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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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F4F-3 Wildcat
book1182
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2013 - 08:46 AM UTC
Hello everyone,

Second model completed since I have picked up the airbrush in over 10 years. Take a look and let me know what you think. I fixed the wing seam already so no need to talk about that. Thsnks

http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/50696
chrism
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United States
Joined: January 05, 2012
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2013 - 09:37 AM UTC
10 years? I'd really would have never guessed. Fantastic job on the Wildcat!
book1182
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2013 - 01:50 PM UTC
Alot of catching up to do on new techniques. Remember when you used to pop them out of the box and paint them shiny brand new. Thanks everyone for looking.
duckdawgs
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California, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 08:41 AM UTC
Hey Sam, just checked out your Wildcat, great job. 10 years? Wow, cant even tell. I also checked out your Corsair dio I'm doing something similar right now in the "ground force" campaign. It's based on a picture in a book I've had since the '80s, but ever since google and the internet, I've actually found a video of the same airplane being serviced and now have a reason for adding even more ground details (ground crew, equipment etc..) how did you make your trees? They look scratchbuilt, was wondering what techniques you used for that
raypalmer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 11:24 AM UTC
Love it. The red dot era schemes are so much more interesting than the later stuff.

Where are the figures from?
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 01:06 PM UTC
Nicely done. The F4F is a personal favorite of mine. Grew up like 15 min by bike from Grumman's in Bethpage.

did you use a pin wash for the panel lines? Looks like only some of them got it.

Very nice job on the weathering. It has that used but not abused look to it.

Joel
book1182
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 05:11 PM UTC
They were pretty easy to make. I bought a bunch of wooden skewers used for shish kabobs. Pretty cheap. Then wrapped them in tissue paper making sure to add some texture. White glue the ends down. I actually used a lot of glue all over just to make it compact and stick. About a 50/50 ratio of white glue to water. Then just started adding wash after wash until I got the desired look I wanted. I think I found it on Armorama's website. A sister site to this one if you haven't seen it. Should be under the Diorama section. How to make palm trees. Hope that helps.
book1182
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 05:14 PM UTC


did you use a pin wash for the panel lines? Looks like only some of them got it.

I tried pre-shading the lines before painting the whole plane. You can tell some areas got a little extra heavy coat than others. I think I like the pin wash tech better. Probably use both pre-shading and pin wash from now on.
book1182
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 05:20 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Love it. The red dot era schemes are so much more interesting than the later stuff.

Where are the figures from?



The ground personal is from a pack of US Navy Personnel 1942 Eduard and the pilot WWII US Navy Pilots Tamiya. Both sets found on megahobby.com.