F-8 Crusader Models Available?

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by warren61, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. warren61

    warren61 Member

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    Does anyone know who might have released a kit of the F-8 Crusader? It's one of my favorite Navy jet fighters of all time.

    Cheers,
    Douglas :cool:
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    Looking at a certain pirate archive, it looks like Hobby Model had an F8U-2NE/F-8E in 1:33 scale (Hobby Model Nr. 66, pics at kartonbau.de) and Wilhelmshavener Modelbaubogen had an F8U-2/F-8C in 1:50 scale (pic in this message from kartonbau.de). They're probably out of print.

    I think the IAF magazine also published a 1:250 one in the mid/late fifties as part of a US navy aircraft carrier set (or was it Wilhelmshaven?)

    The only free ones I know are simpler models from Ojimak (found on his website) and Trotskiy (not available anymore).
  3. warren61

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    Cafe,

    Thank you for the information.The Wilhelmshaven one in particular looks really nice.Are they out of business? A shame if so,as I remember their line included many good subjects.

    Cheers,
    Douglas
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    One of my favorite planes, I actually started designing one a couple of months ago. I might finish it someday. I have so much going on in "real life' I just don't have time. I started this one as I saw one somewhere that was essentially a tube with markings that someone was calling an F-8. The aircraft does have some lines to it. :)

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    That looks nice Zathros! I did go in and download the F-8s from Ojimak's site.I like both that are offered,in particular the TF-8A.

    Cheers,
    Douglas
  7. sandywenda

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    Ojimaks F-8 is really nice and he offers also the only twin seater.