Lindberg 1/48 XF-88 “Voodoo”
March 27, 2017 in Aviation
The XF-88 “Voodoo” , first flown in 1948, was an under powered version of came to be the F-101. It was designed to be a long range fighter to escort B-29’s.
The kit really shows it’s age and outside of filling out my Voodoo collection, is not worth much. For it’s day, it had rivet detail, and a panel that opened exposing an “engine” Also, movable control surfaces. Things it did not have include wheel wells and a cockpit. Between sanding rivets and putty, I was glad to be finished with this one. Surprisingly enough, the old decals, of which there were few, worked. I can’t say I’m not happy with the result, but I can say I would never go through the trouble of kit bashing the cockpit and wheel wells.
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