Joined: January 20th, 2006, 9:37 pm

May 26th, 2018, 5:37 am #11

Nice!! You don't see many F-89 models built up. Thanks for posting it.....Paul
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Joined: May 19th, 2018, 9:43 pm

May 26th, 2018, 10:43 am #12

tropicaldude wrote: Nice!! You don't see many F-89 models built up. Thanks for posting it.....Paul
Thanks for comment and glad you like, was tempted to build another.
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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:15 am

June 5th, 2018, 11:12 am #13

I would go for the Revell kit.  The Academy kit is nice too but better if you want to do an early model Scorpion...BUT that will need updating to get accurate since they are some goofs in the Academy kit.

But if you only want a single Scorpion in your collection Go for the Revell kit. Overall better kit, still need a windscreen for RIO, ( which oddly the Academy kit provides).  The Pavla cockpit set also provides one if you plan to do up the cockpit and it solves that problem easily.  You could also scratch the part with vac. or plunge form.


HTH

Steve,
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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:15 am

June 5th, 2018, 11:12 am #14

BTW Very nice build on the F-89

Steve
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Joined: May 19th, 2018, 9:43 pm

June 5th, 2018, 11:49 am #15

Thanks for info Steve.
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Joined: June 4th, 2008, 11:45 pm

June 8th, 2018, 2:49 am #16

scorvi12 wrote: I would go for the Revell kit.  The Academy kit is nice too but better if you want to do an early model Scorpion...BUT that will need updating to get accurate since they are some goofs in the Academy kit.

But if you only want a single Scorpion in your collection Go for the Revell kit. Overall better kit, still need a windscreen for RIO, ( which oddly the Academy kit provides).  The Pavla cockpit set also provides one if you plan to do up the cockpit and it solves that problem easily.  You could also scratch the part with vac. or plunge form.


HTH

Steve,
Thanks Steve - that's very helpful.

Andrew
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Joined: June 29th, 2016, 3:25 pm

June 9th, 2018, 2:26 pm #17

Love the build.  As kids in Connecticut, we used to see these guys during practice alerts, as well as B36's heading out.  While playing Army in the dairy farm fields next door, our small band of soldiers wer buzzed by a Scorpion flying so low that when they dipped the wing we could see the crew waving at us. We were ecstatic, to say the least. Mom wasn't so happy as dishes and glasses fell of shelves a broke all over the kitchen floor. Air Force stopped doing things like that about 1958, I guess. I can still see that beasts red and silver flashing by.

Thanks for the memories - went out and found a Revell 1/72 for me!
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