I would argue that no collection of post-war jets would be complete without at least one F-100 within it, whether you choose to build the Monogram kit or not.
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Yesterday I mentioned that I was working on Monogram’s Century Series of kits and I was asked if I had completed the F-100, a kit that I have discussed on this site in this update. Well, I have completed the model and here it is!
No Century Series collection would be complete without this aircraft. Indeed, I would argue that no collection of post-war jets would be complete without at least one F-100 within it, whether you choose to build the Monogram kit or not.
Monogram’s F-100 is still a very accurate kit and though tricky to assembly thanks to yet another of those lateral seams that Des Plaines’ finest seemed to be so fond of, goes together well, the resulting model is every inch the Hun that we all love so much.
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My model was built for the February issue of Model Airplane International which is now out and available from you local newsagent. Within that issue you will find a detailed, step by step guide to the construction and painting of my model and how you too, can build this kit and overcome some of its notorious hurdles! It will also feature as part of a new book that I am planning around the entire collection of six Century jets, a book that I hope to have ready later this year (more information when I have it!).
So this is my build of the superb Monogram F-100 Super Sabre. My thanks must go out to my good friend Mike Reeves he of Phase Hanger Resin (https://phasehangarresin.com) who kindly sent me one of his kits to build. Thanks Mike!
If you would like to read a little more of my thoughts on the Monogram range, please grab a coffee, relax and check out these earlier updates!
Repair Those Raised Panel Lines
We All Have To Start Somewhere, Right?
Sit Down, Relax! Have A Cup Of Coffee…
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Beautiful build Spence I’ll be sure to order the book when its published and will look out for this months MAI, particularly as I’m going to have some time on my hands next month after some hip surgery.
That is a stunning build from a rather challenging kit . What pleases me most though is that it’s correctly in painted silver rather than the usual NMF . I was told once by someone who worked as ground crew on the 20th TFW’s Huns that all F-100Ds , and presumably Fs , left the factory in painted silver . How true this is I can’t be certain , but photos clearly show a lot of them did . Incidentally , he also told me that at one point somebody decided they should strip the paint off all the 20th’s aircraft and take them back to bare metal, which was thought a far better idea by those stood talking about it in the O Club than those who had to do the stripping !! Naturally , they soon started to corrode in the English weather , so they had to be repainted . Total waste of time and effort – the groundcrews were NOT amused .
Lovely Build Spencer, the heat staining looks great.
Beautiful work Spencer, particularly on a natural metal finish… just read yr article in MAI, great inspiration for working with raised panel lines… that Monogram B17 is calling