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This is my latest model, Lindberg F-11 Tiger. I did it as a presentation model.
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Craig Abrahamson said on March 19, 2013
Very nice work...couldn't tell it apart from a manufacturers desktop model.
Troy Brindack said on March 19, 2013
Thank you. That was my hope.
Stan Traas said on March 19, 2013
Nice job! Nice subject too... I don't see many F-11s being built. I think the first kit I ever did by myself as a child was a Blue Angels F-11... Revell?... Aurora?... scale?... over 50 years ago, so who knows.
Merrill Anderson said on March 20, 2013
Monogram made a set with 4 Angel tigers about 1/100 @ 1960, Probably because there was a short lived TV series about the Angels in the late 50's, with Tigers .BTW although told as various aircraft, the guy who actually shot himself down by outrunning his 20mm was a Tiger test pilot.
Joe Caputo said on March 20, 2013
That kit is probably older than you are ! While it's a simple, basic kit, I know how much hard work went into making it look that good. Well done !
Troy Brindack said on March 20, 2013
Thank you! and yes, lots and lots of filler and sanding
bob mack said on March 20, 2013
my brother built that in 1957...i was five...i remember the tail decal was a tiger jumping through a hogshead of fire at the circus...spent hours looking at it...great job
I would love to see that tail decal, it sounds impressive.
Craig Abrahamson said on March 20, 2013
So...where's this "presentation" model gonna end up? You plannin' on makin' a stand for it with a plaque or what?
I'm not sure what to do with it. China cabinet, I suppose.
Thank you to everyone for the positive comments, It is much appreciated!
Edward Frick said on March 20, 2013
Jack Cogswell said on March 20, 2013
That's a really clean looking build.The pictures of it primed make it look like it's hand carved from wood.It definitely should be displayed in a cabinet.
Thank you. That is the look I was going for.
Stephen W Towle said on March 20, 2013
That was a smart move in making the model a desk top build. Turning a lemon into lemonade is a smart move. Of course the kit is a Classic and not up today's "Standards" what ever that maybe...rivets,divots and engraved lines with a little PE and resin.
Two thumbs up on going retro.
Thank you! Also, re-issued "retro" kits are generally inexpensive to buy.
David Hansen said on March 20, 2013
Beautiful job. All it needs is a Grumman logo on the base.
Think its safe to say its the prettiest aeroplane Grumman ever made.
Kenneth Guerrero said on April 24, 2013
Great job making a silk purse out of a pigs ear!
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