US Navy F4F-4 Wildcat

This is the Academy Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat US Navy Fighter 1/72 scale plastic model airplane kit.

Academy US Navy F4F-4 Wildcat Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #12451
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 Academy Plastics # acy12451
$8.09
 
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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..
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Spotlight Review

 
"Nifty little plane"
timandsuch
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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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..

Specs

  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 4-1/2" (113mm) (approximately)
  • Width: 7" (177mm) (approximately)
  • Height: 1-1/2" (36mm) (approximately)

Includes

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


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Reviews

  
 
"Nice little Wildcat"
kuririn111111111
Fairly easy build. Wheels and prop spin. Option to build with wheels down or up with display stand. Only issue was that two of the decals had misaligned printing ( there was white overprint beyond the blue border on the large stars. Not perfect, but at this price, I can't complain. Complements my collector plate well. Will upload a picture later.

 
"Well worth it"
clunymike
Fun model, I built mine while watching Midway (1976), and only realized afterward that the camo scheme and decals Academy gives you is for the Atlantic squadrons! Oh well, the movie is full of inaccuracies anyway. It took me three days start to finish, and it was a good time. It's cheap, easy to make it look good, and not a huge investment in time. Definitely recommend.

 
"Nice little model"
mutzken
The Academy F4F is a nice little model. Nice moldings on all the parts, no flash to be seen and i don't remember any ejector pin marks. The cockpit is non-existent, just a chair and pilot figure. You have the choice of gear up or down, a nice stand is included. Fit was very good and i didn't need any filler, only some sanding. I chose to use decals from my spares box to make a nice F4F. Buy one, it's a fun build.

Information

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.


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

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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