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WIP Memorial Day Start Build Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-3 Wildcat Completed

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  • Member since
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
WIP Memorial Day Start Build Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-3 Wildcat Completed
Posted by Toshi on Monday, May 28, 2018 12:06 PM

To my fellow forum members,

I’ll be starting this build on this most memorable day for our veterans that served the armed forces.  Although I have never served I wanted to build this Wildcat in honor of our veterans.  Thank you all!

I‘m building this strictly OOB as it comes with lots of goodies already.  For starters it has two hundred sixty seven parts, seven spruces, clear engine cover, several metal pins for movable flaps, rubber tires, and a PE fret.  I think this kit covers all it‘s bases and then some.  Please see below for photo pics!

Your friend, Toshi

 

 

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, May 28, 2018 12:08 PM

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, May 28, 2018 12:09 PM

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, May 28, 2018 12:13 PM

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, May 28, 2018 12:14 PM

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, May 28, 2018 12:20 PM

Clear Cowling

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, May 28, 2018 12:21 PM

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:06 AM

I started this one for the Midway GB, and got sidetracked.  Also started the -3 at the same time. 

You're going to love it, the radial isn't bad for a kit piece, details out nice.

Going to follow, and maybe get enthused to get back to it.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 12:22 PM

goldhammer

I started this one for the Midway GB, and got sidetracked.  Also started the -3 at the same time. 

You're going to love it, the radial isn't bad for a kit piece, details out nice.

Going to follow, and maybe get enthused to get back to it.

 

I read the reviews some time ago and was most impressed by it.  The details seem to be a really nice kit for a OOB kit.  Thank you for following and supporting the build.  

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:28 PM

One of my favorites, although I never built this particular kit of the Wildcat.  I recently built the old Revell 1/32 'cat but would love to build this one.  

Any thoughts on what scheme you're going to do?  A Guadalcanal Wildcat, perhaps?

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:15 PM

Aggieman

One of my favorites, although I never built this particular kit of the Wildcat.  I recently built the old Revell 1/32 'cat but would love to build this one.  

Any thoughts on what scheme you're going to do?  A Guadalcanal Wildcat, perhaps?

 

Yes, also a favorite of mines yet I’ve never built a Wildcat before!  lol!  I’ll be building the Robert Glaer, VMF-244 Guadalcanal 1942.  Your intuition is spot on!  I hope you’ll be following along, also thank you for your current support!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:19 PM

The start with the cockpit utilizing interestingly enough a transparent instrument film panel that really looks great.  To cut the film transfer out, I used a Fisker scissors that was in the Gingher sewing section.  It was priced accordingly!  I utilize this cutting tool for the majority of the times on decals.

 

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:40 AM

I forgot to add my Fiskar Ginghar type scissors last night but here it is. For the price point, you can’t beat it.  I paid $12.00.  As oppossed to $25.00.

Also here are the concurring rest of the cockpit parts. 

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:04 AM

This is a cool build. I'm looking forward to seeing it come together. I want to add one of these to the stash, but I've told myself to stop buying kits and build what I have. It's hard to do, but so far so good.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:07 PM

I built that one Tosh, it is an excellent kit.Only tricky part are the pe hinges.Be advised the wings do fold back ,but if you put the machine gun parts in the wings they are so heavy that the wings have to be tied together with fishing line to keep the wings folded.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:20 PM

Nice choice of aircraft and scheme.

A couple of things. The kit is a -3 not a -4. Check the box and funny papers.

Yours does not have folding wings. The other major difference was 4 guns on the -3, 6 guns on the -4.

Trumpeter royally screwed the pooch on the color sheet there. The aviators name was Galer, not Glaer. The Marine Squadron was VMF-224, not -244.

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  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:44 PM
Toshi, Looking forward to following the process on this one! Mike
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  • From: Amarillo, TX.
Posted by captfue on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:56 PM

Looks like a great kit, enjoy, and as a vet "THANKS". 

Rules are overrated
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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:58 AM

I have this one in my stash and I got Vallejo's paint set for Marine and US N any WW2 to go with it.

It's really nice thought for we veterans, Toshi, and I thank you. I will be following this myself with regard to building my own at some point.

 

Many times whilst in Iraq and Afghanistan I had air support from A-10 aircraft. Everyone dug or found a deeper hole but the support was always spot on, even when they were told "Friendly Close". They came lower than they had to to make sure, at one time even practically head height to rake a building with their Gatling guns practically taking it apart.

