by Markus Wuellner
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
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
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