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Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« on: February 27, 2016, 11:51:13 AM »
Well, I know that I have said that I limit the current build in progress, but this build is a little bit special:

The kit was begun by my friend Pascal. Assembly was quasi completed, but painting stage made in my workbench caused him many problems; the paint had to be removed twice... And I must say that the second time, he wanted to throw the kit in the basket but I convinced him to keep it and it's myself that removed the paint...

The kit was sleeping on the stash since two years approximatively. Pascal is no more making models since that time because he is building a 1/1 Kiebitz (ultra light aircraft)!
So, making some "investigations" on the stash I re-discovered that little kit and as I have an idea for a "what-if" aircraft, I asked to PAscal to give me the Wildcat...

here is the kit in the state he was given to me

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 11:52:10 AM »
First work was to finish the build, and to prepare for paint. Some Vallejo putty was used

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 11:53:12 AM »
Today, primer was airbrushed.

I will receive soon special decals for a what-if aircraft; and painting will be (normally) fast to do

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 12:03:08 PM »
Lets see it ;)

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2016, 04:03:37 PM »
In my mind I have some ideas about this one, I can't wait to see how close my thinking is..... :-wave

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 05:16:46 PM »
OK Scott, we'll see...  :))

First indication here: undersurfaces airbrushed in aluminium...

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 05:24:45 PM »
Well, well, well... we have lightning fast build here ;)

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2016, 05:26:14 PM »
Oh, I think I might know, but I'm going to keep it secret.......(that way if I'm wrong no one will know! :-blah) :-tri

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2016, 05:46:46 PM »
Well, well, well... we have lightning fast build here ;)

I was grandly helped by my friend ;)

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2016, 05:47:06 PM »
Oh, I think I might know, but I'm going to keep it secret.......(that way if I'm wrong no one will know! :-blah) :-tri

I'm sure you've found, Scott ;)

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2016, 07:14:36 PM »
Masking of the undersurfaces and Dark earth airbrushed as first upper surfaces color...

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2016, 07:50:21 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 06:51:09 PM »
Thank you!

Yesterday was masking day; today airbrush day... Dark green airbrushed then all the masks removed.

I like the actual result...

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2016, 07:20:48 PM »
Very good!

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Re: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Academy 1/72)
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016, 07:29:25 PM »
Thank you! ;)