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Kerick's RF-101
« on: April 01, 2015, 10:43:57 AM »
Here is my extended life entry. A Hasegawa RF-101 with a new nose from an old Micro Scale decal sheet with conversion parts for an F-101A or C.


I added an F-15 fuel tank on the centerline, F-4 wing pylons, a scratch made gun port and F-18 style LEXs.



I added an IR sensor above the nose and another sensor under the nose, F-4 style.



I'll add J79 exhaust nozzles and an F-15 style paint job and markings. Also Sidewinders and either Sparrows or Slammers on the pylons. Now I just have to finish it!

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 06:45:59 PM »
Very good sir. Maybe add some small canards to mitigate the pitch-up problem? 
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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 08:59:51 PM »
Whisker style like the B-1? Hmmmmm.... I'll have to look into that!

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 10:13:15 PM »
Here is my extended life entry. A Hasegawa RF-101 with a new nose from an old Micro Scale decal sheet with conversion parts for an F-101A or C.


I added an F-15 fuel tank on the centerline, F-4 wing pylons, a scratch made gun port and F-18 style LEXs.



I added an IR sensor above the nose and another sensor under the nose, F-4 style.

And there it is, the exact type and location of twin rail missile rails I was just speculating would look great on a BAC Lightning.  Top job, I can't wait to see the end result.


I'll add J79 exhaust nozzles and an F-15 style paint job and markings. Also Sidewinders and either Sparrows or Slammers on the pylons. Now I just have to finish it!

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2015, 10:33:33 PM »
eh, its completed already? this is the "COMPLETED BUILDS" thread right?  ???
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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015, 11:06:02 PM »
eh, its completed already? this is the "COMPLETED BUILDS" thread right?  ???

I broke this out to its own build thread, just a little moderator housekeeping. Nothing to see here, move along. Move along.

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2015, 12:28:46 AM »
It does make more sense now, thanks.

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2015, 12:38:26 AM »
I like the looks of this, so please keep the updates coming. 

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2015, 11:28:16 AM »
I've been searching for small bits to add. I'm adding an arrestor hook and I added an attachment point for that. Searching the parts box for canards and pitot sensors. Extra antennas of course.

Now that the Sukoi/Republic SU-105 is finished I can concentrate on the F-101. I think I'll call it the F-101E. It was a RW J79 powered version that never went into production.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2015, 11:31:44 AM by kerick »

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2015, 02:10:50 PM »
I like the looks of this, so please keep the updates coming.

Same as LemonJello said.  8)

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2015, 08:26:59 AM »
Scored a good reference photo.
McDonnell NF-101A Voodoo:  J-79 #53-2418 by convairxf92

The NF-101A testing J79 engines. I need longer burner cans.

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2015, 02:33:46 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2015, 11:16:34 AM »
Added canards and a couple of details to the Voodoo. I found another pen like the one I used to make the afterburner cans so now I can make them longer. Fooling around with the idea of adding LGBs. Maybe a Pave Penny pod.

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2015, 11:18:08 AM »
Canards turned out well.

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The first attempt is on the left but I found the tails from two 1/350th S-3 Viking. Looks much better.

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Longer afterburner cans for the J79s. Nozzels are from a Hasegawa F-4.

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Future weapons load plus Sidewinders.

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2015, 07:05:24 PM »
Very nice work Sir!!
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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2015, 08:56:43 PM »
The canards look perfect.  Nicely done.

What paint scheme are you considering?

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2015, 11:04:18 PM »
Thanks!
Colors will be F-15 style with light ghost gray and dark ghost gray. I have to search the decal stash for something that won't fall apart.

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2015, 12:12:34 PM »
Some paint! My attempt at Compass Ghost scheme adapted to an F-101E. I used Model Master light ghost grey and dark ghost grey.

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Only problem was the paints were drying so quickly it made it difficult to prevent overlap marks. I work in the basement and it was cool and dry.
On to the decals and fiddly bits!

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2015, 01:20:23 PM »
Lovely!  :-*
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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2015, 03:06:46 PM »
looking good

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2015, 08:00:44 PM »
So good it makes you take a second look...and then a third!

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2015, 10:05:27 AM »
I've been working on the decals all weekend. I put on several and let them dry then do more so I don't mess up the ones I already put on. I'm using a mix of A-10 and F-16 sheets with slime lights from and F-4 sheet. Most are Micro Scale of various vintages.

IMG_1175 by Ken Erickson, on Flickr

IMG_1176 by Ken Erickson, on Flickr

IMG_1174 by Ken Erickson, on Flickr

IMG_1173 by Ken Erickson, on Flickr

IMG_1172 by Ken Erickson, on Flickr

IMG_1171 by Ken Erickson, on Flickr

IMG_1170 by Ken Erickson, on Flickr

I went for a slightly updated variation on the 60's style of markings. Black stars and bars smaller than the huge ones used on early F-101s yet not as small as modern ones. I kept the US Air Force on the sides and the USAF above and below the wings.The shark mouth is from an A-10 sheet and I seriously considered using it on the SU-105. I think it looks darn good here. Next step is dull coat and lots of little parts and paint touch up.
Hardest part was figuring out which decals from which sheets to use.

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2015, 08:08:34 PM »
Glamazing! Nicely done all around.

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2015, 04:30:07 AM »
Lookin' fine, damned fine!  :)
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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2015, 08:48:09 AM »
Thank you for the kind words, my friends!

I'm thinking of a backstory either where the F-4 Phantom is a total flop and economic problems force the US military to prolong the life of every available piece of equipment or something like the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 limits the production of all kinds of military hardware, not just battleships. Either way the entire Century Series has to soldier on with modifications and improvements far beyond their projected lifespan. This would allow for the old airframes sporting AIM 120s and LGBs while blasting off with newer engines and such.

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2015, 07:14:04 AM »
F-101E Voodoo II is finally finished!













Touch up and detail painting and gluing on the fiddly bits didn't take as long as I thought. All in all I think it turned out very well. A few spots could have been done better but then I could also be working on this until the cows come home. Anyway, I hope you like it.

Here's a link to the entire album if you are so inclined, https://www.flickr.com/gp/128586659@N07/V442j6

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2015, 07:19:14 AM »
This is one sexy beast. 

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2015, 07:54:32 AM »
This is the most viable, vivacious, voracious, vibrant, vitalizing, vengeful, venomous and venerable Voodoo I have ever viewed.

I am in now in a vacuum of verbal vernacular.  I must now vamoose. Au revoir.

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2015, 12:17:13 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

I'm just glad this group built motivated me to finish it!

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Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2015, 04:44:45 PM »
This is the most viable, vivacious, voracious, vibrant, vitalizing, vengeful, venomous and venerable Voodoo I have ever viewed.

I am in now in a vacuum of verbal vernacular.  I must now vamoose. Au revoir.

Well said for me too :-*

Re: Kerick's RF-101
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2015, 06:46:42 PM »
This is the most viable, vivacious, voracious, vibrant, vitalizing, vengeful, venomous and venerable Voodoo I have ever viewed.
I am in now in a vacuum of verbal vernacular.  I must now vamoose. Au revoir.

That is no vainglorious verbalising. There must have been some hoodoo in the voodoo that you doodoo done. Fantastic.  :-*  :-*  :-*
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