F9F-2/-3 and F9F-2P
1/48 scale for
S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description & Price
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
Contents and Media:
resin.(plus one part in clear resin for the -2P nose)
shape of the nose for both Trumpeter Panther kits; superb casting;
very simple construction; subtle surface detail.
Reviewed by Brett Green
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor
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
the thumbnails below to view larger images:
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
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.
Thanks to Teknics for the review sample
Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including
Cutting Edge Decals,
can be viewed at Meteor Productions
Text and Images Copyright © 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 27 March, 2007
24 December, 2007
HyperScale Main Page