Monogram F-101B Voodoo question- Lower wings

Joined: March 29th, 2005, 10:41 pm

February 14th, 2018, 6:38 pm #1

I'm in the process of slowly re-gentrifying a long-forgotten F-101B project, backdating it to a bare metal finish in the markings of the 83rd FIS, Hamilton AFB (my old stomping grounds).

Are the re-enforcement "band-aids" located around the main wheel wells a late-life, fatigue-related measure? Should these be removed along with all the other stuff required for a pre-SAGE F-101B standard?

My guess is the answer is yes, but thought i should ask.

TIA,

david
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 pm

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February 15th, 2018, 10:52 pm #2

I have no answer for you, instead I pose a query: Will you be rescribing?
Todd Enlund

"Bandits at three o'clock."
"Roger. What should I do 'till then?"
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Re-scribing is not necessary ---

February 17th, 2018, 9:20 pm #3

While some lines on the Monogram models in the series of that era may be a bit higher than some consider appropriate, they can be lightly wet-sanded with 400 or 600 to give a nice panel-line effect !!

Happy modeling, George
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I would say remove them

February 19th, 2018, 1:02 am #4

I'm in the process of slowly re-gentrifying a long-forgotten F-101B project, backdating it to a bare metal finish in the markings of the 83rd FIS, Hamilton AFB (my old stomping grounds).

Are the re-enforcement "band-aids" located around the main wheel wells a late-life, fatigue-related measure? Should these be removed along with all the other stuff required for a pre-SAGE F-101B standard?

My guess is the answer is yes, but thought i should ask.

TIA,

david
According to pics in the F-101 Voodoo in Detail & Scale, an upper "wing fence" was added to reinforce the area around the wheel well, and was not originally on the F-101. So I would assume that the lower reinforcement plate served the same purpose, and also was not originally on the aircraft.

I will leave it on my F-101B(R) conversion, but I will rescribe the entire model, as is my preference.

Larry
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Thanks for all of the input. My thoughts....

February 22nd, 2018, 2:53 pm #5

I'm in the process of slowly re-gentrifying a long-forgotten F-101B project, backdating it to a bare metal finish in the markings of the 83rd FIS, Hamilton AFB (my old stomping grounds).

Are the re-enforcement "band-aids" located around the main wheel wells a late-life, fatigue-related measure? Should these be removed along with all the other stuff required for a pre-SAGE F-101B standard?

My guess is the answer is yes, but thought i should ask.

TIA,

david
Todd, to answer your question: The model has been completely re-scribed; i am going back and adding additional surface detail, as additional images of the exterior become available.

George, if the model were to be in an ADC scheme in overall light gloss gray, especially if i used the RF-101B as a starting point, sanding down the panel lines thru the paint would be an excellent way to go. However, as a bare metal finished plane, when it comes to panel lines, less is more.

And Larry, based on the photos i have of F-101Bs at the beginning of their service lives, my guess is that the re-enforcement band aids were not there, so i will remove them.

-d-
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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:15 am

YES remove ...and

March 3rd, 2018, 3:38 pm #6

I'm in the process of slowly re-gentrifying a long-forgotten F-101B project, backdating it to a bare metal finish in the markings of the 83rd FIS, Hamilton AFB (my old stomping grounds).

Are the re-enforcement "band-aids" located around the main wheel wells a late-life, fatigue-related measure? Should these be removed along with all the other stuff required for a pre-SAGE F-101B standard?

My guess is the answer is yes, but thought i should ask.

TIA,

david
Of course the IR sensor on the nose and the raised detail for the slime lights...these were not on the early 101's /..esp. the era you want to do.






Further you need to remove the following from underside of the lower fuselage wing PART this part-in red. forgot teh name HAving a brain fart





HTH

Steve
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Joined: March 29th, 2005, 10:41 pm

Follow up...

March 4th, 2018, 5:38 pm #7

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your response. Yes, all the items you mention have been covered.

The red thing you circled is the base for the SAGE system antennae.

-d-
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Semi Automatic Ground Envitonment system....

March 6th, 2018, 7:07 pm #8

Yes the SAGE ant. Unit. It seems most early F-101B’s May have had them but I guess you could go either way with it since the ground controllers would guide the plane to the bombers. “In theory”.

What time period are you doing for the 83rd

Steve
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83rd FIS Voodoo

March 10th, 2018, 12:40 am #9

Steve, its gonna be in the early-early-early markings, when the 83rd traded their F-104As for F-101Bs. So, i am guessing around 1959-1960.

Bare metal finish. I/R sensor and slime lights have already been removed. I've reworked the avionics cooling intake on the nose to the ealier NACA style. Flaps have been reworked and installed in the "Up" position, and the Speed brakes will be closed.

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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:15 am

Excellent..Please post some pics on plane trading///

March 11th, 2018, 3:59 pm #10

Like to see some of it as it comes along.

Steve,
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