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Replacement Nose & Main Wheel Sets
for Hasegawa’s F9F-2 Panther
& F9F-8 Cougar

Resin Art, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number,
Description and
Price:

7318, F9F-2 Panther Nose, Main Wheels & Tail Hook

Available on-line from Hannants for £5.53, Modelimex for €5.21, and West Coast Hobbys for Cn$8.50

7317, F9F-8 Cougar Nose, Main Wheels & Refueling Probe

Available on-line from Hannants for £5.53, Modelimex for €5.21, and West Coast Hobbys for Cn$8.50

Other Resin Art stockist can be found here

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media:

Four resin parts to each set.

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Very nicely detailed and cast to the highest standards.

Disadvantages:

None apparent.

Conclusions:

Excellent compliments to Hasegawa’s F9F-2 Panther and F9F-8 Cougar kits. Highly recommended.

 

Reviewed by Mark Davies


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FirstLook

 

Resin Art is produces detail sets in several of the popular scales. The sets reviewed here have “Simple” printed at an oblique angle below the Resin Art logo, no doubt to indicate that these are basic detail sets, as opposed to the more comprehensive and sometimes multi-media detail sets Resin Art also produces. Both sets come in a plastic blister pack with header and simple instructions concerning painting. The fitment of parts is obvious, and so no assembly instructions are provided. There is just a parts map with generic colour call outs.

These sets are intended for the Hasegawa Panther and Cougar kits (also boxed by Minicraft). They are a distinct improvement over the kit parts; especially the nose for the F9F-2 Panther which is weakness of the kit (Also, just look at those flash hiders on the guns – I feel these are quite stunning in this scale).

 

  • Panther and Cougar Nose and Wheel Sets: Image
  • Panther and Cougar Nose and Wheel Sets: Image
  • Panther and Cougar Nose and Wheel Sets: Image
  • Panther and Cougar Nose and Wheel Sets: Image
  • Panther and Cougar Nose and Wheel Sets: Image
  • Panther and Cougar Nose and Wheel Sets: Image
  • Panther and Cougar Nose and Wheel Sets: Image
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The wheel design is common to both sets, and a delicate tail hook is provided for the Panther whilst the Cougar has a nose refuelling probe. The images really serve this review with little in the way of added comment, other than to say they are flawlessly cast and easily removable form their casting blocks.

These simple sets enable very worthwhile and affordable improvements to the exterior appearance of models made using the Hasegawa kits. You can further improve your Cougar kit with Resin Art’s cockpit set #7205 previously reviewed on HyperScale.

 

 

Conclusion

 

These are very well produced sets that should refine and bring to life F9F Panther and Cougar models.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Resin Art for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2010 by Mark Davies
Page Created 12 November, 2010
Last updated 12 November, 2010

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