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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