Hobby Boss 1/48 FM-1 Wildcat
Finally cleared a finished model off my bench. Used the Hobby Boss kit to finish as a Marlet Mk-1 assigned to 804 Squadron, RNAS, Hatston, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 1940. Early Marlets had non-folding wings and were predominately use by shore units. This kit was a little bit of a surprise as no filler was used or required. The landing gear is a bit fiddly but so was the Tamiya F4F Wildcat kit I did as well. It's the gear IMHO that's fiddly and it's difficult to accurately replicate in a 1/48 scale model.
Model Master and Tamiya paints were used, the Aeromaster 548 decals were applied and I took some liberty with the paint scheme. After all I'm sure they were repainted after 1940. A Ultracast seat was used and nylon thread completed the antenna.. Not my best effort but it's done and in the display case.
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