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Grumman F-9F5 Panther

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I bought the Fisher Patter 1/32nd F-9F Panther in 2003 when it first appeared. This was my first resin model. It was a great experience and I used Vallejo Model Air for the first and only time as the paint was so fragile it just scratched off way too easily the end result being the shelf of doom. Roll on 2018 - the Panther is rolling around on my shelf of doom and I decide to take another look. Woe and behold I find that my lovely wife has thrown the box out with many of the kit parts in it (U/C, doors, wheels, canopy, weapons, PE sheet etc). I contact Paul Fisher and send him a photo of what I have and ask him if I can pay for the missing parts. 7-10 days later a box arrives in the post with all of the missing parts completely free of charge including the shipping to the UK. How is that for customer service!

 

Roll on 2019 and inspired by a post in LSP discussion I decide to finish the model. If you notice the less than fine panel lines in places this was because back in 2003 when I build the major assemblies I had bought a Tamiya scriber and went a little mad with making trenches. I also lightly weathered the model and the large "silver walkways" as can be seen on footage of the real aircraft.

Please note that I have fixed the hanging pylon that I only noticed when I took the photographs.

 

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The Panther was such a pretty plane.

 

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2 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

Wow that looks amazing! The paint work is really great

 

1 hour ago, Rob Owens said:

Yes, the level of gloss looks perfectly in-scale!

I could not agree more fellows. He has done and awesome job!

 

Barry

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13 hours ago, crobinsonh said:

             The Panther was such a pretty plane.

 

...and that's a pretty model of it  :thumbsup:

 

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Thanks everyone for your kind comments. The paint was Mr Color  GSB which was sanded/polished with 12000 clothes before having a light oil paint patina applied to just provide some very subtle colouration effects. 

 

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