Trumpeter 1/48th F9F Panther
October 27, 2013 in Aviation
I guess you could call this a “work in progress”, because I’m waitin’ on a canopy mask set to arrive in order to complete the build – other than that, it’s pretty much done I think. I wanted to do something other than the standard GSB, so all the markings are from the spares box and represent no actual aircraft (as far as I know). There weren’t any fit issues and everything seemed to go together “as advertised”. It now takes its’ rightful place on the [dusty] shelf and waits for the mailman….and it could be a lengthy wait – Roll Models was the only place I could find the mask set for the Panther and their delivery time is like 2-3 weeks. I’ll wait – that’s how much I despise masking canopies by hand. A small amount of No. 8 birdshot in a ‘finger rubber’ was placed in the nose to keep it on 3 wheels.
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