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F9F-2/-3 and F9F-2P
Corrected Noses

1/48 scale for Trumpeter F9F

 

Teknics

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description & Price Teknics TK48086 - F9F-2 / -3 Corrected Nose USD$14.99
Teknics TK48090 - F9F-2P Corrected Nose USD$19.99
both available online from Meteor Productions website
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Grey resin.(plus one part in clear resin for the -2P nose)
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Corrects the shape of the nose for both Trumpeter Panther kits; superb casting; very simple construction; subtle surface detail.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green
 


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FirstLook

 

Teknics has released a range of conversion and correction sets for Trumpeter's 1/48 scale F9F-2/-2P Panther kits. These include nose correction sets for both the F9F-2 and F9F-2P kits.

The biggest benefit of these replacement noses is that they correct the shape of Trumpeter's kit nose.

Both sets are very simple to prepare and to install. I have already removed the casting blocks from my -2 nose, and glued each half to the Trumpeter fuselage halves. Removing the casting block was a breeze, taking all of about 30 seconds each. The thin resin strip holding the part to the block was simply cut off with a razor saw, then the locating gap in the ridge was cleaned out with a sharp hobby knife.

 

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The resin nose halves were attached to the Trumpeter's fuselage parts with super glue. The fit on both sides was superb - no steps or gaps.

I also test-fitted the fuselage halves to chech alignment between the two hollow resin nose parts. These lied up almost perfectly, with only a narrow gap at the top join. This will easily be eliminated with Milliput during construction.

I will probably tone down the rivets on Trumpeter's fuselage with Mr Surfacer and a few passes with sandpaper to match the more subtle detail on Teknic's resin parts before proceeding with further assembly

 

 

The F9F-2P set will be almost as simple. The extra parts are cameras and lenses, plus a replacement side camera window.

Trumpeter's 1/48 scale Panther kits will greatly benefit from these simple correction sets.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Teknics for the review sample


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Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 27 March, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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