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  1. sovereignhobbies

    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    I've got one I'm unlikely to get round to building...
  2. sovereignhobbies

    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    Love it. Swift progress Duncan
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    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    Agreed. I've overlooked worse plenty times!
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    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    It looks great Duncan!
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    Royal Navy WW2 Camouflage Designs

    Another sample for you:
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    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    I absolutely love them - they were things I didn't know I needed until I used one for a demo build. I use them wherever I can now. Probably a waste of money if you use pilot figures to be honest, but I never use figures so the seat is the most prominent thing in the cockpit you can see: Spitfire Hellcat Mustang
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    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    You can't see much behind the engine once it's all in situ anyway!
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    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    Agreed, it's always fiddly making masts and the scary part is that you need to work in a 3 dimensions at once and most parts have 4 degrees of freedom to manage whilst working. Get any of them even slightly off position or at a wrong angle and every time you look at it the room flashes red and mental klaxons scream inside your head. The build has stalled (temporarily) whilst I try to figure out a likely weapons fit out with respect to depth charge throwers and TSDS davits and winches - and the TSDS davits were definitely there when commissioned - which means I would need to come up with better paravanes too. The white metal ones are a bit too blocky. Having said that, ample depth chargers have been cleaned up and painted, as has the PE launch frame at the rear, the remaining handrailing and ladders, and the boat davits. The boats themselves have had their PE rudders fitted and PE propeller to the launch, and painting has been started but not completed. Nothing much seemed worth photographing of this.
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    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    Here's an R-1830-90C I think that latter one may be a bit "modern" as the lackey with the spray gun has gone daft over the undercarriage so I'd be hesitant over following that blindly.
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    Royal Navy WW2 Camouflage Designs

    On 9th April 1942, the Admiralty published Confidential Admiralty Fleet Order 679 entitled "Sea-Going Camouflage Designs for Destroyers and Small Ships" which described the principles of camouflage, the appropriate use of standardised camouflage paints and how they were to be used. Furthermore, details are given on how to conceal shadow by use of counter shading. It was particularly noteworthy in that it contained no fewer than 50 colour illustrations of approved, standardised camouflage designs for many classes of small ships in categories of Western Approaches, Light Admiralty type and Dark Admiralty type designs. Following the renotation and rationalisation of standardised paints, which were officially promulgated in Admiralty Fleet Order 2105/43 in April of 1943, the Admiralty produced as a Confidential Book a revised camouflage manual, recycling much of the material in CAFO 679/42 but for use with the new B&G series paints. This new publication, CB3098/43 was issued in May 1943 one month after the new paint colour palette was issued. Like its predecessor, CB3098/43 contained a multitude of standardised camouflage designs for application to small ships using the new paints. Sovereign Hobbies Ltd is about to make both documents available with digitally reproduced illustrations using the very latest information available on the Royal Navy's WW2 paint colours. A practical example of the Light Admiralty type Hunt class destroyer design shown on CAFO679/42 plate 54 is HMS Chiddingfold, of which the Imperial War Museum holds good quality photographs of both port and starboard side demonstrating the symmetrical application of the pattern as described in the fleet order text. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205120663 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205145391
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    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    Correct! It's not the nice new ICM if that's what you were thinking. It's the nice-in-places (less so in others!) Revellogram.
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    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    This must be a parallel universe. Duncan is building US carrier borne fighters whilst I am building the Luftwaffe! Duncan and Col should both know this particular aeroplane
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    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    That probably explains it then. Ir's Tamiya shaped! AFAIK there isn't a Tamiya FM-2, but it pretty much is just a taller fin.
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    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    The Tamiya kit tailpost measures 30.5mm from the base of the rudder to the top of the fin. Each half of the fin measures approximately 0.75mm in half-section, so approximately 1.5mm total thickness in section at the top of the fin.
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    Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with a twist

    I'll go measure the tailpost on the Tamiya kit. The Hobby Boss tail has a bit of the "FM-2 look" but that's not worth a damn without measurements. My stash kit is a Tamiya so if these fit mine I'll take 'em.
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