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