Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

I’ve been doing this model for a group build on The Interesting Modelling Company’s Facebook page for ‘Arma april’ and it’s actually finished in time for the end of the month; It’s quite a nice kit with generally a good fit of parts, however when trying to fit the engine cowling there was a largeContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

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; I TH I then sprayed around the ailerons, elevators,Continue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

With the model assembled I gave it a primer coat of white from a rattle can; Now I’m not sure whether it’s my modelling abilities but there was a prominent step between the wings and fuselage; My theory is that the wings are just that little bit thicker than the wing roots on the fuselageContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

Arma Hobbies 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

I glued the wings on the other day and probably due to my ‘stellar’ modelling skills, I was left with gaps either side at the wing roots. To avoid destroying the surface detail, I used AK grey putty (which is acrylic) to fill the gaps then cleaned them up with IPA. When that was doneContinue reading “Arma Hobbies 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

I had a good modelling session this morning and got the cockpit and main gear bay painted, weathered and matt varnished. All that is required is a drop of gloss varnish on the instrument dials and I can close up the fuselage; The Eduard etch came pre-painted and was about 10 shades lighter than theContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

On a Facebook page I like called The Interesting Modelling Company, they are having ‘Arma April’ that started today so I chose the 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat to build. Now usually it takes me a month to just open a kit box but I made a start on it this afternoon and incredibly I have aContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

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