Revell 1/48 F8E Crusader
Another recent Revell re-box of an old Monogram kit, and the result of an urge on my part to discover jets and venture into post WWII aviation modeling. One of my search parameters was that ten dollars was all I would pay-and they’d all be built out of the box with few minor exceptions. No need to blow big bucks for training wheels.
The Crusader fit the bill. Relatively straightforward despite notoriously poor Revell instructions, it gave me some insight into some of the more intuitive aspects-what to do first, how to, what colors, etc. I can’t say it was entirely inspiring to build, but served a purpose and would be great for younger modelers.
Plagued by very fine raised panel lines, clunky molding, and suspiciously generic missiles, a detail queen she isn’t, but looks pretty good from a few feet away. Correctness? Beats me.
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