F-106B in 1/72 scale by Hasegawa
F-106 was developed as a long range air defence aircraft in the beginning
of the Cold war by Convair. It featured a delta wing and was used primarily
in the continental United States. It made use of experiences obtained from
the F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft, being a much more capable airplane.
The model is from Hasegawa, an old kit in 1/72 scale (UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2011: see modelling REPORT ).
This kit is rather simple, needing additional detailling.
I selected to make a dual aircraft, the F-106B, requiring making a new canopy and adjusting the top fuselage sections including a refuelling receptable. The conversion was made from scratch using also Milliput putty, although Falcon vacu once issued a conversion set. I made the canopy with a wooden shaped plug, heating up clear acetate sheet and tahn pressing the plastic on the plug. (sorry, forgot to photograph...) .
(NOTE ADDED LATER: Falcon vacu issued vacuform canopies for several jets including the F-106B, this canopy was fitted later on as I got one).
The airbrakes at the rear were opened
and also the decals were replaced by using a Microscale set.
The intakes and exhaust pipe were covered with red protective covers made
from thin plastic.
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