picked up this kit in Brisbane several years ago, fortunately I also got the Verlinden F-111F detail kit at the same time. While there are some
cockpit differences, I wasn’t too concerned as the F-111C pre-AUP is pretty
I liked the Pavetack pod, so fitted it, too. All RAAF F-111C now have this fitted. I used window tint film for the lens and was rapt with the result. BRU bomb racks were scatch-built and fitted with ESCI Mk 82 HD bombs. The Sidewinder launcher and LGB’s came with the detail kit. The missiles were left over from an ESI F-4 kit.
The paint scheme was as per that used in the 1970’s through 1990’s. It has recently been replaced by an overall grey scheme but I liked the two greens and tan. I used the Aussie Decals decal sheet and found them great.
Photos and text © by Rob Nieuwenhoven