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Grumman F4F Wildcat

1:32 Scale, Trumpeter, F4F-4, 'Wildcat'

Decent kit that went together very well. Building her with wings deployed was a little bit of a pain in the hind quarters, While Trumpeter gives you the option of folded or extended wings, I think the kit is designed more to have the [...]

Wing Folded Wildcat

Here’s my 1/72 Airfix Wildcat. The problems were probably all self-induced but this one fought me all the way. I found the landing gear particularly difficult and never did get them to fit perfectly. Additionally, it was a good thing I [...]

Eduard's Wildcat F4F-3: A Tribute to Grumman's 'Cat' Legacy on a Custom Deckstop motion

1/48 Eduard F4F-3 Wildcat

The Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat was borne from the failures of the F4F-1 and F4F-2 which was lacking in performance than the winner of the US navy monoplane fighter competition, the Brewster Buffalo. It was quickly ordered by the French and [...]

FM-2 Wilder Cat

For some time I've wanted the FM-1 and FM-2 variants to go with my Navy collection, but I just could not get excited about the Hobby Boss and Sword offerings which need a lot of work. Then I heard rumors about Eduard releasing the FM-2 so [...]

1/48 scale Eduard FM-2 "Wilder Cat" kit number 11175 USS Nehenta Bay, VC-8 August 5th, 1945. Lt / JG O'Connor

When I first heard that Eduard was going to be releasing a brand new FM-2 Wildcat in 1/48 scale, I was very excited. I had the older Hobby Boss FM-2 kit, and it fell short in some areas. So I was not in any hurry to spend as much money [...]

Review: Eduard's 1/48th Grumman FM-2 Wildcat

When Eduards brought us a new tool F4F-3 Wildcat late last year, we all assumed that as they have with the Zero, Spitfires and the other series of variants they would eventually give us an FM-2. And here we are much sooner than expected [...]

Butch O’Hare F4F-3 refit

In May of 2017 as part of my 75th anniversary of the Pacific War battles of 1942 I built a 1/72 Academy/Minicraft F4F of Butch O’Hare’s F4F from when he won the Medal of Honor for engaging nine Japanese bombers attacking his carrier, [...]

Eduard 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat (early)

The F4F-4 Wildcat was the result of a British request for a Wildcat with folding wings, to allow more to be carried on the escort carriers they operated from. At the same time, the British asked for an increase in armament from four to six [...]

Tamiya Wildcat

This is the third of three kits I picked up from the vendor tables at last year’s local IPMS contest, the Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4. (And now I’ve finished all three. Yay me!) As usual with Tamiya, the kit goes together without a problem. The [...]