 

Angels on our shoulders!!

 

Go for it, Toshi, my friend!

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:23 AM

BrandonK

This is a cool build. I'm looking forward to seeing it come together. I want to add one of these to the stash, but I've told myself to stop buying kits and build what I have. It's hard to do, but so far so good.

BK

 

Yes, it comes with a lot of very cool goodies.  lol!  There are many members here with large stashes that need to be culled.  lol!  Thanks for always supporting my builds and stopping by.

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:35 AM

philo426

I built that one Tosh, it is an excellent kit.Only tricky part are the pe hinges.Be advised the wings do fold back ,but if you put the machine gun parts in the wings they are so heavy that the wings have to be tied together with fishing line to keep the wings folded.

 

This is always good to know.  This site is excellent, everyone whom has knowledge in kits through building and or reviewing a kit can pass on their knowledge as such onto other members building the particular kit.  Thank you philo426!

I will definately take your advise and apply that technique so as not to come across any issues and concerns you so mentioned in your post above.  Once again, thank you for your support and following of my build!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:45 AM

GMorrison

Nice choice of aircraft and scheme.

A couple of things. The kit is a -3 not a -4. Check the box and funny papers.

Yours does not have folding wings. The other major difference was 4 guns on the -3, 6 guns on the -4.

Trumpeter royally screwed the pooch on the color sheet there. The aviators name was Galer, not Glaer. The Marine Squadron was VMF-224, not -244.

 

Thank you GMorrison!  I definately enjoy the aircraft and the Scheme!  Noted: -3 not a -4, 4 guns on the -3 and 6 guns on the -4, Galer not Glaer, and -224 not -244.  Thank you for the correction as always GMorrison.  It’s greatly appreciated!  Also thank you for following this build as well as your support for this build!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:53 AM

captfue

Looks like a great kit, enjoy, and as a vet "THANKS". 

 

It is a very great kit.  I enjoy kits that self include OOB items although GMorison pointed out several major errors on Trumpeters part that needs to be corrected with AM decals.  I just hope they are available as I type this.  It is with my greatest pleasure that I build this kit in honor of veterans forMemorial day sir.

Your friend, Toshi

 

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:17 AM

snapdragonxxx

I have this one in my stash and I got Vallejo's paint set for Marine and US N any WW2 to go with it.

It's really nice thought for we veterans, Toshi, and I thank you. I will be following this myself with regard to building my own at some point.

 

Many times whilst in Iraq and Afghanistan I had air support from A-10 aircraft. Everyone dug or found a deeper hole but the support was always spot on, even when they were told "Friendly Close". They came lower than they had to to make sure, at one time even practically head height to rake a building with their Gatling guns practically taking it apart.

 

Angels on our shoulders!!

 

Go for it, Toshi, my friend!

 

That‘s very exciting for us to know that you, to have this very same kit available in your stash.  What are you waiting for, you’ve got paint and I’m sure you’ve got Tamiya liquid Cement!  lol!  

Thank you for sharing that story with Forum Members here.  It’s stories like that that are awe inspiring and lead us to continue building A-10’s and dioramas with A-10’s like that!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:53 AM

mawright20
Toshi, Looking forward to following the process on this one! Mike
 

This will be a very interesting build.  I too look look forward to your support and following of this build!  Thank you mawright20!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    June, 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:01 AM

I always learn something from your builds, Toshi. And one of my favorite aircraft and schemes! Looking forward to your progress.

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:17 PM

UnwaryPaladin

I always learn something from your builds, Toshi. And one of my favorite aircraft and schemes! Looking forward to your progress.

 

You honor and humble me with your kind words UnwaryPaladin!  Yes, this too is one of a favorite aircraft and scheme of mines as well.  Thank for your support and of following my build.  It means a great deal to me!!!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:20 PM

A couple of images of an incomplete cockpit.

 

 

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:44 PM

Always like popping in on your builds to see what's going on Toshi. Great work on that pit man.

BTW....I always like all the eye candy on your photo hosting site as well. Wink

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:49 PM

mustang1989

Always like popping in on your builds to see what's going on Toshi. Great work on that pit man.

BTW....I always like all the eye candy on your photo hosting site as well. Wink

 

Likewise!  Thank you for always stopping by on my threads and supporting my builds.  I so greatly appreciated.  Especially coming from a seasoned modeler like you!!!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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