1/48th AMT F7F-3N Tigercat
I found this F7F-3N AMT kit to be a smooth build with no noticeable problems other than those that were self-inflicted. Despite filling the nose with lead, I found the model to be a dedicated tail-sitter. AMT must have been aware of that as they included a barrel and a tool box to be used as a prop under the fuselage to make the Tigercat appear to sit on all three wheels. This Tigercat is airbrushed in Testors MM Dark Sea Blue enamel. The radome is radar tan and the anti-glare panel was achieved with clear flat over the GSB. The decals for VMF(N)-542 were supplied in the kit. The model replicates a USMC night fighter from the Korean war period. Although AMT is not what I’d consider a plane-modeling company, in my opinion, they did a fine job with the Tigercat.
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