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Robert Royes
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Felix rules, 1/72 F-2H-3 Banshee, VF-31

June 17, 2017 · in Aviation · · 15 · 2.2K

This the Mcdonnell F-2H-3,in VF-31 livery circa 1953-56, I added a tail bumper and pitot tube and it kit bashed decals. I used MM aluminum plate metalizer rattle can for the paint. In this time period the Navy was experimenting with a clear coat finish over the bare aluminum. I don't think that was good for the corrosion problem that sea going aircraft are prone to. All I need now is a F9F Panther an F-14 to complete the Felix lineage. The -2 was used successfully in the Korean war . The F2H-3 was also used by Canadian Navy being armed with sidewinder missiles.

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  1. Well ain't that the "cat's meow", huh...? Nice addition to the 'fleet', Robert ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You need an F9F-2 for their Korean deployment in 1950.

  3. Bob, just a pretty Banjo! Favorites from the nifty Fifties! I was a yuth and had hair! Nice family portrait of Navy Fighters, too. Hoping you score a Panther, and a Cougar to go with it. Hasegawas are the best of them, IMHO. I'm guessing you didn't use them Hobbycraft decals.
    Where did the Felix badge come from? I like it! They the senior Navy fighter squadron now?

  4. Great job, and I like the natural metal finish. Quite a collection now, super!

  5. Well done Robert,can't wait to see the other 2 aircraft to compete your lineage,always nice to see your work.Cheers.

  6. Yes lovely Banshee, I like the silver finish, nice theme, well done Robert.

  7. Robert, an interesting model that is not seen very often. A really neat looking model, I like it !

  8. Well done indeed! I love the group pic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Great looking Banshee! I love these 50's aircraft - such cool lines. Nice collection you got going as well.

  10. I love Banshees & yours looks great Robert So much character in the 1950s.

  11. Nicely done models of great looking aircraft.

  12. I love the picture of all the planes together. It'll be even better with the remaining 2.

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