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Grumman F9F-5 Panther

1/144 Scale



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: OM14407
Scale: 1/144
Contents and Media: 22 parts in low-pressure injected dark grey styrene; 2 clear parts on a vacform sheet; decals for 2 aircraft.
Price: AUD$12.95 (approx USD$9.50) plus postage (AUD$5 within Australia; AUD$12 international air mail) available online from OzMods website
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Good quality plastic; crisp and consistent engraved detail; good detail for this scale; thoughtful engineering to assist alignment of wings; nice decals; two canopies supplied.
Recommendation: Recommended


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.

The 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 supplied.

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.



Thanks to Greg Anderson from OzMods for the review sample.

OzMods products are available from Australian hobby retail outlets 
or direct from OzMods via their website

Review and Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 24 July, 2004
Last updated 25 July, 2004

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