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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... A few months ago a fellow member gifted me an old Monogram 1/72 F8F Bearcat. I decided to build it as an F8F-2P stationed at Pensacola in 1949. It was part of the NATTU or Naval aviation Technical Training Unit. To make the plane accurate the tail had to be raised 3.5 mm, as the kits tail lies somewhere in between a -1 & a -2. Its not the 1st time I've ever done work like this but its good to keep my skills in practice. This model is the 1st time i ever painted day-glo or International red color on a model. I am here to present my finished product. I d
  3. 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. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. F8F Grumman Bearcat 1:48 Testors The story is that the Grumman Bearcat concept came about during a meeting between US Navy Battle of Midway veteran pilots and the then Grumman Vice President Jake Swirbul. Here it was made clear that power and climb rate were important to the pilots. Grumman then spent some time (approx 18 months) analysing carrier warfare in the Pacific before designing the F8F Bearcat. The specifications for the Bearcat called for it to be able to be operated from the smallest carriers, and to retain the P&W R-2800 engine. The big prop for the engine (measuring 1
  9. These were taken by me at Duxford.
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