Frank's Collection Of Scale Model Aircraft

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Grumman F3F-2 Basic "Hot Rod" Version Project !

Part 5 - The Finished Hot Rod Version!



The "Hot Seat". Tamiya Clear Red on top of Alclad Chrome. Pigma pen for Silver "edge".. Eduard PE Seatbelts.

Instrument Panel. Tamiya Clear Red over Alclad Chrome. Other colors by Pigma Pens. Instruments are Mike Grant Decals. A drop of Future over each instrument to simulate glass. The small instruments are 1 mm in diameter.



The completed Hot Rod cockpit assembly!

Engine airbrushed with Alclad 2 Black Glossy Primer, then Alclad 2 Chrome. Dry brushed lightly with MM Aircraft Interior Black. Color details with Pigma pens. Ignition wires painted Gunze Red. Exhaust Manifold with Alclad 2  Jet Exhaust!   


My 15 th Build!

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Part1 - Initial Construction - The Cockpit and Sub Assemblies-- Uncovering Early Problems!

Part 2 - The Cockpit and Sub Assemblies - Stock Version!

Part 3  -  Finished Stock Version!

Part 6 - The Finished Stock and Hotrod Versions Together!

Cockpit Study Table of Contents

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