Trumpeter 1/32 F8F-2 "Smirnoff 80"

By Mike Maben

Known as 'Smirnoff 80", this is my example the aircraft with Trumpeter's 1/32 F8F-2.

Winner of the first Reno National Unlimited category in 1964, this is how it looked in 1965. I made the decals myself on an Alps printer. Reshaped the upper forward cowling and radiused the opening. Modified the tail cone and added a spine antenna and dorsal light. A fun project of a historic airplane.

© Mike Maben 2018

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This article was published on Friday, August 03 2018; Last modified on Friday, August 03 2018