From the Hornet’s nest: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat at Midway
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 search for the Japanes carriers on June 4th, ten of its planes had to ditch after running out of fuel, costing the lifes of two pilots.
The Hobby Boss kit is a nice one, although I prefer the Tamiya offering for its overall fit and detail. More on this build can be found in the Group Build Forum here: http://imodeler.com/groups/75th-anniversary-battle-of-midway-group-build/forum/topic/48th-scale-wild-cats-and-wind-indicators/
Last but not least, a big Thank You to Louis Gardner for the idea and organizing this Group Build!
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.