F-105D model in 1/32 scale
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The Trumpeter F-105 kit was further completed.
It was discovered that the instrument cover was too height (part #J52), 3 millimetre (1/8 inch) was removed from the base. By this adjustment, the room between the canopy screen and aft cockpit was as in the real thing, "the pilot now had some forward vision". From the instrument panel, 3 mm was removed from the upper edge. (The instruments themselves are not affected)
the original too high incorrect coaming.. and the new "coaming" ...
new... Note additional "spaced" separation.
Also note the yellow edge around the
windscreen, typical of these planes.
separation and... the improved new
improved "instrument coaming"
the cockpit area
The screen cockpit section got some
extra detailing with stretched sprue and rod.
The gear bays with some added details
from stretched sprue
The seat of the kit was slightly adapted (see page  ) , the arm rests being improved and details added. The seat can be seen here.... seat straps were made of tape and the "top lead" of a wine bottle. Also 2 mm were removed from the "legs" of the seat (part # F10) to get some more room in the cockpit.
The seat was set into the cockpit; the canopy was also set in place, but is removable from the model for transport and cleaning purposes.
gun bay can be seen here...
The model itself is now completed. Extra "stores" can be added and this will need some extra research as an early F-105D did not carry "all the types of stores" as provided in the kit. I decided to leave them off.
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