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Tom Cleaver
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Did someone say Wildcats?

December 9, 2016 · in Aviation · · 10 Comments

No. 1 - Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 modified with Just Plane Stuff resin wing as Butch O-Hare's F4F-3

No. 2 - Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-4 on Guadalcanal.

No. 3 - Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-3 as Butch O'Hare's airplane.

No. 4 - Tamiya 1.48 F4F-4 as a Marlet II (no conversion necessary).

No. 5 - Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 as Martlet III with KMC resin wings.

No. 6 - Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 as a Martlet IV - extensive modification to cowling and replacement engine (It used an R-1830, not an R-1820) as a Martlet IV aboard HMS Victorious during her Solomons tour with Saratoga in spring/summer 1943.

No. 7 - 1/32 Trumpeter F4F-4 modifed to FM-1/Wildcat V. Invasion of Southern France, 1944, 805 Squadron.

No. 8 - Hobby Boss F4F-3S "wildcatfish." OOB

No. 9: Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 modifed to FM-2 - extensive modification to cowling and forward fuselage, wings, and vertical fin.

No. 9 - Airfix 1/72 F4F-4 - VF-9 aboard Ranger at Operation Torch

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10 responses

  1. Now that's a great collection of Cats !

  2. Ya know sumthin'...I never have seen that Wildcat on floats on the shelf of a hobby shop anywhere. Guess it wasn't too popular with the masses.

  3. It's out there. The LHS here has one. Also available at places like Sprue Brothers.

  4. Quite a collection, and variation in scales.

  5. Nice collection Tom, bty, where do you keep/store all your models?

  6. Cool 'Cats. Nice float model.

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