1/48 F7F Tigercat, Spurious paint scheme
May 15, 2013 in Aviation
Here is a 1/48 F7F that I did a while back. It was a first attempt to replicate the “blurred prop” effect seen in photos of real aircraft. I think it turned out well.
The blurred props were done with clear plastic that was masked and sprayed with two layers of future mixed with a small amount of drafting ink. The yellow tips were sprayed with future mixed with yellow food coloring. The prop hubs were made with pieces of wood dowel turned on a dremel tool like a lathe. I also added spark plug wires from strands of electrical wire and a scratchbuilt gunsight.
The paint scheme is a fictional Vietnam era Marines scheme and decals came from various A-4, F-4, and Skyraider sheets. The pilot figure is a skyraider pilot.
The base is a basswood plaque that was stained and coated with varnish, and a clear acrylic rod.
I hope you enjoy!
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