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Airfix 1/72 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

Airfix 1/72 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat. Depicts the machine flown by LT. Marion Carl, USMC, Guadalcanal 1942. This is a gem of a kit. Built out of the box, with wine bottle lead seat harness & radio aerial is UVDR fine. Painted with Tamiya [...]

F4F-3 Wildcat F-5, Coral Sea, USS Lexington. Academy 1/72

This is the aircraft of Lt. Noel Gayler, one of the pilots of VF-3 that transferred to VF-2 on the Lexington. Gayler had claimed two kills and two partial/shared kills before the battle of the Coral Sea, and had dropped 30lb bombs on a [...]

Flying Leathernecks/Eyes in the Sky…1/48 Grumman F4F-3P Wildcat, VMO-251, USMC

22/2021 And my dad has finished the next one. Hobby Boss F4F-3 (late) kit with Superscale decals. The wing walkway decals came from the sparesbox. The kit and also the Superscale star decdals for the wings were to small, took suiting [...]

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 [...]

F4F. The wild Cat from the Henderson Field.

Helo. White MF-1, flown by Captain Robert E. Galer, Commander of VFM-224, Henderson Field , Guadalcanal, New Caledonia, September 1942. This is the not bad/not good 1/48 Wildcat from Trumpeter. Build oob. Gunze MR.Color lacquer paints and [...]

Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat Mk. VI/Martlet

Hi There, What can I say it's Arma. A cracking wee kit. The only fit issue I found was with the Canopy. Primed with Tamiya Neutral Grey, Painted with Colourcoats Sky Type S, Extra Dark Sea Grey, Dark Slate Grey, Light Aircraft Grey and [...]

Arma Hobby General Motors FM-2 Wildcats

Arma Hobby is beginning to make a name for itself by releasing subjects which have been long overlooked in 1/72 scale. This is the FM-2 variant of the Wildcat. This version was produced by General Motors so Grumman could focus on Hellcat [...]

Review: Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat review

FM-2 Wildcat (Arma Hobby 1/72)

Again this is a new model kit of a Polish manufacturer Arma Hobby, released in May this year (2020). FM-2 kit is the first variant of the F4F's, and more to come - the clear sprue contains fuselage windows not needed for this GM-built [...]

1/48 Hobby Boss F4F-3 Wildcat – the first Navy plane to score a kill in WWII

The Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F Wildcat series are good kits that come close to being great, but don't quite make it. I I built the F4F-3 'early version', which I converted to an F4F-3A. Highlights are good surface detail, a two-piece canopy, [...]