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F9F-8 Cougar

Hasegawa 1/72 F9F-8 Cougar Photo Feature

By Richard “RJ” Tucker

Date of Review April 2022 Manufacturer Hasegawa
Subject F9F-8 Cougar Scale 1/72
Kit Number 02619 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Easy assembly, inexpensive Cons See text
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) OOP

Photo Feature

Here's the model finished as a VF-61 Cougar embarked on the USS Intrepid circa 1955.

This is the Hasegawa kit with decals from the kit & the SSI sheet "Carrier Air Wing 8" 72-338. The kit was painted with Model Master Gloss Dark Sea Blue and Alclad ll duraluminium ALC-102. The nose decal from the SSI sheet didn't come close fitting around the nose cone, so I used the kit decal. It's a bit translucent. Note that this is an early version of the dash 8 Cougar, so the intake splitter plates were left off.  

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