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this is the Hobby Boss F8F-1 straight from the box. A great build and I think the Hobby Boss kit is a wonderful kit of their aircraft. I used the kit decals and they represent an A/C of VF-3 flown by Lt A.M.Granat in 1946.
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She's a beaut, Frank. Good to see you on site again!
Nice job, Frank...I like it. 🙂
Frank, she's a beauty. Best one on the market in 48th, IMHO. I'm planning on making mine a French A.F. in Indochina(!) Revealing my age. Thinking I might need another one, Ha!
Lovely Bearcat, Frank! It's one heck of a cat and yours looks great. The kit sounds like a real winner.
Two cats with one build! Great job.
Another welcome addition to the Year of the Cat GB. I have a few of these HB F8F's in the stash. How did it build ?
I think it went together very well and I had no trouble with the fits. A simple well engineered kit. Personally I think the old Testors kits is still the greatest. Unfortunately not to today's quality and detail but with loads of aftermarket stuff it can be turned into a beauty.
Frank, I have grown to really like the Bearcat, I always thought it was one of the most overlooked airplanes by the model companies, especially in this age of the more detailed styled kits. Nice that Hobby Boss gave it a shot. Your build looks very nice, a very well done /thumbs up from me !
Very neat Bearcat, Frank, and a worthy addition to the group build.
Nice clean build - good work!
One Mean cat for sure. I've seen on of these cats playing with P-51D's-put them to shame in the climb and low level speed runs-truly an awsome machine!
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