My Shiny Bearcat/Model Number Eight for the Year
This is the Academy 1/48 Bearcat. Apparently it is also the Hobbycraft Bearcat. I’ve read reviews that say the cowl is misshapen and the wheel well detail may be spurious among other issues. However, I found the kit to look fine to me (though I’m no Bearcat expert). The fit of the kit is very good. I only needed a tiny bit of Mr. Surfacer along the fuselage seam and wing roots. The directions were not very clear in some places so if you try one of these, look them over very carefully.
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