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1:48 Accurate Miniatures F3F-1

Here’s my attempt at the 1:48 Accurate Miniatures Grumman F3F-1, and it’s built straight from the box. The only thing I added was the antenna wires. The kit is a real jewel – any flaws are mine alone. Accurate Miniatures was my favorite model company, and I really hate they went under. The kits they produced were – and still are – the best examples of their kind ever made. I finished it with kit decals to depict an F3F-1 from Fighting Four deployed aboard USS Ranger in 1937.

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12 responses to 1:48 Accurate Miniatures F3F-1

  1. Excellent build, Drew….a fine job.

  2. This ain’t my scale and really not my subject matter either but that matters less: A beautiful build in a good looking paint scheme! I really wish that AM had survived to make more kits!



  3. Lovely work Drew,just checked out your other stuff -all just as good,keep it up.

  4. Thank you, Neil and Magnus!

  5. Fantastic, got to do one myself.

  6. a very interesting subject and an amazing built! Very nice!

  7. Sweet lookin’ Golden Age bi-plane! Great job!!

  8. Those AM F3Fs are little jewels. Very nice realization of the model. I miss we don’t have our flock of F3Fs out at Chino any more (in the late 90s we had all four of them, including the 2-seater, which I once got a ride in).

  9. Wow, this is great!

  10. Drew … ANOTHER GREAT build by you .. IT DOES look like a real plane sitting on a flight line, waiting for a crew …LOVE the photography, with GOOD close up shots .. AWESOME,… guy ….

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