Because the storage space does not increase at all, even if I make a small model as 1/144 scale, I touched again the big box. I’ll try this F-100F Trumpeter model.
Overall length is about 35cm. It looks better to replace the larger cutter mat.
Because the manual of the trumpeter did not have detailed painting instructions, I painted the cockpit in aircraft gray of Mr. Color. You can see the difference in comparison with the natural plastic parts and painted.
The kit has no seat belt parts and no handy decal, I added it separately. This is not accurate because it is not the parts for the F-100. I think a seat belt on the front seat was attached excessively. Because it was strange that only the back seat was different, I made both seats a similar appearance. It seems I have to study the seat belt structure of the jet a little more.
It is very good looking after I pasted a small decal on the molded cockpit panels. I’m not sure the small parts coloring. I noticed that there are remaining not painted area on the back seat. I have to do a retouch later.
I did washing lightly. I think the cockpit to be enough result in this if I put it between a body.
I jointed the left and right of a fuselage part together built in a cockpit, an engine and an air brake. I was relieved to this large-scale work has been completed.
The one side is glued together so that the angle of the main plane doesn’t out of the angle. After fixing it completely, the other side was jointed.
I assemble the belly tanks and the AIM-9 Sidewinder. A belly tank of the F-100 is bigger than the Hurricane that I made the other day. It is a strange feeling when I display it.
The fitting with a fuselage and a canopy is quite good. Still, there is a gap slightly, so what should I do? When this gap isn’t blocked neatly if it’s painted after glued together, it’ll be a trouble later. I had blown a mist in a canopy many times in the past.
The pitot tube at the nose and the refueling probe under the main wing are now so fragile. They are required careful handling.
I stop assembling when I think about the painting, and begin painting work with each part.
Before gluing a canopy, a joint surface of a fuselage and a canopy was painted in matte black.
The masking of the jet airplane’s canopy is easy except for the cutting of the delicate curve.
I am painting the super stainless steel. The silver changes the finish state of the paintwork by the surface condition, it is difficult. I polished the scarring place with the 1200 sandpaper in the middle of the painting.
I think it is good for paint surface that I moved my hand same direction from up to down or from forward to backward when covering a paper. Anyway, I’m a complete beginner because the former silver painting was Hasegawa F-104 many years ago.
I painted ALQ-31 ECM in stainless steel silver. There seems to be a painting example of white and the olive-drab when I check it. In the case of this body, I gave priority to the same color united feeling of the appearance and had stainless steel silver.
This painting, I added black and blue to silver a little, shaded and varied metal surface. Some place I used iron metallic.
The space of the landing gear, I used XF-4 yellow-green of the Tamiya enamel.
I masked the outer shell where the heat of the jet engine changed the color for airbrush painting. I would like to complete it soon, because I have a trip to the hot spring next week.
I blew blue, orange and burnt iron in a belt. It’s a change of color due to the high heat of the outer shell of the engine nozzle. It’s a first try, so a little modest.
There are a large decals in this kit. Almost the large patterns are for the Thunderbirds. Because I have Thunderbirds of F-100D at hand, I pass it this time. I’m thinking I attach a band of Sidewinder using F-15 and Dragon AFV model decals that I made them before.
I am putting decals on the body. These flaps were made in the downed state, so the decals in the edge of a main wings were stuck on by trial and error to fit a good condition. It was unexpectedly hard work. I intended to make it by painting, but the decals patched carefully is high in the success rate. I had put the logo on U.S. Air Force larger one, is there slightly presence?
It is during inking over of the top surface. I feel like having become bad. If I fail here, it’s shedding tears of vexation, but it’ll be OK.
The undersurface is modest inking compare to the topside. If there’s no problem, it is almost completed.
F-100 is the world’s first practical use super sonic speed fighter jet. Its development had started in 1949, the operation was started in 1954. It was used in a North Vietnam bombing in the Vietnam War, but it was changed by successor F-105 immediately. The F-100 was used for close-air-support missions of the DMZ (demilitarized zone) of the South Viet Nam.
F-100 was used until 1971 by U.S. Air Force, and was used until 1980 by a National Guard of United State. Served in the USAF Thunderbirds from 1956 until 1968, this decal is included in this kit.
This was used in Turkey, France, Denmark, the Republic of China, other than the United States. All planes were retired by the early 1980s. I suppose it is a nostalgic body like F-86.
This F-100F is a two-seat training aircraft. I did not know it with the training plane until I bought this kit. Trumpeter sometimes releases surprising maniac aircrafts. 339 planes were produced, and 7 planes take the Suppression of Enemy Air Defense, (SEAD mission) as Wild Weasel.
AIM-9 Sidewinder was equipped with 2 of each on left and right. I used a band of decals from 1/72 scale F-15 surplus.
Jet nozzle and outskirts were painted in some gradation with changed an atmosphere.
The nozzle was in burnt iron and black inking.
Marking is the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath’s air base in 1960. It’s a base of the British Air Force, but only the 48th air wing of U.S. Air Force was stationed.
The long refueling probe is one of the characteristics.
The meter panel decal is nicely detailed.
Unfortunately, the inside left side of the canopy has clouded a little. Did mist flow in from a small gap? It isn’t too conspicuous by the angle, is it? Depending on the angle, I can’t see the dust.
Because I fix a body and a canopy solidly this time, a connection part was finished neatly, I do not tear it off by force. I wonder it is better to fix the canopy temporally before the painting.
When the surface was smooth, the adhesion condition was good, so the decal working was able to do happily.
The manual of the trumpeter does not have detailed painting instructions. I checked it by myself and painted it with feeling.
It is a training aircraft, the two-seat cockpit. The instructor was in the back seat, maybe.
I have made the yellow ladder, but there is not a place to hang because the cockpit was closed. It is only an atmosphere.
An air brake was open position.
I almost forget to set this belt being connected the belly tank and main wing.
The wheel and landing gear was washed in black lightly.
The brakes cables are molded to a landing gear and there is an accurate feeling.
I think the one in the fuselage lower part is 20mm machine gun. In a book, there are 4 machine guns, but I wonder F-100F has only 2 guns.
I’m not sure the effect of inking. I felt that I wipe of the almost area. The paint does not remain in the rivet holes.
It was good that a silver body was finished beautifully.
Trumpeter airplane Kit was not difficult to build up. Rather it was easy to have formed.
The 1/48 jet is powerful. It was rather interesting at the silver painting since F-104 building. I’m making another aircraft, the SMER Su-7 in silver paint, this is incredibly difficult….
The manual of the trumpeter did not have the instructions to put the decal of USAF on the main wing top surface. I think it should be. I have stuck it by addition. I’m not sure it’s correct or wrong.
I stuck the same decal on the backside. Because a pylon disturbed, I patched decal diagonally and finally fitted looking smart.