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Cold War (1950-1974)
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Starfire!
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 03:55 PM UTC
One of the Cold War's first all-weather interceptors was the Lockheed F-94 Starfire. Developed from the T-33 (which was itself a development of the F-80), the F-94 served Air Defence Command throughout the 1950s. Here is a little vignette starring an F-94C and its ground support equipment.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 12:55 AM UTC
Nicely built and finished F-94C. Glad to hear that the decals had no issues, especially laying down over the wing tanks.

I have one waiting in the wings, but just never seem to get around to building it.
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 07:40 PM UTC
Hi Larry

Really nice! That's a really effective vignette with the figures and support vehicles clustered around. The Starfire was an amazing debut kit from Kitty Hawk. I made a start on mine but, as is all to often the case, the constant influx of items meant I had to put it on one side. I really should dig it out again to carry on with...

Keep 'em coming and all the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:20 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words! The only thing I should have put in the Article is that the Kitty Hawk Plastic is pretty soft, so any sanding or shaping will require rescribing.