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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Hi,

Here are a few quick pics of my first completed build of 2012. It's the old 1/72 Airfix F2H-2 Banshee. I built it straight out of the box with few exceptions. I replaced the ejection seat with resin Obsucreco Panther seat. Not exactly correct but it looks much better than the clunky kit seat. I drilled out the cannon ports in the nose with a pin vise and that's about it.

I airbrushed it with Testors MM Gloss Sea Blue. The decals are from several old Microscale sheets, some requiring a coat of liquid decal film to restore them to usable shape. I chose to do this particular a/c from a photo in the Steve Ginter "early Banshee" volume.

Now to finish up my 1/72 RF-101H Voodoo conversion…

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Do I hear 'Banjo' music? Nice job on a really old, but not so bad kit.
Sometimes it's fun to find a really old kit stashed in the back of the closet and have to go get your 'creative' hat to see how you can improve an oldie-again nice work!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Looks good, drilling the guns was a good call. That thing is all wing though eh?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Beautiful job! Looks fantastic! Hard to believe its 1/72 scale! You have it detailed so great! :supz:


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Wow this is amazing model :)

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Nicely done!

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