I thought that it was just a Wildcat, but these aircraft were restored by enthusiasts after the war and are flying around in various air shows. I wonder they call such an aircraft a ghost fighter? I don’t understand well, but anyway, it looks like Wildcat.
There are F4F series produced by Grumman Corporation and FM series produced by General Motors Corporation as for Wildcat. Approximately 7,400 aircraft were produced by the end of the war. This FM-2 type was produced in around 4,000 aircraft.
This wildcat, Yellow is Mr. Color #329 Yellow FS 13538, Light gray is #315 Gray FS 16440, there is not matched the color of Tail Wing’s Willow Green, but actually, it is surprisingly Russian Green #135 was right for this Willow Green, I suppose.
There are various kinds of blue of the US Navy in WWII, and this time it seems a bit too dense if I thought FS15042 gloss sea blue is good. I had planned to use Creo’s US Navy aircraft standard paint color set. In fact, Sea Blue of FS15040 seems to be good. But this color is sold nowhere. In the end, I painted Gloss Sea Blue of FS15042 in the set and mixed it with Mr. Color #65 Indy Blue a little.
The SWEET airplane kits always make me feel good. It is about 6 cm in length and 8 cm in total width, which is about the size of a palm but it is realistic with extremely small molds. I have to be careful not to break the thin landing gears, I think it’s so wonderful that some Sweet models look more realistic than 1/72 scales.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build them little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see me here occasionally.