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Trumpeter F4F-4 Wildcat

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Hi Guys,

 

I've been a bit quiet on the build front lately so I thought I'd get my ass in gear and join in this Group Build!

 

My contribution, Trumpeters F4F-4 Wildcat + a few add ons:

 

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Got some HGW seatbelts on order too. I'm trying to find the blue colour for the upper surfaces. Anyone know a good match for this? I could probably do a custom mix, but it's easier if it can get it 'off the shelf'. Here's the colours:

 

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Cheers Guys, better get this started!!

 

Chris.

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Hi Chris.

That's a nice choice.

We will have a nce collection of Wildcats in this GB.

Cheers,

Jamme

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Nice Chris!

 

How is that Verlinden Cockpit? I didn't know that they made one... If its any good I will have to add it to my shopping list! And who makes the resin wheels? So many questions in one day!

 

For the Blue... Does this help?

 

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Dave,

 

On first look and trial fit, the Verlinden cockpit set is a bit, erm, 'unsatisfactory' (trying to be diplomatic...). Basically, Verlinden have replaced the cockpit floor and the bulkheads/instrument panel with resin parts. These parts are a different size and shape to the supplied kit parts and on first fit do not fit at all!

 

I will see if I have made any glaring errors when fitting and report back. I'll try and get some pics of the issues too.

 

Chris.

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Hi Guys,

 

Got the cockpit work done and ready for paint.

 

I cannibalised the Verlinden resin pit and used the good stuff along with the Eduard PE and some scratch building.

 

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Cheers,

 

Chris.

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Hey Guys,

 

Got the 'pit just about done. Finished off with HGW belts:

 

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Front bulkhead and engine in progress!

 

Chris.

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Thanks Matt,

 

I thought maybe the interior green was a little dark, but then I read that they were painted a darker 'water resistant' green colour by the Navy in theatre (maybe!)

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Hey Guys,

 

Been away for a few weeks with work, back now and back on it..

 

Got a little more done. Fuselage closed up and engine finished.

 

I have a week off work next week, so I'm gonna try my best to get this finished  :wacko:

 

Anyway, a few pics to bring it up to date:

 

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Thanks for looking guys, back soon with more....

 

Chris.

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Wow, muy impressivo!  (is that actually a word?)

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Hey Guys, cheers for checking this out!

 

I'm making slower than I had hoped progress on this, but progress none the less.... :unsure: The fuse is now prepped for primer, I just have to fit the windscreen once the Future has hardened fully, also got the inner wings fitted. It's going to be finished with the wings folded so I have started adding some detail to the hinge area to spruce that up a little. I have modified the hinge so I can fit the outer wings right at the end of the build, makes painting easier.

 

Somewhere underneath this pile of crap are those outer wings. I think I need a tidy up..... :rolleyes::

 

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The fuselage as it is now. Should be in paint soon (if I get my arse in gear.....):

 

 

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Cheers Fellas.

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I'm slowly getting somewhere with this. Got paint and decals done!

 

Just doing the engine cowl at the moment, then a spot of weathering..

 

 

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Cheers Guys

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Love those Wildcats.Tough little dude that held the line until the F6F and F4U showed up. Maybe I missed it. What did you decide on for the blue?

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Looking Fantastic! Can't wait to see it all weathered up

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