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1/16 scale scratch built AT-38B Talon-The Smurf jet is back!


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She's taking shape nicely Pete. 

 

It's weird but from that angle she almost looks like a single seater. :hmmm:

 

Those polished cans look amazing. Is that photo of a T-bird jet? Looks like a smoke pipe between the nozzles. If so, were line jets just as brilliant? 

Very much looking forward to seeing you tackle that feature, keep at it. :clap2:

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4 hours ago, geedubelyer said:

She's taking shape nicely Pete. 

 

It's weird but from that angle she almost looks like a single seater. :hmmm:

 

Those polished cans look amazing. Is that photo of a T-bird jet? Looks like a smoke pipe between the nozzles. If so, were line jets just as brilliant? 

Very much looking forward to seeing you tackle that feature, keep at it. :clap2:


hi Guy!

I believe it is a Thunderbird jet, yes.

All of the AF T-38’s/AT-38’s are gloss painted; so they tend to stay pretty clean. The tailpipes on the Wing or Squadron Commander jets were typically kept pretty clean as well. 
The T-38 is a jet that just didn’t soil itself like others. The hot metal areas could get grungy however-

 

cheers

P

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Got some skin in the game-

Top of right slab:

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.005 aluminum sheet. The leading edge went down first, and wraps around the bottom.  The skin stops short of the trailing edge, because there is a small step-down there on the real jet. I’ll fair that in with some Bondo or similar.

 

cheers

Pete

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