F-8E Crusader - VMF(AW)-235 "Death Angels" (Academy 1:72 #12440)


The 2004 Academy 1/72 Crusader is one of the most detailed models I have built in any scale. It goes together brilliantly and in my opinion gives Hasegawa and Tamiya a run for the money.

This is another kit I built as soon as I purchased it (if only I could do that with all the kits I buy)

The model as shown here was built out-of-the-box, including all the weapons. I wanted to build a jet from the colorful "Death Angels" or as they became known, "Bozo Noses" for obvious reasons.

The decal sheet I used was Superscale 72-086 which I later found out is close to 30 years old (wow) and it still performed perfectly.