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  1. brucejscott

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    #1 brucejscott, Feb 3, 2012
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    Username - brucejscott
    First Name - Bruce
    Category - Intermediate
    Scale - 1/48
    Manufacturer - Hobby Boss
    Model Type - FM-1 Wildcat
    Aftermarket Parts - None
    Decals - Ministry of Small Aircraft Productions Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat #4834



    This should come as no surprise, my favorite plane ( WW II era ) really is the Wildcat. Ugly it may be (beauty being in the eye of the beholder), it is one of the few aircraft that can boast the distinction of being in production and service on the first and last day of the war. Photos are not going to be forthcoming for at least ten days as my camera is with my kid and they are both winging their way to Austria for a ski trip. I will do my best to describe the progress in the interim.




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    A Wildcat? A great choice Bruce!
     
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    Looking foward to the build!
     
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    Now that's hilarious..:lol::lol: good one Cory!! Lucky there is more than one judge hey!

    Look forward to your build Bruce.
     
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    Nice ...er, ah hem, cough...choice Bruce. Looking forward to seeing the build ..... honest!
     
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    Thank you all. Good to see you are coming around Terry. I plan on doing an Operation Torch machine next.
     
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    nice one bruce
     
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    I take it the Wildcat is rather popular.

    nice choice IMO
     
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    Universaly loved.
     
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    Nice choice. It'll be interesting to see how it compares to the Tamiya kit.
     
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    Nice and very brave choice Bruce, looking forward to this one.


    You bet your life it is, real hot topic.
     
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    with an exception....but he can remain anonymous for now....:evil4:
     
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    Started by priming the cockpit pieces with Testors from a rattle can. I'm going to brush paint the cockpit as I just can't justify dragging out the airbrush for something so small. Would love to show some pictures but that will have to wait.
     
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    Martlet? Oh, I see, it's a WILDCAT in Limey markings! Cool!
     
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    Yes. If I put a British spin and name on it, maybe Terry can stomach it better. Anything to help with his therapy. If he can kick this dreadful aversion, he will realize what true beauty he has been missing. He may even build one himself.
     
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    LMAO!!!!! I seriously doubt it Bruce.:lol: Looking forward to seeing photos. Hope they get back with camera soon.
     
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    There are more than one anti-Wildcat voice in the forum. not me, i think they were a game changer. But some of the non-modellers have questioned the preformance advanatages often claimed for the Wildcat over other contemporaies like the Fulmar and Sea Hurri...
     
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