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#1 bogger44

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:14 AM

Wow, this makes two completed models in less than a week for me.  After finishing the Thunderbolt, this kit called out to me again.  I had it about 80% completed before I put it away several years ago.  It's the Testors 1/48 kit, very basic but it builds into a good looking model.  I had opened up the exhaust ports, but other than that it's 100% box stock.  I didn't even try to add any weathering to it.  After taking the pics, I realized that I hadn't painted the lights on the wingtips yet, oops.  They'll get added today.  Finishing up this old warbird was a nice change of pace, but I'm sure there will be another car on the bench in a short amount of time.  Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

Nice build


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Very nice , How about a Hellcat next ?



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

That does look good. I didn't realize the Testers kit had recessed panel lines. I've got the Academy Bearcat on my to-do list. Tentative plan is bare metal with French Indo-China or Vietnam AF markings.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

Beautiful model. There was one of these based at PDK airport near me back in the late '60s.



#6 bogger44

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:24 AM

Thanks guys.

 

Very nice , How about a Hellcat next ?

 

Someday!  That is one that is missing from my stash.  I've wrapped up the Bearcat, and have a Wildcat about half built buried away, so it only makes sense that I round up a Hellcat sometime.  Don't know why I haven't bought one yet, as it is one of my favorite birds from WWII.

 

That does look good. I didn't realize the Testers kit had recessed panel lines. I've got the Academy Bearcat on my to-do list. Tentative plan is bare metal with French Indo-China or Vietnam AF markings.

 

Nice, I don't think I've ever seen a bare metal Bearcat before, I think it would look sharp.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

Nice looking Bearcat!  If I remember correctly, Neil Armstrong said it was his favorite airplane to fly.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:08 AM

Great looking model! I admire plane builders, it takes skill in several ares to make a plane properly. Nice job.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

WW2 planes are really cool!!! I go to the Reno Air races every year and it is just as cool as any automotive race. Great build!!!



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:37 PM

Nice job on the weathering. plane looks good