Just finished this one today. The markings represent Neil Armstrongs F9F-2. He was shot down in this aircraft on Sept 3, 1951. While on a armed reconnaissance mission south of Wonsan, he was hit by ground fire while making a bombing run at about[...]
What with the recent postings of Panthers, I couldn't help but post an old build I'd done some time ago (I wanted to jump on the proverbial band wagon of the "Year of the cat" GB). I guess you could've call this a “work in progress”, because I w[...]
Not another Panther? Yes, Killing two birds with one cat, I add to the group build and further presenting VF-31aircraft, used since WW 2. I used the latest Hasegawa boxing, It's still a great little kit, I got the Felix emblem from Print Scales[...]
Few weeks ago I watched an old, favorite movie. Bridges of Toko-Ri. Just loved those Navy F9F-3 Panthers. So I had to build one and realized I still had one in my stash. Upon opening the box of my HobbyCraft/Trumpeter kit I also discovered that [...]
I've been wanting to do a Panther for a while. I had a stillborn attempt back when I was in high school when the kit first came out. I was impressed at how well it went together and have always wanted to try again. I had a few troubles with thi[...]
USS Princeton’s deployment on the line at the beginning of her final Korean deployment in April-May 1953 saw nine pilots shot down, with seven of the nine killed or missing. Among the dead was Lt(jg) Richard “Stretch” Clinite of VF-153, who wa[...]
Trumpeter 1/48 scale F9F-2 built straight out of the box just adding etched seat belts.
Aeromaster sea blue was used to paint the model using the decals supplied.
The base is resin PSP planking painted with humbrol metalcote with markings appl[...]
This year of the cat build is Swords 1/72 TF-9J Twogar. A bit of a challenge to build[for me] no locating pins, kind of soft plastic, ill fitting in some places, the kit decals tended to curl when you go to place them. I used krylon flat white a[...]
I had built this kit a few years ago but had never put squadron markings on, I wanted to do the plane from The Bridges at Toko-Ri movie, but never found the decals. Having heard about Lt. Royce Williams encounter with Soviet Migs during the Kore[...]
Just found these on a site honoring The Bennington and her crew, The full story is related there, apparently the Panther missed the cables.