by Jack Hollander
I painted this model of the F8J Crusader using Testors Model Masters Gull Gray over White.
I used Bare Metal Foil on the tailpipe and on the leading edge, adding MV lenses to the landing gear and nose gear door.
Instead of using the ordinance that came with the kit, I used missiles from a monogram kit. The kit came with sidewinders and Zuni rocket pods.
I “pinned” the missiles by drilling a hole, inserting brass wire into the hole, then gluing the missile to the pin. I also dipped the canopy in Future floor wax.
Overall it was a good kit that went together quite easily. Although some of the reviews said that there were sink-marks on it, I didn’t find any.
Photos by Phil Novak