**** DONE: 1/48 F7F-2/2n TIGERCAT - Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. woody

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    #1 woody, Aug 2, 2012
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    name:Jerry
    category:intermediate
    kit:AMT
    scale:1/48
    accessories:none

    Tigercat (BuNo 80323) from VF(N)-52 as seen during carrier qualifications on Apirl 8 1945 aboard the U.S.S Antietam.

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    as you can see there is alot of flashing.

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    Great kit! Sure getting a nice variety on this GB.
     
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    Nice choice Jerry. I have a question. In the -3 edition of this kit, the props were molded with the blades reversed (i.e. you would have to move the prop boss from one side to the other to get the shape of the blades correct). Is it the same for the -2?
     
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    fantastic choice
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Good choice, Jerry. Looking forward to this...

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    Very cool Jerry.
     
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    Nice one Jerry.
     
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    Cool, I've never seen this one built before, should be interesting.
     
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    #12 N4521U, Aug 3, 2012
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    I didn't know these things had a tail hook!!!!!!!
    They are beauties.

    *I did a bit of sign painting on one of these as well, for John Crocker.
     
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    That's a good one too! Pretty brutal looking bird indeed
     
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    Aw man...I'd love to do one of these....Cool Choice Jerry!
     
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    Good choice Jerry - should be impressive in 1/48th scale.
     
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    Thanks guys, the kit seems good there is alot of flashing nothing that wont clean up, the cockpit lacks some detail. I aint had much luck finding any real good cockpit pictures so if anybody does i would love to see them and as for the landing gear bays what is the correct color thanks.

    oh by the way i have access to two more of the tigercat night fighters F7F-3n.
     
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    One of my favorite aircraft!:headbang: Excellent choice Woody!:cool:
     
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    I do believe the gear and bays would be blue.
     
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    D*mn! Wonder if I didn't have a Tigercat book somewhere! B*ll*cks! :lol:
     
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    I'd sure like to get my hands on one of those extra kits!
     
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