F4F-4 Grumman Wildcat from Hobby-Boss in 1/48 scale

F4F-4 Wildcat, nice little kit with much details

The construction is relatively easy, since the components fit together very well. The only challenge was to properly align the relatively filigree undercarriage with its many struts in the fuselage. Since I wanted to display the canopy in the open position again (like I usually do) I had to make a new one as the one from the kit is too thick. The aircraft shown is based on the kit color profile: F4F-4 VMF-233 Guadalcanal, 1942 Captain Marian E. Carl. The colors are from AK and are from the “real colors” series, top blue gray, underside light gull.

Hope you like the photos and thanks for your interest!

 

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