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RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« on: January 16, 2017, 05:06:12 am »
OK, the latest challenge, KittyHawk's F9F-8 Cougar to be done in RAN colours ... but which colours? :-\

I don't know! :o

I was really impressed with the look of this kit in the box but I'm a little disappointed, now, as there are some minor engineering issues & I'm finding parts that are slightly short-shot with small but annoying bits missing or only part-formed, like locating pins & small corners of parts. So, I can see some fit issues & PSR in my future.

Other than that the details are nice, if a little soft in places but not enough to worry about. The kit comes with 2 complete sets of glazing & 2 ejection seat options, so I have a canopy & a bang-seat to spare.

I had a bit of an issue putting the cockpit together, which may be down to me but I get the feeling it may be poor design & engineering of the kit, as the parts don't seem to quite match up to create what they are meant to look like..

However, I've overcome that & here are the first pic's of the cockpit & the ejection seat I didn't go with, although I built both, just in case;





Hope to be able to show more progress soon! :thumbsup:
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 05:36:01 am »
That cockpit is looking very good, we want more! :thumbsup:
How about the camo the A-4's used?
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 07:04:17 am »
A bit late for my build (late-50's/early-60's) but I don't want to do basic US Lt Gull Grey/White (Gull Grey/Lt Gull Grey, according to the instructions) or DSG/Sky -, although I may look at variations on those themes.
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 07:17:36 am »
Nice work on the cockpit.

As for scheme, how about DSG over sky but with either a very low demarcation as per WWII or maybe one at the fuselage half way point ?
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 09:55:42 am »
Cockpit looks faaaantastic!   :lol:
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 04:41:39 pm »
Thanks, guys! :thumbsup:


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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 02:02:19 am »
As its a naval jet, how about desert colours?
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 04:14:59 am »
Been working on the nose-cone & guns, then realised that when I put it all together you can't see any of it. :unsure:

So, being a resourceful whiffer, I've used some styrene rod & I'll use some lead weights to keep the nose down, & I'll save the guns, & ammo boxes & chutes for something else. ;D
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2019, 07:52:21 pm »
Ha! "Not stalled" my ar$e! :rolleyes:

Anyway, almost 3 years later, it's back on the bench & moving forward very slowly, as I'm masking & painting a chequerboard pattern on the wing roots & rudder(s). :o

Scheme will probably be basic light gull grey over white but I may go DSG over light blue. We'll see. ;)
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2019, 08:12:11 pm »
Good, You and Kit I know of are resurrecting these undead zombie builds in the month of October, the Halloween Time. I applaud these sorts of shenanigans.

Partly built models languishing for years is a sad affair.

I might need to dredge up one of mine. I have two that I can recall.   :angel: :wacko:
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2019, 12:46:46 am »
I may have one or two others in the same boat. :rolleyes:
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2019, 08:51:56 am »

I may have one or two others in the same boat. :rolleyes:


At my last count, and that was when Mrs_PR19 was alive, I had sixty two unfinished projects!  :o

Not all Whiffs though, some RW stuff in that list.
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2019, 01:51:50 am »
OK, here is the pic of the chequerboard. Needs a little touching up but nothing too drastic.





PS: I've replaced the P-bucket images from earlier with SmugMug images, so they show properly.
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2019, 02:27:05 am »

PS: I've replaced the P-bucket images from earlier with SmugMug images, so they show properly.


Ah yes, much clearer now.  :thumbsup:

I may have lost the point somewhere but you seem to have two ejector seats for it, one silver one on the left and one already installed with khaki upholstery on the right. Or have I got that TOTALLY round my neck?  :banghead:
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2019, 03:25:45 am »
From my first post, just above the photo's:

The kit comes with 2 complete sets of glazing & 2 ejection seat options, so I have a canopy & a bang-seat to spare.

... here are the first pic's of the cockpit & the ejection seat I didn't go with, although I built both, just in case;

 ;)
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