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20 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

That's good thinking, John!   I've only ever built one kit with folding wings...   the old revell 1/32 Corsair...   when I was a boy.  I certainly made a glue-blob mess of it.

 

 

I too built that kit Gaz. In it's day it wasn't too bad! LOL

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Forging right along! The wings are ready to mount but the inserts that slide into the fuselage are pretty shallow. It might be necessary for some added strength to drill a couple of holes in the wing roots and fuselage side for some added dowels. We will see!

 

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57 minutes ago, Artful69 said:

Hey John ...

I'm going to be building one of these as soon at my Jimmy Thatch decals arrive ... I was looking at the interior painting ... shouldn't it be that weird fluro' coloured zinc cromate stuff like the Dauntless and Avenger??

Rog :)

I've found a couple of sources that give different call outs for that. The Squadron Signal #191 F4F Wildcat in Action says they left the factory with Bronze Green cockpits. The Detail & Scale #30 on the Wildcat quotes zinc chromate green (not to be confused with the yellow tinted ZC). However, in the color photo section of that book it has several very nice color pics of the interior of a FM-2 Wildcat and, to my eyes, it appears to be Bronze Green. It may be that some did have ZCG interiors and some had BG interiors. Take your pick! LOL :)

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18 hours ago, Artful69 said:

Hey John ...

I'm going to be building one of these as soon at my Jimmy Thatch decals arrive ... I was looking at the interior painting ... shouldn't it be that weird fluro' coloured zinc cromate stuff like the Dauntless and Avenger??

Rog :)

And you people complain about RLM colors????

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24 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

Nice progress on your Wildcat and she sure looks good with the wings on. What was your final decision: did you add mounting pegs for a beefier wing root joint or was the kits procedure good enough?

Keep 'em comin

Peter.

Thanks Peter. The kit procedure worked okay but I did use a combination of CA glue and liquid styrene cement. Luckily they seem to be quite strong (knock on wood!).😉

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9 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

We’ll the wings will be free standing, no gear loads, so they won’t be stressed through the years with a constant load on them. Just their own weight 

Since the landing gear isn't on the wings there is no load on them Ernie. :)

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