Tamiya F4F-4 1/48 Wildcat

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    I built this kit for a "Weathering" excercise. The idea was to show what adverse conditions and high operational tempo could do to an airframe in a short period of time. I wanted to depict White 2 after just a few weeks of life at Fighter One on Guadalcanal.
     

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    Looking very nice. :D
     
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    Good work!
     
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    Very nice. One of my favorite birds.
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    Oh oh. Posted a Wildcat and the word airframe in the same post. Wait for it.....

    I like what you did there!
     
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    Not bad at all, especially for a Wil... one of those things! (Don't worry, I'm sure someone will explain - Jan?!)
     
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    Nice work
    Airframes has a well known aversion/dislike of this particular A/C type, for which he has been teased on occasion that's all.
     
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    It looks good JB everything blends in well streaks and all ;) Cheers
     
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    That's really good weathering, it's subtly done and looks real.
    Nice work.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. I intend to do another version showing this aircraft at the end of October 1942. By that time it had its full compliment of kill markings (19) and the upper camo looked more like a blueish grey chalk rather than paint.
     
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