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November 24, 2008

The Battle of the Barristers

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:47 pm
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F-8 logo

F-8 logo

Ohio attorney Jim Bates was recently visiting this site and noticed in this post that I said that one of the models I was considering doing next was the Academy F-8.  Well a subsequent exchange of erudite emails (so is your mother, etc.) resulted in a challenge build of the Academy 72nd scale F-8. (God’s one true scale)  We are building them to enter at the Columbus IPMS Nationals this year.  There are no real rules.  We can build OOB or add accessories if we want.  Well the challenge was agreed upon, and I am proud to say I have already finished. So there Jim.  Here it is.

Hasegawa F-8E

Hasegawa F-8E

Just kidding.  This is a Hasegawa F-8E that I built 10 or 12 years ago.  As you can see, this one is worse for wear and missing a missile rail, nose gear and one main gear.

The one advantage of having built an F-8 before is that I am flush with reference.





Unlike Jim, who claims he is going to do a sissy French F-8, I am going to do mine in good ole’ U.S. markings.  Probably a MiG killer from this book.

Osprey F-8 book

Osprey F-8 book

Ok, I did actually start the model this weeked.  I did not get very far, but here is photographic proof that I started.

Academy F-8

Academy F-8


  1. http://ascalecanadian.blogspot.com/2008/11/battle-of-barristers.html

    It’s on! Watch out…all those references will lead to AMS!


    Comment by Jim Bates — November 25, 2008 @ 9:33 pm

  2. It’s on!

    Watch out all those references will lead to AMS!


    Comment by Jim Bates — November 25, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

  3. They didn’t last time. You are right though, the more reference, the more AMS usually. Haven’t decided if I am going straight OOB on this one. I may have to at least put in a resin ejection seat.

    Comment by dknights — November 26, 2008 @ 11:17 am

  4. You go guys! Nice looking airplane, esp compared to the F4.

    Comment by skippy — November 28, 2008 @ 9:56 am

  5. […] Welcome to round 3 of the Battle of the Barristers (BOTB).  Previous installments can be found here and here.  Well, it is clear that my opponent has decided that the only way he can succeed by […]

    Pingback by Bates throws a low blow! (BOTB round 3) « David Knights’ Weblog — February 22, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

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