Good idea, Tom, for the USMC’s birthday…
November 10, 2013 in Aviation
what better representative than the defenders of Wake Island. An epic defense if there ever was one, Wake’s Marines were the only ones to successfully repel an island invasion. A big part was the fierce attacks of the island’s few F4F Wildcats. Trumpeter’s F4F-3 is one of their better jobs, only some engine and gun bay detailing was added. The camo pattern is unique to these ‘cats and the numbers were cobbled to make this a Wake warrior. It was built a while ago, during the quilt-paintjob panel line craze. It has since had a moron-induced crash, and I think I’ll redo it using new paint techiques.
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