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Unread July 29th, 2014, 01:48 PM
D-Rob D-Rob is offline
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Default 1/48 Kittyhawk F9F-8T/TF-9J completed

I have overcome adversity and gotten this done. It's actually a nice feeling after the difficulties that were encountered during the build process. With that said, this isn't that bad of a kit. The plastic doesn't play well with Testor's liquid cement, but others are using Tamiya Extra Thin and say it's bonding just fine. The surface detail of the kit is very nice. On the next build I won't follow the instruction sequence. It's better to stop with the top fuselage pieces and work your way down. The cockpit is usable, but an aftermarket set would really improve it. The canopy fits like a glove, which was nice. The clear parts are also extremely well done. I think my second build will go much smoother now that I know what to look out for. Since there's no intake trunking to speak of, I made up a set of intake plugs which I'll release in the Steel Beach line. Lastly, the landing gear and wheels could stand some replacement. I'll be using the SAC gear to get the extended nose strut. That will make the "sit" of the model look a bit better.





















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Unread July 29th, 2014, 02:21 PM
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Beautiful Job! Thanks for the insight into the build!
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Unread July 29th, 2014, 05:44 PM
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Nice work D-Rob!
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Unread July 29th, 2014, 08:07 PM
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Looks brilliant!
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Unread July 29th, 2014, 09:24 PM
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Looks really good man. I want to do one in orange and white navy trainer markings
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Unread July 30th, 2014, 01:23 PM
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very nice work as always!
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Unread July 30th, 2014, 06:39 PM
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Great build! Way to stick with it.
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Unread July 30th, 2014, 09:25 PM
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Great build Doug. But man that is one ugly aircraft
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