Willy Lovers Panther
This is the Hobby Boss 1/72 F9F Panther I built a while ago for a group build. I have actually used Hobby Boss F9F-2P kit that I converted to a F9F-2 using Quickboost corrected nose and exhaust resin parts. There is also a Eduard PE zoom-kit. The compartment behind the cockpit have been scratchbuilt, since the kit parts where very inaccurate.
Decals from Printscale, where I decided to use the “Panther”-face livery of BuNo 129217 from WMF-311, stationed at Pohang (K3) during the Korean War.
Despite the resin nose the kit was a massive tailsitter, so I had to perform some surgery after the paintjob was completed. But it all ended up reasonably well 🙂
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