D-Day Group Build – 1/48 Wildcat V
July 6, 2014 in Aviation
Here we are a month after D-Day and I’ve called this one done. I must admit I’m unsure if this aircraft was used at Normandy or only at the invasion of Southern France (Operation Dragoon 15 August ’44), but be that as it may…Tah Dah..
I used Polly Scale colors throughout, the camouflage colors being ANA 602 Light Gray = Sky, ANA603 Neutral Gray = Extra Dark Sea Grey, and ANA613 Olive Drab = Dark Slate Gray.
The invasion stripes were off white & off black, both mixed using Polly Scale paints. I left all the imperfections in the application of the stripes to, hopefully, make them more historically accurate.
Since I was already late I decided to experiment with a “Sludge Wash”. One thing I learned quickly is that it’s best to adhere to the recipe, especially on your first attempt…;-)
The base kit used was Tamiya’s F4F-4 Wildcat. The only substitution I made from the kit parts was a resin seat with a Sutton harness. I also deleted the outboard guns and their associated doors, panels etc, and restored the rivets and panel lines.
In it’s new home.
Thanks to everyone that followed my build for all the encouragement and comments, I appreciated them very much.