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Revell's 1/48 scale
F-84G Thunderjet

by Aleksandar Sekularac

Republic F-84G Thunderjet


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This is Revell’s 1/48 F-84G Thunderjet in Yugoslav service. The only aftermarket item was a sheet of decals by Lift Here. Total cost of this project: €15.

Additional work included:

  • Detailed cockpit (scratch built side consoles, instrument backs, sliding canopy deck, ejection rails and cylinder

  • Detailed landing gear (nose leg, nose wheel, main legs)

  • Scratch-built air-brake compartment (inside piping, cylindrical shield, air-brake details)

  • Navigation lights, Pitot-tube, side air-inlets, some rivets, and other small details…



Paints were a mix of Humbrol and Xtracolor, further tweaked to represent classic Yugoslavian camouflage used on this airplane. Weathering consists of pre-shading, dry-brushing, oil wash, silver pencil, and minor post-shading.

Final coat is a mix of Future and Gunze Clear Matt diluted in alcohol.

All images were made on my work bench using Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera and a stock EF-S 18-55 lens, mounted on a tripod, with two tungsten bulbs providing the light.



A detailed build-up article of this model will appear in next issue of Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2007 by Aleksandar Sekularac
Page Created 15 June, 2007
Last Updated 24 December, 2007

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