1/72 VAMI Models and Italeri combination

Gallery Article by Francesco Pernice

 

N.A. F-107A ULTRASABRE

This beautiful aircraft challenged the F-105 in a USAF competition for an attack plane.

Unfortunately the choice fell on the F-105 even though the F-107 was undoubtedly better in many respects. This 1/72 scale model is a mixture of the Vami Model resin kit and the Italeri F100 Supersabre. The VAMI kit is rather difficult to assemble, because the resin is deformed. Using the wings and tailerons from Italeri's kit was a great help.

 

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Flaps are always extended downward in pictures of the real aircraft so they were cut-off and repositioned.

Many panels above the wings were also re-engraved.

The landing gear was from the Italeri model and modified according to pictures of the real aircraft; while the wheels of the main landing gears come from an Italeri YF-23.

The model was painted with Humbrol Metal Cote on a glossy Azure base, coated with Gunze clear gloss and finished with red/orange.

Decals come from different sheets dedicated to USAF in 1/72.

Francesco Pernice

      

Photos and text by Francesco Pernice