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F-9 #33 | CJM F-9 F build

 

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9 Responses to “F-9 #33 | CJM F-9 F build”

  1. James S says:

    Damm! That paint is looking awesome.

  2. mike fox says:

    hi bob that f9f Cougar going look very nasty when you are all done with it also i do know what you are talking aboute firework every year town of forest park throw a big firworks display they used alote of mortars ball or shells that goes up to the sky make realy large boom also i can feel it goes off from mile alway in oak park ill

  3. catman says:

    I don’t get it. Here we have a really nice large scale model that has lots of time and money invested in it. It looks good and is beautifully built, so you’d think the owner would want it to be painted and marked as accurately as possible. But, rather than doing a little research on Navy colors from that era, it’s going to get one of those sort of scale, good enough, pretty close paint jobs that we often see on RC planes. Point of order: Beginning in the fifties and for a long time after, Navy combat aircraft were painted light gull gray over insignia white. The spec called for all movable control surfaces to be painted white top and bottom. The dividing line on the fuselage was rarely a hard line because a soft merging of the two colors was what was specified. Sometimes it was wavy; sometimes not. On some Cougars, it followed the beltline of the airplane; on most Navy planes of the era, it was lower on the fuselage. That means the hard line on this model is not accurate, nor are the white horizontal stabs — the elevators should be white, but the stabs should be gray on top. Flaps and ailerons should be white top and bottom. The inside of the perforated speed brakes should be red. All gray paint is not equal. The gray color Bob used on this model looks to be too blue and does not appear to be light gull gray at all, but one of those “pretty close” colors we see so often. I know “weathering” is much in fashion right now, but it is often inaccurate and taken to extremes. This airplane flew at a time when they didn’t show much weathering. Gray and white Cougars never saw combat (Altho some two-seaters saw limited combat in Vietnam with the Marines.) and were well maintained, so they weren’t all dirty, grimy and spot painted like airplanes are today. The paint was a different formulation — the white on the undersides was actually glossy, not flat — and it was part of the culture of the time for maintenance crews to keep their airplanes looking good. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, but, for the most part that’s the way it was back in the Cougar’s day. Don’t take my word for it — google some images and you’ll see what I mean.

  4. gary whitney says:

    LIGHTEN UP CAT ITS A MODEL, TO FLY AND HAVE FUN BOB DID AN EXCELLENT JOB, WHAT MALCOLM WANTS HES PAYING FOR IT DID NOT KNOW THIS WAS “STRICTLY SCALE”

  5. gary whitney says:

    “NO DRAMA ALLOWED PERIOD”

  6. Catman thanks for your comments ! But I personal don’t give a “DAMN”! Did you wife whip your ass this weekend? Butch

  7. Jim J says:

    The Cougars I’ve seen these days are beautifully built, well maintained with minimal weathering, but that’s to be expected. I don’t know about glossy, but most of the time their undersides are no where near flat. I’d sure like to be crew chief on the maintenance crew but so far no luck….

  8. richard says:

    HOLYCOW! CATWOMEN! REMEMBER RULE #1 NO DRAMA! WE HAVE ONE GUY AT OUR FLYING FIELD THAT LIKES TO PUT EVERYBODYS PLANES DOWN FOR NOT BEING EXACT SCALE, NO DOUT IN MY MIND BOB COULD DO IT TO ORIGANAL SCALE PAINT. SOME TIMES THE SCALE PAINT DOZE NOT LOOK SO SCALE, THAT’S WHERE THE ARTIST STEPS IN LIKE BOB! BY THE WAY THAT GUY AT OUR FLYING FIELD ALSO SCREAMS ABOUT SAFTY TO EVERY ONE! WELL HE JUST LOST TWO DIGITS BY NOT SECURING HIS 1/3 SCALE PIPER BEFORE STARTING IT! TALK ABOUT CARMA! NICE JOB BOB!

  9. aernoud says:

    WHAT THE F… CAT, CHILL THE F… OUT, AND BUILD YOUR OWN IF YOU ARE THAT GOOD.
    @BUTCH…. I THINK HIS WIFE IS B…H SLAPPING HIM

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