1/48 AMT F7F Tigercat
This is another one of my favorite planes.
This one was built with the addition of a set of True Details resin wheels. I had heard some of the horror stories about how the wheels fall apart after a while so I replaced them right off the bat.
I had to add a lot of modeling clay in the nose of the plane and even added some inside of the drop tank. Now I’m afraid that the landing gear may snap … But it hasn’t so far. At least now it’s not a tail sitter…
This kit is a fairly simple build. The cockpit is basic but look ok to me under the closed canopy. I had to add some filler where the trailing edge of the wing meets with the engine nacelles.
I used bare metal foil “Ultra Bright Chrome” on the landing gear oleos. I did this to try and replicate the look of the hydraulic cylinders of the landing gear.
The paint was very simple. Overall glossy sea blue. The decals went down without a problem. I sealed everything up with a nice coat of gloss clear. Model Master products were used throughout.
I’m very pleased with how this kit turned out.
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