Testor’s Hawk F2H-2 Banshee in 1/48 scale
For some totally inexplicable reason there is no 1/48 scale I/M kit of the Banshee in this scale (and precious few in any other either). This is my second effort from the 1957 vintage Hawk kit. There are only about 20 parts in the box so there’s plenty of modelling ahead for your enjoyment. A brief summary of the work is as fokkows:
Sand & rescribe. Lengthen fuselage.Re-shape wing trailing edge fillet. Alter wing tip tanks. Reshape tailplane. Build intake trunks & exhaust plus compressor faces. Build nosewheel bay. Construct new undercarriage from brass & aluminium. Add suitable wheels. Find a new canopy & windshield. Build a cockpit. Find a seat. Re-shape tail.& make an arrestor hook.
I built this model about 3 years ago; took me about 80 hours & I enjoyed every one of them, but it helps of you’re a masochist.
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