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PlaStix

F4F-4 Wildcat 'in flight' - Airfix 1/72

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This was my build for the Gumman GB and I used Airfix's relatively new tool 1/72 kit. It was a nice kit to build and I made it as the aircraft of Capt. Marion E. Carl, VMF-223, United States Marine Corps, Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, September 1942. I had originally thought of doing the model with it's wings folded but decided I'd prefer to display it in flight over water. I haven't modelled water before and I have an idea for a project next year which may include scenic water - so I took the opportunity to try out some ideas. I think it worked okay. I didn't have time to motorise this aircraft like I have done with some others so instead I used PE PropBlurs.

 

Kit: 1/72 Airfix - A02070

Extras: PropBlurs

Paints: Revell and Humbrol Acrylics all applied by brush

Base: MDF and filler. Clear perspex rod.

 

The WIP can be found here.

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Thank you to everyone who commented and offered support or advice in my build thread and thank you to @TEMPESTMK5 for hosting the GB.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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Amazing! :clap: Very effective display, and the weathering look spot on too! :worthy: 

 

Ciao

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A great model with a most creative solution for the prop blur. But a few more pictures would have been nice... 😉😀

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15 hours ago, ArmouredSprue said:

Looks really nice. Well done mate

Hi ArmouredSprue and thank you for your comments. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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12 hours ago, neil5208 said:

Impressive, like the base as well

Hi Neil. Thank you very much for your kind comments. :thumbsup:

Kind regards, 

Stix 

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Nice job on a great little kit.

 

Not enough photos though....

 

 

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Outstanding, Stix

 

As another brush painter I appreciate the standard of your finish as well.

 

Regards

 

Dave

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The base is so simple but so effective!! Cracking result, Stix; it looks superb! :worthy:

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Very well done inflight Wildcat there Stix, great photo`s too

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Excellent model!

Looks especially cool with that base in the picture!

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Well done nice job!

 

Re: Pics

 

Are you sure that you managed to capture the subject from EVERY angle?  I think you may have missed one LOL

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Very nice, but I need a lay down after all those photos! ;)

 

Martin

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On 10/12/2018 at 07:43, stevej60 said:

That turned out a little stunner Stix,the base look's great simple but effective!

Thank you very much Steve. I was quite pleased with the base - it's the first time I've had a go at recreating sea.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Gosh that looks good.

 

Great use of the prop blur and the paint work is very realistic.

 

Michael

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On 10/12/2018 at 07:59, djos said:

great presentation of well done model

Best regards Djordje

Hi Djordje. Thank you very  much for your kind comments. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix 

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On 10/12/2018 at 09:42, giemme said:

Amazing! :clap: Very effective display, and the weathering look spot on too! :worthy: 

Ciao

Hi Giorgio and thank you very much for your very kind words as always. I had planned on doing a lot more heavy weathering - there's lots of really well weathered Wildcat models out there but, when I found photos of this aircraft, it didn't look to be that badly worn - so I stopped where I'd got to.

Thank you again.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Lovely job on that one and love the base also - really looks great!  I'm going to be contiversial though... I really don't like the prop blur! It looks like a cartoon drawing in my humble opinion. I guess this is one where beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

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On 10/12/2018 at 11:13, Toryu said:

A great model with a most creative solution for the prop blur. But a few more pictures would have been nice... 😉😀

Thank you very much for your comments Toryu. Seriously.....I have a load more photos! Don't tempt me! I enjoy taking photos almost as much as I enjoy model making. Part of the problem was that I took some on one day and was really pleased with them and then on a second day there seemed to be more interesting light - so I took a load more. Then I couldn't decide which I prefered..........believe me this is an edited set!! :mental:

Kind regard,

Stix

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On 10/12/2018 at 19:58, IanC said:

Nice job on a great little kit.

Not enough photos though....

Hi Ian and thank you.  As I mentioned to Toryu, above, - I have more!! Be careful what you suggest!...........:winkgrin:

Kind regards,

Stix

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