Just completed, the Hobby Boss 1/72 scale F-84E Thunderjet:

There’s not a lot in the box, but it is very well packaged:

Two marking options are provided:-

I’m going to go with the checkered pattern even though I don’t believe placing the decals will be easy ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ll do the build on Thursday, I don’t think it will take very long and I will complete the paint job and decals  once I get home.

The build was simple enough just needed to paint the cockpit interior to start with

Gloss black prime

Silver and green applied…

…and yellow in the wheel wells

Making a start with the decals – lots of Micro Sol

Top view – and more Micro Sol

Once the all the decals had been properly bedded down and various imperfections had been touched-in a liberal coat of Flory Models Dark Dirt wash was applied and left to fully dry

The wash was polished off with slightly damp paper towel and the panel lines pop out

In all this was to be a ‘nice quick build’, the application of the decals took ten times as long as the kit assembly did! But enjoyable never the less. 

The photos came out well and managed not to reveal most of the flaws in the decals ๐Ÿ˜‰


This was one of 5 kits I bought that worked out at less than 7 pounds each delivered just to have some cheap simple kits to build when I just wanted ‘build something’.
This is a Hobby Boss 1/72 kit, no.87249



As you can see there is not a lot of plastic but what there is looks quite cool, each sprue is individually bagged with the clear sprue being extra wrapped, so a good start there!
Very little flash with the details being very crisp and the part fit was brilliant, so a quick build!
This build was done ‘away from base’ ie not at home. Basic tools were cutters, blade and a set of Flory sanders, for paints I used Vallejo primer, Metalic and Varnish but the colours are my old set of Citadel paints that I ‘re invigorated’ before we left on our summer of wandering ๐Ÿ™‚

The pictures aren’t the best, sorry for that but they do give a fair view of a nice little kit! The paint job didn’t come too badly considering I did all the airbrushing standing outside on a balcony!

The clear parts are crystal clear the decals are very good but I couldn’t get the nose decals to join up completely so I used them as a guide and painted in the red – Citadel Red Gore!

A nice quick build and paint job, in all about 10 hours.