hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

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hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

Postby scorpion » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:51 am

i recently picked up this model [1/72 scale] and while it looks fantastic there is however an error with the paint job [and i have been assured all of this particular model from hobbymaster are like this,not just mine].the problem is the tail fin and tail planes on it have a background colour of silver instead of white which it should be.i was thinking of trying to source a set of decals for it and if i find some should i repaint the above parts in the correct white or just leave as is as it still is a crcking little model and i dont want to ruin it.the same commpany do other thunderbirds aircraft such as the f-105 thundercheif,t-33 shooting star,f-16D and also the f-100C supersaber [mine is the "D" variant] and they got the paint job correct on those models so dont know which road to take,any advice would be most welcome,thanks :oj :o)b

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Re: hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

Postby Spud » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:50 pm

well it depends, Does it annoy you to look at it or do look at it and smile? if its not making you happy ild repaint it, you may even do a better job of the original :)
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Re: hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

Postby scorpion » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:00 pm

dont get me wrong,i still like it the way it is but i do plan on getting the other t-birds models that they do [have the t-33 and the f-16D is on pre order] so it might look slightly out of place...btw i forgot to mention they also do / did the f-4 phantom in t-birds colours too

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Re: hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

Postby Vinny » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:06 pm

Well, I think by asking the question you've already answered it... you must repaint it! Us modellers tend to have an eye for detail and a quest for perfection, hence the massive array of aftermarket goodies out there to correct the standard issue model. Personally speaking, if I knew something was wrong, it would annoy me and if I didn't fix it it was continue to bother me. Also, if an aircraft is not painted up correctly to fit in with squadron colours and markings then it will stand out like a sore thumb in the lineup. And a correct lineup of Thunderbirds aircraft is going to look sweet on a shelf 8-)

Have you got an image of the model in question (your own photo or an image from the internet will do)? Then we can talk about the procedure to tackle this baby.

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Re: hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

Postby Spud » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:07 pm

Vinny wrote:Then we can talk about the procedure to tackle this baby.
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Re: hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

Postby scorpion » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:23 pm

Vinny wrote:Well, I think by asking the question you've already answered it... you must repaint it! Us modellers tend to have an eye for detail and a quest for perfection, hence the massive array of aftermarket goodies out there to correct the standard issue model. Personally speaking, if I knew something was wrong, it would annoy me and if I didn't fix it it was continue to bother me. Also, if an aircraft is not painted up correctly to fit in with squadron colours and markings then it will stand out like a sore thumb in the lineup. And a correct lineup of Thunderbirds aircraft is going to look sweet on a shelf 8-)

Have you got an image of the model in question (your own photo or an image from the internet will do)? Then we can talk about the procedure to tackle this baby.

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tbh i have no idea how to upload / download pics to the internet,however i did by the model from an on line shop in the uk called "flying-tigers.co.uk"....failing that if you google "hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber" you should find pics of it...but just be sure when you do that it is the "D" and "thunderbirds" variant as the same company also have the f-100C t-bird variant as well as an f-100 in the markings of "the sky blazers" who were a usafe display team from the 1950s whose colour scheme is fairly similar to the t-birds [smilie=hypnotised.gif] [smilie=hypnotised.gif]

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Re: hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

Postby Spud » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:36 pm

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=542 here you go this should help with uploading pics
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Re: hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

Postby Vinny » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:35 am

Ok, I did some research and you basically want to go from this...
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to this...
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This looks like an easy fix. The masking is straight forward around the tail and tailplanes to expose the areas that need to be painted white. No complex curves and what not. The only difficult thing about doing this is obtaining the decals. From what I gather ESCI did a Thunderbirds F-100D in 1:72 and the decals look fit for the purpose but you'd have to buy a kit to get them and finding it will be difficult.

Aerodecal did a sheet in 1:72 but again getting hold of them will be tricky. Keep an eye out on eBay.
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You could buy a 1:48 sheet and scale them down to 1:72 and then print them off on clear laser decal paper. You'll be laying them onto white so that will be perfect. Warbirds do a sheet in 1:48. You can order them from the Flightdecs website and probably others.

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Seeing as you're a member of Britmodeller I'd ask over on the wanted section to see if anyone has a set of the ESCI or Aerodecal that they're willing to part with. I've been helped out with a few requests in the past by some of the lads on there. You could also try the wanted section on ARC.

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Re: hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

Postby scorpion » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:09 am

Vinny wrote:Ok, I did some research and you basically want to go from this...
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to this...
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This looks like an easy fix. The masking is straight forward around the tail and tailplanes to expose the areas that need to be painted white. No complex curves and what not. The only difficult thing about doing this is obtaining the decals. From what I gather ESCI did a Thunderbirds F-100D in 1:72 and the decals look fit for the purpose but you'd have to buy a kit to get them and finding it will be difficult.

Aerodecal did a sheet in 1:72 but again getting hold of them will be tricky. Keep an eye out on eBay.
Image

You could buy a 1:48 sheet and scale them down to 1:72 and then print them off on clear laser decal paper. You'll be laying them onto white so that will be perfect. Warbirds do a sheet in 1:48. You can order them from the Flightdecs website and probably others.

Image

Seeing as you're a member of Britmodeller I'd ask over on the wanted section to see if anyone has a set of the ESCI or Aerodecal that they're willing to part with. I've been helped out with a few requests in the past by some of the lads on there. You could also try the wanted section on ARC.

HTH
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hi vinny,sorry for the reply.yep thats exactly what i want to try to do with this model.i had a look around some of the secondhand model specialists and i found the esci 1/72 version on this exact model so i will get that for the decals [and just do the kit up in regular usaf hun colours,again thnks for the help,much appreciated :o)b [smilie=thumbsup02.gif]

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Re: hobbymaster thunderbirds f-100D supersaber

Postby Vinny » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:42 pm

Excellent! Don't forget to give those old decals a coat of Microscale Liquid Decal Film before you use them. It'll prevent them from disintegrating or cracking in the water or when being applied. It can happen with the older decals a lot.

Glad it all worked out for you. Hope to see the altered aircraft on here some time.

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