1/48 Blue Angels F11F Tiger

Gallery Article by Jeff Thomsen on Sept 10 2009

 

This is the FM kit converted to a short nosed Tiger in the scheme the Blues first used on this airplane. 

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The nose was made with styrene sheet framework filled with Apoxy Sculpt, with a refueling probe modified from a Hasegawa A-4. A new vacuform canopy was made and details were added to the cockpit area and decking behind it. 

Markings are mostly hand painted, with the exception of the underwing "US Navy"s and the BU numbers and Grumman logo, which came from the kit sheet.

Jeff Thomsen

Photos and text by Jeff Thomsen