Vought F7U-3 Cutlass US Navy (1794-now) VF-124 Gunfighters 129599/D-410 | USS Hancock 1956 | Bare Metal
18. October 2017, 13:50
Maciej Bellos This is a handful I hear, but by the time you get there you will be rather experienced!
20. January 2018, 19:56
Michael Hickey I wish some one would do a new 1/48 tooling of this long necked bird.
30. January 2018, 10:11
Jens an absolutely crazy construction but really interesting because and I would also say that would be very long a replacement with a new kit desirable
30. January 2018, 10:25
Igor Zdorovyak Do not look for easy ways? Of these firewood it is difficult to make a decent product. Good luck.
30. January 2018, 10:32
Michael Phillips A new tooling of this odd bird is definitely needed! But I do not see that happening any time soon. So it's the old Hobby Craft kit or nothing. I will probably get the vacuform canopy and the LSM cockpit set before I start this, so hopefully I can make something good out of it!
30. January 2018, 13:41
Michael Hickey I tried to build this beast last century, I was pretty new to the hobby back then and my skill level was not there nor were my patience & I went through my fair share of kits that did not survive being thrown Mach 2.1 across the room and into the bedroom wall (which at the time was brick);)
Vought F7U-3P Cutlass US Navy (1794-now) 129755/NPU 755 | NMF Overall
17. February 2015, 20:56
Maciej Bellos I need some help from all you people out there. I cannot determine what colour is used for the wheel wells. Fujimi states that they are silver, but considering that the 12 Photo Cutlasses were produced circa 1954-1955 I tend to accept that interior green is the correct one. As for the wheel well covers I think they where painted in aluminum dope or something.
Finally the cockpit seems to be grey with black consoles but the ejection seat is something of an unknown.
Any help would be much appreciated!
17. February 2015, 21:03
Urban Gardini I think that the use of interior green in the wheel bays was phased out around '52-53.
white wheel wells were not officialy required until 1956. Before that they where sea blue, zinc chromate or white.
Since there were only 12 F7U-3P, all in natural finish, I would expect them to have the wheel wells in zinc chromate or interior green and not white or blue. The argument is that since they were not painted ever until their retirement in 1959 (even the official switch to light gull grey over white was not applied to the photo cutlasses) and remained in natural metal finish I suppose the wheel wells were not painted either. Just my two cents.
Does anyone else have any other ideas?
18. February 2015, 20:29
Urban Gardini Nice info mate! My conclusion of that is that the wheel wells would've been left unpainted. But painted wheel wells do spice up a NMF bird quite nice.
Philip De Keyser Hi Duncan, this will be my new project after the P-51 D, this is a veryfine detailed kit from Fujimi, I hope you will find it, these are out of production, great luck with the search
31. December 2012, 08:46
Jose Miguel Rodriguez Duncan the kit is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I finished the prowler I will attack the box...
Bill Gilman Nice work, Philip! Beautiful rendition of what, in my mind, is not an ugly plane! You did well with the flap actuators, I ignored them completely when I built mine about 20 years ago.
28. January 2013, 17:44
Philip De Keyser Thanks Bill for your nice words, I must say that the actuators come out well, I'm happy with the result and it was a joy to built that Fujimi kit
@Holger, thanks mate for looking and the nice words,
and now up to the next project!!!