U.S. AIR FORCE FIGHTER F-100F SUPER SABRE TRUMPETER 1/48

Box package of U.S. Air Force Fighter F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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. F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

Overall length is about 35cm. It looks better to replace the larger cutter mat.

making cockpit of F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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.

cockpit decal and painting, F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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.

panel decals are beautiful, F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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.

from above shot of cockpit F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

I did washing lightly. I think the cockpit to be enough result in this if I put it between a body.
(04-December-2015)

body of F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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.

attaching wings of F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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.

1/48 jet fighter and 1/144 aircraft, large and small

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.

fitting with a fuselage and a canopy is quite good

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.
(10-December-2015)

pitot tube,

The pitot tube at the nose and the refueling probe under the main wing are now so fragile. They are required careful handling.

thinking about paint process

I stop assembling when I think about the painting, and begin painting work with each part.

joint surface of a fuselage and a canopy was painted in matte black

Before gluing a canopy, a joint surface of a fuselage and a canopy was painted in matte black.

masking of the jet airplane’s canopy

The masking of the jet airplane’s canopy is easy except for the cutting of the delicate curve.

painting the super stainless steel

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.
(12-December-2015)

ALQ-31 ECM in stainless steel silver

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.

F-100 painting 1/48 Trumpeter

This painting, I added black and blue to silver a little, shaded and varied metal surface. Some place I used iron metallic.

space of the landing gear, I used XF-4 yellow-green of the Tamiya enamel

The space of the landing gear, I used XF-4 yellow-green of the Tamiya enamel.

masked the outer shell where the heat of the jet engine changed the color for airbrush painting

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.
(13-December-2015)

blew blue, orange and burnt iron in a belt

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.

large decals, F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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.

putting decals on the body, F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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?

during inking over of the top surface, F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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.

undersurface is modest inking compare to the topside

The undersurface is modest inking compare to the topside. If there’s no problem, it is almost completed.
(17-December-2015)

F-100 is the world’s first practical use super sonic speed fighter jet.

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.

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.

F-100 used in Turkey, France, Denmark, the Republic of China, other than the United States.

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.

U.S. Air Force Fighter F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48 build and painting to finish

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

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

Jet nozzle and outskirts were painted in some gradation with changed an atmosphere.

nozzle was in burnt iron

The nozzle was in burnt iron and black inking.

48th Tactical Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath’s air base in 1960.

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.

long refueling probe, F-100

The long refueling probe is one of the characteristics.

meter panel decal is nicely detailed

The meter panel decal is nicely detailed.

the inside left side of the canopy has clouded a little

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.

canopy fitting, F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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.

main wing, F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

When the surface was smooth, the adhesion condition was good, so the decal working was able to do happily.

right side main wing of F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

The manual of the trumpeter does not have detailed painting instructions. I checked it by myself and painted it with feeling.

training aircraft, the two-seat cockpit, F-100F

It is a training aircraft, the two-seat cockpit. The instructor was in the back seat, maybe.

the yellow ladder

I have made the yellow ladder, but there is not a place to hang because the cockpit was closed. It is only an atmosphere.

air brake was open position

An air brake was open position.

belt being connected the belly tank and main wing

I almost forget to set this belt being connected the belly tank and main wing.

wheel and landing gear was washed in black lightly

The wheel and landing gear was washed in black lightly.

brakes cables are molded to a landing gear

The brakes cables are molded to a landing gear and there is an accurate feeling.

20mm machine gun, F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48

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.

U.S. Air Force Fighter F-100F Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/48 build and painting to finish

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.

jet plane plastic model making

It was good that a silver body was finished beautifully.

building of US jet fighter

Trumpeter airplane Kit was not difficult to build up. Rather it was easy to have formed.

silver finish of US jet fighter

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….

interesting hobby of making aircraft plastic scale model

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.

forgot to paste under surface main wing decal

I stuck the same decal on the backside. Because a pylon disturbed, I patched decal diagonally and finally fitted looking smart.
(19-December-2015)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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