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A double build: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Trumpeter 1/32) and Grumman F4F-4/Martlet Mk. V (Revell 1/32)

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A double build: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Trumpeter 1/32) and Grumman F4F-4/Martlet Mk. V (Revell 1/32)

Post  clioguy on Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:10 am

Hi all,

Just wanted to give you an update and let you know that I have re-started my modelling madness after visiting the club again (something which I truly missed over the past months).

So I have decided to do a double build of 2 similar aircraft: the Wildcat and the Martlet Mk-V. Both are in 1/32 scale with one kit from Trumpeter and the other from Revell.

Since both kits had the foldable wings options, I intend to do one with folded wings and the other with the wings in the extended position (both kits give the ability to have the wings move from extended to folded, but, as a lot of you say, if it moves, it breaks!)

Here are some pics of the kits:



The parts of the Trumpeter are much better moulded and the quality and details is much better than Revell's.


Trumpeter parts being dry-fitted. The engine detailing is quite good but will need some fine tuning. Trumpeter kit has moveable surface which are useless IMHO.


Revell parts still on sprue. Some parts are warped and will need adjustments. Engine detail is very poor on the Revell kit. Revell kit gives the option of either undercarriage down or up.

I have just started construction of the Trumpeter kit. I will start the Revell kit shortly so I can build them in parallel. However I need you help guys.... I need as much photos of the details as possible, like the wing folding mechanism and photos of the actual aircraft (not museum or restored). If you can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate!

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Post  bcauchi on Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:32 pm

Good luck with the builds, will be following closely.

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Post  clioguy on Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:33 pm

Thanks Brian.... how are your 110's coming together??

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Post  clioguy on Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:47 pm

Hi all,

Just a quick update on the progress so far....

I have started assembling the wings for the Wildcat. As said before, these can be left moveable, but they are too flimsy so they will be stuck in the folded position. Here are a couple of photos:


This pic is of the starboard wing which has it's ejection marks filled in with Mr White Putty and are left to dry.


This pic is of the port wing which has had it's ejection marks filled and some of them sanded. You can also see some of the wing ribbing in place.


This is part of the Wasp engine included with the kit, again with ejection marks filled in ready for sanding.

The major problem I am getting with this kit is the number of ejection marks present in visible areas which need to be filled in and sanded.

Will keep you posted on progress.
Duncan

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Post  Dottore on Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:31 pm

Glad to hear from you!!!! And even better to see some WIP!!!

Seems like you have started a double build like me cheers
Somehow i feel youre a faster builder than I am though LOL

Keep them coming!

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Post  clioguy on Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:56 pm

I will dottore... long time no see....

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Post  jojjemannen on Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:12 am

Hi, don't think I ever met you but good work!

Dual build Smile And yes, you are alot faster then Dottore..

/Joseph

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Post  bcauchi on Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:38 am

Check my thread on the 110's. One big hurdle is ove, the cockpits are done and hopefully i will soon be gluing the fuselage halves together. Thanks for asking.

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Post  Ray on Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:59 am

That's the spirit Duncan, keep it rolling on the double Twisted Evil

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Post  iCocker on Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:00 am

Ah so your night shifts are over tongue

Glad to see you back to productivity! Keep them coming I like when you guys get the vibe to built two 'identical' models in a row ... on day I have to do such a production line with my T34s ....

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Post  skyhigh on Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:58 pm

jojjemannen wrote:Hi, don't think I ever met you but good work!

Dual build Smile And yes, you are alot faster then Dottore..

/Joseph


Tiny he's the one that last wed brought That Japanese Oscar in 1/32...

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Post  alexbb on Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:12 pm

iCocker wrote:Ah so your night shifts are over tongue

Glad to see you back to productivity! Keep them coming I like when you guys get the vibe to built two 'identical' models in a row ... on day I have to do such a production line with my T34s ....

Ivan

JUST TWO IVAN?

DUNCAN GLAD YOU RESTARTED WILL BE WATCHING THESE

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Post  clioguy on Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:51 pm

Cheers guys for the replies... see you later today.

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Re: A double build: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (Trumpeter 1/32) and Grumman F4F-4/Martlet Mk. V (Revell 1/32)

Post  slingshot392 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:59 am

Looks like a nice start to a great project, they will look great next to each other. Check your references on the floor of the Wildcat, I believe (although I'm not positive) that the floor was open, not a solid floor like Trumpeter has. I think the floor is to look like Brian's Corsair.

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Post  skyhigh on Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:39 pm

clioguy next wed you'll have a full cd of wildcat documentation...
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