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Convair TF-102 Delta Dart

by Markus Wuellner

 

Convair TF-102 Delta Dart "Tub"

 


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Description

 

This is the old Monogram 1/48 scale F-102 Delta Dart converted into a TF-102 two-seater using the C&H Aero Miniatures resin conversion set.

The conversion includes the entire new forward fuselage section cast as a single hollow piece. In addition to this you'll find various finely moulded parts for the cockpit interior, two vacform canopies and a nice decal sheet.

 

 

Joining the the resin fuselage to the Monogram parts was no major deal since the part fitted very well. The only thing to do is to cut the kit-fuselage parts approximately along the panel line next to the letter "F" in the USAF logo and replace the front section with the resin part.

The raised Monogram panel lines were sanded off and rescribed to match the engraved surface details of the C&H parts.

The level of the C&H cockpit detail is quite good and absolutely sufficient.

 

 

The trickiest part by far is the numerous vortex generators placed around the front and rear frames of the main canopy. C&H provided 1:1 scale Drawings for the different shapes of the generators and supplied thin plastic strips for producing them. I decided to use thin copper-foil strips instead wich can be easily bent to shape.

Though the supplied decal sheet is very nice and good in quality I preferred to use the old Supercale markings for a Pennsylvania ANG aircraft with a striking black spine.

 


 

Reference Photos

 

Markus has supplied the following Reference Photos for this kit:

 

 

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Additional Model Images

 

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Images Copyright 2001 by Markus Wuellner
Page Created 23 October, 2001
Last Updated 04 June, 2007

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