Monogram + War Eagle 1/48 scale
by Gil Hodges
North American F-100F Super Sabre
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Here is my combination of the Monogram 1/48 F-100D and the old War
Eagle vacuform conversion.
I only used three quarters of the conversion fuselage. The top half
vac fuselage piece from nose to tail, and the forward bottom vac
fuselage section. The kit nose gear well and speed brake well were
grafted into the vac forward fuselage bottom. The rear half of the
Monogram kit fuselage, from the main gear well aft, was cut and added to
to the rear bottom to complete the fuselage.
The tail planes (which are molded as part of the kit fuselage) were
cut away. Holes were drilled into the fuselage and the tail planes so
that short lengths of tubing could be used as attachment pins.
The entire model was rescribed due to extensive sanding. A length of
flexible plastic and Dymo label tape were used as guides for the scribe
The interior is 2 kit tubs cobbled together with some spare resin
details thrown in. New wing fences were made from thin sheet metal and a
vac intake cover was added.
The natural metal finish is mostly Alclad Aluminum with a lot of
other Alclad shades masked and added. It was applied over Tamiya
rattle-can white primer.
The discolored tail section was done with Alclad Pale Burnt Metal,
which was then steaked with Steel and Tamiya Clear Blue.
The slats are Metalizer Buffing Aluminum.
The yellow was painted, while the black outlines are black decal cut
into thin lengths.
The rest of the markings are stock Monogram decals.
All in all, this project involved a lot of elbow grease, but I'm very
happy with the result.
Happy modeling y'all!
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