Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

Before spraying the model I made masks for the national insignia. As I don’t have the use of a mask cutting machine, I had to do it the old-fashioned way using a compass cutter, straight edge and scalpel, using a vernier gauge to measure the circumference;

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I then sprayed around the ailerons, elevators, rudder and various panel lines with Tamiya Nato Black;

I mixed some Tamiya orange with Tamiya yellow then sprayed the model overall including the wheel hubs and undercarriage;

Looking at it now, I think the colour is a little ‘too orange’ so over the weekend I’ll give it a light overspray with yellow to brighten it up, after which I can get it glossed along with the ICM OV-10A.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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