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Wing Correction Sets
1/48 scale for Trumpeter F9F Panther

 

Teknics

 


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Preview

 

Teknics has just released two 1/48 scale correction and detail sets for the wings of Trumpeter's F9F Panther kits. These are shipping now. Information supplied by Teknics is provided below:
 

TK48085 F9F-2/3 Corrected Outer Wings Set

 

 

for Trumpeter/HobbyCraft. This set contains both outboard wings with the sink marks removed. These outer wings also include the inboard rib detailing that is completely missing on the Trumpeter/HobbyCraft kit. Since the Trumpeter/HobbyCraft tip tanks are about 20% too small, our tip tanks corrected for length, diameter, and shape. Because the aft ends of the tip tanks were actually fuel dumps, we've properly shaped them and provided them as separate pieces to glue on the aft end of each tip tank allowing the fuel dump detail on the tank aft end to show through! We've also included the F9F-2 style wing fences that were fitted to nearly all Navy Panthers about halfway though the Korean War (although the land-based Marine Panthers typically did not receive them until after the war).

USD$22.99


 

TK48089 F9F-2/3 3Down & Dirty2 Conversion Set

for Trumpeter/HobbyCraft.

An image of the set may be seen at the top of the page.

The Trumpeter kit kindly provides separate outboard flaps that you can show dropped if you wish. Unfortunately, the Panther had FOUR flaps, not two, and when one went down, they all four went down. Our conversion kit includes a new inboard lower wing part with integral flap bays and separate inboard flaps. The other requirement to model a Panther with the flaps dropped is the 3drooped2 leading edges, which lowered 26 degrees when the flaps were lowered. Since the Trumpeter leading edge panel line is not in the correct location, it9s pretty difficult to do this conversion yourself. So, we9ve done it for you! Our set contains both outboard wings with the sink marks removed AND the leading edges drooped 26 degrees. These outer wings also include the inboard rib detailing that is completely missing on the Trumpeter/HobbyCraft kit. Since the Trumpeter/HobbyCraft tip tanks are about 20% too small, our tip tanks corrected for length, diameter, and shape. Because the aft ends of the tip tanks were actually fuel dumps, we9ve properly shaped them and provided them as separate pieces to glue on the aft end of each tip tank allowing the fuel dump detail on the tank aft end to show through! We9ve also included the F9F-2 style wing fences that were fitted to nearly all Navy Panthers about halfway though the Korean War (although the land-based Marine Panthers typically did not receive them until after the war).

USD$28.99

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the preview information and image


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Review Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 07 March, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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