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  1. Throwing another entry in here despite what is turning out to be a busy summer between this and the D-Day Group Build. I already have two planned for that but will be adding a third as well. So I’m purposely choosing easy builds. This won’t be the Wildcat like I alluded to in the chat, but it’s biplane predecessor, the F3F-1. I had bought the Academy boxing of the AM F3F-2 a couple years ago and really liked the option for the black tailed USS Wasp plane until I realized the Wasp never had any F3F-2s, only F3F-1s. So I went to eBay where there is still plenty of original AM kits to be found. It’s low parts count and according to pretty much every review out there is goes together quick and easy and results in a great model, so I’m looking forward to it. I will say though, that when I opened the box for the first time I checked to make sure it was the right scale….I didn’t realize just how small a plane it was! Great Wall TBD and Tamiya P-47 for reference…
  2. Here’s my attempt at the 1:48 Accurate Miniatures Grumman F3F-1, which I completed several years ago. It’s built straight from the box, aside from the antenna wires I added. The kit is a real jewel, and goes together beautifully – any flaws are mine alone. Accurate Miniatures was my favorite model company, and I really hate they went under. The kits they produced were – and still are – some of the best examples of their kind ever made. I finished it with kit decals to depict an F3F-1 from Fighting Four deployed aboard USS Ranger in 1937.
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