Author Topic: Matchbox SeaFighterNow a US Navy Starfighter.  (Read 2344 times)

Offline theplasticsurgeon

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Matchbox SeaFighterNow a US Navy Starfighter.
« on: November 11, 2013, 01:18:24 AM »
Now a US Navy Starfighter - just a change of markings.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2021, 09:03:14 PM by theplasticsurgeon »

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Re: Matchbox SeaFighterNow a US Navy Starfighter.
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 02:15:23 AM »
That just looks right somehow.
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Re: Matchbox SeaFighterNow a US Navy Starfighter.
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 03:40:03 AM »
that looks really pretty!
also looks flipping dangerous to get it back on deck lol

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Re: Matchbox SeaFighterNow a US Navy Starfighter.
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 11:14:34 AM »
It does "just looks right somehow".
It does "looks flipping dangerous to get it back on deck ".  Must be the one model of land based only fighter the Navy used.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2013, 02:23:17 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Matchbox SeaFighterNow a US Navy Starfighter.
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 02:19:40 PM »
Perhaps their successful use by China Lake in Sidewinder development persuaded the USN to purchase a few squadrons as interceptors defending their various NAS and MCAS establishments.

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Re: Matchbox SeaFighterNow a US Navy Starfighter.
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 02:04:50 AM »
Terry Moore, aka braincells37, of IPMS-Seattle did one as the XF5V-1 for the April 2004 Internet Modeler:
http://www.internetmodeler.com/2004/april/aviation/f-104e.php

It was picked up by The Hook and published as real:


http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,23014.msg332969.html#msg332969

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Re: Matchbox SeaFighterNow a US Navy Starfighter.
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 07:21:25 AM »
That's pure eye-candy in those Navy colors!

What an imaginative project and a sharp, clean looking bird!

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