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1/48 Hobby Boss F4F-3S Wildcatfish
Topic Started: Oct 8 2017, 12:34 AM (481 Views)
Ronan71
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Having at last got the A-10 finished I plan to move onto this neat Hobby Boss kit of a Wildcat floatplane, hopefully it will be a straightforward build!

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Barry
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Great choice ronan..unusual subject
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ReccebyStealth
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Very cool :>
Glen

On the bench:
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)


"The sergeant is the Army." Dwight D. Eisenhower
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RobertOG

Wildcat floatplane...never knew there was such a thing :clap: .
Completed group builds:

What-If 2017

Kits In Progress:

Revell 1/35 BTR-70
Dragon 1/72 T-34/76 Mod. 1942
Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XII
Revell 1/72 BV-222

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Jasonb
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Me neither, and I love the name of it too! 😀
On the bench -
Italeri 1:72 ACH-47 Chinook Gunship

Completed builds -
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Ronan71
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Thanks guys! Already made a start on it today, not that many parts so hopefully I should make good progress on it.

I believe only one was made, early in the war when they thought they would have no air support on some islands without floatplanes, but because the Army engineers were able to get airstrips set up on captured islands very quickly, and also because it was way slower than the already relatively slow Wildcat, the project was cancelled after only one was built.

Pretty much the only markings on it are the US stars so I'll most likely paint those on.
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Prenton
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looking forward to this one, Ronan!

Philip
"To boldly go..."

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Joseph M

Great choice Ronan,
Looking forward to seeing this cub grow into a Cat.
Cheers
Joe
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Ronan71
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Thanks Joe, I've already got stuck into this one, I would like to get it done fairly quickly as my head is full of ideas for other projects right now!
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Ronan71
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As usual time got away with me on this build, so I haven't it done yet, but over the past week I've made a good bit of progress on it and should have it done within a couple of weeks hopefully.

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Nice progress Ronan, look forward to seeing more of it!

Cheers,
Dermot
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Ronan71
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Thanks Dermot, it should not take too much longer (famous last words...) as it's a pretty simple kit, so I hope to get it done soon.
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Joseph M

Hi Ronan,
Lovely work on the cockpit area.
Looking forward to the finished item.
Cheers
Joe M
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Ronan71
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Thanks Joe!
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