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1/72 Airfix F4F-4 Wildcat

by Geoffrey Abreu on November 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Just completed the Airfix 1/72 F4F-4. Markings depict Lt. “Swede” Vejtasa’s white 19 of VF-10 on board USS Enterprise in Oct of 1942 during the Guadalcanal Campaign. Painted with MRP paints. Added gunsight glass, some Eduard PE in the cockpit, […]

Academy P-38M Nightmare…er, Night Lightning (or) the P-38M in Japan and Why It Matters to Me

by David A. Thomas on October 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

Warning: This is a lengthier than usual post, so read on at your own peril. History of the Bird The P-38M captured my imagination some time ago, and I decided this point in my return to modeling was my chance […]

Airfix 1/72d F4F-4 Wildcat …Year of the Cat & 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway(late)

by Rick Wilkes on September 17, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 28 Comments

I had originally planned to have this build included in my Battle of Midway Hiryu vs Yorktown adversaries collection, but never got it started before the Midway GB window had “closed” Hence the Year of the Cat. I must admit […]

Tamiya 1:48 Nakajima A6M2 Rufe

by David A. Thomas on July 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

When I was a kid I lived on Monograms from Kmart. But after staring at a Tamiya Rufe in a local hobby store, my imagination got the better of me, I weighed a 3 for 1 value trade, and I […]

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 […]