Yaks ‘Century Series’ in 1/48 part 3 - Convair F-102A Delta Dagger

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Here we are , four years after starting this series project and I’m only on the third build of six ! This is the Revell issue of the Monogram F-102 . I originally had the Monogram kit for this but after a bit of research found out it had the wrong decals for the aircraft modelled ( to do with Case X and Case XX wing shapes , bit too involved to go into here) Anyway I found out this Revell reboxing features a revised wing tooling and had the correct decals for the wing shape featured ,so got it and moved the Monogram kit on via eBay . ( the old Monogram decals would probably have given me grief anyway , see the F 101 )
Anyways here’s the box top and sprues , it’s monogram at their finest - lovely detail but not too complicated . The kit has the option of having the Falcon rockets with all their associated trapezes hanging out of the weapons bay but I prefer a cleaner look so it’ll be closed up. I’ve also got an Eduard Zoom fret for the cockpit , mainly for the seat belts as the moulded on ones are a bit faint but I might use the IP and other bits as well. 916D724E-B162-49DD-AB5B-05B8BF64544B.jpegADAD08EE-185A-4223-A09E-62E0DCA3EF25.jpeg086237A5-F497-4521-AA92-7CAC98B03613.jpeg93197AF4-8327-4348-9F61-230C2F640DA5.jpeg
 
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Hi Tony
I look forward to this. Fine looking aircraft. Sounds like a nice kit. Brings back memories as a few years ago a modeller friend sadly passed away and kits from his stash were given to some of his modelling colleagues to build in his memory. I got the Meng 1/72 Delta Dagger flown by George W Bush during his time with the Texas Air National Guard.
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Hi Tony
I look forward to this. Fine looking aircraft. Sounds like a nice kit. Brings back memories as a few years ago a modeller friend sadly passed away and kits from his stash were given to some of his modelling colleagues to build in his memory. I got the Meng 1/72 Delta Dagger flown by George W Bush during his time with the Texas Air National Guard.
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Cheers jim , yes its a fantastic looking bird isnt it , unfortunately it was one of those that looked a hell of a lot faster than it actually was ! Surprisingly large in this scale too , cheers tony
 

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Made a bit of a start on this today , got the top and bottom of the wing together , needed a lot of clamps though as its such a big wing 32B09651-EDA0-405C-99C1-D0691263B801.jpeg
 

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Got the seat together and the main colour on . Ive also ground off the moulded on belts ready fir the pe. Ive got some colour on the cockpit tub too and been looking at the instrument panel. The kit panel is very finely detailed and with a lot of patience and a good magnifier it could look great but seen as ive got the pe anyway im going to save my time and eyesight and just use these.C7ABCECF-93C6-479E-9536-04664C8CDEFC.jpegDB981BD2-894C-4BB6-98A3-8CF6195EAF61.jpeg95297AC9-4CCF-40FC-8FF0-9ABF4A47ED7B.jpeg7434DC04-6A56-42A0-8A60-FC10F92A9FC4.jpeg
 

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Seat now painted and pe belts fitted . The cockpit tub Has also had some paint and the pe side panels and instrument panel have been fitted and the seat put in , the whole thing having a Dark dirt wash to give it a bit more depth .The pit is now complete and ready to go in the fuselage . 664FE3C4-DD8A-4F5C-91BB-7A65B2B5FA3B.jpeg4DFA1D6C-A48C-4860-9643-4657F175C5BE.jpeg6A4EE667-2782-4A07-A24E-4F77DD60930D.jpeg9E346EEE-204B-414A-A664-916379B00BAF.jpeg68541FE3-6456-44E1-B998-DE84EAA66FFA.jpeg29C02B4E-7871-4DD1-9EF7-FD0BE71E1AC2.jpeg
 
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