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Grumman F7F Tigercat

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Category:Aircraft - Propeller
Aircraft - Propeller
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Used from:1944–1954
Used by:Fire and emergency servicesMilitary
Manufacturer:US Grumman
Model:F7F Tigercat

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19. October, 07:55
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gorbygould
Nice job.
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12. June, 16:38
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Thomas Bischoff
finished - it's a tail sitter and will be glued to the base soon :)
25. May, 16:59
Melchior
Nice! The Vallejo-bottle nearby looks huge
26. May, 07:25
Neuling
Nice little guy!
26. May, 16:22
Thomas T
Ain't she sweet :)
26. May, 17:56
Peter Mollenhauer
Looks cool indeed, in such a tiny scale :)
3. June, 08:28
Thomas Bischoff
many thanks to you all! I have uploaded a last picture to prove that the cat is now glued to the base :)
7. June, 08:27
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VMF(N)-513 Flying Nightmares WF-6 | Korean War - Pusan West (K-1) AB KR December 1951 | FS37038
 
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US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VU-4 80394 | 1955 | FS16081 FS13538 FS11136
 
23. May, 13:43
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7. May, 17:43
Alain Brishoual
magnifique peinture pour un très bel oiseau !
7. May, 18:42
7. May, 19:00
Neuling
Didier, your efforts paid off: an impressive colourful bird!
8. May, 18:10
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19. April, 14:05
Treehugger
Would like to see at least one frontal shot, dead on. :)

Btw, a trick is to have the camera 1m off or so, and then zoom in. The perspective becomes more realistic looking then. Best to use a tripod for that.
19. April, 14:26
Munkyslut
That's really nice, love the orange, very sharp looking bird
19. April, 14:29
Neuling
Top notch!
19. April, 18:44
Thomas Bischoff
Nice looking Tigercat!
19. April, 19:55
Marcello Rosa
I took a frontal shot, but it is blurry - sorry, I don't have a proper camera, just an iPhone. I have added to the album anyway as a placeholder while I source a better one.
20. April, 07:53
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22. February, 10:22
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18. December 2019, 00:23
Tony Leung
What paint colour did you use ?
14. February, 00:25
bob liu
marine blue daler rowney acrylic ink from opus art supply. don't know if i'll use it again 'cause it's a bit coarse...
14. February, 17:05
Tony Leung
I got a bottle of Gunze paint and it looks really dark but maybe it will lighten up after it dries? The shade in your photo seems to look "just right".
14. February, 20:55
bob liu
i think almost black would look cool.
15. February, 02:26
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1:48 Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat (AMT/ERTL 8842)1:48 13'1'' Hamilton Standard Propeller (Obscureco Aircraft OBS48003)1+
 
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1:72 Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat (Monogram 6062-0100)
Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
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26. April 2018, 12:57
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28. September 2017, 20:32
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1:48 F7F-3 Tigercat (Italeri 2756)1:48 F7F-3 Tigercat wheels (CMK Q48038)5+
Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat
US Military US Marine Corps Aviation (1912-now)
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22. September 2017, 18:39
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5. July 2017, 01:44
Robert W Martel owns this item
4. February 2017, 07:27
Robert W Martel
Well,,, another reissue kit. This time it's an AMT re-box from 1995. Released by Italeri in 2016. It does have scribed panel lines,,, decent enough looking,,,, and a fresh decal sheet w/6 schemes.
Been wanting this one for some time!!
4. February 2017, 07:35
Urban Gardini
And way too little room for nose weight. I recomend tungsten putty for this one.
4. February 2017, 17:44
Robert W Martel
Thanks for the tip Urban, I hadn't heard of that stuff
4. February 2017, 19:10
Urban Gardini
Look for it in any well sorted sport fishing store!
5. February 2017, 00:07
Robert W Martel
Ah ah !! Thanks
5. February 2017, 00:51
Robert W Martel
Got this one today. Pretty nice kit for an old AMT/ERTL re-issue. Nice scribed panel lines, pretty nice detail, Super decal sheet w/6 options, nicely laid out instructions w/sprue layout, FS color chart. I'm impressed for an old mold kit.
8. February 2017, 01:04
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MRMLA
Nothing more. Mike is right, simply OUTSTANDING WORK!
17. December 2016, 16:20
Christian Ristits
Like it very much Bill, the engine-details are fantastic!
17. December 2016, 16:41
Clifford Keesler
Awesome job. It looks amazing.
17. December 2016, 17:53
Kelly Wellington
Shazamm! Thanks for showing us.
17. December 2016, 22:18
Stephan Ryll
Brillant result - very impressive
18. December 2016, 08:38
flugzeugscale
Nice work
18. December 2016, 09:00
Lex Jassies
Beautiful result! I really love the lines of the Tiger cat.
18. December 2016, 11:15
Bill Gilman
Thank you everyone for the nice comments. I really appreciate reading them. I think my next build will be the Gloster Meteor F.3 and then in April I start an F-111 group build on Britmodeller. I'm going to try and convert the Hasegawa F-111C/G into the USN F-111B prototype. That should be interesting, as it's more than just a nose-job. Cheers, Bill
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27. August 2015, 19:35
Łukasz Gliński
That is the one I'm gonna follow - I have it in stash too
Will you go for the box cover camo or rather the one from the project pic?
28. August 2015, 09:42
Pierre-Christian Baudru
Hi Lukasz, I don't know yet, but I was thinking about the project pic. I need to try to find more pics of this aircraft to be sure about the modifications I would have to do or not. Cheers.
28. August 2015, 09:51
Bart Goesaert
another special one... didn't knew this one..
28. August 2015, 10:42
Pierre-Christian Baudru
Hi Bart, this one is a very old one started a long time ago....
31. August 2015, 13:03
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4. August 2015, 10:09
Stilicho
Please note:-The colour of the plastic was intended to represent the overall colour of the aircraft. Instructions were given for those fussy enough to paint details like canopy frame,engine cylinders, propeller tips etc. Those were the days!
21. April 2015, 23:57
Stilicho
Long-term project. A perfectly reasonable F7F-1(small tail).Only I've got to add :- QB engines, Lone Star cockpit, 2 new props (QB or square-tipped Aeroclub. Just looked at it and I want 2x Hellcat wheels as well. Madness is nigh.
21. April 2015, 08:18
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7. November 2013, 17:16
Peter Mollenhauer
Nice choice, David! I built it a few months ago. Turns into a fine model, I recommend using the resin engines by Quickboost. That is really improving. Be generous with the nose weight, better still to put some into the engines, too. Have fun!
9. November 2013, 10:35
David Haas
If I were building her now, I would definitely use resin engines, but back when I did this project I had not yet begun to use resin after-market upgrades. The basics of this old kit though WERE very solid.
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28. July 2013, 20:53
Peter Mollenhauer
New photos with complete markings will follow soon!
2. August 2013, 08:00
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1:72 Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat (Monogram PA163)1:72 F7F-3N Tigercat Nightfighter Conversion and Cockpit Set (Cobra Company 72007)
 
