Combat 1/32 F-80C

By Larry Hawkins

I've been sitting on this Combat kit for over 8 months, if I didn't build it, it would be collecting dust! Here are a few things I added to give it the Korean War era look.

  1. 1/72nd wheels and tires from the Monogram B-36 someone sent me on request
  2. Gear legs and nose gear are from the Hasegawa F-86 kit, same for the nose wheel and tire
  3. Pitol tube under the nose is from the MiG Killer kit
  4. Bombs are from the Monogram P-51D kit, fuse lines were added
  5. Canopy is from the Revell P-47D and the windscreen is from the Hawker Hunter kit
  6. Rockets are from the Revell P-38 kit
  7. Cockpit set is from CAM, it's the F-86 set, it comes close to the photos I have of the F-80C
  8. Paint is from a can of Du-Pont colors and the shaded areas is from a bottle and hand painted
  9. I gave it a black acrylic wash, wiped it down and waxed it
  10. Decals are from the stash I have and the red stripe is auto stripping tape
  11. It was a quick build and took two weeks to finish. If you want more info, give me a shout.

© Larry Hawkins 2003

This article created on Friday, September 27 2013; Last modified on Tuesday, October 22 2013