The Martlet Database at iModeler

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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 [...]

Eduard 1/48 Martlet III

In October 1940, Greece was attacked by the Italian Army. Though the Greeks repulsed the first Italian attack, the situation was difficult because Hitler was ready to reinforce his ally. A Greek Purchasing Commission came to the United [...]

Two Old 1/72 Model Kits of the Grumman Wildcats (Revell and Frog)

A couple of months ago I started work on these two kits, Revell's and Frog's F4F-4 Wildcats. I wanted to build them together like the way I did with my Bearcats back in March and enjoy the whole process. My original game plan was to build [...]

Martlet Mk.IV 888 NavalAir Squadron HMS Formidable,OP Torch,1942 Airfix 1/72

Another Airfix gem of a kit, Built out of the box with kit decals , went together with no real issues. The kit has you use the cowl ring extension and cowl, that left another cowl, maybe for a Martlet III? It couldn't be for the US F4F [...]

Review: Airfix 1/72nd Grumman Martlet review

Martlet – second build since return

Here is my second attempt since returning to the hobby after too many years. I have smiled on a daily basis watching all of the Hellcats and now a Wildcat or 6 going up. And here's my novice attempt purely through coincidence. I recently [...]

Camouflage & Markings – Grumman F4F Wildcat

Here's my collection of Wildcat and Martlet profiles. Martlet was the early British name for the type but was later abandoned for the US name. The Royal Navy Martlets of 805 Sqn in North Africa in 1941/42 were delivered in the standard US [...]