Four 1/48 Hasegawa VF-41 Tomcats

by Shawn Phantom Weiler

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To go along with my bunch of VF-84/103 Tomcats here are a bunch of VF-41 Tomcats.  VF-41 was the first or 100 squadron attached to CVW-8 from the mid 1970's to 2001 when they switched to the west coast flying superbugs.  All of the models are 1/48 Hasegawa Tomcats.  I used to have a bunch of 1/72 VF-41 Tomcats but they have either been painted pink by my daughters, given to the Canadian Warplane heritage museum or in a couple cases mailed to other ARCer.

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The full colour 1977 version is using the wonderful Aeromaster CVW-8 decals, that set gave me the decals to do almost every squadron on the second cruise of the Nimitz back in 1977.

Next "107" is using the very old "Detail and scale" decals representing the Libyan Mig shoot down back in 1981.

"103" is using "Yellowhammers" Last Tomcat cruise 2001 markings.

"101" was just completed using a very sought after Superscale sheet.  I should have sold this sheet for A LOT of money but decided to build my stash instead.  

Shawn

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Photos and text by Shawn Phantom Weiler