Wednesday, 11 July 2012

F-100D Super Sabre

The harsh glare of the camera flash has done nothing to improve the appearance of my recently painted F-100D Super Sabre.  It is finished in French markings - they received (appropriately) 100 of them from 1956.  Some were used in the Algerian war, flying from bases France.  The French F-100s were retired from the late 1960s and replaced in the ground attack role by Jaguars.
My model was spray painted in silver as part of a batch of 'metal finish' aircraft.  It is an Heroics & Ros 1/300 scale casting with roundels by Dom's Decals.  The tail stripes were painted on (apparently in the dark with a 6 inch roller).

11 comments:

Paul said...

Whatever the finish the hun is a fine looking bird. Well done Tim.

Peter Douglas said...

Tim

The harshest light seems to come from your own self-criticism. I thought it looked quite nice. Plus you've taken a naked close up shot (few of us look at our best in those circa). Remember the 2 feet rule.

Cheers

PD

Phil Broeders said...

Very nice.

Nick Grant said...

Flash. Get it?! Flash!!

Jon said...

It looks great. I thought it was the sun shining off it.

Jon said...

I thought it was the sun shinning off of it. Looks great.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
The F-100 definitely dates from the era of 'elegant' jets.

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
You are (as always) most kind. The other side of the Atlantic is probably the right distance...

Tim Gow said...

Phil Broeders
Thanks

Tim Gow said...

Nick Grant
Thanks Nick - we'll let you know.....

Tim Gow said...

Jon
Sun? In the UK in July? Those were the days!