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.
Flaps are always extended downward in pictures of the real aircraft so they were cut-off and repositioned.
The model was painted with Humbrol Metal Cote on a glossy Azure base, coated with Gunze clear gloss and finished with red/orange.
Photos and text © by Francesco Pernice