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Here is a long OOP kit. Around 1972, a gentleman named Ken Rymal came out with a series of vacu-form kits of a number of experimental subjects. Here is my model of the XP-88. The kit was a single sheet of a male-form vacu-form. The directions were contained in a blue-line diazo print. The vacuform sheet contained basic wing and fuselage parts and "suggestions" on how to obtain or make the rest of the parts. No decals were included although a vacuformed canopy was included.

 

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Thanks Robin. At the time, I really wanted a model of the XF-88. I liked McD products and had finished a Rareplane vac of the XP-67. This particular product was pretty crude and I don't think that I would try it again knowing what a PITA it was. I would still jump at a Rareplane kit however and in fact I am slowly working on another XP-67.

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That's some excellent old-school modeling! Those vacs were the most basic of kits, and the result you got is due to your skills, and not what came with the model! Congrats!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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I agree with Gil, the results are more indicative as to your skill than the quality of the vacu-formed parts. Someday, I hope to finish a 1/76 scale vacu-formed Hetzer I began.

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