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Diecast Airplanes
1/72 Warplanes
SkyMax United States

Type Fighter/Ground Attack
SkyMax item no. SM6001
Production run Unlimited

Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014

F-84E Thunderjet, 523rd FES/27th FEG, Lt. Jacob Kratt (downed 2 MiG-15s and a Yak Fighter)
I think this is the first diecast mold for this particular fighter. Whatever, SkyMax has done a fantastic job on the mold and on the general construction of the model. There were only two minor glitches, one being the canopy mechanism, which doesn't slide straight, causing the canopy to drift to one side; and the yellow paint isn't as thick as it should be in places. I really think that the bain of model painters must be the color yellow. It's the one that is almost always too light. A rather odd problem not related to the model was that a Hobby Master modern pilot wouldn't fit the seat, even after a bottom and crotch trim.

I don't in any way want to sound negative about this model, because (again, if finances allow such a thing) I plan to collect all of the versions of this particular mold. It is lots of fun!

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