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Vought Kingfisher by Airfix

Float version of the catapult mounted fleet scout. In intermediate blue over gull grey. Done with the red ball stars. It comes with ID for the USS Arizona craft.

It is quite small. The pilot has no feet and the gunner-observer is a bust only.

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1:72 Vought Kingfisher (Airfix A02021)
 

Comments

12. April 2013, 17:31
Kelly Wellington
This one earns a "Do NOT Recommend" status from me. Canopies are crap. Struts...well, are struts.
22. April 2013, 22:24
Roy McKenzie
It may be a bad fitting kit but yours looks good.
22. April 2013, 22:28
Kelly Wellington
Thanks...distance and lots of fiddling makes a difference. The pilot's canopy is open because it looks like trash trying to close it. There is a gap betwixt the first and second gunner's canopies that is not supposed to be there. And...one of the wing floats is wonky. I think I have to accept that I don't do 'photorealism' too well, but I can get by on a makeshift 'impressionism'. 8^D}
23. April 2013, 00:44
Lars Opland
Be all that as it may, this is almost the "only game in town" for a 1:72 Kingfisher, & the old Lindberg kit looks less like one when finished. For me, the worst thing about the Airfix kit is the perfectly flat cylinder end for a crank case. On the up side, it has floats, beaching gear & optional land plane gear...& I have seen a couple built to high contest standards.
23. April 2013, 05:12

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