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1/48 Hobby Boss F4F-3 Wildcat (Early) Finished.....

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:01 PM

Looking very sharp Lawdog. The short lived 1941 overall light gray “low vis” scheme is seldom modeled. You did excellent work on this. Your weathering gives it a nice well worn look. Well done sir!

The markings are typical of pre war large scale maneuvers, and not a specialized aggressor scheme like those adopted by the USN/USAF with Top Gun and Red Flag. Usually there was a red or orange force, and a blue force, depicted in some sort of prominent temporary markings over the standard paint scheme of the time. Umpire equipment would have white markings. 

 

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  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:04 PM

Wow very nicely done Sir! Outstanding finish!!!

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:02 AM

Hoss WA

Another absolutely spectacular build Lawdog! I really like the shading and fading. It makes the model.  

 

Thanks Hoss. That's what I was going for. Grey can be boring. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03 AM

Mopar Madness

Yeah I've tried the Eduard flaps once on an Fw190. They were a pain in the butt too. I told myself that was it. Tongue Tied

That is such a beautiful aircraft with a livery you don't see very often. Such affective weathering too.

 

Thanks Mopar. Yep, never again. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:04 AM

BrandonK

Looks great, Joe. Any troubles you may have had are well hidden within your skills.

BK

 

Thanks Brandon 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:08 AM

stikpusher

Looking very sharp Lawdog. The short lived 1941 overall light gray “low vis” scheme is seldom modeled. You did excellent work on this. Your weathering gives it a nice well worn look. Well done sir!

The markings are typical of pre war large scale maneuvers, and not a specialized aggressor scheme like those adopted by the USN/USAF with Top Gun and Red Flag. Usually there was a red or orange force, and a blue force, depicted in some sort of prominent temporary markings over the standard paint scheme of the time. Umpire equipment would have white markings. 

 

Thanks Stik. The information is appreciated thanks. I've only seen the Red Cross and never the other colors. The blue wouled have been cool too. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:08 AM

TREYZX10R

Wow very nicely done Sir! Outstanding finish!!!

 

Thanks Trey

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2013
Posted by tomwatkins45 on Friday, November 22, 2019 9:22 AM

It turned out beautifully, as is usual with your builds. I'm watching the P-38 very closely.

Tom

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 22, 2019 12:09 PM

Another beauty.  Interesting subject.  Btw I've had great service from trumpeter/hobbyboss.  Heres the email

Joanna@trumpeter-china.com

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:35 PM

keavdog

Another beauty.  Interesting subject.  Btw I've had great service from trumpeter/hobbyboss.  Heres the email

Joanna@trumpeter-china.com

 

Thanks for the info Keav. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:36 PM

tomwatkins45

It turned out beautifully, as is usual with your builds. I'm watching the P-38 very closely.

Tom

 

Thanks Tom.  The 38 is finished.  I'll have pics up shortly.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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