HobbyBoss 1/48th F8F-2 Bearcat
This is the first model I’ve completed since returning to plastic models at the beginning of the year. I took my daughter to the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, New York. After seeing the unbelievably awesome models displayed there, the spark was reignited.
I’ve been building and flying radio controlled planes for the last several years, but it’s nice to build a model that I can add some detail and not have to worry about loading up the wing and increasing my stall speed.
If you’re ever in New York, make sure to get out to the American Airpower Museum…the models displayed there are by themselves worth the price of admission!
I had a good time with this kit. The fit was pretty good, and I added some Eduard photo etch to the cockpit. I used Tamiya acrylics for the cockpit and wheel wells and Model Master enamel for the fuselage and wings. The decals were opaque and settled down nicely.
I’ve already started my next kit (a Tamiya 1/48th Razorback P-47D), and hope each one looks a little bit better than the last.
Thanks for looking!
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