The Grumman Database at iModeler

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Grumman F9F-5 PantherMonogram 1/48

Today I'd like to share a recent finish, and a former champion on the Shelf of Doom. This kit, like the Monogram F-80 I recently completed, was not a difficult build, but it was indeed not without setbacks and "mo-jo killers". [...]

Grumman X 29A, 82-003, NASA, USAF, 1984 - 1991.

1/72 Hasegawa, built so long ago I don't remember when, finished in mainly MM enamels and metalizers with Future over kit decals which tended to fall apart.

Accurate Miniatures Grumman F3F-2 Trainer 1/48 (repainted)

Hello friends, this kit is the Grumman F3F-2 from Accurate Miniatures, with some figures from Tamiya and Tori Factory. I have built the kit about 10 years ago and the model was gathering dust because of lack of space in my showcase. I [...]

1/72 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat – Airfix New Mold

This build has a story. In 1992 I attended the “1942: Issue in Doubt” symposium by the Admiral Nimitz Museum (now the National Museum of the Pacific War). Featured speakers at the event included several pilots who had fought at the [...]

Grumman X-29A – Hasegawa 1/72

As part of my growing assembly of F-5 related/based builds in 1/72, the Grumman X-29 was just completed. I'm considering this build done for now, I've misplaced the 'Chuck Sewel' decal which goes on the canopy frame and I was going to try [...]

TBF-1 Avenger at Midway

1979 boxing of 1966 Airfix kit, with decals from the Starfighter USN at Midway and TBDs (yes, TBDs for the 8-T-1 decals) at War sets. I finished it as Ensign Bert Earnest’s Torpedo 8 TBF, which made it to Pearl Harbor took late to join [...]

5 – Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat 1/72 from Sword

I went into this build just wanting to use this kit as a practice but fell in love with this plane, it was designed to be a massive upgrade to the flying forces in WW2 but got there 2 weeks to late. Because of the lack of it's service I [...]

AMT 1/48 Grumman F7F-2N Tigercat “Big Bird”

The kit directions have a note that I started putting paint to plastic on July 16, 2020 and I finished the model July 5 of this year. During that time, I did manage to complete one other model that had been set aside, and also started [...]

F8F-1B Bearcat, VNAF 1st FS 1963

When I bought this kit, I was really dissapointed. Really poor in everything. I was almost convinced to put it into trash bin. But then I saw some works of one guy, who built really old fashioned and really really poor kits so nicely that [...]

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat, Eduard 1/72

My first Hellcat! ENS Gordon Arthur Stanley, VF-27, USS Princeton (CVL-23), October 1944 I couldn't resist and I did the cat mouth camo. Gordon Arthur Stanley, born on July 13th, 1921, in Seattle, Washington state, shot down 8 enemy [...]