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1:48 Scale, Hobby Boss, F4F-3, “Yellow Wing”

While I’m waiting on “Wimpy” to dry, I started another project, and one I’ve always wanted to tackle.
A US Navy, “Yellow Wing”. I just think they are some of the most colorful aircraft that ever flew.

I’m using Hobby Boss’ kit of the F4F-3, (my favorite Cat). Although I don’t feel it’s as good as the Tamiya kit, it is close, and it is a -3, so no conversion therapy needed! YAY!!

Here are some of the cockpit shots with their initial painting. Details to be added tonight, I hope, and then on to the wheel bay!! Double YAY!!

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7 responses to 1:48 Scale, Hobby Boss, F4F-3, “Yellow Wing”

  1. That looks great, Frederick! I look forward to more. That kit has a lot of nice details. Adding your work to it really makes it real!

  2. Great pick, Frederick. FYI, yellow wing -3s were delivered with bronze green cockpits. Humbrol 75 is a good match.

  3. Looks good so far, my friend.

  4. Oops. F4F-3 was the first Grumman cat to have a bronze green interior. Hope you haven’t gone too far to effect a “save.”

    • Morning Tom.

      Um, yeah, im a little beyond that now..😐…
      You’re not the only one who tried to correct me. I have a friend who worked in the Grumman History Office, who also got back to me, saying there were some -3’s with aluminum cockpits, but anything that went into fleet service, would have been painted BG.
      Thank you for the heads up Tom. Now I have to figure a Battle plan of recovery!

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