A follow up interview to TC's story... of Williams accomplishments in the Korean War as a Navy Pilot in his Grumman Panther taking on 7 Migs and downing 4 of them.
Its neat to read about William's story when it broke out and then the frosting[...]
I had all kinds of trouble with the fit of this kit...probably self-inflicted. This is not my best build. There are all kinds of mistakes on it. I used the Pavla cockpit and nose gear well. The cockpit opening is too small and that puts the [...]
So. Available for pre-order at your favorite online retailer. (Comes out in February 2109)
"The Fight That Never Happened" - Royce Williams in an F9F-5 goes 1:7 against Russian-flown MiG-15s of the Red Air Force and shoots down four[...]
Just finished this one today. The markings represent Neil Armstrongs F9F-2. He was shot down in this aircraft on Sept 3, 1951. While on a armed reconnaissance mission south of Wonsan, he was hit by ground fire while making a bombing run at about[...]
What with the recent postings of Panthers, I couldn't help but post an old build I'd done some time ago (I wanted to jump on the proverbial band wagon of the "Year of the cat" GB). I guess you could've call this a “work in progress”, because I w[...]
Not another Panther? Yes, Killing two birds with one cat, I add to the group build and further presenting VF-31aircraft, used since WW 2. I used the latest Hasegawa boxing, It's still a great little kit, I got the Felix emblem from Print Scales[...]
Few weeks ago I watched an old, favorite movie. Bridges of Toko-Ri. Just loved those Navy F9F-3 Panthers. So I had to build one and realized I still had one in my stash. Upon opening the box of my HobbyCraft/Trumpeter kit I also discovered that [...]
I've been wanting to do a Panther for a while. I had a stillborn attempt back when I was in high school when the kit first came out. I was impressed at how well it went together and have always wanted to try again. I had a few troubles with thi[...]
USS Princeton’s deployment on the line at the beginning of her final Korean deployment in April-May 1953 saw nine pilots shot down, with seven of the nine killed or missing. Among the dead was Lt(jg) Richard “Stretch” Clinite of VF-153, who wa[...]
Trumpeter 1/48 scale F9F-2 built straight out of the box just adding etched seat belts.
Aeromaster sea blue was used to paint the model using the decals supplied.
The base is resin PSP planking painted with humbrol metalcote with markings appl[...]