1/48 F-89C Scorpion
This is the Revell kit from 1999. It was a modification of the original F-89H released around 1989. This is one of those kits that I kind of wanted, but passed up when they were available. Naturally, I’ve really wanted one for the last few years. Well, I got lucky at the annual Butch O’Hare show in suburban Chicago this past November 12. I found the kit and an Aeromaster ANG decal sheet on the vendor tables, and went to work! I built it in 3 weeks, something I haven’t been able to do in years. It’s pretty much out of box. I painted it with Tamiya lacquer and Floquil enamel metallics. I buffed some of the panels with some old SNJ powder, and used Humbrol and Testors enamels for the rest. This is an honest kit with few vices and finishes surprisingly easily considering its raised panel lines.
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