13. June 2013, 02:52
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16. May 2013, 16:39
Russouw Bester wants this item
6. May 2013, 17:52
6. May 2013, 21:02
Russouw Bester
I just acquired one on a auction....
8. May 2013, 14:21
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1:72 Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat (Monogram 6062)
Grumman F7F Tigercat
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
462 | Sea Blue Gloss Overall
 
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1:72 Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat (Monogram 6813)1:72 Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat (Monogram 6062)6+
 
4. January 2013, 00:57
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Bill Gilman
Acki - I pushed all of the trash over to the side so you can't see it in the picture! :)
9. January 2013, 13:57
Holger Kranich
Do i see some Verlinden GRU7 seats on the picture? :) :)
9. January 2013, 14:24
Philip De Keyser
I will follow this one, this is gonne be a great build, looking forward to the first pictures of this beautifull bird, Italeri has one on a 48 scale, maybe something for the future? have fun with the build Bill ;)
greetz Phil
9. January 2013, 15:46
Bill Gilman
Holger - I'm not sure what is in the Verlinden box. I bought that about 15 years ago, and it's been sitting on the bench all this time. I've forgotten about it. I will have a look and let you know! :)
9. January 2013, 16:31
9. January 2013, 18:25
Kelly Wellington
Hey, Bill...I don't see any weights on that table.
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I just finished assembling the wing units and dry fit them to the wingroots of the assembled fuselage......severe tail-sitting. Since I've already closed up the nose, I have only the engine nacelles and I don't think that even if I load them full with buckshot that it'll do the trick to make this craft sit right on its tricycle undercarriage.
19. January 2013, 14:54
Bill Gilman
Don't worry about it, Kelly. The real Tigercats were so tail heavy that they would also rest on their tails if they weren't full of fuel, etc. Just model it that way. Good conversation starter. :)

Or you could weight the front down like this:

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:) :) :) :)
19. January 2013, 15:40
Kelly Wellington
It's just that so many instructional films have inserted warnings about "now, don't try this at home, kids", so I thought I'd get that outta the way toot sweet.

I just ran through my Tigercat kit and finished assembling it. It is not yet painted, and I'm not sure i will paint it. I quit worrying about the taildragging when I realized that it looks just fine when it is teetering on the included 'stand'. But then, it won't be anywhere as near jiffy-snifty as your completed kit, even if I paint the 'stand' with chrome silver....

Do you intend to use those weights on your kit?
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1:72 Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat (Monogram 6062)
 
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14. December 2012, 02:42
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16. September 2012, 23:25
Bill Gilman
Bought this for pure nostalgia. And who knows, maybe raised panel lines will come back in style!

(I bought a new scribing tool while I was at it!)
16. September 2012, 23:30
Sören Mårtensson wants this item
16. June 2012, 06:48
Sören Mårtensson
Sorry, wrong kit. I prefer 1:72...
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