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FM-1 Wildcat in 1/48

by Tony Prince on June 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

This is the Hobby Boss kit which I picked from the stash as something easy……. You’ve probably done that: Parts fit was excellent, detail sharp & restrained but the undercarriage; that’s another story; very fiddly & the prop needed some […]

Airfix Dogfight Double 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat vs B5N2 Kate

by Rick Wilkes on June 7, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 12 Comments

This display represents the factual interception of LT Tomonaga Joichi, commander of the Hiryu’s Air Group by LCDR James Thach commander of the Yorktown’s Air Group. LT Tomonaga led the Hiryu’s second strike force of 10 Kate’s and 6 Zeros […]

1/48 Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat VF-6, USS Enterprise “6-F-5” Midway Group Build

by Louis Gardner on June 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

I really liked this colorized photo that shows F4F-4 Wildcats on the deck of the USS Enterprise, sometime during March of 1942. This picture was originally posted by Rob Pollock as a part of his usual “Friday Briefing” . Thanks […]

Academy 1/72 F4 Wildcat. Lt Wilmer. E. Rawie

by David Mills on June 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Lt. Wilmer E. Rawie The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Wilmer Ernest Rawie (NSN: 0-81338), United […]

Midway Group Build, 1/48 Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat Lt E. Scott McCuskey

by Tom Bebout on June 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

My final build for the Midway Group is a Wildcat from VF-3 on Yorktown flown by Lt Scott McCuskey. From Little Rock, Arkansas, Scott enlisted in the Navy in 1938 and got his wings and ensign’s commission in the Reserves […]

Grumman F4F-4, “Wildcat”, ‘Fighting Three’, USS Yorktown

This is the always popular 1:48 scale Tamiya kit, of LeRoy Grumman’s tough little fighter. This model represents the aircraft flown by Mach. Thomas F. Cheek on the morning of 4 June, 1942. During that action Mach. Cheek, was credited […]

From the Hornet’s nest: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat at Midway

by Boris Rakic on June 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

My contribution to the Battle of Midway Group Build – Hobby Boss’ 1/48th scale F4F-4 Wildcat in the markings of VF-8 from USS Hornet. Established in September 1941, this squadron played a rather unfortunate role during the battle. During the […]

Grumman F4F-4, “Wildcat”

This model, represents the aircraft flown by Lcdr James S. “Jimmy” Thatch, on the morning strike against the Japanese fleet. In the encounter, he is credited with shooting down two Mitsubishi A6M2, Model 21, Type 0, Carrier Fighters. Later in […]

Tamiya, 1:48 scale F4F-4 “Wildcat”: My First Build of this kit…

Before Tamiya released their 1:48 scale F4F-4 “Wildcat”, there was only the old Monogram kit. The Monogram kit was little more than a toy, having folding wings and other “Features” that just made the kit a very inaccurate model of […]

“Midway Group Build” F4F VMF-221

by Frank Cronin on May 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

I have not posted for some time and I just wanted to get back into the groove with this add to the “Midway Group Build”. Midway was such an important battle in WWII that I just had to add this […]