F-84E Thunderjet

by Charles Landrum




Here are some photos of my 1/48 Revell F-84E Thunderjet.

I built the model straight out of the box. I especially like the inclusion of ferry tanks and JATO bottles with this variant. I couldn't resist using both, and I'll bet that with that amount of fuel and the aircraft's engine performance, JATO bottles were a necessity.

The finish is Model Master Metalizer buffing paints with Aluminum as the base coat and Stainless Steel and Anodized Metal for some of the panels. The area around the exhaust was painted Burnt Metal. I used the kit decals and they went on without a problem.

The hardest part of decaling was the large checkerboard pattern on the nose and the cowling rings; I kept moistening the decal and slowly working it into position. I used Solvaset to snuggle down the decals and sealed the plane with Metalizer Sealer. The anti-glare pattern should be flat, but I couldn't bear to risk messing up the finish on the nose so I left it glossy.

Revell's 1/48 scale F-84E was a fun kit to build and I was astonished and pleased when the model took an OOB award at the IPMS-USA Nationals.

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Copyright 2002 by Charles Landrum & The Testor Corporation