Author Topic: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"  (Read 6213 times)

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RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« on: September 08, 2012, 06:58:23 AM »
This Monogram 1/48 Voodoo was built several years back.  I had the kit in my stash for a awhile before deciding to do a "what if?" build.  I wanted an all-black Voodoo in a pseudo Blackbird-type look.  I don't think any recon Voodoos were painted this way, but it makes a striking appearance for these fast jets .  I think it's impressive that the Voodoo was such a hauler, and it did it without the advantage of the "area-ruled" fuselage design.  It achieved its speed through good ol' brute power!   I used flat, semi-glass and gloss black as well as the same range in clear acrylics to paint it.  The decals are from an F-117 kit, iirc.

 I had this model out at our local airport several months back but it was very windy and I was afraid of damage to the models.  Sunday morning I took four planes out to the airport only to find the wind gusting again.  I managed to take a few hurried pics anyway.  In some pics , you'll notice green grass and bare trees.  Those are shot from the earlier session.  Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy her!
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« Last Edit: September 08, 2012, 08:57:45 PM by Gary Brantley »

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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 07:32:16 AM »
Very slick!  The Voodoo just looks so right in that scheme, great job  8)
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 07:33:03 AM »
Love it!  Great work! :)

For some reason, it just begs for a playboy bunny marking on the tail... ;)
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 07:51:42 AM »
Gary, she's a real knockout!  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 08:25:19 PM »
That looks so natural for a Voodoo.   :-*

May I emulate/borrow your idea in 1/72nd scale?
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 08:34:27 PM »
Thanks for your nice comments everyone!  I really appreciate it.  I thought about the paint scheme for a long time, and finally decided that I'd go out on a limb and try the all-black look.  Honestly, it came out better than I expected.  All of you are sure correct though, the Voodoo is a natural in black.  As sleek as the F-One Oh Wonder is, the black just really accentuates its cool 50s features.  I've been on a 50s jets buying (and building) spree lately.  There is just something about those jets from that period...maybe they were how a "jet fighter" was supposed to look.  Thanks again!
Gary


Edited to add: Big Gimper, I'd be flattered if you "borrowed" that scheme for your own bird.  You can probably even improve on it, lol.  Be sure to show us the results if you do.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012, 08:44:45 PM »
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Edited to add: Big Gimper, I'd be flattered if you "borrowed" that scheme for your own bird.  You can probably even improve on it, lol.  Be sure to show us the results if you do.


Thanks Gary. I would like to apply this to one of my Hasegawa RF-101As.

Are you familiar with the short lived CAF EF-101B "Electric Voodoo"?
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2012, 08:57:04 PM »
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Edited to add: Big Gimper, I'd be flattered if you "borrowed" that scheme for your own bird.  You can probably even improve on it, lol.  Be sure to show us the results if you do.


Thanks Gary. I would like to apply this to one of my Hasegawa RF-101As.

Are you familiar with the short lived CAF EF-101B "Electric Voodoo"?


Yes, I am.  After I had finished my Voodoo, maybe a couple years even, I came across a reference to that Canadian plane.  Wasn't it done in a glossy black finish?

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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012, 09:07:56 PM »
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Edited to add: Big Gimper, I'd be flattered if you "borrowed" that scheme for your own bird.  You can probably even improve on it, lol.  Be sure to show us the results if you do.


Thanks Gary. I would like to apply this to one of my Hasegawa RF-101As.

Are you familiar with the short lived CAF EF-101B "Electric Voodoo"?


Yes, I am.  After I had finished my Voodoo, maybe a couple years even, I came across a reference to that Canadian plane.  Wasn't it done in a glossy black finish?


Yes it was. It was not an existing Canadian '101 but rather a US '101 leased to replace the CF-100s for EW role for a few years.

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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2012, 08:22:45 AM »
Ya know, one of the neat things about those 50s designs is that the designers weren't afraid to try anything.  Think of the great diversity of designs, from the little A-4 Skyhawk to hulking Century Series fighters like the F-101, F-102, 105 and 106. And don't forget the wild designs fielded by the U.S. Navy, such as the Cutlass and the Skyray!  Man, I gotta get my butt in gear; there are a lot of planes to build!
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012, 06:00:48 AM »
Looks a natural in that night scheme!

Absolutely sharp as a tack!

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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012, 10:40:55 AM »
Looks a natural in that night scheme!

Absolutely sharp as a tack!

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Thank you Brian!   She ain't bad.  And black she is!
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2012, 03:25:15 AM »
Great job! It really does work well
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2012, 04:52:14 AM »
Great job! It really does work well

Thanks a million!  I appreciate the kind comments a lot.
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2012, 02:04:58 PM »
Growing up with mostly Century Series jets in service I came to like all of them.  Each having its own "personality".  Lived at a place for about eight months where F-102s were seen daily.  They kinda grew on me.  That said - It is the F-101 which over time became my most favorite among favorites.  When Thunderbirds went briefly to the F-105 I felt it should have been the F-101.

Super cool build and first rate photography.  Totally love it   8)

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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2012, 01:19:06 AM »
Thanks finsrin!  I love the Century Series too!  So far, I've got this F-101, an F-104 and a F-100 built.  I've still got those awesome deltas left to go, along with a Thud.  I've got kits for these too, but I need more time!  That's the one "commodity" that I never can have enough.  Thanks for your compliments, they are much appreciated!
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2012, 08:24:12 PM »
that looks so right that Gary it really does, nice one. Your pictures also answered a question I have had, as to what an exhaust can I have in my parts bin was from. A big scale Voodoo.
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2012, 02:54:44 AM »
Thanks Diavel!  Hey, I'm glad the pics helped solve your mystery.  Best regards, Gary.

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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2012, 08:33:09 AM »
Lovely build!  :)
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2012, 10:07:12 AM »
Lovely build!  :)

Thank you very much!
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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2012, 11:56:32 AM »
Regarding Century Series - know I got one (maybe two) 1/72 F-107 kits in the stash.
Don't know if kit is now in production, but they are around.

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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2012, 10:46:39 PM »
Nice tidy work there matey !! LOVING the presentation too :)

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Re: RF-101B Recon Voodoo "Black Magic"
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2012, 04:47:37 AM »
Thanks!  I believe the models definitely look better in a natural environment.  And, they seem to photograph better in natural light as well.  I guess flying through the air would be even more natural, but do we really want to do that? ;)  Next best thing is the airport I think.  I'm lucky because I live about 4 minutes from our little airport.  It'll have to do for now...

Thanks again mate!
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