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Grumman F4F Wildcat

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 [...]

Eduard 1/48 Wildcat V

The Aircraft: The FM-1 Wildcat was an F4F-4, redesigned to have armament of 4 .50-caliber weapons with the per-gun ammunition load of the F4F-3. It was produced by Eastern Aircraft, a division of General Motors, with production beginning [...]

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, [...]

F4F-3 Wildcat 1/48 Eduard

Ever since RV Petral found the wreck of USS Lexington along with the TBDs and that one Wildcat I have been wanting to model those planes who's crews made history. Using the Fundekals on the Eduard -3 Wildcat built Lt. Gayler's plane. To [...]

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 [...]

"Cactus Cat": Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat. Tamiya 1/48 scale

After reading another book on the Guadalcanal campaign, I finally decided to finish this model I had sitting on the shelf about 70% complete. It's a Wildcat from VMF-223 in 1942, flying from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, the famous Cactus [...]

1/48 Tamiya F4F-4

A rare 1/48th scale build from me. This is the Tamiya F4F-4. I added some Eduard PE in the cockpit along with oil cooler screens as well as a Ultracast seat, and Aires ventral position lights. I used a vac canopy for the sliding section. [...]