Sunday, 26 August 2012

[Kit Review] - FE Resin 1/144 - Grumman F9F-8T Cougar -

[Kit Review] - FE Resin 1/144 - Grumman F9F-8T Cougar - Box front

I bought this as a companion to the OzMods F9F Panther, the Cougar being a updated more modern swept wing version against the Panthers straight wings also got the 2-seater trainer for more variation. Wonder of this one of the Navy/Marines first ghost grey birds replacing the old dark blue?

Same as the other FE Resin kits ive bought before, all the main panel lines present i can tell.

Very nice resin casting hardly any bubbles present and lots of space to add cockpit detail, with the amount of parts present looks like it should be a easy build. I really doubt the skinny resin landing gear will be able to take the wight of all that resin and with the 2 vac-foam canopy's provided might have one of them open.

Used YKraft decals before, quite delicate, hope i can get those shark teeth applied straight off.

[Kit Review] - FE Resin 1/144 - Grumman F9F-8T Cougar - Parts   Decals

Got to give these parts a bath in warm water with a small drop of washing up liquid, this is to remove any mold releasing agent left over from casting the resin which could ruin the paint app, read that you should also do this with injection kits to.

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