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  1. In 2020-2021, HobbyBoss is to release 1/72nd Grumman F8F Bearcat kits. - ref. 87267 - Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat - ref. 87268 - Grumman F8F-1BBearcat - ref. 87269 - Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat V.P.
  2. Hello everyone... Im starting this WIP to fill another promise. About 6 weeks ago i received an email from a member. He was curious if I had ever been able to find a Monogram 1/72 F-8F Bearcat? I hadn't so he offered one of his kits. About a week later i received two items in the mail. The first a small package containing a baggie of plastic bits, instructions, and an old decal sheet. The second was an envelope with several photocopied Grumman plans and copies of the line drawings of the bearcat in 1/72. I know the vertical tail is short by a little bit. So this is why the drawings
  3. Good evening everyone. For my next project I decided to do something that wasn't bare metal or camo. I had a Monogram F8F in my stash for a long time, but dreaded the thought of building it, since the decals had yellowed terribly. At last I decided to build it. I thought I'd either try to fix the decals (put in sunlight to get it white again), or find replacement decals, or just use some of my many spares and build a "generic" Bearcat without unique markings. But "luck" wasn't on my side. I couldn't get the decals white again, couldn't find replacement decals and could
  4. This is my recently finished HobbyBoss 1/48 F8F Bearcat in the markings of French service against the Viet Minh in the First Indochina War as fighter-bombers in the early 1950s. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. Hi! Can I join in? I need to get my modelling mojo back and this GB ticks all the boxes: Interesting time period: Vietnam War Interesting subject: F8F Bearcat - Last of the Grumman Piston Planes Easy Build: Hobbyboss 1/48 Bearcat OOB Here's what I'be building and the reference I'll be using (yep - that's it!) The kit comes with decals for a F8F-1B Bearcat from GC 1/22 'Saintonge', Armée de l'Air stationed at Dien Bien Phu airfield january 1954 (according to my reference! ) I plan on building OOB only adding seatbelt, antenna etc. Keeping it simple is of utmost importance for me
  6. Hello everyone. This is my new project - HobbyBoss Bearcat. In general, this is pretty decent kit, especially if compared with other options in Testors or Hobbycraft kits. Kit has crisp engraved panel lines and rivets here and there. Overall details are more than You will expect, although engine is little rudimental. I've put some details on it and it looks just fine. For cockpit I've used Eduard zoom set for Hobbycraft. It needs some surgery to fit properly, but that is not a big issue. There are few problems. The engine cowling has some minor shape issues. This curve at the front needs t
  7. I felt I needed something battered from Indochina too... I search around and found my Toko P-63 on the shelf of doom just looking sad. Nope, already to much built to participate here Bearcat hasn't been chosen yet, so, here it is. The old Monogram kit from 1967 with useful options like spinning wheels and a Monogram stand. What I remember, the easiest way is to sand down the fin a bit and make it an F8F-1B. Decal sheet from Printscale, one choice possible from GC 1/22 'Saintonge'. Destroyed at Dien Bien Phu in March 1954 by an artillery attack.
  8. Hi, Continuing content of my shelves (now with US airplanes) - Grumman Bearcat (F8F1). This was an airplane which was already in fighter units in July or August 1945 on Faer East but did not took part in WWII, as far as I know it, at least (please correct me if I am wrong). My model is F8F1 converted from Frog (original, not Novo, 1/72) kit. The difference of early variants was in armament, so I had to remove bulbs on wings. I made it in 1993 - for sure it has low tail, but I am sure, if I cut it or the Frog kit has already low tail...The Monogram one had higher tail. The markin
  9. Hi Guys. I'd like to present you my latest build - the F8F1 Bearcat from Hobbyboss. The aircraft depicted is the famous Blue Angels Beetle Bomb. I choose this marking because it is unusual (full yellow airframe) and because this specific aircraft was - as far as I know - the last piston engine aicraft used by Blue Angels in airshows, even after they converted to jets, until the aircraft was sadly lost during a training flight in 1950. Now I know that this kit was received with some criticism. After the experience of building it, I think that this criticism is well deserved - not necesarly
  10. Evening guys, i cannt wait for this GB to finaly begin!! I saw some of you already started to make topics about what they ll build, so i ll add my few cents here too if you dont mind My first entry will be this F8F 1/72, thats all i can tell about it for now No idea who made it (could be Frog but realy i have no idea) and what version it is I got this kit for less than 1 euro in our local internet auction, though i dont think anyone would doubt its price So here are few shots of this mirracle As first, the innovative box and its awesome boxart Next the instructions and so called d
  11. My entry into this GB, like the FAA GB I can't promise this will even get started let alone finished, but I would like to take part anyway, I might just surprise myself! Just the box shot for now, will get more up over the next few days.. This will be built OOB unless I decide to throw some resin at it half way through (money depending too!), the scheme chosen will be the USN Air Reserve, Ohio 1951.
  12. These were taken by me at Duxford.
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