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#1 tchwrma

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

Hi, folks! I'm here to submit my '32 wildcat in these GB. It's a Kit already started, but I intend to show the pictures and the assembly process just like If I was assembling now. And then I will continue the work. Btw, please forgive me if my spelling it was not good. My native language is portuguese, and I will try to write in a understandable way.

Initially, the kit. This is a rebox from a trumpeter model made by HobbyCraft:

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Trees:

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Here the cowling, made from a transparency, to allow the modeler to show the motor:
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The transparencies:

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continue.....


Edited by tchwrma, 29 July 2017 - 02:15 AM.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

Rubber tires... and metal parts:
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The good instruction booklet:
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Decals:
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The version choosed is like these:
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Soon the initial steps of the assembly.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

The office assembly:

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Here some scratch, to add realism to the kit:
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The belts are made by tape, with scratched buckles:
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Finalizing the seat and belts:
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Edited by tchwrma, 29 July 2017 - 02:45 AM.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Here I made a wall to simulate the tank who are below the cockpit:
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Then, the complicated process to put the cockpit into the fuselage. the space in the fuselage is insuficient to the cockpit. so after a little sanding and cutting, I could done it.
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Next, the wheel bay.....


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

Don't worry at all, as your English is just fine. Very nice work on the front office and the scratch seatbelts and buckles look excellent.
Keep 'em coming
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Nice!

Looking forward to more.....................you dont see the Martlet being built VS the wildcat that often. :) :popcorn:
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

Don't worry at all, as your English is just fine. Very nice work on the front office and the scratch seatbelts and buckles look excellent.
Keep 'em coming
Peter



Thanks, Peter. Tomorrow more updates.

Nice!

Looking forward to more.....................you dont see the Martlet being built VS the wildcat that often. :) :popcorn:


I choosed the Martlet to avoid the blue paint....Thanks!
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

Perfect English to go along with a superb build so far. This is going to be good fun following, thanks for posting such an interesting topic.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

Good start mate! I have a bunch of 1/32 (and 1/48) F4F kits that I have grand plans for. We shall see! In the meantime I have yours to follow along with.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

Very cool start tchwrma - will be following with interst sir-Those belts look good-are the belt buckles made from solder/lead?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Very nice work so far on a kit I've been tempted to build.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

Perfect English to go along with a superb build so far. This is going to be good fun following, thanks for posting such an interesting topic. Grant


Thanks, Grant. I will have a lot of fun assembling it, too. Fell free to ask whatever you need.

Good start mate! I have a bunch of 1/32 (and 1/48) F4F kits that I have grand plans for. We shall see! In the meantime I have yours to follow along with. Kev


Thanks, commander! Be my guest and please, stay as in your home to correct any thing that you fell need.

Very cool start tchwrma - will be following with interst sir-Those belts look good-are the belt buckles made from solder/lead? cheers


Thanks, my friend. The bucklesw was made with eletronic components(resistors) leads. The material is copper, and is very easy to conform, and a lot hard to keep the shape, after finished.

Very nice work so far on a kit I've been tempted to build.


This is the best kit of the wildcat, in the experts opinion, at least in 1/32. But this kit have some little troubles, who I intend to show in the process. But If you decide to try one, You will be very happy. Its a good kit.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:04 AM

Well done so far. You're making it look easy.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

Been following this ..

Your work is VERY good indeed.
The seat and belts are exemplary.
The office ..NICE!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

This is the best kit of the wildcat, in the experts opinion, at least in 1/32.

I did not know that. What makes it different from the Trumpeter kits?

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