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Review
Academy: USN F2H-3
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 05:53 PM UTC


Academy has release the F2H-3 with new markings and here Kevin Brant looks inside the box and builds this little bird.


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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:06 PM UTC
The biggest problem with this kit is that they copied the -2 nose gear leg from the Airfix kit and missed the slightly important point that the -3's leg is longer. This is what gives the model its unrealistic nose-down attitude when completed.

The leg needs to be lengthened by about 4 or 5 mm to be accurate.

F2H-2:


F2H-3:
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:15 PM UTC
Jess

Thanks, I wish they would have included the decals for the wing tanks. And yeah my choice of greys was way off, I am guessing Paint4Models let me down this time for FS colors . I might pick up another and do it all up right. I did like the kit.

Kevin
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:43 PM UTC
Your underside grey might stand to be a trifle lighter, but I don't trust the colour values in that photo I linked; I think they're way off reality. You got it closer than the photo did

The more I look at those two photos, the more I think that the problem is the nose wheel fork. In the -2 it's almost horizontal, and in the -3, it's closer to vertical. The difference must lie in the shock absorber strut rather than the length of the nose strut. In the -3 it's either longer, or kept at higher pressure which forces the fork to tip further down.
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 04:22 AM UTC
Well I think you have done a very good build straight out of the box Kevin. Nicely done
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC
Nice clean build Kevin, looks really nice.
Great review as well.
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 08:57 AM UTC
Kevin,

Thanks for the review. I love your "Banjo!" She looks better in RCAF colors than in USN. (Did I really say that!? )

I want a Banshee so I am glad to see this review.