Aoshima F7F Tigercat wanted

Looking for a couple to build. Email me if you have one for sale. Thanks.
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Frank
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I sold one along with their Fw-189 a few years back. They're inferior to other available kits. The only thing worth mentioning about the F7F is the tail being the earlier version. hth
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
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Keeper
That might explain the fact that the boxart showed the Army prototype XP-65 (later rejected).
-- John The history of things that didn't happen has never been written. . - - - Henry Kissinger
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The Old Timer
The fact it's the early short-tailed version is why I want it.
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frank may
Didn't the Aoshima F7F also have the spinner-equipped props?
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Don McIntyre
IIRC, the boxart is supposed to be one of the prototype F7Fs. Somehow, "TEST" got turned in to "ZST". The prototype XP-65 was never built, IIRC.
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frank may
It had spinners, per the F7F prototype, but they're not shaped quite right. The only other one I've built, I used props & spinners from a Mosquito & they look much closer, IMO.
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frank may
According to Lloyd Jones, the Army did test an XF7F-1 at Wright Field, found it unsuited to their needs and dropped the program (as Jones states, pretty much the same thing as the F-111 program). No XP-65s were built as such, but at that point, the only major difference would have been the use of superchargers on the Air Corps aircraft. The two photos given show the test (or zst) aircraft, and it appears to be a natural metal finish, with a white or possibly yellow nose (looks pretty much the same shade as the color in the letters "TEST" on the side of the nose.
-- John The history of things that didn't happen has never been written. . - - - Henry Kissinger
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The Old Timer

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