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Modelcraft F-82eeeeee oh boy.....
resistor
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California, United States
Joined: March 24, 2005
KitMaker: 61 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 03:21 AM UTC
I finally came to the realization I needed to go through the pile of kits I have and that many of the kits I had squirreled away over the years were VERY old and the technology used to create them were also VERY outdated.

The F-82e i just finished is no exception. I started it years ago, started and stopped several times when I got frustrated, fed up or otherwise uninspired. In an effort to clear the backlog so to speak, I forced myself to finish this one finally. I took it as far as I could (stand), with lots of filler, masking and taping and painting and gritting my teeth to finish.

Others have said this thing is handful, and I TOTALLY agree. Thank God its done finally!







c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,540 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 03:27 AM UTC
Came out pretty well Matt I like the colourful markings she's wearing. Just where were the build issues if you don't mind me asking?

Never built it myself but the Twin idea has fascinated me since the Luftwaffe started using Mistels and Joining two perfectly good He111's together. I might actually invest in one of these as I likes me a challenge! LOL famous last words probably.
resistor
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California, United States
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KitMaker: 61 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 03:34 AM UTC
Thanks!

The fit was HORRIBLE. Pretty much every edge was off, had a gap or needed fitting. LOTS of fitting. Hahah. If you're a glutton for punishment, its a good candidate!
Kevlar06
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 05:48 AM UTC
Another reason why Modelcraft was such a short-lived company. Although I do think I know the owner, who lives in British Columbia and owns a model import business. I think Modelcraft only marketed a handful of kits, ranging from bad to not bad and good. You've done a superb job with this old dog, that's for sure!
VR,Russ
Joel_W
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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 8,634 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 06:53 AM UTC
Matt,
a most impressive build for sure. One rarely sees a F-82 built these days.

Joel
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 5,482 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 07:56 AM UTC
I built mine back in 2011, by far the most difficult kit I've ever built.


resistor
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California, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC

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Matt,
a most impressive build for sure. One rarely sees a F-82 built these days.

Joel



Thank you sir!
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:09 PM UTC

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I built mine back in 2011, by far the most difficult kit I've ever built.





Damian,

Double thumbs on your build. It looks GREAT

Joel