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F3D-2 in 1/48 announced

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I just got my copy of the Squadron catalog for June, and to my great delight they are doing a limited edition (1000 copies) of what I suspect is from the old Czech Kit mould. Anyone know more about the release? I will be making mine in the same Korean War markings as the aircraft displayed at the Marine Air Museum at Miramar MCAS. I have been able to see inside on open cockpit day and it is a very roomy cockpit, full of ancient jet technology. The highlight is the "escape tunnel" for bailing out. This was not one of Hienaman's most pleasing designs, and could be considered a "Flying Dump Truck" in my opinion, yet the airplane is just so cool. Anyway, looking forward to the release and just wanted my Britmodeller mates to know about it ASAP.

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HI Randy

You are correct it the old Czech Model kit.

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/builds/cz/build_cz_4814.shtml

Editor's Note

Squadron/MMD has announced a limited reissue of their 1/48 F3D Skyknight kit which was previously released under a different Squadron brand - Czech Model.

Useful build notes and problem solving in the link as well.

Hopefully it bring down the secondhand price...well, long enough for me to get one cheapish ;)

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Thanks Troy, the real thing is a beast and is proof that if you can put enough engines on it you can make a brick fly! Yeah, I got a heads up on the build, it is tricky but not as tricky as the Collectaire version. Just got to be patient with it I guess.

SA

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Thanks Troy, the real thing is a beast and is proof that if you can put enough engines on it you can make a brick fly! Yeah, I got a heads up on the build, it is tricky but not as tricky as the Collectaire version. Just got to be patient with it I guess.

SA

Maybe so but it did take a bit out of a few migs and was instrumental in keeping them away from the B-29 night missions

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It is a beast of a build esp. those intakes BUT it is the only game in town...Dont expect to see anyone else tooling up this kit in 1/48!

On the 1/72 note...The Sword kit is rather nice and has some nice aftermarket resin and etched brass for it ( the only area of concern is the three piece canopy which could be tricky?/)

http://hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/kits/sword72074reviewmd_1.htm

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PAVC72125

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RESIMP7230

AND even decals if you dont fancy the kit ones:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PSL72087

It would be nice if someone did this treatment for the Squadron-Czech kit in 1/48?? IT could use a new interior?? Tommy Thomason may have something to say about that!?!

Steve,

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It is a beast of a build esp. those intakes BUT it is the only game in town...Dont expect to see anyone else tooling up this kit in 1/48!

On the 1/72 note...The Sword kit is rather nice and has some nice aftermarket resin and etched brass for it ( the only area of concern is the three piece canopy which could be tricky?/)

http://hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/kits/sword72074reviewmd_1.htm

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PAVC72125

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RESIMP7230

AND even decals if you dont fancy the kit ones:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PSL72087

It would be nice if someone did this treatment for the Squadron-Czech kit in 1/48?? IT could use a new interior?? Tommy Thomason may have something to say about that!?!

Steve,

Whut? I only do 1/72 so I don't know anything about the 1/48 F3D kit.

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