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F4F-3S Wild Catfish

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F4F-3S Wild Catfish
Posted by Woody on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 6:23 PM
Anyone out there have pictures or three view drawings of this plane that they could share? I have a Wildcat kit and want to convert it to the Wild Catfish.Eight Ball [8]

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Posted by paulnchamp on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 10:06 PM
There's one picture and a brief blurb about it in the Detail & Scale book on the Wildcat.
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by FITTER on Saturday, May 17, 2003 4:34 PM





FITTER
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Posted by Woody on Saturday, May 17, 2003 9:20 PM
Thank you very much Fitter. Those pictures will help. Anymore pictures and a top & forward drawing would be great, anybody?Cool [8D]

" I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Sunday, May 25, 2003 4:51 AM
Woody,

Here's one shot I found on the web, and I have a couple more that I can scan and fire off to 'ya.



I used to have an article out of an old Scale Modeler (did I mention that rag on the FSM site?!? Blush [:I]) by Duane Pfister, he converted the old Monogram kit to the F4F-3S. I know fersher that it had 3-views included. I may have tossed it after all these years, but I'll grunge around and see if I still have it.

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Posted by Woody on Sunday, May 25, 2003 9:35 AM
Thanks for the assist blackwolfscd. Any pictures or drawings would help greatly. I have 1/72 & 1/48 scale drawings of the Edo floats (model Wa 4665) used on the Wild Catfish prototype if anybody is interested.Big Smile [:D]

" I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
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Posted by FITTER on Sunday, May 25, 2003 9:47 AM
Hey, wasn't Duane Phister the guy that used Scale Modeler magazine as a vehicle to sell his models? At the end of each article he would mention that the model was for sale... I used to really hate that.

Those floats look similar to the ones in the Monogram Cessna 180 kit. I don't remember what scale it was, though. Was it 1:48?? The Airfix 1:32 Tiger Moth also had some floats, but I can't recall what they were like.

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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Sunday, May 25, 2003 5:03 PM
Yeah, Duane Pfister was the Scale Modeler Gypsy for a long while. I had mixed feelings about his "advertising". Seemed kinda cheesy, but being a commission builder myself now and again, I can see the value of doing what he did. Still seems cheesy though! Tongue [:P]

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 2:47 PM
Check with meteor productions I'm pretty sure they sell a resin conversion for the Tamiya kit for the F4F-3S,the instructions should give you everything you need.Originally someone from I believe southern Illinois did the original conversion along with the ski-conversion for the C-130 and a 5 engine HE-111 glider tug.and meteor got the molds from them.Their excellant conversions and it sure beats scratchbuilding or converting 2 floats.
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Posted by Woody on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 8:11 PM
That would be 1/48 right? I need 1/72 scale. I have found some nice 1/72 scale drawings, who knows maybe I'll put out a conversion.Tongue [:P]

" I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
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