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1/48th AM F4F Wildcat

March 19, 2013 in Aviation

What we have here is your basic, run-of-the-mill Wildcat….nothing special about it other than the fact I just fashioned a new tarmac base from an old piece of poster board and wanted to see how it would look. Thank you for your indulgence.

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11 responses to 1/48th AM F4F Wildcat

  1. Looks pretty nice for “Run of the Mill’ Who’s kit?

  2. Accurate Miniatures (and thanks for the compliment).

  3. Craig… Never been one of my favorite aircraft but yours looks PDG.

  4. I appreciate you’re sayin’ so….thank you.

  5. Acc Min made a Wildcat? Looks good who(m)ever made the kit. Pilot Capt Emerson-I remember in a well worn copy of Winston Churchill’s “World War II” a painting by Tom Lea where a pilot named Emerson was “gunning his fighter toward enemy planes”. It was a great painting, a closeup on the cockpit area, very detailed, sweat, beard stubble, battle damage, had it all. Wonder if this is the guy? Is this scheme Enterprise at Santa Cruz?

  6. Looks great, Craig. But it has to be either a Tamiya or Hobby Boss, right? Accurate Miniatures never did a Wildcat, though they did do a whole bunch of other USN WWII stuff. Good work, in any case.

    • Well….if those are my only two choices, then it has to be a Tamiya (never done a HB kit). At my age, I can’t remember what happened yesterday, never mind MONTHS ago! lol
      But you’re right, I’ve done a bunch of AM WWII Navy a/c – must’ve gotten confused (again). Thanks.

  7. Nice job Craig! (We’ll forgive you for forgetting the kit, I can’t remember what I had for dinner last night so there.)
    By the look of it, it IS the Tamiya kit and the scheme would fit into the timeline of Santa Cruz.
    Nice job Craig!!

  8. I like those stubby lil’ fighters, and yours looks great Craig! The Wildcat is the first Tamiya kit I built. What a great kit it is too.

  9. Looks Great, Craig! Regardless of who manufactured it. Nice Tarmac too!

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