Attack Squadron 1:72 F8F-1 Bearcat
This is Attack Squadrons resin -1 Bearcat. Though the fuselage is in three segments, fit is good. very nicely detailed cockpit, engine, and engine/wheel bay. a multi-media kit with a photo etched fret and a vacuformed canopy. i have an issue with the 3D printed prop hub, there are ridges in the part from what i can only assume is from the 3D printing process.
i chose to model a Naval Reserve bird from NAS Glenview, 1947-49. the orange reserve band, stars n bars, and the “V”s are painted. numbers are dry transfers. some small data decals are from the kit and scrounged from other sheets. Sea Blue is my own mix from Mr. Color, Gunze and Tamiya paints. i originally painted the reserve band too yellow, so i went back and applied filters using Vallejo acrylics. worked well.
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