1/72 Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat - Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. nagoya_triangle

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    Aircraft Carrier Planes GB 15

    User Name: nagoya_triangle
    First Name: James
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    Entry: F4F-3 Wildcat flown by LCDR John S "Jimmy" Thach of the USS Lexington (his name is spelled incorrectly on the box)
    Kit: Hasegawa F4F-3 Wildcat "Thatch and O'Hare" 1/72
    Accessories: Nothing definite but I may try to make seat belts or something similar for the canopy.

    Hi guys, I'm new around here and trying to get back into making scale model airplanes. I haven't completed one since I was 12 years old, although I'm doing pretty good on a Dauntless I've been working on lately and it inspired me to keep working and improving. I'm currently living in Bangkok, and my selection of kits is extremely limited (as is the selection of anything of any quality in this country). It's also very tough to get paints and impossible to get some things like future floor wax. As my Dauntless seems a little far along to be entered in this build, I set out on a journey today to find a suitable entry. I came across this awesome Hasegawa kit at a little hole-in-the-wall place that's maybe one of two model shops in the entire city of 13 million. I thought the price was extremely reasonable at about $15. I also picked up a 1/72 Academy helldiver and a 1/48 Jake floatplane by Nichimo for pretty reasonable prices.

    I've attached some profiles of the aircraft I'll be building.
     

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  2. Lucky13

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    Nice one James!
     
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    Good to have you join in, looking forward to seeing it develop.
     
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    You see that it's a Wildcat old boy, right?
     
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    Alright!, another Grumman "Cat" in the build, we kitty builders, (wild, hell, tiger and tom) will take this one over!
    Welcome to the build!
     
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    Welcome to the GB. Good Luck !!!
     
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    Very cool choice James.
     
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    great to have you join in James
     
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    Welcome aboard James looking forward to your build.
     
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    Here is the orginal picture of the box of Thach and Butch in formation.

    thach and butch.jpg
     
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    Great photo, thanks for posting this!
     
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    Nice choice James, Terry will love it!
     
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    Your welcome :)
     
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    NICE, I wanna build one of these but with gills. I'll be watching this one
     
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    Very nice James. One can never have enough Wildcats, right Terry?
     
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    Wow, nice pic!
     
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    Think that I can answer for Terry here....NO!

    Great stuff!
     
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    Probably politer than his answer would have been!
     
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    I don't quite yet posses his, well, vocabulary.... :lol:
     
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    Glad to see another newbie joining in... well done James...:D
     
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