Grand Phoenix's 1/48 scale
McDonnell F3H-2N Demon
1/48 scale F3H-2N Demon is available online from
Here are photos of my 1/48 scale F3H-2 Demon from start to finish.
The model is the Grand Phoenix kit using kit decals. As every thing is
included there was not much else to buy or use in this kit. Grand
Phoenix supplies a resin cockpit and detail parts plus a nice photo etch
fret for wing fences, seatbelts and other details.
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This is not a kit for the beginner. I would described it as one step
above the best vacuform kit you can find, as you do not have to sand out
the parts but there is still a lot of extra work to do.
The landing gear is very complex and the instructions do not do a
very good job of showing the assembly sequence. I have also heard people
saying that the seat does not fit well. It actually does fit well but
the instructions do not do a good job of explaining how it fits into the
cockpit over the rails. once you figure this out it fits wonderful.
model was painted with Testor's Model Master 36440 Light Gull Gray and
I used artist oils for the wash and weathered it with oils, chalks,
and the airbrush.