Grumman F8F-1b by Academy in 1/48.
Supplied from U.S.Navy stocks, these Bearcats saw combat service with the Armee de l’Air in what used to be French Indo-China from 1951. This model is the Academy kit, which came out around 2004, which is when I built it. This is essentially out of the box in most respects, except for one major after market part – the engine cowling, which I feel is poorly represented in the kit, so I used a resin substitute. Even though it is so long in the tooth it is still one of my favourites (how can you not like Grumman fighters?) so I dusted it off & re-worked some of the weathering for the camera. Hope you like it.
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