Boeing F4B-1 Conversion in 1/72 Scale
This is a conversion of the Monogram F4B-4 kit which back-dates it to the earlier F4B-1 using the RareBits vacuform fuselage and a Radial Engines & Wheels resin Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp radial engine. Not overly difficult and the result is version which you don’t see much at the model shows. I scratchbuilt a cockpit and added lots of plumbing to the engine. The aircraft is marked as the Squadron Commander’s aircraft from VF-5 “Red Rippers” assigned to the USS Lexington (CV-2) in 1932. The decals were sourced from several Starfighter Decals sheets. The last two pictures compare the F4B-1 to the stock Monogram F4B-4.
A short construction thread is posted here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/monogram-boeing-f4b-1-conversion-build-in-1-72-scale/
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.