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

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  1. Vaughan

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    #1 Vaughan, Nov 6, 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)

    Well here's my very first GB entry. Built OOB with the exception of scratch built seat belts. No real problems only my inexperience with metallic paints but saying that all went well. I haven't overdone the weathering as as Paul pointed out that they were kept very clean. Also the finish is not gloss but a satin finish I didn't want it to look like a toy.
    Thanks everyone for your comments and especially the help and suggestions. I'm still unsure which category I should have entered intermediate or advanced but maybe one of the judges will advise me. I will add the 4 extra photos later as at the moment haven't decided which ones to post.
    Vaughan
     

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  2. rochie

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    fantastic

    and seeing as i am in the intermediate class i think you should be in the advanced !!!!!!!!!!

    just kidding.
     
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    Nicely done.

    As far as the category is concerned... if you feel you should be at the advanced one, just declare it in the header of a thread. If you would decide to be moved to the higher category you could send a PM to one of us, judges.
     
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    Really came out amazing :) love the yellow wings, I always have issues on getting yellow colors on great, and this one looks amazing :)
     
  5. Vaughan

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    Thanks for that Wurger, anyway here are my 4 extra photos.
    Vaughan
     

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    Outstanding Vaughan :thumbup:

    Geo
     
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    Absolutely amazing! Top notch mate! I could go on but I will say I tip my hat to you.
     
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    An excellent model Vaughan - would get good marks in any class.
     
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    Vaughan, an excellent job!
    Good construction, subtle weathering, great painting and decals, all 'round well done!
     
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    Excellent work!
     
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    Wonderful work Vaughan.
     
  12. Vaughan

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    Thanks guys for all your generous comments it's really appreciated.
    Vaughan
     
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    Simply a great build Vaughan, well done.
     
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    Well done Vaughan, done a great job mate!
     
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    Thats a superb finish
     
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    Fantastic bird
     
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    A reallly fine example matey.
     
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    I missed this one being finished - darned Internet connection problem. It's a cracker Vaughan, one to be proud of.
     
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    Fantastic work Vaughan
     
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    Thank you very kindly.
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