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F9F Panther/Cougar Upgrade Wheel Set

Fisher Model and Pattern 1/32 F9F Panther/Cougar Upgrade Wheel Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2011 Manufacturer Fisher Model and Pattern
Subject F9F Panther/Cougar Upgrade Wheel Set Scale 1/32
Kit Number 3224 Primary Media Three parts cast in resin
Pros Highly detailed wheels and tires for the Trumpeter Thud kits Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $10.00

First Look

F9F Panther/Cougar Upgrade Wheel Set

Fisher Model and Pattern has been expanding its range of kits and aftermarket detail sets with many of the recent releases benefiting from the three-dimensional printing technology. This set is one of those offerings which allow for the wheels and wheel hubs to be modeled in detail using a computer-aided drawing design package, and then masters are printed using the 3D print system. Once the masters are approved, molds are made and parts are ready for your next project.

This set represents the two main wheels and nose wheel for the 1/32 F9F Panther or F9F Cougar. This set simply replaces (and upgrades) the kit parts in the Fisher Models 1/32 F9F-2, F9F-5, F9F-8 and TF-9J kits.

The casting is spot-on and the crisp detailing of the bolts and hub detail as well as the tread pattern in the tires is evident and really shows what this next wave of detail production can achieve.

My sincere thanks to Fisher Model and Pattern for this review sample!