1/72 Arma Hobby FM-2 Wildcat
I occasionally venture outside of my cozy 48th scale fighters. This little Arma Wildcat has a ton of detail. In fact, I would stand this up against a lot of 48th scale kits, especially the engine and the cockpit. This 'Expert' kit came with handy paint masks and a great sheet of decals.
There were a few tricky aspects to the build such as the multipiece cowl, the main gear and the wing to fuselage join.
It will all work but you have to be patient, dryfit and sand until it is right.
I painted the Wildcat using decanted Tamiya AS-8 Navy Blue. This has been my latest go-to for the ever elusive Gloss Sea Blue colour.
If you are interested, I have a build article here: http://modelairplanemaker.com/2022/01/22/history-a-build-the-battle-off-samar-and-the-1-72-arma-hobby-fm-2-wildcat/
And a video here: https://youtu.be/yXy8P6nkeWM
Let me know what you think!
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