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David Garcia
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Classic Kit: Revell 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat No. H-639 1961

January 31, 2022 · in Aviation · · 22 · 1.4K

The model was part of 's series of WW1 and WWII fighters issued in the early . I learned about the exploits of Wildcats at Wake Island in the 5th grade and I had to build a model of it. This kit was later issued in a 3 kit box and then a two kit box.

The kit is simple to build and the only thing I did was glue and fill in the removable engine panel. It is quite accurate for the era. I hope to build the entire range of the series including that thing called a P-51D.

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  1. Nothing better than seeing a classic kit beautifully built, David!
    Well done and keep them coming!

  2. Loving all these blasts from the past. Looking forward to the next one!

  3. Indeed a beautiful result, David @thevid

  4. Well done, nice vintage kit and for its age surprisingly accurate!

  5. Very nice! It has the Revell 'donut tires'.

  6. Nice! I love the build and it is old. Came out looking great.

  7. Nice work, David. That was one of Revell’s better early 1/72 kits.

  8. pritty good looking!

  9. Though some think of the Wildcat as kind of a pudgy little thing, I've always thought of them as an elegant aircraft. Nice build on this one.

  10. It's really so nice to see a beautifully constructed classic kit, David!

    I still have my kit that was built in the 70's. Photo after a good cleaning and new decals.

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  11. This is a great little kit for its age - nice build great to see @thevid!

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