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Readers’ Gallery: Dale Hutchinson’s 1/48 Pro Modeler F-84G


Forum member Dale Hutchinson (Hutch) shared his pics of the great looking F-84 he built. Great stuff Hutch!

Stick a fork in it, this one is done.  I picked this kit up at a show for about $12 and got a lot of enjoyment out of it.  It is a very solid kit.  I haven’t put the Tamiya kit together yet, but I scare say it will be hard to beat the Pro Modeler example.

The NMF is Alclad.  I used Eagle Strike decals to finish her off…The markings are for a USAFE F-84G from the 493rd Fighter Bomber Squadron, 48th Fighter Bomber Group, circa 1952 in France.  No particular reason as to why I chose this scheme other than the fact it just grabbed my attention.  Oh, I also chose these markings because there is something about the large numbers that are appealing to me.  The Yellow on the fuel tanks and tail were unique, so I gave it a go. The belts were homemade…I usually do not them because of my fumble fingers, but these seem to have come out okay.