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Jim Barry

Scratchbuilt 1/24 Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat

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Hi Jim

 

Just one more thought on canopies and then I'll butt out. After I sculpted the male clay mould for a canopy I first vacuum formed one out of opaque styrene to check the shape and fit. On a Monogram F-86 I did one and then trimmed it to a close approximation of the canopy framework and then tried it on a test clear vac of the canopy. Well it worked, more or less, and whenever I get around to the stage of needing a canopy I'm going to give it a more serious effort before trying anything else.

 

(Really must look into how to post photos on here.)

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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