1/48 Revell/Monogram F-102A

Gallery Article by H. Davis Gandees on Feb 27 2020



Convair F-102A Delta Dagger “Deuce”
In a move from my usual WWII aircraft, I have started building my stash of 1:48 scale Revell/Monogram, Cold War Century Fighters (F-100-F-106). This colorful “Deuce” was inspired by a photo sent from my Dutch modeling friend and ARC contributor, Kees Kuyper. 

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Tail number 61032 was actually 61052, acquired from the Greek Air Force by the Militire Luchtvaart Museum at Soesterberg, Holland, and displayed as a U.S. Air Force, 32 Fighter Interceptor Squadron F-102A stationed in Holland during the mid-1960s. The Deuce was a large interceptor aircraft carrying a lot of fuel and a bomb bay with up to six AIM-4 Falcon air to air missiles.

The model was built out of the box and the decals were from Findekals, but I masked and painted the tail colors. Paints were ModelMaster enamel with a final semi-gloss coat over the decals. 

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