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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Trumpeter F4F-3 Early 1/32
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 09:07 AM UTC
Just a quick update.

All the components have been installed into the fuselage.



And the fuselage has now been closed up.



There were some issues with the fuselage seam. It was of my own making. There is just a few small items to finish off for clean up but it looks pretty good to me.


Next up will be beginning on the wings.

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 04:07 AM UTC
Ok, a redo of sorts.

I was not happy at all with the previous pictures. Part of this is I am working on my picture taking and trying to get good print level pictures.

To that end here are a couple of others. These are marginally better.




I have started the seam work and will continue with that as well as working on the wings.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2017 - 08:10 AM UTC
Here we are. 2017. A new year with new hopes and dreams.

It is time however to finish something off.

In July I began my annual tribute to those who died and to those who survived the attack on Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Although it began much like the previous issues it ended a bit different. In September I made contact with the editor of Military Modelling. He was introduced to me by a mutual friend and was interested in my work. I showed him my progress on the Wildcat and he asked me to go dark so that it could be published in the magazine. I agreed.

The issue was published and went public in early December. I waited til now to post anything public as I wanted to respect the wishes of the magazine. Now with the newest edition of the magazine making its public debut very soon it is time.

A Marine Wildcat from Ewa. The markings are from several sets and portray MAG-21 as they appear December 1941. The specific aircraft however is very fictional, at least I am unable to verify the aircraft number existed.





And the glamour shots.





Thanks to all who followed this build. This particular build is very important to me each year and the fact it made publication as part of a tribute edition made it so much more special.

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2017 - 08:34 AM UTC
Joe, congrats on getting this build published, very well deserved mate! I was actually wondering where this build had gone.

I follow your unique cut-away builds every time, generally in the background, and your scratchbuilding results are a great source or inspiration for me.

Looking forward to the next update/project/styrene surgery.

Cheers, D
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2017 - 09:38 AM UTC
Damien I am humbled. Thank you for following along with my....different.... take on this hobby.



Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 06:20 AM UTC
Joe,
Very nicely done cut-a-way F4F-3 Wildcat. The extra detail added to the fuselage really made it worth while to do a cut away.

congratulations on your magazine article. It's well deserved.

Since I'm deep into my Trumpeter F4F-3 build, I've been doing my fair share of research as to which aircraft I want to model. I've already got two AM decal sheets, and am looking at one dedicated to the Marine 211 F4F-3 stationed on Wake Island Dec 7, 1941. There were 12 aircraft 211-F-1 through 211-F-12. But 10 additional VMF-211 F4F-3s were assigned to EWA on Dec. 7, 1941. So the squadron numbers would have gone from 211-F-13 to 211-F-22. I haven't researched the EWA aircraft as yet to determine who flew what, but the information is available.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 09:59 AM UTC
Joel many thanks. You have seen the same thing I did. There really isnt much though on those aircraft.



Joe