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mikeew

McDonnel F3H2N Demon

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I have now finished this beauty of a kit, and present the 1/48 AZ Model McDonnel F3H-2N Demon (ex-Grand Phoenix moulding) with all the resin and etch you need to make a cracker of a model.

You can see my in progress work on this one here: http://www.britmodeler.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=11721

Tamiya XF-2 Flat White and Gunze H315 Gull Grey were the two main colours I used. Promodellers Dark Grey wash for panel line enhancement and then further weathering was added with Tamiya X-19 Smoke, XF-19 Sky Grey and pastels. Alclad Aluminum shaded with Jet Exhaust was used for the burner and burnere plate and undersurafces of the tailplanes. Overall a sometimes challenging but ultimately pleasing model to build. Its totally OOB with the exception of a metal scratchbuilt pitot probe on the starboard wing as the kit part was tooo thick. Cockpit and seat, wheels and wheel bays,undercarriage, airbrakes and jet pipe are all resin parts . Etched parts are supplied for wing fences and upper wing speed brakes as well as cockpit components including instrument panel and seatstraps.

Markings are for Bu.No.137072 of VF-24 "Corsairs" whilst aboard USS Lexington in 1958.

All comments and/or criticisms welcomed as per usual

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Gorgeous finish Mike - excellent weathering and your photography is spot on :thumbsup:

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Excellent work, particularly like the "weathered" effect! MODeller

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Thats just pants! :fraidnot:

:lol: not really. I honestly think you've excelled yourself on this one. The weathering is the best you've managed yet, well nice. I have only one, teeny, niggle. Where's the exhaust gas been going? I'd pop a bit of staining across the metal and onto that perfectly clean white tail :winkgrin:

Jen.

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Smart build Mike. Nice one!

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Very odd looking aircraft, but a lovely build! I like it Mike, the weathering is nicely done and it looks the part.

Very nice :goodjob:

Karl.

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Just noticed, it hasn't got any nav light?

Not picking, just spotted it :hypnotised:

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Many thanks for all the replies people, it really means a lot.

Phil, good spot with the navlights :blush: , luckily its an easy fix :thumbsup2:

Jen, another good point, I'll remedy the exhausts stain with immediate effect!

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Very, very nice.

I'm diggin' the subtle, restrained weathering. B)

Yep, nothin' else for it, gonna have to go with a :worthy: .

:goodjob:

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Not one of my fave aircraft, BUT bloody nice job mate...lovely weathering on that one. Excellent job doing the model. Prize worthy.

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Looks great Mike! :goodjob: Contrary to Clif, it is one of my favourite aircraft!!

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Beautiful job Mike! :speak_cool:

Your lovely pictures and in-progress pictures actually made me search for a review and later order a kit myself. :hypnotised:

Regards,

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I reeeeeally like this one Mike.

Great result, a lesson in USN grey/white finishes! :clap2:

Al

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Seen one of these in Pensacola... Yours looks like the one there! :clap2:

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Nice, i like exhaust weathering especially

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Superbariffic, man. Take your prize and have a seat at the front.

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.....and its GOLD, GOLD,GOLD for Mike!!! Perfect fiinish Mike, if only modelling was an olympic event (sigh) You would b up there on te podium

Bruce

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