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1/48 Hobby Boss FM-1 Wildcat- "What if" the RAAF used wildcats?

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1/48 Hobby Boss FM-1 Wildcat- "What if" the RAAF used wildcats?
Posted by Grant Dalzell on Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:43 AM

This was just for fun and to not have to follow instructions and call outs, and go with the imagination for a change!

So I was going to make it a "what if" RAN, but thought why not totally go different and make it NM RAAF, great fun!

I used AK Xtreme metas for all the NM work and AK Gauzy for gloss coat plus Flory dark dirt wash and some Tamiya weathering master.

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    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:57 AM
That is one sharp looking build thanks for sharing it.

Clint

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    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:26 AM
It looks like it could have been real. Not often you see a NMF Wildcat

 

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    January, 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:51 AM

Great work Grant.

Very nice NMF finish.

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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:23 PM

Very cool, "What If."  That's what a natural metal wildcat would look like.  I really like the dark wood propellers, the NMF variations and weathering.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:28 PM

That's a beauty.

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Posted by Grant Dalzell on Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:33 PM

Thank you guys

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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:06 PM

That's a cool idea!  I like the natural metal Wildcat, too.  You did a great job with that finish.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:01 PM

Oh wow she looks fantastic!

I too love the NM finish on the F4F!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:03 PM

I LOVE the metal finish!

Chad

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