Friday, May 09, 2008

Convair XFY-1 Pogo 1/48 PMC

Just ordered one of these from Historic Aviation. I hope it's really available. I plant to PMC it. My first decision point will be the MMT size: 18mm for C6s or 24mm for C11s. I'm worried about the 18mm lifting power once nose weight is added and the 24mm size in the skinny bottom/rear end.
Convair XFY-1 Pogo 1/48 Kit

Replicating the prototype Convair XFY-1 experimental vertical takeoff and landing aircraft of the 1950s, which was intended to be a high-performance fighter aircraft capable of operating from small warships, this 1/48 scale plastic kit features textured surfaces with simulated rivets, a cockpit with a clear canopy, prototypical delta wings and three-bladed contra-rotating propellers, realistic castoring wheels, authentic U.S. Navy markings, a pilot's ladder, and more. 6¾" wingspan; 20+ parts, assembly required.

Price: $11.95