Feature Article with Gerry Doyle
Here’s a quick look at how it all turned out…
The F-2H Banshee is a good looking aircraft…
Sword have been around for quite a while now and are renowned for doing subjects that are a little esoteric and hard to get in model form. Their short run plastic is reminiscent of a bygone age of Eastern European kit manufacturers but don’t let that fool you. Yes, there is a bit of flash here and there and there is little in the way of location tabs however, that’s where the similarity ends.
The moulding is of excellent quality, the detail is fine and crisp. Over the past few years, I have accumulated quite a few of these kits and thought it was about time I tackled one. The subject I chose is the F2H-2 Banshee. So let’s see how it builds.
In the box you get two plastic and one clear sprue, a fine collection of resin details including a seat, intakes, main wheels and front wheel well plus a very attractive colour photo etched fret.
Lovely! You also get a nicely printed decal sheet with two dark blue schemes from the early 50s in Korea.