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  1. What an elegant build! The photo Voodoo is a classy lady and you have done her full justice. I also have one on the way and I hope mine will be as alluring as yours. Cheers, Quang
  2. This is what I suspected all along. There’s no easy way out. But I had to try , didn't’ I? Thanks Jennings for replying. Quang
  3. @b757captain Hi Mark, As you rightfully point out, the different colours do not degrade at the same rate, the tan more quickly than the greens. Furthermore the hues are also shifting. The tan loses a bit of red and veers to yellow. The dark green displays a violet tint in some photos. The light green becomes more olive. Anyhow your Voodoo is very, very nice and the colours you used very convincing. @Jennings Heilig @LSP_K2 Thank you guys for your input. Much appreciated. Cheers, Quang
  4. Hi all, I'm currently building the Kitty Hawk 1/48 RF-101C and approaching the painting stage. You can read about it HERE My jntention is to represent an a/c operating in Vietnam circa 1967 just after the introduction of the so-called SEA camouflage. In many photographs of the period, the colours appeared worn and faded, especially the tan. Is there any brand of hobby paint which incidentally replicates the faded version of the Vietnam colours? Also, which brand are you using for SEA camouflage and why? Thank you for your help. Cheers, Quang
  5. I already knew about this very nice review. Thanks Martin. Q
  6. @Chek You're close. It's not Don Greer but Lou Drendel from this book: Aah, Scale Models! And also S.A.M. with Alan W. Hall and Ian Huntley,… What a memory!
  7. Definitely! And some more. You guys are fantastic. Thank you all. Sincerely, Quang
  8. Oops! Wikipedia said Tan Son Nhut 1965.
  9. Hi Martin, Notwithstanding your preference for 1/72 scale, you’re here in good company. Welcome to LSP! It all depends on what you call ‘pre-Vietnam’, but by 1963 there was already a great deal of US involvement in Vietnam. I should know, I was there . I saw my first camouflaged Voodoo - a black- and-green - in 1965, a vivid memory because it was in shocking contrast with the grey and silver F-100, F-102, AD-6,... that flew daily over our house in Saigon. Here are some other photos of black-and-green #512 at Tan Son Nhut (Vietnam) in 1965. I suspect it’s a RF-101A because it’s lacking the small intake on the fin. Cheers, Quang
  10. 2019, 2020… what's in a number?
  11. I learned something new today. Thank you Bill for the clarification. Quang
  12. Aha! The plot thickens. How about the brown on this one? Another thing to take in consideration is the discoloration of the period Kodachrome.
  13. The horror! On this sad day, my thoughts go to our NZ friends.
  14. Just superb, Chek. And very helpful as well. Of interest is the dark brown colour, not noticeable on b&w prints. The general black-green pattern is rather consistent. Here's a pic of 41512 in Vietnam. The brown appears to be added as an afterthought Cheers, Quang
  15. Reedoak has a superb WWII USN standing pilot who looks uncannily like Sam Shepard.
  16. Will do, Chek. I will create a new thread devoted to the KH RF-101C build. Quang
  17. Thanks Tony. While the KH Voodoo can present a number of challenges, none of them is insurmountable. The trick is to deal with them one by one. I'm currently replacing the round bleed air vent on the right side of the fuselage with a rectangular one. Should to be an interesting experience Cheers, Quang
  18. @Chek Great profile view of 228. Pity it's only black and white. Thanks Chek!
  19. Moulding limitations. To achieve a nice bubble canopy, you need a three-part mould ( resulting in a nice seam on the bubble top). Think Tamiya 1/32 Mustang. With two-part moulds, the canopy sides need to be somewhat vertical so that they can remove the mould after injection, resulting in a squashed effect. Having said that, the squashed effect is not too apparent on the KH Voodoo. One can always add a scratchbuilt boarding ladder to divert the viewer’s attention.
  20. @LSP_K2 Ron Easly is an authority on the F-101. His book should be very interesting. Thanks for your input. @Tony T I don’t know about D-Mold but the Kitty Hawk nose looks very usable to me with an accurate shape and an excellent fit. Here I opened the side apertures and put in the cameras stolen from the KH Cougar .I also added the RHAWS bumps on the nose and tail. The Eduard consoles and instrument panel are not bad but I prefer an old-style cockpit à la Monogram, more realistic IMO. Cheers, Quang
  21. I also found that Monogram F-84F tanks -with the fins removed- fit the photos of the slim variant to a tee. Here are the KH RF-101 tank and the Monogram F-84 tank compared. Above KH, below Monogram Thanks Chek for your input. Cheers, Quang
  22. Hi guys, I’m currently building the Kitty Hawk 1/48 RF-101C Voodoo (a smooth and pleasant ride despite what’s being said In some circles). My intention is to do an Vietnam-era replica in one of the early test camouflage. During my research, I noticed that Voodoo of that theater often carry a different kind of auxiliary tanks, slimmer and longer than their European counterparts.   I curious to know where those peculiar tanks come from. Since the RF-101s used in Vietnam were originally based in Japan, were these long tanks associated with their base in Japan ( just like the Misawa tanks on the F-86 during the Korean War?) What do you Voodoo fans, think?  Thank you for your input. Cheers, Quang 
  23. Nice and neat. An excellent tribute to this exceptional kit. Bravo Bob! Quang
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