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Aurora Crusader – December 2017

Posted by Mark Hembree
on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ron Denning

Kansas City, Missouri

Unfazed by its age, Ron built Aurora’s 1/48 scale F8U Crusader. He writes, “I have always enjoyed building the older kits: raised rivets, raised panel lines, raised insignia details, one-piece wings, and no cockpit detail. The wheels went up and down, and the control surfaces were movable. It brings back thoughts of a simpler time, when I started building models in the mid-1950s. As a young modeler, I always painted the tips of the wings and tail surfaces red. This build was no different. The port wing was warped, but I left it alone — I was afraid it would snap if I messed with it. This kit had a removable tail section to reveal the engine. The color was left in original gray plastic. I did paint the flaps, tail control surfaces, and canopy frame light gray. The original decals were in really bad shape, so I painted the insignia. Love the old stands!"

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