This is the AMT Tigercat with aftermarket cockpits, canopies, props, landing gear, and wheels. The figures were bashed together to make Korean War era Marine aviators.
The F7F-3 Tigercat is a sleek looking aircraft that was built and entered service very late in world war II and also utilized in the Korean war. This 1/48 Italeri kit was a nice build but required a base to have it sit on the landing gear correc[...]
Sometime in the early 1990's I met up with "Pylon Dave Jone's" who lived in Oklahoma/U.S.A. Dave sent me over 500 color 3-1/2" x 5" prints. I scanned in all of the photos, including several black and white prints then made a "master" CD disk a[...]
Drone control Tigercats served the fleet along and well, their excellent performance continuing to give them capability to work with with newer hight-performance target drones as they entered service in early 1950s. on December 1956, the Chief O[...]
My last kit F-7F 3 from U.S.M.C., MAG-33, Phoang, Korea, 1953
Hi all, I hope you are having a good Christmastime with friends and family.
I have had this kit sitting for a while waiting to get the outer wing panels properly set to finish the kit. It is the AMT 1/48 F7F-2N.
I made use of Obscureco replacem[...]
This is another one of my favorite planes.
This one was built with the addition of a set of True Details resin wheels. I had heard some of the horror stories about how the wheels fall apart after a while so I replaced them right off the bat.[...]
Something I did a few years ago, Snakeyes and gun pod came from Monogram F-4, rocket pods from Heller T-28, AIM-9's from spare parts box, fuel tanks from Hasegawa T-33, seat- Airfix Tornado. Not sure about the decals but they are S. Vietnam [...]
I found this F7F-3N AMT kit to be a smooth build with no noticeable problems other than those that were self-inflicted. Despite filling the nose with lead, I found the model to be a dedicated tail-sitter. AMT must have been aware of that as they[...]
Well, not only do I love vintage jets, but I'm also a s****r for anything with a round engine! (Hearing EAA's B-17 flying around yesterday got me thinking about it again!)I think the Tigercat ranks among the best looking of them all! (Well, may[...]