US Navy F4F-4 Wildcat -- Plastic Model Airplane Kit -- 1/72 Scale -- #12451

Academy Plastics US Navy F4F-4 Wildcat -- Plastic Model Airplane Kit -- 1/72 Scale -- #12451
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Product Description

This is a 1/72 Plastic Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat US Navy Fighter from Academy Plastics. It's for ages 10 and up.

When the Japanese attacked the United States in 1941, the most modern fighter in the Navy was the Grumman F4F Wildcat. Although the Wildcat was small, it was not as fast or maneuverable as the Japanese Zero Fighter, but it was a very durable machine. However, in the hands of an experienced pilot, the Wildcat could best the feared Zero. Thankfully, the Grumman fighter was able to fend off the enemy until the more powerful Hellcat was available about one year later.

Product Features
  • 35 plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in grey..
  • The surface of the plane is decorated with fully engraved pane lines and rivet detail..
  • Highly detailed cockpit interior includes a pilot and controls..
  • Authentic engine assembly with propeller..
  • Sports optional position landing gear and fuel tanks..
  • Clear plastic canopy allows close inspection of cockpit..
  • Includes a small black stand for display purposes..
  • Detailed pictorial instructions guide you through assembly..
Product Specifications
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 4-1/2" (113mm) (approximately)
  • Width: 7" (177mm) (approximately)
  • Height: 1-1/2" (36mm) (approximately)
Product Markings
  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for One Aircraft
  • 1: Grumman F4F-4 US Navy Wildcat
  • Airframe Colors
  • 1: Blue-Gray, White
  • Detail Colors
  • Black, Orange, Tan, Yellow-Green, Gray, White, Yellow, Silver
What's Included

One 1/72 Plastic Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat US Navy Fighter

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Nifty little plane
By timandsuch December 9, 2013
For the price this is a great kit. All details are engraved with no raised lines. The cockpit is essentially nonexistant, with only a seat, control stick and pilot. No panels, boxes, etc. Of course, the canopy opening is rather small on these. The canopy is too thick to pose open. The engine is two piece, but cylinders only with no magnetos or other details. Cannot be posed with wings folded. The decals are simple and offer only a single option. Having said all that, it looks great and is easy to put together. For the price of a fast food combo you have a fun model. Not a lot of challenge, though, unless you count sanding.
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acadamy f-4 wildcat
By waynelyrice April 30, 2015
This is an okay wild cat there is good detail on the plastic and the fit is pretty good. However there is not much of a cockpit except for a pilot you can glue to the cockpit wall. I had some problems with the decals and it took me lots of decal setting solution to make them stick on. The landing gear is nicely detailed and is okay when it comes to its sturdiness. But hey you get what you pay for. overall though I did not especially like it.
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Not bad for the price, but be careful with the gear!
By alanlambert90 October 9, 2015
The only problem I had with this little guy was fragile landing gear. After struggling a bit with the struts I dropped the assembly on a hard surface and irreparably damaged th gear...had to build it in in flight mode.
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Academy F4F-4 Wildcat
By william.messner49 September 18, 2015
This kit was an easy,fast build. The fit on the various parts was good and very little sanding was required. I didn't need to use any putty at all to fill gaps after assembly.There was no cockpit detail, but they would not be visible through a small canopy anyway. The landing gear was pretty good, but you can see right up into the fuselage interior when assembled with landing gear in open position. Overall, this is a good little kit for the price with good detail on the fuselage and wing surfaces.It would be an excellent kit for a beginner, without a lot of parts and not a lot of skill needed for assembly.
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Product Tags
Scale : 1/72 Scale (1644)
Sector : Military (2738)
Country : United States (1184)
Type : Fighter (1550)
Era : World War II (1188)
Manufacturer Comments
  • Keep small parts and sharp edges away from children..
  • Care should be taken when using tools and modeling knives..
  • Modeling paint should only be used by an adult in a well-ventilate area..
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