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Old 01-12-2019, 07:46 AM
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F8F Bearcat by GPM

Between finishing one model - the IAF Texan II, and need to finish two others - P39 and SE-a, I am starting a new one - GPM 181 F8F Bearcat.



This is the second "cat" I am building, F4F Wildcat was the first one, and a Flymodel F6F Helcat will follow in the future.

The Bearcat was designed as a carrier interceptor fighter with excellent maneuverability and high rate of climb. To achieve it, Grumman chose the Helcat's 2000 hp engine and merged it to the smallest and lightest airframe possible.

The model up to this point was build "out of the box".













Next will be the wing assembly and landing gear wheels.

Shalom Mor
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:13 AM
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Great airplane, and a great start to your model.

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Old 01-12-2019, 01:45 PM
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It's great to see a Bearcat. Great start Mor!


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Always good to see a Bearcat. And even better to see one in USN colours.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:57 PM
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Great progress. Do you have pics of the Wild Kitty please?
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:36 PM
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nice job Shalom....it looks very cute model to me.

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Old 01-13-2019, 09:56 AM
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Thanks Don, Gary, Rata, MichaelS and Yoav.

Regarding your question MichaelS, can you give me more details? Found Bad Kitty on a F7F Tigercat, but I don't think you were looking for this.

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Old 01-13-2019, 09:58 AM
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Shalom,

Michael was asking about your Wildcat build
F4F-3 Wildcat - Kartonowy Arsenal

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Old 01-13-2019, 11:09 AM
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Thanks for the clarification Rick. I have many pictures of the Wildcat in US Navy and Royal Navy service, and aircraft profiles.

Michael, please tell me what you need and your PM and I will be happy to send you.

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Old 01-15-2019, 09:35 AM
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Shalom,

Michael was asking about your Wildcat build
F4F-3 Wildcat - Kartonowy Arsenal

Rick
Oh yeah! I already saw this. Lovely job.

I have the Maty Modelarz in my build list.
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