tweeking the wildcat

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Yoxford
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tweeking the wildcat

Post by Yoxford » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:45 am

tweeked the BBI James Swett wildcat...got rid of the drop tanks filled and painted the holes, added brass tube MG barrels, ran the antenna wires, and much much more weathering ....remember this was spring of 1943, Guadalcanal , sun, dirt, dust, salt air, more dirt...
took this with my phone...better pics to follow.
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Post by mikeyt » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:58 pm

that is a big improvement :D

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Post by Yoxford » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:17 am

Thanks mikeyt...I kept the paint chipping to a min....wanted it dirty but not too used...the island soil was rich in volcanic iron so had a reddish tint...used MIG pigments mud, dust, soot, and rust...also added the air port on the inner wing edge & used foil with a "drop" of future for the under wing landing light and formation light on the spine....not much needed as BBI did a great job on this model...here are some much better shots.
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Post by snake » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:05 pm

WOW :shock:

That is fantastic work,Yoxford.

Really gives it that gritty,worn look,without being over done.

You have taken a decent enough model,and turned it into "great" model.

Great job. 8) 8) 8)

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Post by MZ826 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:23 am

That looks great,especially the wiring. Very nice job.

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