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Grumman F9F Panther

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1/48th Hasegawa F4U-5N

This is my second build in conjunction with Louis Gardner's Korean War group build. It's a F4U-5N Night Fighter in the markings of VC-3. The Hasegawa kit was nicely engineered with the exception of the engine cowling mating to the forward fusela[...]

1/48th Monogram F9F-5 Panther

Here's my first offering for the Korean War group build. It's the good ole Monogram 1/48th F9F-5 Panther done in the markings of VF-51 which flew off the USS Valley Forge off Korea in 1953. The build was smooth with the exception of problems wi[...]

Jolly Rogers F9F-8 Cougar VF-61, 1956. Hasegawa 1/72.

This is Hasegawa's F9F-8 straight from the box. I used the kit decals of VF-61 Jolly Rogers, which held up pretty well, I think the kit is a 1990's boxing. I originally intended converting it to a twogar but then Sword came out with their kit of[...]

1/48 F9F-5 Panther

When I finished my Banshee last week and put it in the display case, I realized that I had never shared it’s stablemate the Panther with anyone online. This is the Monogram kit that I think came out in 1990 or 1991. In my opinion, it’s the bes[...]

Top Secret for 50yrs. Royce Williams Korean War story for Panther fans..

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[...]

Trumpeter 1/48 F9F-2

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 [...]

The cover art arrived today

So. Available for pre-order at your favorite online retailer. (Comes out in February 2109) Includes: "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[...]

1/72 Hobbyboss F9F-2 Panther

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[...]

F9F-2 Panther,VF-31 USS Leyte,Year of the Cat,1/72 Hasegawa

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[...]

Grumman Cat: The 1/48 Trumpeter Grumman F9F-3 Panther

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 [...]