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  1. Finish no5 for 2021 is Airfix's Wildcat F4F4 as a Martlet IV in FAA colours during Operation Torch. Lovely little kit built OOB less the Xtradecal set Yanks with Roundels Pt6. Seat belts made from masking tape. Took less than 3 weeks to build as I was finishing off the SU25 Frogfoot. Painted with Tamiya and Mr Colour acrylics with an oil panel line wash. Unfortunately the Humbrol maskol seeped under the canopy front edge. As usual all comments welcome.
  2. Hi folks, This was my last build in 2013, and was a deliberate antidote to some of the "Classic Fettling" I'd been doing during the year. So, the prescription for the build was oob all the way and a simple colour scheme. Hasegawa's rather nice F4F-4 in Operation Torch markings seemed to fit the requirements, and so it proved. I must admit I couldn't resist adding some wine bottle foil seat belts and a bulkhead between the undercarriage bay and the main fuselage, but apart from that it was built as Hasegawa intended. The kit went together with no problems, and I rushed it a bit to get it finished by year end. So a number of details, like cockpit framing and weathering are not as refined as I would have liked. Still, I'm happy to have it in my cabinet. Oh, btw, the the underside shot shows that Hasegawa decals can be persuaded to sit in panel lines. The trick is to use very hot water (just short of boiling) to soak the decal in prior to application. Comments welcomed. ] regards, Martin
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