1/48th HobbyBoss FM-2
Just finished up with the 1/48th HobbyBoss FM-2 Wildcat. I had problems with the landing gear construction but likely self-inflicted. The FM-2 is finished in the markings of VC-80 while serving aboard USS Manila Bay (CVE-61) in late 1944. The model is airbrushed in MM enamels and overcoated with Testors clear flat. National insignia decals used were from the kit and the white numbers from the decal stash. Only non-kit additions to the build were TD wheels and the seat belts from a spare Eduard fret. This plane was modeled from a photograph (last picture in this batch) that I thought was interesting because of the unusual application of the tri-color paint as well as the geometric marking seen on the tail. Just had to build it. All comments and/or observations most welcome.
12 additional images. Click to enlarge.