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Grumman Wildcat
« on: August 10, 2020, 03:59:50 PM »
In 2006 I did make color profile of this airplane but in a meantime, pile of reference material grown up as well my skills. So lets start all from the scratch :)) first will be F4F-4 and hope later will be developed ;)

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 10:01:30 AM »
Nice start :-cool Curious to follow it :)

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 09:08:02 AM »
Thank you mate :)) here is progress, not fast as well I need to look on so many photos of F4F version and for now I realized they have two types of access panels on port side, two types of cockpit canopy, two types of pito tube. And this is just this morning findings, will see what progress will bring. I know there is two types of panels as well two types of rivets... and I know how it will end- someone will simply pick up all this elements from my work, built in his work and claim as his achievement.

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2020, 08:15:07 AM »
All access panels done as well one type of panels, now the other type of panels to do.

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2020, 08:07:04 AM »
Work on panels are more or less completed, they do not look the same, so some adaptations need to be done in future. My guess that this is standard changes and modifications in production. Now preparing to do many rivets there and there is at least two types by size and two or three types by their density. Photo show some of those.

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2020, 10:58:37 AM »
This is in-depth research at its best. Not known this before. Good luck with applying the rivets. :-razz

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2020, 11:51:18 AM »
Thank you :))

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2020, 02:34:37 PM »
So here is work for today- many new rivets done, two types. Now need to do em under wing and after that to do bolts for access panels. Access panel under the cockpit is removed as well I realized that photos I used as reference is reversed printed, this happen sometimes.

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2020, 02:40:12 PM »
Tough but splendid work :-cool

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2020, 09:13:06 AM »
Thank you :)) Now many of rivets and bolts done and some panels also add. More or less this part is over but I guess that some new will arise during the work and I will include them.

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2020, 01:52:14 PM »
very nice work!

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2020, 06:08:23 PM »
Thank you :)) this is progress today ;)

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2020, 06:44:40 PM »
Nice :)

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2020, 10:14:13 AM »
Some work done here and I need to add few more elements before go to shadows

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Re: Grumman Wildcat
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2020, 12:09:53 PM »
Looking great!