Germany) and 11EC was in Djibouti.
This is Italeri's 1/72 scale F-100D Super Sabre.
The cockpit is good as supplied. The instrument panel is engraved and can be painted and dry brushed to highlight the detail. The seat is quite basic and should be replaced by Aeroclub's item.
The canopy comes as a closed item. I used real aluminium frames for an authentic metal finish.
The fuselage needed some attention to prepare for the Metal Finish. Here is is the method I used for the F-100. First I polished the airframe very carefully, then painted it in a high gloss green. I then polished the gloss green to get it extremely glossy. ModelMaster Metalizer was then applied and carefully buffed.
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