1/72 RAAF Jets

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1/72 RAAF Jets

Postby RayS » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:59 pm

These have been on the bench for a while, mojo lost and regained a few times. I am now calling them finished.

First up is an Idea F/A-18B (early Italeri knock off), It had some features of the prototype like the LEX slots and dog tooth wing. The kit fuel tanks were a terrible shape and were replaced with Hasegawa items. Decals are a mix of Aussie Decal and Hawkeye.

It represents A21-109 early in its services, 1986

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Next up is an Esci F-4E, nice kit and I added some Eduard etch in the cockpit and wheel wells and a couple of Verlinden Ejection seats. Decals from Hawkeye for 82 Wing A68-7207 circa 1971/2

The nose gear door needs to be fitted I just noticed.

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Finally is an AMT (original Esci mould I believe) F-111A as 6SQNs A8-113, I added a Hasegawa SU-20 practice bomb carrier. It is modelled early in RAAF prior to being converted to F-111C config. Decla from Aussie decal which were so so. The tail serials disappeared when applied so I used two sets, I also over painted the 6SQN flash with a different blue as it looked to dark.

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Re: 1/72 RAAF Jets

Postby thommo » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:23 am

Excellent Ray. I must do an raaf F4 at some point.

I can only ever have one on the go at any time.
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Re: 1/72 RAAF Jets

Postby bell209 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:49 pm

Nice collection there, Ray! Quite partial to the ESCI F-4E, too (that's what mine is)
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