5 – Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat 1/72 from Sword
I went into this build just wanting to use this kit as a practice but fell in love with this plane, it was designed to be a massive upgrade to the flying forces in WW2 but got there 2 weeks to late.
Because of the lack of it’s service I kept the weathering to a minimum (still overdid it a bit), and tried to keep it clean and in good condition.
WW2 is not really my favourite era for models but because of this one I’d like to do all three Cats adding the Wildcat and Hellcat,and would be sad if I found a 1/48 Bearcat.
This old Sword kit was quite a challenge, but I enjoy the challenges sometimes, had minimal details and no parts had any locating pins or any help to get them together accurately so that was fun.
Really enjoyed this build and would definitely do it again.
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