Trumpeter Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat 1/32 scale

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  1. chameleon 2009

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    The Grumman F4F Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy (as the Martlet) in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre during the early part of World War II in 1941 and 1942; the disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favour of the Wildcat and replaced as units became available. With a top speed of 318 mph (512 km/h), the Wildcat was still outperformed by the faster 331 mph (533 km/h), more manoeuvrable, and longer ranged Mitsubishi A6M Zero. But the F4F's ruggedness, coupled with tactics such as the Thatch Weave, resulted in an air combat kill-to-loss ratio of 5.9:1 in 1942 and 6.9:1 for the entire war.

    Serial: 50
    Pilot - Capt.Josef Foss flew this Wildcat while stationed at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal on 12 November 1942. Camouflage: Blue-gray (FS35189) upper surfaces and light gray (FS36440) under surfaces.

    paint that I used was model master acrylic as it was the only brand close enough

    Her are the other items I used on this build

    Model Kit:
    - Trumpeter 02223 - 1/32 F4F-4 Wildcat

    Aftermarket:
    - Grand Phoenix F4F Wildcat Cockpit (32005)
    - Eduard F4F-4 Detail Set (32109)
    - Eduard F4F-3 Undercarriage (32183)
    Montex 1/32 Masks Markings for Trumpeter F4F-4 Wildcat
    - Resin Engine from vector

    External Detail:
    - Scratch-built Ignition Wiring in Engine
    - Scratch-built brake Lines Hydraulic Lines in Landing Gear
    - Antenna Wire and Insulators
    - Use Eduard Photo-etch Exterior Details (where applicable)
    Stenciled Insignia and Markings
    hope you enjoy the photos







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    That is an awesome engine and a great paint job. It might have best been posted in the Start to Finish Builds or Your Completed Kits section though.

    Geo
     
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    Man, I love that engine!
     
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