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Grumman F8F Bearcat

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Two Old 1/72 Bearcats Model Kits (Frog and Monogram)

Here are two kits that I've been wanting to build together for a long time. Years ago, I build the Monogram Bearcat just a few years after it was released and a few years after Frog released their Bearcat, but this was a hard one to catch [...]

Guerre d'Indochine...1/48 Grumman F8F-1B Bearcat, Armée de l’Air

After the French Corsair, my dad has finished the next French subject. Hobbycraft kit, Barracuda Studios wheels, Eduard seatbelts, gunsight from the Hasegawa F4U-7 kit, EZ Line for the antenna wire, plastic rods for the two whip antennas, [...]

Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat - 1/72

This is one of the US-Navy cats that I like really more, due to its aggressive looking, powerful engine and operational history. The kit is the old Monogram released in 1976 in a new Revell box with new and good decals. Despite the quality [...]

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 [...]

1/48 Scale F8F-2 GULFHAWK 4.

The real aircraft was not a "racer." I went to what we call here in the U.S.A. as an "Air-Show" which had several airplanes, along with many other airplane related items. Mike is a fellow modeler from our IPMS/USA San [...]

Another Reno Racing F8F-2 Bearcat.

Do I have the right "id" number on this model? I added some "PE" parts to the cockpit, but left out the "PE" parts for the wheel wells. I must have had a photo and/or a drawing of the wheel wells, otherwise I [...]

Another 1/48 Scale F8F-2 Racing Bearcat #10.

My first photo show's a black & white photo that I took out of Reed Kinert's air racing book. The paper back book had a red cover, but I don't remember its' name. I just cut out dozens of photos and scanned them into our Apple p.c. [...]

F8F-2 RACING BEARCAT MODEL

The black and white photo was in one of my many airplane books and one day I went searching on the web for a model kit that had these beautiful decals. I found the blue cast resin model by "Hi Planes" which was located in [...]

Grumman Tigercat F7F-2D (1/48 AMT Ertl F7 2N – conversion)

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 [...]

1:48 HobbyBoss F8F-1 Bearcat “Beetle Bomb” Blue Angels

Here’s my grimy looking Blue Angels’ F8F-1 “Beetle Bomb” Bearcat circa late 1949 as it might have looked after a hard weekend working an airshow. Note the attached photo of the actual plane. By early 1948 the Blue Angels were [...]