Fiddlers Green

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Author:  Rob [ Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Thud

Getting back to that which I like best--I've started another of the Century series fighters--The F-105G "Wild Weasel". Here's what the model currently looks like:


I had intitally started a "B" model, with the intent of doing a Thunderbird's paint scheme--but the "G" gave me the opportunity to do some serious underwing stores.

It's a big model--nearly seventeen inches long at 1/48 scale--but then again, the actual bird was humungous.

Still not quite ready for a beta build--but it's coming along.

Author:  old guy [ Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Thank you!

THank you very much, Looks fantastic already. Since I started paper modeling the two planes I wanted most was the F-100 and F-105. Every time I see one it draws me back to those wonderful Joe son chasing days in Japan in the 60's. I hope FG comes out with it before I go to that big airbase in the sky.

Author:  Diamondback [ Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:01 pm ]
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All I can say is:


One of my ex-profs' dads flew Thuds out of Takhli and George; if I ever get my "building hand" back I might have to build one or two for him.

Author:  willygoat [ Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:41 pm ]
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YIIIIIPPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! It's a thud :D That baby looks great Rob! I can't wait to get my hands on that thing 8)

Author:  Mauri [ Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:47 pm ]
Post subject:  WOW!

Looks like we have another pretty baby here! So nice ... How many times will we have to say thanks to this guy? :D

Thanks again Rob!

Author:  willygoat [ Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:52 pm ]
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I don't care! It's gonna be great :D :D :D :D

Author:  birder [ Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:34 pm ]
Post subject:  thud

Wow! that looks cool! My son's gonna love the stuff under the wings. the only problem... non military types (myself) don't know what all those are :oops: When I was in so cal there was one of those propped up at a museum

Author:  Rob [ Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:48 am ]
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don't worry--in the build sheets, all the underwing stuff will be
fully described.

The missiles are Standard (the mfgr) AGM (air to ground) 78 ARM (anti-radiation) missiles, used to attack the fire control radars for SAM (surface to air) missiles. They were the follow on to the Shrike AGM-45 ARM.

Currently ( and slowly) applying the SEA camo paint job. That's a pretty slow process, as the patterns run across multiple sections, and onto the aerodynamic surfaces. Lots of critical alignemnt issues. It may look random, but there's a specific pattern that has to be followed to create an authentic model. I ws lucky to find a complete three view (looks like it came from an old USAF T.O.) that shows the different areas and colors in some detail and inlcudes paint numbers. You can find a lot of info needed for modeling your favorite planes at this website:

Author:  Tim_in_Winnipeg [ Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:56 am ]
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Hey, nice link Rob. Thanks for posting.

Author:  Tim_in_Winnipeg [ Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:03 pm ]
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Here is a link to a large number of aircraft pictures that I just came across.

Including some thuds.

Author:  birder [ Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:17 pm ]
Post subject:  thud

Nice work. (I might complain about the lack of biplanes perhaps I'm in a rut) thanks guys for the nice pics, have been enjoying the photos, many I've not seen

Author:  birder [ Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:51 am ]
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This Am I showed my 11 year old Rob's project and asked him what the missles are and he replied, "Oh, those are old AGM"...oh brother I feel like Charlie Brown on the "Peanuts"

Author:  nikischutt [ Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:16 pm ]
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Awesome model! 17+ inches, that's huge! Looking forward to that beast.


Author:  cmdr199212 [ Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:36 am ]
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could you shoot me the files so i can start a beta build?


Author:  Rob [ Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:52 pm ]
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Not that far along yet--intructions need to be done, and there is still soe fine tuning needed. Gonna be another delay, as I'm buying another house (for my mother in law) and there's going to be some serious work needed to bring it up to my standards. Close on Friday.

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