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McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

by Markus Wuellner


McDonnell XF-85 Goblin


Special Hobby's 1/48 scale XF-85 Goblin is available from Squadron.com for only USD$16.96



Here is Special Hobby's 1/48 scale McDonnell XF-85 Goblin.



The kit features fine engraved panel lines, a nicely detailed resin cockpit-interior, a vac-form canopy and a resin transport trolley. One weak point on the kit is that there are no locating tabs at all on the injection parts.



There were no major problems during assembly. The only heavy putty area was the joint between the vac canopy and the fuselage. I added few extra detail to the kit. For the headlight on the intake mouth I drilled out a hole, filled it with a suitable clear sprue from the spares box, sanded it to shape and polished it. The other area of extra work was inside the the opened canopy were I added the airconditioning lines for the pilot made from bent wire.



Finally, I carefully cut off the tail control surfaces and fixed them again in offset positions. Except the above mentioned additions I built this kit straight from the box.


Images Copyright 2001 by Markus Wuellner
Page Created 23 October, 2001
Last Updated 26 October, 2001

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