COMPLETING SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW 1/72 THUNDERSTREAK

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Editor at Large Chris Clifford has a pleasing experience with Special Hobby's new-tool 1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak which is available to purchase from the Key Model World Shop.

COMPLETING SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW 1/72 THUNDERSTREAK

As many Cold War jet fans will agree, the lack of a modern, mass-produced 1/72 tooling of the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak has been frustrating…. until Special Hobby released its new-tool offering last year. While Sword’s kit was already available, its limited-run format means the detail and finesse are not exactly stellar, and there are the usual fit issues with this type of product. Now, though, Special Hobby’s new tooling raises the bar considerably, allowing a superb, easy-assembling replication of this pugnacious, if not hugely successful fighter-bomber.

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