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1/48 Monogram TBD-1 Devastator

by Tom Bebout on April 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

First, this is not a Midway Group build model. It is however one of the first Navy kits I wanted to build back in 2010 when I re-started my interest in this hobby. Build mostly straight out of the box, […]

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Tamiya, 1:48 scale F4F-4 “Wildcat”

Another kit I finished this weekend… I’m sure we all have built this model at one time or another, maybe even more than once as in my case. So, I will not go through the kit details, but suffice to […]

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Wildcat revisited… Tamiya 1/48

by Tony Prince on February 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

This would be one of my earliest Tamiya kits; built, I think, around 1995. I recently read a magazine article by a fellow modeller about his problems with using the right colour for the topsides & the more I looked […]

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FAA Grumman Wildcat AL426 being stripped, restored & preserved at Yeovilton, UK

by Gary Stevenson on February 8, 2017 in Photo Collections -- 16 Comments

These few pics are from a visit we paid to the FAA Museum at Yeovilton in around 2006 when they were restoring their Wildcat AL246. I found it amazing that the colours inside had never been touched up or replaced […]

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Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat VMF-221

by Frank Steffens on January 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Here’s Tamiya’s 1/48th Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat in the colors of 1st Lt. James Swett of VMF-221 at Guadalcanal in 1942. Paint is Tamiya Acrylic thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. The National Insignias and “77”s were Montex masks. This was […]

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Tamiya 1/48th F4F-4 Wildcat VF-22

by Frank Steffens on January 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Tamiya’s 1/48th Scale F4F-4 Wildcat in the tri color scheme worn by VF-22 aboard the USS Independence, late 1942. Paint is Tamiya acrylics thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. Decals are from the kit and the only additions are some […]

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WILDCATS, WILDCATS and MORE WILDCATS

by Frederick J Seitz III on December 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Here are a few of the F4F’s that I’ve built over the years. As one might guess, Grumman’s F4F is one of my favorite fighter aircraft, (Followed close by the P-40 and P-47). There is one 1:32 scale Trumpeter, two […]

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F4F Wildcat

by Craig Abrahamson on December 8, 2016 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Whaddya say, gang….time to move on to these now or wait a while?

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1/32 Revell F4F-4 Wildcat, Lt Cdr John Thatch, VF-3 USS Yorktown, Midway June 4, 1942

by Louis Gardner on November 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Tonight’s article is about a 1/32 scale Wildcat model that I built just before the Ki-43 in my previous post. It’s the Revell re-boxing of the old Monogram kit, (which I think in turn was originally a Revell release back […]

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1/48 Hobby Boss F4F-3 Grumman early Wildcat

by Louis Gardner on October 31, 2016 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

For your enjoyment on “All Hallows Eve”, here is my interpretation of an early Wildcat from “The Iron Works “. So if you’re done passing out candy and have some time for yourself please check it out. As always comments […]