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Completed: Trumpeter 1/48 F9F-3 Panther

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    April, 2015
Completed: Trumpeter 1/48 F9F-3 Panther
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Sunday, February 04, 2018 12:49 PM

While I contemplate my next large project, I am working back on my 1/48 scale aircraft. So the first aircraft completed in 2018 is a Trumpeter 1/48 scale F9F-3 from VF-51.

 

 

 

My galleries:

Aircraft Build Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums/72157648900196769

USS Carl Vinson Build Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums/72157687002588814

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, February 04, 2018 12:58 PM

Very Nicely Done.  Great unique subject, I also enjoyed your galleries.  Thank you for sharing!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Sunday, February 04, 2018 1:40 PM

Very nice. I always thought they were a very good looking aircraft

Chris

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 04, 2018 3:47 PM

Well done.  How was the kit?  Seeing yours I kinda want one  

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    April, 2015
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Sunday, February 04, 2018 5:05 PM

keavdog

Well done.  How was the kit?  Seeing yours I kinda want one  

 

 

It is a decent kit. The fit was very good. The only negative is the front landing gear is molded to the bay front wall. This makes it difficult to tape off when spraying the outside and adds the risk of breaking when working on other areas. I actually broke mine and had to pin it back together.

My galleries:

Aircraft Build Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums/72157648900196769

USS Carl Vinson Build Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums/72157687002588814

 

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, February 05, 2018 10:20 PM

Very nice build, did you use the kit decals?

 

Theuns

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 05, 2018 11:09 PM

Looks pretty darn good. The F9F is such a classic aircraft. 

One critique though, the landing gear should be in Sea Blue with metal hubs... the switch to white for those areas came later.

 

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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 5:27 AM
Nice build.

 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Saturday, February 10, 2018 5:19 AM

stikpusher

Looks pretty darn good. The F9F is such a classic aircraft. 

One critique though, the landing gear should be in Sea Blue with metal hubs... the switch to white for those areas came later.

 

The reference pictures I used were from VF-51 on the USS Valley Forge and they had the white landing gear.

My galleries:

Aircraft Build Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums/72157648900196769

USS Carl Vinson Build Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums/72157687002588814

 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Saturday, February 10, 2018 5:20 AM

Theuns

Very nice build, did you use the kit decals?

 

Theuns

 

 

Yes, they are the kit decals. They went on very well.

My galleries:

Aircraft Build Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums/72157648900196769

USS Carl Vinson Build Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums/72157687002588814

 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
Posted by rangerj on Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:58 PM

Very nice and realistic job on the non-specular sea blue paint. Very nice build. Sea duty takes the gloss off the paint in a hurry. I'm in the research process for John Glenn and Ted Williams and the -5 Monogram/Revell kit.  I hope mine turns out as nice as yours. Thanks for sharing. 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:28 PM

Fine build of one of my favorite jet aircraft.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

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