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Joe Caputo
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1/48 Monogram F9F-2 Panther

September 13, 2013 · in Aviation · · 4 · 1.7K

I thought I'd try to back date the -5 to the 2 version, and so, rounded the tail a little. I'm not sure how accurate that is, but it looked ok to me. My collection needed a "Blue Angel", and I thought this would be a good place to begin. A least the scheme was different from most I'd seen. This was a nice kit, and a fairly simple build. I only wish they had followed up with a decent Cougar.

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  1. Nice job there Joe.
    A nice gloss finish and clean.
    I did the Matchbox 1/72 version and that didnot build that bad.
    A pretty plane Joe

  2. You've certainly the touch with these Monogram kits, Joe, another nice looking model.

  3. The Monogram kit modified like this makes a far better F9F-2 than the "doorstop" Trumpeter F9F-2, that's for sure.

    I actually got to see the Blue Angels perform in F9F-5s in 1955 at NAS Buckley Field in Denver - the next year they transitioned to Cougars. I think this is where my love affair with the Panther began.

    Nice work on this.

  4. Yup, I like it a lot! Classic Navy warbird.

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