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Unread November 11th, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Default Monogram 1/72 F7F Tigercat tweaks...

Anyone want to offer me some recommendations on whats out there to spruce up this old kit? The surface detail is nice, but details like cockpit and wheel wells are nonexistent.

Any help would be most welcome.
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Lone Star has a cockpit and a couple of conversions

http://www.lonestarmodels.com/Conversions1-72.html

I've ordered from him before. Great service for a one man show.

No idea who might do wheel wells.

Been a long time since I've laid eyes on the kit. It's R2800s and possibly cowls could also use some love. You can probably google your way to the former, no idea about the latter.
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Starfighter has a set of wheel wells for the Monogram T-cat and a couple of decal sheets. Aires did a cockpit set several years ago, but I don't know what the availability is. Cobra did an F7F-3N conversion set that, IIRC, included a cockpit as well. Quickboost does a set of engines and cowls that are pretty nice, too.
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Wow,...

Sounds like im going to need to drop a wad of dough for resin on a kit I picked up at the swap tables for 6 bucks.


Oh well..
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Only if you want to. It's not hard to cobble together something that looks good in the cockpit through a closed canopy, and the gear wells are on the bottom of the airplane and not visible once it's on the shelf. I do think the quickboost engines are worthwhile, though, along with a couple spare Hasegawa F4U-1D or F6F props.
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Sounds like im going to need to drop a wad of dough for resin on a kit I picked up at the swap tables for 6 bucks.
Define a wad? I found quickboost engine and cowl for $12 shipped on ebay, and starfighter doesn't over charge for shipping so another $15 and you're in business. For the 'pit, I was going to scratchbuild something suitable for closed glass
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Well, I would like to get the wheel wells addressed, and new engines...im on the fence about. But looking at the kit parts and hearing that the props are wrong, that may push me over the edge.

I could scratch the cockpit...but my skills lack in this area a bit.
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Yeah my skills for scratching, well I'm no aftermarket producer lol, I like the quickboost motors and I'm sure the resin wheel wells will more than be okay. I thought someone did a 1/72 corsair resin prop?
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Who said anything about the kit props being wrong? I only mentioned the Corsair props because they're easier to fit on the Quickboost engines. At least I thought so.
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Haven't looked at the kit props to be honest Joe, heck they could be perfectly good. On vacation in arizona so it'll be Saturday before I get back. Didn't do much with the quickboost engine/ cowls just stuck them in the box
Toyed with the idea of scratching wheel wells until I saw the post about the resin lol and given my rate of production...well that'd never happen!
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I read a review, cant backtrack it now...saying that the propellers were a bit less than accurate. I figured if im gonna accurise the majority of the kit, might as go full tilt.



Ill get it done,...dont know when...but ill get it done. Got so many other projects going...
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