HobbyBoss 1/48 Grumman Wildcat V

Hobby Boss 1/48 Wildcat FM-1

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  • Built: 2010
  • Aftermarket Used: Ultracast seat
  • Decals: Aeromaster

This was a lovely little kit to build, almost vice-less. As I had a F.A.A aftermarket decal sheet in the stash, I decided to build this as a British Wildcat. Working out the British equivalents to the U.S Wildcats can be a bit of a minefield, but a bit of research showed the FM-1 was called a Wildcat V by the British.

As this was built a while ago and I am writing this in 2021, I honestly can not remember too much about the build, which Im guessing means it was fairly painless.  do remember it got me a first place at Queensland Model and Hobby Expo that year, which was the first time I had won a category… So there’s that!

Paints used for this were Aeromaster acrylics.

Grumman Wildcat V 890 SQN Royal Navy 1944

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