|54-0107 F-105B-5-RE Thunderchief
This Thunderchief is in the markings of the Wright Air Development
Center/ARDC while doing cold weather tests at WPAFB, OH and Eielsen AFB,
AK in 1958. Spent most of her career as a test aircraft. She is now preserved at
the Hickory Aviation Museum in Hickory, NC.
I finished the F-105 with Plasti-kote #387 Aluminum enamel. You cannot apply
it to the model from the spray can. It comes out way too heavy. It has to be
sprayed into a jar so it can be applied with an air brush. The ARDC and
Wright markings for the aircraft and base were designed with Corel Draw 9
and printed with my Alps printer. I used clear acrylic rod to mount the model.
I epoxied brass tubing into the tail cone/fuselage for strength and the rod to
slide into. The base was finished and hand polished.
This model is now proudly on display at the Hickory Aviation Museum along
with the real 54-0107.
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