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#16 paul fisher

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:20 PM

We'll begin shipping the first of the G's this week, in the meantime shes's on the workbench coming along  nicely! 

 

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:46 PM

Beautiful Paul !!.........Harv


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#18 Jerry

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 03:38 AM

It appears the second photo link is defective.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 03:09 PM

That looks gorgeous but a 1/32 F-8 is pretty big. I wish it was also offered in 1/48. Beautiful work as usual, Paul.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:47 PM

Quick question.....did the late n life rf-8g's have the lager horizontal tails fitted?

 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 07:58 PM

Just to add on, I would also be interested in a 1/48 RF-8.  I am working on a group that will include one plane from every squadron that was on the Ticonderoga 68 cruise and the only one I can't find is a 1/48 RF-8G


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#22 otis252

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:19 PM

Rob, I'm pretty sure that the RF-8 versions didn't receive the larger tail planes. Maybe somebody a little more knowledgeable will verify this.

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 04:17 AM

Some writers have claimed that the RF-8s tailplanes were smaller than those of the standard Crusaders, but Tommy Thomason (and maybe Tom Weinel) have researched this and were never able to come up with proof.

 

The larger tailplanes of the F-8J/ F-8E(FN) went hand-in-glove with the "Double Droop" leading edge mod and the incorporation of BLC (which Tom said was a 1200-Lb waste of space). Neither of these were incorporated into the RF-8G. The most obvious incorporation of later features on the RF (Besides the ventral fins) were the F-8J style landing gear, and the afterburner scoops , added very late in the RF-8Gs life when they upgraded to the J-57-P530 engine.

 

Others no doubt know more.

 

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#24 Rob Colvin

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:52 PM

thanks


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:33 AM

Any news on the RF-8G shipping yet? Thanks.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:44 PM

Howdy! here's some pics of the RF-8G built up about done....No time to dirty it up, and I kinda like it clean.

 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:05 PM

Hi Paul. Ordered my G acouple weeks ago. Any word on when they will ship?.....Harv

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:07 PM

Wow... That looks stunning. Makes me wish I wasn't already 3/4 done with my F-8 kit.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:40 PM

Alas, My favourite dysfunctional Jet Fighter , and the Rodney Dangerfield of Recon planes. Sigh....

 

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:08 PM

Out of curiosity - does the conversion set require any use of the kit decals/stenciling? 

Or is this all covered by the zotz decals? 


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