O'Hare Wildcat

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  1. Tobarghe

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    After being "let go" from a local sign company a month before Christmas, I decided to do a profile of a Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat in between job hunting activities. It is based on a B&W photo of Lt. O'Hare in the cockpit of a F4F-3 (about 1942) with F-3 on the fuselage. I used the Adobe CS suite on a Mac with OS X. This is what will be the first (hopefully) of many computer profiles
    Thank you,
    Edward Grabot
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    References:
    Warpaint Series #9 Grumman F4F Wildcat
    Kagero #12 Grumman F4F Wildcat
    Monografie Lotnicze #20 F4F Wildcat
    Squardon/Signal Publications US Navy Aircraft Camouflage Markings 1940-1945
    Wings Volume 2, Number 1 February 1972
    Modelpres Grumman Wildcat Profily letadel ll. svetove valky 9
    And a special thanks to Dave Greene for
    Janes Publishing Company Limited Hellcat
    Osprey Aircraft of the Aces #3 wildcat Ace Of World War II
     

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    Looks awsome to me Tobarghe
     
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    Nice looking profile.... Sorry to hear you're un-employed. Definately bad
    time of the year.

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    Thanks
    I hope to do some more as time dictates
     
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    Yah
    Last one on...first one off! That sort of thing. I'll try to post more as they come available
    Thank you
     
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    Thanks,
    Right now it keeps me sane.
     
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    The undercarriage and prop detailing are excellent! :shock:

    Good work all round, just one slight niggle - the aerial wire does not seem to join on to anything...?
     
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    It's attached to a clear glass insulator ....

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    Nice profile!
     
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    I'm not sure How you are viewing the profile..it may be hard to see at different screen specifications (640x480, 1280x960, etc.), but the tip of the aerial mast is painted white, the mast is made from wood. There is a glass insulator (looks like a white dot) below the top left edge of the "3" in the code "F-3" on the fuselage. The aerial wire passes through this insulator to the radio equipment inside of the fuselage.
    Thanks for the kind comments
    Edward Grabot
     
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    I'm with Wayne.Very nice profile mate.:D
     
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    Nice profile. Good luck with the the job hunting. The same thing happened to me last July after 17 years. After walking the streets knocking on doors I managed to get another job after 3 weeks. Best thing that happened to me but scared the cr*p out me at first.

    Might be worth posting on:-

    Military-Meshes.com
     
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    Great work, Ed. maybe a new career direction?
     
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    This has to be one of the very best that I've ever seen....stunning work Ed! Looking forward to more!!!
     
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    great work, the undercarriage is extremely detailed!
     
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    Excelent work Ed:shock:
    Good luck on job hunting!
    BTW- maybe I ask to much but what about the profile of Stanley Vejtasa´s Wildcat (VF10) from Oct 26,1942 (battle at Santa Cruz). Unfortunately I don´t have any pic of his machine :(
     
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    Awesome profile! :cool:
     
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    Roman,
    Thank you for the kind words. I think I will work on Swede's plane. I have 1 reference on that aircraft (which is a -4 Wildcat,circa 1942) so I'll have to modify wings, cowling, pitot...etc.
    Edward Grabot
     
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    Thank you,
    I really enjoyed doing this profile.
    Edward Grabot
     
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