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Readers’ Gallery: Richard’s 1/72 Ace F-101B Voodoo

Agape forum member Richard (RJ Tucker) posted this work of his great looking F-101. Thanks Richard!

This model depicts F-101B Voodoo assigned to the first unit to employ the F-101B: the 60th Fighter Interceptor Squadron circa 1965.

This is the Ace 1/72 scale kit from Korea with instructions in Korean with absolutely no multilingual labeling. Clearly, it was intended for the domestic market. This is the same tooling as the Revell kit; it even has the Revell logo on the inside of the fuselage. I replaced the seats with True Detail resin ones, and dressed up the cockpit with an Airways photo-etch set. The kit canopy actuator arm part was grossly out of scale, so I modified it using a straight pin. The decals are from the SSI 72-307 sheet. The blue & white stripe/ bird decal started to come apart in the water despite several clear coats; I guess the clear coats keep them from completely shredding. Regardless, after I pieced them all back together, it doesn’t look quite right…..sigh. I painted it with Model Master enamels and used Alclad II for the bare metal areas and landing gear. Since this aircraft is the epitome of the Cold War struggle, I just had to mount the Genie nuclear rockets on the model.