1/72 Hasegawa/RVHP TF-102A Delta Dagger

Gallery Article by PS on June 29 2011


TF-102A Delta Dagger 509th FIS

This is my conversion of a Hasegawa F-102A I built when I was a child to a TF-102A using a RVHP conversion set and a lot of scratch building.  It was completed between November 2007 and September 2009.

It represents one of the 509th FIS aircraft that participated to operation Water Glass, it was seen at Don Muang, Thaïland and Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam around 1962.

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It was painted using H61 for ADC grey and H58 for interior green. Decals came from the RVHP sheet and from an old Superscale sheet, missing stencils were home made with an ink printer.

Some parts had to be scratchbuilt like main wheel legs, missile bay, APU, engine exhaust, pitots... My RVHP canopy was flawed so I redid it using thermoforming. Seats were detailed and duplicated using home made resin mold. Falcon missiles are from Hasegawa weapon set.

I hope you liked it !


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