1/48 Revell F-8 (FN) Crusader

by Anton Alerte



This is the Revell F-8 Crusader converted to a French F-8 (FN). I had ONE picture to go on so this was an adventure.

I rescribed part of the fuselage and wings, got a new ejection seat from a Hasegawa Phantom and used white metal landing gear to correct the original kits tendency to sit way too low on the ground.

I used Model Master Intermediate Blue and decals from Albatros Model works. The biggest pain was the invasion stripes but that was accomplished with 6mm Tamiya tape as a guide and pure guess work. 

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Photos and text by Anton Alerte