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Old 11-03-2017, 06:00 PM
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Exclamation A bit of information

The F-84 was a product of the US Army Air force request during late WW2 for a jet fighter. The Republic company was one of the contenders. Initially they studied placing a jet engine into a P-47 Thunderbolt. But that turned out to be a bad concept. So they decided on a clean sheet design. Thus the F-84 was developed into a slick very thin fuselage with straight wings. It was ready to fly two years after the end of the war ( in 1947 ). It competed against the Lockheed P-80 and the North American F-86. As it turned out the Army Air Force allowed production to all three aircraft. However, the straight wing of the F-84 and the P-80 were already obsolete and inferior to the Swept wing F-86 Sabre. So the next step was to design a swept wing version. That has become the F-84F Thunderstreak. This aircraft was also distributed widely to all NATO forces and that is why it became a recognizable aircraft.


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Our all hobby models like this one? poor?
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:49 PM
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Yoav

Dubious means something that is questionable or unknown/not to be trusted.

מפוקפק

So the quality of the paper that Hobby Model printed kit is poor/ questionable or generally not very good. I had worse.

The problem that I see is that the paper is very sensitive to glue, does not round or handle well when forming.

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Old 11-04-2017, 06:58 AM
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ae all hobby models like this one? poor?
I would not rate them as poor. However, it is a common theme with some of the printing houses in that the paper quality should be much better. So I would rate them average.

When I print kits at home I use special card stock that I purchased while in Japan ( I am am down to critical levels though ). I just can't seem to find it in the states. The stuff available commercially is also average.


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Smile The parts and kit

The kit design is good and relatively uncomplicated. It also has minimal internal framing that is common to so many new designs. I guess since it is round sections that are simply joined, there is no need to too much of internal structure. The kit is a repaint and small modifications to their earlier RF-84F and F-84F kit.

F-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5305.jpgF-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5309.jpgF-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5310.jpg

As stated before, the printed paper quality is average and could have been better. In any case we shall see as the build continues. I think that the final product is an attractive looking model at average complexity. There also will be a compromise between metallic paper and just varying shades of gray. I personally do not like the metallic silver paper, so this kit is good for me as is.

In addition to the kit itself, I purchased the laser cut frames, canopy and resin wheels. So the build will be easier for me to build. However, a quick look at the model and I can see that it is not too difficult to do without all these extras.

F-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5304.jpgF-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5306.jpgF-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5307.jpgF-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5308.jpg


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Old 11-04-2017, 10:38 PM
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Cool Lets build

Here are the fuselage parts. All simple and easy to cut.
F-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5311.jpg

Nothing complicated here



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Old 11-04-2017, 10:42 PM
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Smile Start at the back

I decided to start at the back for a change.


Here is the exhaust duct.
F-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5313.jpg

F-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5314.jpg

Once the frame is in, I added super glue bead all around the tail area to make it a bit stiff ( per Yoav's method ).

Then round the aft sections
F-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5315.jpg


And add them going forward. And add the exhaust duct.
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Smile Adding the aft frame

Now add the round aft frame that incorporate the vertical fin spar.
F-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5318.jpgF-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5319.jpg

and add another section going forward
F-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5320.jpgF-84F Thunderstreak- Hobby Model 1:33 scale-img_5321.jpg


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good start Isaac, good start.

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You said it all about the paper. It delaminates/disintegrates with appalling ease on small radius curves and the slightly shiny paint is extremely sensitive to white glue. The “dubious” term was a dubious mean to try to be soft on the subject
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