F105 by Chris Vandergrift

This model is built by member Chris Vandergrift and he relates the following:

“This is the completed Billy Sparks’ F-105D. I have finally completed my vignette for the Kentucky Aviation Heritage Museum! This is a forced perspective of the THUD coming in at 50′ and having to lift up over the berms on their runs. 
My son took the glamour shots this week so now all I have to do is keep her in pristine shape until the opening. 
The kit itself is built pretty much out of the box. To create Billy Sparks’ aircraft I removed the spine behind the collision lite back to the fin, filled in the gun ports, removed the antennas from the fin as well, used plasticard to create the intakes and eliminate the giant void there, removed the stiffener plates under the wings, removed the gun camera, lowered the cowling and created the electronics that go on the cowling.”

Nice job Chris !  

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