1/48 Martlet MK IV - Aircraft in Foreign Service WWII

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  1. s1chris

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    #1 s1chris, Nov 2, 2013
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    Name: Chris
    Catagory: Novice
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Type: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat.
    Aftermarket: Eduard Masking set, Wolfpack folding wing set, decals courtesy of Karl (Rochie).

    The Kit and bits -

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    History -

    The Martlet that I am modelling is Martlet IV FN142.

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    Pilot - Midshipman B J Charlton. Killed when the aircraft crashed during a flight from Yeovilton 19/12/1943. Air crash report states that the cause of the crash was due to over stressing of the airframe during an uncontrolled high speed dive.

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    Photo credit - http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.co.uk/

    Further details to be added soon.

    Cheers Chris
     
  2. Vic Balshaw

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    #2 Vic Balshaw, Nov 2, 2013
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    Good choice Chris and I like the folding wing idea, could be a good challenge for you.
     
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    Damn me if this was not a double post, first time ever.
     
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    Thanks Vic.
    The biggest challenge will be modding the cowl from the Wildcat to Martlet configuration I think.

    Will give it my best shot anyway.
     
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    Nice one Chris.
     
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    Thanks Woody.

    Wojtec - be on standby for assistance with the cowl mods. Not looking forward to it now ive seen the kit.

    Also I'm hoping to make the wings interchangeable so that i can alternate between folded and unfolded wings when finished.
    So long as the Wolfpack kit attaches via the Tamiya wing mounts the it should be fine.
     
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    I'm at your disposal Chris. Just let me know what you need.
     
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    Great kit!
    Looking forward to the folding wing, also.
     
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    good stuff Chris, not had chance to send decals yet but will get them out to you early next week !
     
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    Thanks all, hopefully it will be ok.

    Karl, thanks but no rush at all. Going to be atleast a couple of months before I need them.
     
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    Nice subject Chris! :)
     
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    Thanks Wildcat.

    If anybody has any detailed pictures of the pivot/split in the wings can they post them in this thread please?

    Cheers Chris
     
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    here you go, sure someone else will chip in as well !

    F4F wingfold.jpg

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    Looking forward to seeing this kit built Chris
     
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    Good one Chris, nice subject. (Did I really type that?!!).
    Hope the wing fold works out ok.
     
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    Very cool choice!
     
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    Say it Bill.... Mart-Let !!

    Good on ya, Chris...

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    Thanks all. Looking forward to the challenge now.
    The razor saw will be out tonight once I have ignited a small fortunes worth of fireworks.

    Cheers Chris
     
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