Grumman F9F-5 Panther
Reviewed by Brett Green
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OzMods' latest addition to their 1/144 scale range is the
Grumman F9F-5 Panther.
The Panther comprises 22 parts in dark grey, low-pressure
injection moulded styrene; plus two parts in clear vacform plastic.
Surface detail on the shiny dark plastic parts is by way of
finely engraved panel lines. The panel lines are quite crisp and consistent,
and the overall smooth surface of my sample is an improvement on the earlier
kits from OzMods.
engineering is interesting, with the rear fuselage being split vertically
and the main fuselage split horizontally. Not surprisingly on a kit this
size, there are no locating pins but the wings are moulded with slim tabs
that will assist with fit and alignment when attaching to the fuselage.
A cockpit tub with moulded-on side console detail, a
separate instrument panel and seat are included, as is a small decal sheet
with two marking options.
In case of mishap, two sets of vac form canopies are
OzMods' new 1/144 scale F9F-5 Panther continues this
company's welcome foray into braile-scale aircraft, and is an excellent
compliment to the Sabre and MiGs from the Korean War era.