1/48 FM-1 Wildcat

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  1. aqua_ta

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    I have just finished the Hobbyboss Wildcat for a friend of mine at work.
    It was quite an easy build, the only troublesome part was the fuselage 'plug' that contains the cockpit and engine that is glued up under the main fuselage section.
    You can't see from the picture, but I made my own belts from masking tape and wire for the buckles that I am rather pleased with. I also made a control column since my one pinged off into the black hole, and the aft canopy is clear plastic sheet since the original won't fit in the open position and when fitted closed sits lower than the front screen.
    The base is just some perspex with a blown up print of some decking white glued to it and some sprue and cotton thread to make the chocks, I hope you like it as much as my friend does.
     

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    Very nice looking!

    Jon

    Love the work on the prop, great detail.
     
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    I love it! Great paint job, good decaling and a truly clever base. I love to see my favorite plane done up right. Well Done!
     
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    Excellent work Aqua ta! Very nicely done sir!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Very nice.
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    Nicely done, and a good display.
     
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    That's one nice paint scheme! Best I've seem on a Wildcat and great job with it!
     
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    Beautiful job.
     
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    Stunning build
     
  11. aqua_ta

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    Thank you very much for your kind words.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Sweet build...looks great. Cool base too....
     
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