Sunday, 1 July 2012
[Kit Review] - Platz 1/144 - F-8K Crusader -
One of the many kits i bought in Akihabara which have gone into the "stash" waiting to see the light of day. Modelled aircraft on the front by IKE, who i think was the first 1/144 blog i found.
Surprised to see the wing molded in 2 pieces, with everything up to the standard. Check out the massive missles, AGM-12 Bullpup.
Very detailed but quite a few shallow and thin panel line which i might have trouble when a wash is applied.
Blue scheme is for VMF-321 "Hell’s Angels”, red is VMF-142 "Flying Gators" and white is the NASA.
With the decal i really like the look canopy marking, never used decal on clear plastic before but must be nice to get that yellow finish around the edge of the glass?
Only going to model one Crusader soon but won't be any of these supplied schemes but plan on modelling the NASA one in the future.