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Mig88

F2H-2P Banshee - 1:72 Airfix

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Hello everyone!

Here is the Airfix 1:72 McDonnell F2H-2P Banshee BuNo 126678 “2” of VMJ-1, USMC in Korea, 1951, which I built back in 2000.

I opened up the solid-moulded camera ports in the nose, scratchbuilt some cameras and glazed the openings with Kristal Klear.

The kit was fully painted with brush.

 

Thanks for looking.

Miguel

 

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There's something cool about straight wing jets.  You have managed to get a really fine finish with the dark blue, and on an old Airfix kit too.  Top job, I really like that.

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Nice job, having built this kit in both incarnations it builds up really well.

 

Julien

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Nice modelling.

Gosh!  I don't remember this as an Airfix offering. My memory must be going.

🤔

Now, where did I put that ...

Edited by FatFlyHalf
splinge

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Thank you very much evryone!

Gamevender, I was lucky with the consistency of the enamel paint as indeed it's hard to get such a smooth finish.

 

Miguel

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Beautifully done Banshee 😎😎😎

This is a great Airfix kit :coolio:

Any "old" kit can be made great with the right amount of work, very well done :clap2:

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Painted with a brush?  Come on!  You’re pulling my leg.  That’s the best gloss paint job I’ve ever seen. Asombroso!       

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I love the straight wing jets of the 1940s and '50s, and this is a beautiful example of modelling them.

 

Well done that man!

 

DennisTheBear

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Thanks a lot. It is indeed a decent kit of the old Airfix. I have another in the stash to make the standard variant... someday!

 

Miguel

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Great job on that old kit 

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I do wish Airfix would re-release this kit. It makes into a nice model as Miguel has shown.

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Good looking Banshee!

 

One of Airfix best. Have one built and another one in the stash waiting. 

 

Cheers / André

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You achieved a great looking finish using a brush, Miguel!  The build looks wonderful overall.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Beautiful, and I endorse Natter's comment about straight wings (being a T-33 and P-80 fan myself).

Impeccable finish and clean construction - your build is a winner in my book!

:goodjob:

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Nice build! I've been lucky enough to see the real thing at the US Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola, I believe it's the only example left.

 

 

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Thank you all very much!

Sorry I haven't replied before but I have been absent for 3 months due to searching for a new flat, moving to the new flat and then waiting for over a month to get internet!

 

Cheers

Miguel

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