The Hobby Boss 1/72 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, "Easy Assemble Authentic Kit".
I got this as a christmas gift from my in-laws back in 2008 & though I don't normally do 1/72 scale I thought it would be a simple project to get back into the hobb[...]
Seeing as we're having a bit of a Wildcat theme going on here I thought I'd post my efforts as well.
As has been written before the Tamiya Wildcat is a great kit to build.
Pretty straightforward in construction, the only fiddly bit I found w[...]
Built a few years ago, this was my second model after a decade long break in modeling.
Started with the best of intentions to be a straight forward OOB build, the urge to add a few extra details began as I realized how well the rather basic kit [...]
David's very nice article on his rendition of Pug Sutherland's F4F-4 has gotten me thinking back to all the variations on a theme one can do with this kit and some aftermarket decals.
Here are some Fleet Air Arm Martlet/Wildcats.
The first six[...]
OOB build with the kit decals, but without the Korean war stripes. Roundels were out of register and I printed some as I couldn't find suitable replacements.
I'm not sure what i can say about the Tamiya F4F that hasn't already been said by others. It marked Tamiya's return (in a BIG way) to the 48th scale aircraft segment, it filled a ginormous gap in WWII Naval Aviation subjects (and spelled the b[...]
I had this idea, building an aircraft with the landing gear transitioning from down to up, rolling around upstairs for a couple of years (about the time I started building this model). I wasn't sure how to go about how to display it so it sat i[...]
These kits were straight out of the box except the decals, they are from Warbird Decals. The P-51C is from the 302nd FS, 332nd FG Tuskegee Airmen "INA The Macon Belle" Pilot 1st Lt. Lee "Buddy" Archer and the P-51D is from the 100th FS, 332nd FG[...]
I just love the Tamiya 1/48 Mustang kits. They go together so well. I found all the decals to do Bud Anderson's Old Crow set. Just need to add the P-39 and the F-105D Old Crow II. I did these over about 3 or 4 months. All are Tamiya kits with Ae[...]
As designers will tell you, if it looks right, it is right. Well, the North American F-86 Sabre just really looks right. Really right. With its sleek swept wings the Sabre was an elegant warplane. North American had started the XP-86 project[...]