1:72 Scale F4F-3 Wildcat. USS Lexington.

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  1. [SC] Arachnicus

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    My just completed Wildcat. Yes it's probably a bit too blue.
     
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    Looks fine to me mate, good on ya!
     
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    looks good to me
     
  4. [SC] Arachnicus

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    Does the landing gear look right?
     
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    Great looking model. The landing gear does look a little too extended.
    Ed
     
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    Now that's one great looking aircraft! :cool:
     
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    It does to me too....but not bad otherwise.
     
  8. [SC] Arachnicus

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    I thought the landing gear looked to extended also. I even trimmed it down a bit. Oh well, I can live with it. Next build is a 1:48 spitfire.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Good stuff mate. What Spitty have you got planned?
     
  12. [SC] Arachnicus

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    MkII A.S.C. Lumsden, No. 118(F) Squadron, 1941.

    You wouldn't happen to know the Model Master enamel light blue color number of the underside, would you?
     
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    Nice Hellcat, and good to see something in 1/72. Which kit is it?
     
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    While a little too extended she looks great, man!
     
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    Nice build. The paint doesn't look to blue and the gear doesn't really look to extended but it does make it look like a Hobby Boss kit. The only thing I actually see is that it is a -4 not a -3. The F4F-3 had four machine guns. The series started with six in the F4F-4. Is there a wing fold?
     
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    And that is an F4F-4 pitot tube. The -3's pitot tube was a straight spear type out of the leading edge of the left wing, about half way between the outboard gun and the wing tip . . . that would be the outboard gun of the two guns in the -3's wing. On the other hand, though, you were careful to pick up on LAG use of nine stripes on the rudder vice the regulation thirteen . . . unfortunately, if that's a VF-3 insignia below the windscreen, and I think it is, VF-3 was a SAG squadron and used the regulation thirteen stripes. The LAG squadron, VF-2, did not sport a squadron insignia in the non-spec blue-grey camouflage.
     
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    Sorry I only went by what the box told me.
     
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    No need to apologise Arachnicus, it's your model and entirely up to you how you build it. The comments above are useful to those of us who might want to build the kit and accurise it, but beyond that no reflection on you or your modelling abilities.
     
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    No worries sir.
     
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