1/48 Hobby Boss FM-1 WILDCAT
This is my second completed kit of the year so I’ve matched last year’s total already.
Quite fancied a Wildcat in my collection but wanted to do the Atlantic scheme which is why I chose the Hobby Boss kit over the Tamiya. I added a lumber support to the seat and found some appropriate harness in the spares box which I painted after priming, I added a little wiring to the engine, it’s not as orange as it appears in the picture. I did find the wing to fuselage fit a bit ‘ropey’ but that was probably just me, after tidying up the joints I tried to reinstate detail with scribing and using a fine drill bit to re-do rivets.
The kit was primed with Tamiya fine grey primer and then the white primer, upper side is Gunze aqueous, I managed to ruin some of the decals so had to scrabble about in the spares for some 3’s, they’re a little undersized I’m afraid. Weathering was done with oils and some citadel washes plus some fine ink pens around a few panels etc.
Quite pleased with how it looks in the pictures but perhaps a bit heavy on the underside weathering and definitely a bit of ‘ two footer’ 😉.
Thanks for looking,
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