Model by Wilfried Eck
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F5F-1 Skyrocket, 1/48, 100 % scratch
 

 

This model was built to show

In principle (pictures see German page):

In summary: The motor cylinders admittedly were a tedious job (but somehow fun), the rest (after some head scratching how to make) no problem. Certainly preferable to some vacuum offerings with overdone "detailing" and other mistakes. After seeing both the 1/72 and the 1/48 kits I could contenty lean back. They aren't any better (and I insist that PVC moulded canopies are better).

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