F9F-2/-2P/-3 Corrected Outer Wing
1/48 scale for
S u m m a r
Catalogue Number and Description
TK48085 - F9F-2/-2P/-3 Corrected Outer Wing Set
USD$22.99 from Meteor
Contents and Media:
||6 parts in
||Superb casting; very simple construction;
improved wing fold detail; realistic
looking solution for tip tank dump fairing; very subtle surface
detail; bulkier wing tip tanks; includes -2 wing fences.
|| Highly Recommended
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Teknics has released a range of conversion and
correction sets for Trumpeter's 1/48 scale F9F-2/-2P Panther kits. The
next of these kits to be reviewed is the F9F-2/-2P/-3 Corrected Wings,.
Teknics' 1/48 scale conversion comprises two
one-piece outer wing replacements, tip tank dump fairings and wing fences. All parts are supplied in
grey resin and casting on my sample is flawless, as can be
expected from Teknics.
This set delivers a number of improvements and
changes to the basic Trumpeter kit. The most obvious is the improved tip tanks. These
are around the same length as the Trumpeter parts but noticeably
bulkier, which seems to match reference photos more closely.
Furthermore, the small separate tip tank dump fairings deliver a more
realistic "see through" effect to the rear of the tanks.
Finally, the wing fold detail is much better than that supplied on the
Trumpeter kit parts.
Because the Panther was rarely, if ever, seen with
the leading edge slats deployed and the wings folded, Teknics has
cast the slats in the closed position.
The final element of this set is the small leading
edge wing fences sometimes fitted to the -2/-3. Check your references to
see if they were fitted to your chosen subject.
Surface detail on all parts is crisp and subtle -
noticeably moreso than the Trumpeter surfaces. You might consider a coat
of Mr Surfacer and a light sanding to bring the kit rivet details into
line with the new resin parts.
The resin wings are cast onto strips but they are
very easy and fast to remove. If you have had some experience working with resin kits
or conversions in the past, you won't encounter any surprises here.
This is a very simple conversion. There is no cutting or other
preparation required for any of the kit parts. The new pieces will be
Trumpeter's 1/48 scale Panther will greatly benefit
from this simple yet comprehensive conversion.
If you want to display your F9F-2/-2P/-3 with the
wings folded, this is the best and
easiest way to do it!
Thanks to Teknics for the review sample
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24 December, 2007
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