**** DONE: 1/32 Grumman Wildcat F4F-3 Early – Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. Vaughan

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    #1 Vaughan, Oct 2, 2012
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    Username: Vaughan
    Name: Vaughan
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/32
    Manufacturer: Trumpeter
    Model Type: Grumman Wildcat F4F-3 Early
    Aftermarket add ons: OOB (scratch built seat belts)

    Hi all
    This looks to be a nice kit and I picked it up at my local model shop for a bargain price of £29. As usual Trumpeter provide you with a well detailed radial engine with over 60 pieces. The office is well detailed too. There are no PE seat belts(which is a shame as they provide them for other kits) but PE hinges are provided for the all control surfaces. There is a choice of two colour schemes both with yellow wings and aluminium lacquered fuselage and underside I have not yet decided which one to go for. I have already made a start and will post some of my progress soon.
    Vaughan
     

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    Great stuff Vaughan, good to see you jumping in. Looking forward to seeing the progress on the .....Argh! (somebody will no doubt explain!)
     
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    #3 meatloaf109, Oct 2, 2012
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    Come on Terry, say it in stages, Wi-ld-c-at, You can do it!
    (Terry's mother was frightened by a midget on rollerskates while carrying him,... at least that's my theory!)
    Big fan of the "yellow wing" navy, looking forward to seeing this. Welcome to the build.
    And, Grummans rule! Woo-hoo!
     
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    #4 Vaughan, Oct 2, 2012
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    As promised here's my progress over the last few weeks. I made a start on the Trumpeters well detailed radial engine no problems here. Trumpeter as usual provide you with a clear engine cowling which would look stupid if left unpainted, so it will be sprayed in due course.
    Vaughan
     

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    #5 meatloaf109, Oct 2, 2012
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    You gonna put some plug wires on that beauty?
     
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    Looking good.
     
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    Love the wildcat! This will be a nice build!
     
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    Good stuff so far.
     
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    great start
     
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    Very nice looking engine Vaughan. More part there than on most of my models.(Gad, i gotta stop reading and start producing :oops:).

    Geo
     
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    Good to see you dive in Vaughan and a very impressive start to that build. The power plant looks fantastic
     
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    I know I should but I think I might forego the plug wires as once the cowlings on there is little to see.
    Vaughan
     
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    Thanks Guys
    Here's the completed office which I sprayed in interior green and black followed up with a wash and some dry brushing. The scratch built shoulder straps have since been removed as I gather they were not fitted to the earlier versions. Next will be the undercarriage and the bulkhead.
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    Excellent pit you have there! Keep up the great work!
     
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    G'day Vaughn, I noticed you signed up to the forum yesterday way after my bed time. So killing two birds with one stone, welcome to the mad house and the GB's, looks like your off to a great start, love what you have done so far.
     
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    I second that! :D
     
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    Great 'pit!
    And yes, it does cover alot, I'm just one of those wacky wire guys.
     
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    Nice work - and quick too!
     
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    Thanks
    A lot of the build I've done over the last couple of months so just trying to get everyone up to speed on this one. I didn't want to post loads of pictures all at once it would be too much so I thought I would post my progress in stages. The model isn't finished yet in fact I haven't been working on it for the last two weeks too many time constraints, but should get it finished before the deadline in November.
    Vaughan
     
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    Thanks Vaughan. Normally, we judges will accept an entry if the model has been 'only just' started, if the entrant enquires first - a model that's almost finished might be a different story. This is of course to prevent any form of 'trickery', for want of a better word - not that we'd expect that of course, but it has been known in other places, where someone else's model has been entered into a similar 'contest', and won, without the entrant having anything to do with the model. Hence the need for full build coverage, photos etc.
    But, no problem, as you have all the build sequence photos, and the model isn't near being finished yet.
     
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