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Reviews : American : American post war Last Updated: Apr 21st, 2015 - 23:52:06



Convair F-106 Delta Dart. Hasegawa. 1/72nd
By Meindert de Vreeze, IPMS The Netherlands
Apr 20, 2006, 21:14

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The F-106 was developed as a long range air defence aircraft in the beginning of the Cold war by Convair. It featured a delta wing and was used primarily in the continental United States. It made use of experiences obtained from the F-102 Delta dagger aircraft, being a much more capable airplane.
The model is from Hasegawa, an old kit in /172 scale. The model is rather simple, needing additional detailing.

I selected to make a dual aircraft, requiring making a new canopy and adjusting the top fuselage sections including a refuelling receptable. The conversion was made from scratch using also Milliput putty, although Falcon once issued a conversion set.

The rocketbay was detailed and the main undercarriage bays removed and deepened, adding more detail also. The two seats and the cockpits were made from scratch, using card and strip.

The airbrakes at the rear were opened and also the decals were replaced by using a Microscale set as a basis. The intakes and exhaust pipe were covered with red protective covers made from thin plastic. It was finished in air defence grey,

references:
- Century series in colour, Drendel, Squadron signal
- F-106 Bunrin Do, 11, Japanese book
- F-160 in detail & scale, no. 13, Kinzey, TAB Books



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