1/48 Hobbycraft F9F-2 with adjustments
Here is my Hobbycraft F9F-2, with a new nose section- the Monogram F9F-5 forward fuselage (with canopy) suitably shortened to fit the correct length of the F9F-2. I also used Monogram wing tip tanks. I built the kit as one of the Blue Angel Airframes readied for the Korean War. When the Blues first went in, they did not use the actual airshow aircraft, as they went directly into rework- the pilots took other aircraft that were combat ready at the time. By the second tour, the airshow aircraft were in theater. I have done my best with a number of references to model this airframe as it should have looked. I used aftermarket and kit decals all peiced together to finish the aircraft.
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