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Readers’ Gallery: Gil Hodges’ 1/48 Lindberg F11C-2 conversion to BFC-2


Forum member Gil Hodges shows you can get a great looking model with an old classic, some hard work, and a little help from your friends! Gil used Agape member Mark Buchler’s resin upgrade set to convert Lindberg’s classic F11C-2 kit into a BFC-2. If you’re interested in Mark’s resin set, head over to the Modelshack and take a look! It’s a great upgrade set that will not only upgrade the F11C-2, but also allow for the BFC-2 conversion. Thanks for sharing your great work with us, Gil!

This is the 1/48 Lindberg kit, converted to the later BFC-2 and detailed using the Modelshack resin update set.

The “doped silver” was done with Alclad White Aluminum, the tail planes in MM Gloss White, and the top wing with MM Chrome Yellow (over Tamiya Fine white primer). The prop is Alclad Chrome over MM gloss black enamel, with decaled tip colors. The cowling is Testors Beret Green, which is the closest match to the decal sheet green markings. I also used Alclad Gloss Klear Kote to seal the decals and gloss the whole model.

The model is rigged with 6 mm ceramic fiber (Wonder Wire). This stuff is GREAT! Just cut it to length, flex it into the holes, and add a drop of glue in the holes to secure it. No need to paint it or stretch it taught! The markings are from the Yellow wings Goshawk sheet. They performed flawlessly!

This older Lindberg kit was a breeze to build, even with the resin conversion spine, compared to the Classic Airframes F11C-2 kit. If you want to build a 1/48 Goshawk, I recommend finding this older gem and ordering the Modelshack resin set.